November 12, 2020 – Publisher CMON games announced a massive Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes and Teen Titans Go Board Games Kickstarter coming soon. The “CMON Presents: The Animation Collection” is three separate games that will each have their own Kickstarter campaign but they will all run at the same time.
There is no launch date for now, and it is not clear if these games will be compatible with one another, but the announcement gave tons of information on the previously announced titles as well as some brand new reveals.
Each one of these classic cartoon board games would be cool on their own but putting them all together in a luxurious package is a nice branding move. Now all we need to do is be able to play them with one another. If there could have Looney Tunes characters in a Scooby Do Board Game Setting than everything would become right with the universe. Bugs Bunny as a board game character would dominate any Teen Titans Go board games scenario. The DC toon universe in board games has endless possibilities.
The announcement from CMON had tons of information:
Some of the most iconic characters of all time will soon be hitting your tabletops. After the wild ride of 2019’s Wacky Races: The Board Game, CMON is teaming up with Warner Bros. once more to bring you the CMON PRESENTS: THE ANIMATION COLLECTION Kickstarter campaign! The campaign will debut three all new fast-paced, family-friendly games: Scooby-Doo: The Board Game, Looney Tunes Mayhem, and DC’s Teen Titans GO! Mayhem! Each game features incredible, highly detailed full-color painted miniatures.
Looney Tunes Mayhem puts players in the role of classic characters such as Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, and the Tasmanian Devil as they bash, bop, and drop anvils on one-another, looking to knock out the other players using CMON’s new Mayhem System rules set. In Teen Titans GO! Mayhem, play as characters like Raven, Robin, Cyborg, and Starfire competing with each other over things like the last slice of pizza, the best spot on the couch, and being the one to bring down the villain. The game uses the same underlying Mayhem rules set, modified to fit the Teen Titans Go! setting. Meanwhile, in the previously announced Scooby-Doo: The Board Game, players become the Mystery Inc. Gang as they attempt to trap and capture the monster that’s terrorizing the town before everyone gets scared away. Jinkies!
Each game will be available individually during the campaign, so backers can choose the games they want. A bundle of any two or three games will be available at special, discounted Kickstarter prices. The campaign will also offer daily character unlocks and special surprises for each title.
When asked about the games, Geoff Skinner, CMON’s VP of Entertainment, said, “We are beyond excited to be working on these beloved characters for the tabletop. Warner Bros. and DC have been incredible partners in making sure that each game pays due respect to the original series they are based upon and gives players the opportunity to experience these characters in all-new ways. These are truly beautifully produced games, with easy-to-learn yet deep rules sets, and I think fans, gamers, and collectors are in for a real treat.”
The CMON Presents: The Animation Collection Kickstarter campaign is slated to be CMON’s next campaign. Stay tuned for more details!
That’s all, folks!
Designer Eric Lang pushed the announcement out wide on Twitter:
MORE ABOUT CARTOON UNIVERSES
Cinematic Universes are all the rage these days and why not, there is so much synergy and opportunity for excitement. You may think comic books are where it is at, but honestly the younger the better. That is for one main reason – licensing. Toys, Cartoons, Theme Park Rides, Breakfast Cereals, Events, and hey board games – these are easy sells for a popular cartoon property. Disney has been the champ in this field for a long time but other competitors are doing their party too.
Other theme parks besides Disney parks need beloved iconic characters. Some of the major players out there are Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Nickelodean stuff, the various stuff Dreamworks is doing, and different other patches here and there. Being able to bring the force of major strong characters in a portfolio like this is a sign of the world we are living in. IP (intellectual property) runs entertainment these days since no one wants to take risks, so why not take advantage.