February 23, 2021 – The popular animated series from the mid 90s has found a new form. A Gargoyles Board Game Based On Disney Series is Coming. Ravensburger games will release the new 2 – 5 player cooperative board game on August 1st, 2021 with purchase available from Target. Comicbook.com was the first to report the news.
“As a beloved story with a passionate fanbase, Gargoyles is a perfect fit for our catalog,” says Florian Baldenhofer, Executive Vice President at Ravensburger North America. “Our team has wanted to create an immersive Gargoyles game for years, and with the resurgence of interest thanks to Disney+, there’s never been a better time to feature it.”
Ravensburger has a great track record with interesting film licenses. They have popular games based on IP like Minecraft, Back To The Future, Hocus Pocus, and of course their Villainous series that takes a look at the other side of the Disney world.
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In “Gargoyles: Awakening”, aptly titled after the original episode premiering in 1994, players will take control of one of six characters – Goliath, Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Hudson, or Detective Elisa Maza – and do battle against iconic villains like Xanatos and Demona in one of four scenarios. The game takes place on a 3D cityscape board of Manhattan as seen in the show, complete with show landmarks like Xanatos’ castle-topped skyscraper or the police clock tower. Photos provided by Ravensburger.
The game comes with four scenarios based on classic Gargoyles episodes, each of which comes with its own challenges. In“Reawakening,” players face off against Xanatos and Demona to save Coldstone’s mind. In “Temptation and Magic,” Demona has stolen the Grimorum Arcanorum and uses the book’s magic to enslave innocents. Players must collect three stolen data disks in “Information Warfare.” Finally, in “Battle with the Steel Clan,” one player takes the role of Xanatos and the Steel Clan and tries to either defeat a hero or destroy the police tower while the other players (as the Gargoyles) try to defeat Xanatos.
To transport you back to the time of this popular Saturday morning cartoon here is the opening theme, captured in stunning VHS quality: