Yooka Laylee board game tabletop Game Decks Limited Run Game Playtonic Games

Yooka-Laylee is one of my favorite franchises from the modern era of gaming. With the first game being a pretty good take on the Banjo-Kazooie formula, and the second game being an amazing spiritual successor to Donkey Kong Country, I’d been waiting to see where these adorable and sassy critters would be going next. Well, it turns out the next move is a pocket-sized Yooka-Laylee board game from Game Decks, with preorders occurring at Limited Run Games. Check it out!

Here’s what you can expect from the Yooka-Laylee board game, according to the publishers:

In this chaotic tabletop party game, 2-4 players buddy up with Yooka and Laylee for an epic adventure, crammed with characters, challenges, and collectibles inspired by the indie smash, including:

– Quills, quills, quills! Use quills to buy Glide, Reptile Roll and Honey Puddle powerups to give yourself an edge over your opponents.
– The Ghost Writers! Have you got what it takes to beat their fiendish challenges and earn a bucket-load of points?
– Characters you love (and hate)! You’ll find Blasto, Kartos, Trowzer and TONS more sprawled across the Game Decks board, brought to life with stunning hand-painted artwork.

Featuring a modular build-your-own board system that can be different every time you play and even combined with other Party-Styled Game Decks, Yooka-Laylee is a uniquely collectible and endlessly fun tabletop game you can fit in your (Trowzer) pocket.

There will be three versions of the tabletop / board game experience to choose from, including the standard Yooka-Laylee Game Decks release, though there is conflicting information about the other two versions. Nintendo Life reports there is a Gold Edition that’s part of a Yooka-Laylee collection on Limited Run’s site, which will include a gold foil-stamped cover, exclusive alternate player pieces, special dice, and a different cover card. However, Twitter only makes mention of a Yooka-Laylee and the Kracklestone: Grand Tome Edition, which may be its final name. Otherwise, there’s the Special Edition, which comes with a soundtrack and bonus cards.

Judging by the video, the game will be perfect for parties with your nerdy friends. I also appreciate how they used a well-worn set, showing that it’s been a favorite for this group for a long time. I like modular games that let you build your own board, not to mention dexterity challenges, so this one really speaks to me. Yooka-Laylee Game Decks will be up for preorder on Limited Run’s site starting June 29. Will you be picking it up?  Let us know!

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Dominick Ashtear

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