Chew Tabletop Game Line Coming From IDW Games

chew-gamingJohn Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew might not come from IDW Publishing, but a new tabletop game based on the best-selling Image Comics series is headed that way.

Last night at the Diamond Retailer Summit, IDW Games announced a deal with John Layman and Rob Guillory that will create a new line of Chew tabletop games for fans to sink their teeth into. The series is already on its way to an animated adaptation, and starting in early 2015 fans will have gaming as well.

"I love working with IDW. I love the people there, and am always in awe of their commitment to quality," said Layman. "We're gonna do everything we can to make the Chew game every bit as awesome as the rest of IDW's stuff. I'm excited and grateful for this opportunity, and Rob [Guillory] and I are going to be deeply involved in this thing-- every step of the way!"

The Chew game line will include board, card and dice games, each title being a stand-alone experience designed to whet fans’ appetites, whether they be a gaming novice or a connoisseur. IDW Games will be tapping top game designing talent to develop each game in the series, and Layman and Guillory will stay involved on the creative side to ensure the look and feel of each game is in line with the highly stylized, quirky world they’ve created.

“IDW has always loved working with John Layman and Rob Guillory,” said IDW's Director of Business Development Jerry Bennington. “Chew has grown into an amazing project, and we’re excited to bring it to the fans in a brand-new way. We’re looking forward to putting Tony Chu in all kinds of bad positions, and letting fans step in to save the day.”