Posted on December 8th, 2016

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 for trade inquires.



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!

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