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SHINOBI 7 ANNOUNCES MY LITTLE PONY: TAILS OF EQUESTRIA ROLEPLAYING GAME FOR NORTH AMERICA

Shinobi 7 is thrilled to announce the acquisition of North American publishing rights for My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria, a storytelling game where players role-play characters based on the hit Hasbro animated TV series: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Shinobi 7 will release the game through its partner company, Ninja Division Publishing.

The My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria storytelling game, created by Alessio Cavatore, is a pen and paper game where players create and role-play pony heroes who explore and seek adventure in the various lands of Equestria. My Little Pony is a fantastic, vibrant world full of magical unicorns, speedy pegasi, strong earth ponies and many other fantasy creatures. Guided by a Gamemaster, the goal of the pony heroes is to work together as a group of friends to overcome villains, creatures, and many other challenges.  

Alessio Cavatore is veteran game designer known for his authorship of various prominent tabletop games such as Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, and Lord of the Rings. Alessio is the founder of  River Horse Games, a United Kingdom-based development studio and publisher of such licensed games as Terminator Genisys, The Hunt for Red October, and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, among others.  

“I wanted to write this game because I fell in love with My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, after watching every single episode of the TV show (repeatedly!) with my seven-year old daughter,” says game designer Alessio Cavatore. “As a professional geek, I also love role-playing games and the fantasy elements that permeate Equestria and its denizens convinced me that the two together would make a great game.”

Shinobi 7 will release the game in the United States and Canada through its distribution partner, Ninja Division Publishing, benefiting from Ninja Division’s broad reach to core hobby gamers and casual gamers alike.

“We are very proud to be involved with My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria,” says president of Shinobi 7, Kai Nesbit. “We’re so excited to work with River Horse to release an extensive Tails of Equestria product line for 2017 and beyond. Alessio and his team have put together a fantastic game experience that I have no doubt will delight fans of My Little Pony of all ages.”

The first wave of My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria products will be available in stores in the US and Canada in March 2017, as follows:

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria Core Rulebook—a full-color, hardcover, 152-page book with all the information needed to play the game.

The Curse of the Statuettes Adventure Story Box Set—an expansion set which includes a 48-page full-color adventure book, a gamemaster screen with easy reference information, a 6 polyhedron dice set, and 40 customizable character sheets.

Tokens of Friendship—12 gemstones that can be used to enhance gameplay, with a collector’s bag.

For more news and information, stay tuned here and contact our distributor, Ninja Division at sales@ninjadivision.com for trade inquires.

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About

Shinobi 7 is dedicated to producing tabletop games that are based on hit anime, manga, video game and pop culture brands. Shinobi 7’s growing lineup of games includes Space Dandy, Tokyo Ghoul, Strike Witches, Spice and Wolf, and more.

Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC produces and publishes high quality board games, card games, and charming hobby model miniatures for tabletops around the world. Ninja Division’s tabletop lineup includes beloved originals such as the ground-breaking, dungeon-dashing Super Dungeon®: Explore; the charming chibi-ninja battler, Ninja All-Stars®; the immersive and ever-expanding space war of Relic Knights®; and the forthcoming interstellar railway hold-up and heist, Rail Raiders Infinite™. Ninja Division also produces an array of licensed games including party favorites such as DeadFellas™, Angry Sheep™, DrunkQuest™, and the award winning family game, Luchador!™. With legions of fans around the world, Ninja Division supports league play and encourages both collaborative and competitive play in its community of gamers of all ages!

Posted on December 8th, 2016

Shinobi 7 Announces Designers for Upcoming Games

Shinobi 7 is happy to announce the designers for our upcoming games.  Ryan Miller has been tapped as the designer for our upcoming Tokyo Ghoul deckbuilding game!  No stranger to the card game industry, Ryan is veteran who has worked on Kaijudo, Magic the Gathering, and was also the main designer for the Warhammer 40,000 and WarCry card games!  Ryan is truly someone who we feel will bring the best look and feel to the Tokyo Ghoul game!

Lynnvander Studios is the designer for our upcoming Strike Witches, and Spice and Wolf board games!

Lynnvander is behind the successful Legacy Series; with games like Albion’s Legacy, Sherwood’s Legacy, and Neverland’s Legacy.
We are very pleased that they will bring their wonderful crafting of board games to work on these two exciting titles!
Posted on July 20th, 2016

NINJA DIVISION AND SEVEN SEAS ANNOUNCE JOINT VENTURE, SHINOBI 7, AND UPCOMING TOKYO GHOUL GAME

Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC and Seven Seas Entertainment™, LLC are proud to announce the formation of a new joint venture game company, Shinobi 7. Combining Ninja Division’s expertise in superior quality game design with Seven Seas’ know-how in license acquisition and curation, Shinobi 7 will focus on producing tabletop games that are based on hit anime, manga, and pop culture brands.

“I’m absolutely thrilled about our partnership,” says Seven Seas Publisher Jason DeAngelis, who will act as Shinobi 7’s CEO. “Ninja Division is a groundbreaking company that has created a new category of chibi-style games. They are experts at what they do, and have earned the respect of the gaming community. Combined with Seven Seas’ licensing capabilities, Shinobi 7 is well-positioned to acquire and curate licenses and make high quality games.”

Shinobi 7’s new games will join Ninja Division’s lineup of breakout brands such as Super Dungeon: Explore, currently produced in four languages with sales of over 100,000 core games and more than half a million expansions. Ninja Division Publishing will oversee marketing, promotions, sales, warehousing, and fulfillment for all Shinobi 7 products.

“I’m very excited about the potential this joint venture creates for both companies” says Ninja Division Partner Kai Nesbit, who will act as Shinobi 7’s President. “As the leading independent manga publisher in North America, Seven Seas has a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in licensing content from Japan. Together, our joint venture will bring a fresh perspective to the game market.”

This fall, Shinobi 7 will launch its first title, Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game. As seen on Cartoon Network’s ADULT SWIM™, Space Dandy is a hit anime series created by legendary director, Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for his work on the anime, Cowboy Bebop. The game contains over two hundred cards, forty star tokens, player boards, and a full-color rulebook. Space Dandy Galactic Deck-Building Game will be available in retail stores Q4, 2016, and will list at $49.99.

Shinobi 7 currently is working on the following games, scheduled to launch in 2017:

Tokyo Ghoul, a deck-building game, adapted from the hit anime franchise about an alternate reality where monstrous ghouls and humans coexist.

Strike Witches, a miniature-based board game, adapted from the anime of the same name, that pits a team of flying girls with advanced weaponry in dogfights against an invading alien force.

Spice and Wolf, an economy-based board game, about traveling merchants peddling their wares, based on the hit anime franchise of the same name.


About
Ninja Division Publishing
Ninja Division Publishing™, LLC produces and publishes high quality board games, card games, and charming hobby model miniatures for tabletops around the world. Ninja Division’s tabletop lineup includes beloved originals such as the ground-breaking, dungeon-dashing Super Dungeon®: Explore; the charming chibi-ninja battler, Ninja All-Stars®; the immersive and ever-expanding space war of Relic Knights®; and the forthcoming interstellar railway hold-up and heist, Rail Raiders Infinite™. Ninja Division also produces an array of licensed games including party favorites such as DeadFellas™, Angry Sheep™, DrunkQuest™, and the award winning family game, Luchador!™. With legions of fans around the world, Ninja Division supports league play and encourages both collaborative and competitive play in its community of gamers of all ages!

Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is the top independent manga publisher in North America, specializing in bringing Japanese manga to English-speaking audiences, and producing original comics, graphic novels, and youth literature. Seven Seas publishes multiple bestselling series that regularly appear on the New York Times Manga Bestsellers list. Seven Seas is distributed by Tor/Macmillan. For more information, visit the publisher’s web site www.gomanga.com.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016

The Making of Space Dandy Card Game: Preview the Stars!

We wish the happiest of holidays to everyone from the staff here at Seven Seas Games! As a little holiday treat, we want to share some items that were not included in the previous update!

Space Dandy Star Tokens and Boobies Point Card

We worked extensively with the printer to get these stars just right. Not only are they festive for the holidays, they’re stackable! This should make your playing experience even better as you collect and spend your Star Tokens.

And of course there’s the Boobies Loyalty Points Card as well – a bonus gift for all our Kickstarter backers!

Posted on December 24th, 2015

The Making of Space Dandy Card Game: Preproduction Copy Photos

It’s time for another update, Space Dandy backers! For those of you who hail from the Earth country known as…let me look in my planet guide…

Ah right, the “United States!” …we want to wish you a dandy Thanksgiving holiday!

We here at Space Dandy headquarters are thankful for our wonderful backers and also this exciting package we received in the galaxy mail, a preproduction copy of the Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game! This is a preview of the game for us to approve before it officially starts mass production. The finish line is in sight!

Posted on November 25th, 2015

The Making of Space Dandy Card Game: Process Overview

Today we’re starting our series of The Making of Space Dandy… posts with an overview of the general process of creating this kind of game! The exact order differs from publisher to publisher, but this is a look at how Seven Seas’ is working to get Space Dandy from your screens to your gaming tables!

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Posted on November 13th, 2015

Space Dandy Shipping Update

To all our supporters and Kickstarter backers,

We have some less-than-dandy news today– the Space Dandy card game will not be shipping this month as we had initially hoped. A combination of design factors, our projected time for licensor approvals, print queues, and material acquisition has set back the manufacturing timeline of the game. We want to assure everyone, however, that the game is at the printers, and still on its way!

Currently, with some time variation for freight shipping and customs, we expect the game to be in all backers’ hands in a few months. We will update you with a more specific delivery date as soon as we have a date from the shipper.

The added time has allowed us to really make this game pop. From the foil cards, to the embossed stamped sleeves, and custom-molded star tokens, we’ve been working with Panda GM to make a great-looking game. We appreciate everyone’s patience and will have Space Dandy the Galactic Deck-Building Card Game in your hands as soon as we can!

Note: All Kickstarter backers who have pledged for the anime boxsets should have already received their Space Dandy sets. If you did not, please contact us to let us know.

At Seven Seas Games, we’ve also been hard at work preparing for future games, and ensuring that when Space Dandy is complete, it will have the best distribution possible. We’ve been hearing and responding to a lot of questions over the past few months about where buyers who missed the Kickstarter will be able to purchase the game. While the ink is still drying on contracts and we cannot announce specifics just yet, we have some big news coming that will mean that our Space Dandy game has the widest release possible, as will our other new games that are currently in development.

We regret that we miscalculated our ship dates, but rest assured that the Space Dandy game will be completed with the utmost quality!

Thank you again for your support. We’ll have some sneak peeks and further news to announce as soon as they become available.

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Space Dandy Deck-Building Card Game Produced By Panda Game Manufacturing!

Panda Game Manufacturing

With our Space Dandy Deck-Building Card Game well into production, today we wanted to announce that the game is being produced by none other than Panda Game Manufacturing!

Known for some of the highest quality games on the market today, including hits like Pandemic, Terra Mystica, and One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Panda Games is working with us here at Seven Seas Games to ensure that the Space Dandy game is the best it can be.

Keep an eye on our website in the coming weeks for sneak peeks at some of the game components, photographs, and more news about future distribution options. Kickstarter backers who have not already received their surveys– be sure to check your inboxes over the next couple of weeks for the final shipping address survey!

Posted on August 25th, 2015

Space Dandy Blasting Off to the Finish Line

Hello, supporters, curious and eager gamers! We’ve been hard at work getting Space Dandy ready for you, and we’re pleased as space-punch that the game is now in its final stages of production. We’re as excited as you to hold the final copies in our hands!

By now our generous Kickstarter backers have received their wallpapers and anime box sets, with copies of Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game on its way as soon as it’s ready. To clarify for the curious, the game will be made available to purchase at your local game shop or to order online after all our backers receive their games. You can expect more specifics about this in the coming months.

In the meantime, keep an eye out here on SevenSeasGames.com (RSS) for new sneak peeks at Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game over the coming weeks, as well as more information about the future of Seven Seas Games!

Posted on August 10th, 2015

Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Card Game is a Kickstarted Go!

After reaching its initial funding goal within 24 hours, Seven Seas Games’ first Kickstarter – for the stellar new Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Card Game – has ended at $35,702!

We at Seven Seas would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who pledged to the game and helped spread the word. With your help we not only surpassed our goal but made all our stretch goals. This means a bigger, better, and shinier game and we couldn’t be happier to give Space Dandy the dandiest treatment possible!

The Space Dandy: Galactic Deck-Building Game. will start shipping to our backers in September 2015. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for news about upcoming retail availability, as well as announcements about future games.

Posted on April 8th, 2015


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