Scout Comics and The Op Reveal Board Game Partnership (Exclusive)
Board game fans have even more to look forward to thanks to a new partnership between Scout comics & Entertainment and Usaopoly (The Op). Scout Comics is known for titles like Stabbity Bunny, White Ash, Eternal, and Unicorn, and as part of the new partnership, The Op will get a first look at all Scout properties for board game development. The Op is known for hit board games like Telestrations and Blank Slate, as well as a host of other hit licensed titles, and we can’t wait to see what kind of magic they can work with Scout’s catalog. . No specific date or project has been mentioned yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
“Gaming and comics have always had a special relationship, and we look forward to expanding Scout’s intellectual property into new territory with our amazing new partners at The Op,” said Don Handfield, Creative Director of Scout Comics.
The deal was brokered by Handfield and SVP of Licensing at The Op Maggie Matthews, and hopefully we’ll have more details on specific projects in the mix soon. The Op has extensive experience working with licensed properties, so he seems like the perfect partner for Scout Comics.
In addition to Blank Slate and Telestrations, The Op has produced titles like Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, various versions of Monopoly, Munchkin, Trivial Pursuit, Codenames, Smash Up Marvel, Smash Up Disney and Rubik’s Cube. His most recent project is Disney Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances, which is available in stores now. Scout’s catalog has several intriguing options, though White Ash seems perfect for a tabletop adaptation. You can find the official description below.
“Welcome to White Ash, a small speck of a western Pennsylvania mining community, where secrets are buried even deeper than coal beneath the mountain. If you’re a fan of Supernatural, Twin Peaks, or Lord of the Rings, you’ll love discovering our mysterious town. Created by Charlie Stickney and Conor Hughes with Colors by Fin Cramb.
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