With a comic book, TV show, and now a board game, Powers completes the multimedia circle of life.
- Powers comic book series becoming a bunch of board games.
- First game is Powers: The Card Game.
- Coming in early 2016.
IDW Games has been on a tear, licensing popular TV shows, movie, and comic books. Chew, Orphan Black, and The Godfather are among those already locked down by IDW Games. Now comes word that Brian Michael Bendis’s Powers comic book series has joined IDW’s fold.
A series of Powers tabletop games are in the works, but the first one will be Powers: The Card Game in early 2016.
The comic book follows two detectives, Christian “I used to have powers” Walker and Deena “spunky sidekick” Pilgrim. They work in the Powers division, solving crimes that involve super-powered beings.
In the card game version of the comic book (which is now also a TV show on PlayStation), one player controls a super-villain, while the others take the role of investigators. The group’s goal is to figure out the identity of the villain, track them down and apprehend them before time runs out.
Speaking of super-villains, there will be several available in the box – all pulled from the comics. Each has unique special abilities. Pretty standard for super hero card games these days (see Marvel Legendary and the DC Deck-Building Game).
Powers is a pretty great comic book, but a pretty bad TV show. Hopefully the board games can live up to the potential.