We were very pleased to hear from our friends at Modiphius Entertainment that they will be launching a brand new Thunderbirds tabletop game in 2015 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of cult 60s series.
To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt “Brains”Leacock, a well-known and liked designer in the tabletop gaming community, and designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, and Forbidden Island.
“I’ve had a great time immersing myself in the world of Thunderbirds, learning all about the Tracy family, Lady Penelope, and all their wonderful gear. This game will give players the chance to see how they would perform in the role of the Tracys. Will they be able to anticipate global disasters and complete impossible rescue missions? This game will test each player’s nerve, logistical sense, and mettle,” said Matt Leacock. “It’ll tell you if you could be a Tracy!”
Planned for release in Autumn / Fall 2015 and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show, the game will feature the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. The Thunderbirds co-operative game will have the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.
“Thunderbirds has always been the geek dad brand of choice as people introduce models of Thunderbird 2 or the original TV show to their kids,” said Chris Birch, Publishing Director of Modiphius and long-time Anderson fan. “From collecting the models and avidly watching the shows as a kid, it has been a dream of mine to create an awesome game with Thunderbirds. With Matt Leacock on board, I know we’ll be able to create the ideal co-operative gaming experience for whole families to enjoy the Tracys’ world. F-A-B!”
For more information, keep an eye on the Modiphius website!
We wonder if Modiphius Entertainment might also look at other classic Gerry Anderson shows for future tabletop games? Only time will tell. So what do you think? Will you be getting the game when it comes out?