Samurai Jack: Back to the Past Game Coming Soon

Samurai Jack: Back to the Past Game Coming Soon

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Samurai Jack: Back to the Past Game
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39.99
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Release Date
August 02, 2018

Accompany Samurai Jack on his quest to vanquish the Shape-shifting Master of Darkness, Aku. As beloved companions from Jack’s adventures, players strive to gain the most Honor by helping him gather Allies, Weapons, and Traits.

 

Based on the fifth and final installment of the series, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past picks up the title character's mission to return to the era before the reign of his adversary, the evil demon Aku. Jack's friends accompany him along a path, comprised of various locations from the series, to defeat villains and finish with the most Honor. Winning requires utilizing Allies, Traits, and Weapons while guarding Jack's Sanity, taking players on an unpredictable ride that mirrors the story-rich episodes revered by critics and loved by fans. Samurai Jack: Back to the Past will feature custom sculpted movers for Jack, Aku, Ashi, and more delivering an aesthetic quality highly coveted by collectors, hobby game enthusiasts, and admirers of the series' stylish animation.

This game includes 7 beautifully painted vinyl figures of iconic characters from the 'Samurai Jack' TV show. Ages 13+. 2-5 players. 

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Posted: 27 Jul 2018 15:07 by Ken B. #278567
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Saw this at Dice Tower Con, looked great. I'll keep an eye out for it when it releases.
Posted: 27 Jul 2018 20:08 by ubarose #278604
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Did you get to play it, or was it just being displayed?
Posted: 28 Jul 2018 04:53 by repoman #278626
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I love Jack. Hope it doesn't suck.
Posted: 28 Jul 2018 09:53 by Legomancer #278635
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I just don't fucking get any of this.
Posted: 28 Jul 2018 10:03 by repoman #278636
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Samurai Jack? Animated series by the great Tartakovsky? Had a 5th season released some 10 years after the show went off Cartoon Network? A season that is perhaps the greatest animated show ever made?


Now, somebody with an appreciation of that mind blowing 5 th season has created a game about it.


What the hell is not to get? This isn't some long dead IP. That 5 th season was recent.
Posted: 28 Jul 2018 18:42 by Da Bid Dabid #278663
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That 5th season was so good.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 07:23 by Legomancer #278726
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what I don't get:

* why ever single IP that ever fired off an endorphin in some nerd's brain suddenly needs to be a board game

* why even though they're always from fly-by-night or extremely casual publishers everyone yells "Shut Up and Take My Money!"

* why people keep falling for this even though you can count the ones that paid off on one hand and still have at least your middle finger free to tell me to fuck off

* why TWBG is filling its front page with this kind of reprinted press release
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 07:50 by ubarose #278731
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Legomancer wrote:

* why TWBG is filling its front page with this kind of reprinted press release

1. Because members here are interested in this information
2. Because press releases and new board game information drives 25% of our search traffic here. Users that land here on a search who don't bounce will then browse 3 - 7 additional pages.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 08:53 by ChristopherMD #278743
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Legomancer wrote:
what I don't get:

* why ever single IP that ever fired off an endorphin in some nerd's brain suddenly needs to be a board game

Because they make money. Board game publishers aren't charities.

* why even though they're always from fly-by-night or extremely casual publishers everyone yells "Shut Up and Take My Money!"

"Everyone" doesn't yell that. The reviewers and hardcore hobbyists, we have some of both here, will be interested in just about everything. The rest of us wait to see what they say.

* why people keep falling for this even though you can count the ones that paid off on one hand and still have at least your middle finger free to tell me to fuck off

Barnes' Game of the Year Month is a Disney license from decades old animated movies. Not sure if he "fell for it" as its his job to review stuff.

* why TWBG is filling its front page with this kind of reprinted press release

How else would I know? I don't read BGG or visit every publisher website.
Posted: 30 Jul 2018 09:46 by Ken B. #278753
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ubarose wrote:
Did you get to play it, or was it just being displayed?

Sorry Uba didn't see your response until today. I did not get to play it unfortunately but got the quick blurb from one of their staff. It sounded like a nice co-op and the little figures were cool. Of course I really like Samurai Jack so that helps.

Also as to why this site has blurbs from other publishers like this--the site has been doing similar since its inception, a little late in the game to say, "hurh, dafuq?" about it now.