Forty years after its original release, The Unplugged Rebellion is delighted to announce a new edition of Sir Ian Livingstone’s classic board game Judge Dredd: The Crime Fighting Game in Mega-City One.
Coming this November, the game sees players take on the role of judges competing to prove they’re Mega-City One’s greatest crime-fighter. Each turn, they patrol the board and take out Perps, using their action cards to gain crucial advantages or sabotage their enemies. It’s a cutthroat world on the mean streets of Mega-City One, and if you want to get to the top, you can’t worry too much about who you’re standing on to get there!
This new edition introduces the Specialist Judges expansion, making players one of six unique characters throughout Judge Dredd’s history. Each has a special ability that will change the way players approach the game, be it the brute strength of the droid Mechanismo, the innate abilities of the Psi Judge, the unrivaled authority of the Chief Judge, the extra support available for the new face . Cadet, the brutal methods of the Special Judicial Squad, or the… unique skills of the Wally Squad undercover!
Alongside the expansion, the game features new and updated cards, revised rules for faster play, and recolored artwork by iconic artists Brian Bolland and Ian Gibson, giving players the ultimate Judge Drdd live!
Designate Sir Ian Livingstone said: “I am thrilled that Rebellion Unplugged is releasing my Judge Drdd board game. It’s been 40 years since players first had the chance to drive around Mega-City One to arrest Angel Gang, Judge Death and other criminals for their various crimes. The extra rules, action cards, and recolored art combine to make the new edition a game that I hope every Dredd fan will want to play.
Duncan Molloy, Head of Rebellion Unplugged, said: “It’s a pleasure to work with Ian, and a real treat to revisit one of the true classics of British board gaming. We’ve kept the gonzo spirit of the original while giving it a fresh new look and adding new characters like the specialist judges, to make this edition a true celebration of the last 40 years.
Mega City One. A vast 22n/a metropolis of the century of 800 million citizens, each a potential criminal. Under the watchful eye of the Judges, no one escapes justice, whether their crime is dumping ground or murder.
And now, YOU ARE THE LAW!
Head to the streets of Mega-City One and prove yourself worthy of the badge. Bring the gang of angels, the judge of death, Orlok the assassin and other notorious criminals to justice. But beware, they won’t go down without a fight, and even a sugar addict can take you down if they’re lucky.
This new edition of Ian Livingstone’s iconic game delivers the ultimate Judge Dredd experience, with updated rules, refreshed graphic design and the introduction of Specialist Judges – unique playable characters with powerful abilities to help keep Mega-City One in order!
About Sir Ian Livingstone
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE co-founded Games Workshop in 1975, launching Dungeons & Dragons in Europe. In 1982, he co-wrote The Firetop Mountain Warlock, the first one Battle Fantasy gamebook in the series that has sold 20 million copies worldwide. Since then he has written 17 Battle Fantasy books and designed several board games including Judge Dredd, Battlecars and Booming city.
He turned to video games in the 1990s as executive chairman of Eidos plc, launching Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Hitman and Deus Ex. In the 2000s, he became an angel investor in video game studios and was chairman of Sumo Group plc until 2022. He is currently a general partner at Hiro Capital.
About Rebellion Unplugged
Founded in 2019, Rebellion Unplugged is the Tabletop Gaming division of Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent creative studios.
Rebellion operates across books, comics, games and films, from BAFTA-winning video games, to the beloved and prescient sci-fi universes of 2000 AD, and now backs up more than a century of historical British comics.
The Unplugged team brings that energy to the table, creating games that are fast, fun, and immersive.
Around 2000 AD
2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic – the home of Judge Dredd and a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy and horror stars. Producing innovative and provocative comics for over four decades, he has brought some of his greatest talents to the industry, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and many more. others. Published in print and digital format every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the biggest comic in the galaxy and remains at the forefront of the industry. www.2000ADonline.com