IDW Games and Twentieth Century Fox have come together to produce a board game based on the original Planet of the Apes movie, which is poised to celebrate its 50th Anniversary next April.  This co-operative game is scheduled to release in October.

The board game Planet of the Apes was designed by Richard Launius (Arkham Horror), and offers a twist on the co-op genre.  In this game, the players are different parts of Colonel George Taylor’s psyche.  They must work together as Taylor faces his ape adversaries, the dangerous environment of the apes’ planet, and the psychological horrors of his experiences there.

The game is designed for 1 to 4 players.  MSRP is $59.99.

As an added incentive, the first printing of the game will include four plastic figures.  These figures will not be included in later reprints.

IDW plans a series of games, each based on a different film from the franchise’s original run, which extended from 1968 through 1973.  The films have been enjoying a revival of sorts over the past few years, with a very successful new series of movies (the next film in that series, War for the Planet of the Apes will release on July 14—see “New ‘War for the POTA’ Trailer”), as well as comic book adaptations, including a crossover published by IDW Publishing that combined Planet of the Apes with Star Trek (see “‘Angry Birds Transformers’ and ‘Star Trek/POTA’”), collected as a GN in August, 2015.