Thunderbirds tabletop board game on way from Modiphius Entertainment

Samantha Loveday

By Samantha Loveday

January 18th 2015 at 7:12PM
UPDATED January 19th 2015 at 10:20AM
Thunderbirds tabletop board game on way from Modiphius Entertainment

Game will debut on the Esdevium stand at this week's Toy Fair at Olympia.

Modiphius Entertainment has inked a licensing deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment to develop a co-operative tabletop board game based on the classic TV series Thunderbirds.

Esdevium Games will be presenting the Thunderbirds Co-operative game on Stand E109 at Toy Fair at Olympia this week (January 20th to 22nd).

To bring the ultimate Thunderbirds experience to the tabletop, Modiphius has partnered with Matt Leacock, designer of the hit games Pandemic, Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island.

“I’ve had a great time immersing myself in the world of Thunderbirds, learning all about the Tracy family, Lady Penelope, and all their wonderful gear," Leacock commented. "This game will give players the chance to see how they would perform in the role of the Tracys. Will they be able to anticipate global disasters and complete impossible rescue missions? This game will test each player’s nerve, logistical sense, and mettle.

“It’ll tell you if you could be a Tracy.”

Due to roll out in the autumn and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the cult TV show, the game will feature the iconic Thunderbirds machines and a high octane world full of disasters for players to come to the rescue. The Thunderbirds co-operative game will have the usual high quality design and components that fans of games produced by Matt Leacock and Modiphius have come to expect.

Chris Birch, publishing director at Modiphius, added: “Thunderbirds has always been the geek dad brand of choice as people introduce models of Thunderbird 2 or the original TV show to their kids.

“From collecting the models and avidly watching the shows as a kid, it has been a dream of mine to create an awesome game with Thunderbirds. With Matt Leacock on board, I know we’ll be able to create the ideal co-operative gaming experience for whole families to enjoy the Tracys’ world. F-A-B!”