As fans of the 90s Disney animated series Gargoyles remain hopeful of a revival or live-action adaptation, the classic characters are returning in a fun new way. A competitive board game is on the way this summer called Disney Gargoyles: Awakening, from Ravensberger.
According to ComicBook.com, the competitive tabletop game takes place on a 3D cityscape board of Manhattan as seen in the show, complete with show landmarks like Xanatos’ castle-topped skyscraper or the police clock tower. Fans will be able to purchase the game when it goes on sale at Target on August 1, 2022, and is suitable for 2 to 5 players ages 10 and up for $34.99. Check out the site for additional details on the game.
Florian Baldenhofer, Executive Vice President at Ravensburger North America, released a statement on the newest game in their library that also released Dingbats, Java, and Top Secret Spies:
“As a beloved story with a passionate fanbase, Gargoyles is a perfect fit for our catalog. Our team has wanted to create an immersive Gargoyles game for years, and with the resurgence of interest thanks to Disney+, there’s never been a better time to feature it.”
Created by Greg Weisman and produced by Weisman and Frank Paur for Walt Disney Television Animation and Buena Vista Television, and originally aired from October 24, 1994, to February 15, 1997. Gargoyles is notable for its relatively dark tone, complex story arcs, and melodrama; character arcs were heavily employed throughout the series, as well as Shakespearean themes.
The series followed a clan of heroic night creatures (Gargoyles) as they pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier. The show was only moderately successful at the time, yet did not fall into obscurity. In 2009, IGN ranked Gargoyles 45th place on the list of top 100 animated series of all time. The series ultimately spawned into card games, video games, Disney Adventures comics, and even Marvel comics in 1995.
The entire series can be streamed on Disney+ now.