IDW announced the license to release tabletop games based on the property in June (see “'The Legend of Korra' Continues in New Board Game”). The Legend of Korra: Pro-bending Arena is designed by Sen-Foong Lim (Akrotiri, The Godfather: A New Don) and Jessey Wright. Two players take control of teams of pro-benders and compete in the arena, trying to push their opponents back to the edge of their side of the board, or knock them off completely. This is accomplished with elemental tricks each bender has mastered, as chosen from a deck of cards.
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IDW is funding the game through Kickstarter, and met its $25,000 goal the first day. IDW is approaching the Kickstarter in a unique way, only offering two pledge levels: one for the Deluxe Edition ($65.00) and one for retailers ($195.00 for 6 copies). Instead of offering stretch goals, the company is revealing a new deluxe-edition Kickstarter exclusive each day. The Deluxe Edition will feature an exclusive box design, and include bonus Mystery Teams, Trick Card Mystery packs, and Mystery Component Upgrades. Fulfilment is planned for February 2018, with trade release to follow.