Earlier this year, fans were very excited to hear that IDW was planning an awesome new TMNT board game. After a successful Kickstarter, the company quickly began production on the game. Even so, we all knew that it would probably take a while before we saw this awesome new title on store shelves. Thankfully, Kickstarter supporters have finally received their copies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past has officially hit the market. Heck, they even threw a launch party to celebrate the release of this shellraising new Ninja Turtles adventure!At an average price of $70-$100, this isn’t exactly the cheapest board game you’ll ever buy. That being said, it is an incredibly detailed and intricate game that has been hand crafted specifically for the fans. Intended for audiences age 14 and up, this isn’t exactly a simplistic experience that younger fans will appreciate. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past was aimed mostly at older shellheads and a community of gamers who appreciate more complex, skill based board games. If you are looking for simple fun that the whole family can enjoy, this might not be the best option.
Although it might not be the perfect TMNT game for all fans, it’s definitely going to be an amazing adventure for those who enjoy a more nuanced gaming experience. Titles such as this typically carry a higher price tag, so it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past will cost you a lot more than Monopoly. Considering that this board game was crafted with the help of Kevin Wilson (creator of the Arkham Horror series), it’s safe to say that the journey is worth whatever price you may be asked to pay.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past may not be a game for everyone, but it’s definitely going to be a welcome sight for many shellheads and gamers alike. Although there was clearly a demand for this game, something tells me that they didn’t produce it in large numbers. With that in mind, you may want to consider picking up Shadows of the Past sooner rather than later. Here’s hoping that everyone who wants the board game manages to get a copy before it’s sold out!