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IDW Games sends in the clones with 'Orphan Black' line

A series of tabletop games based on the acclaimed clone drama Orphan Black is on its way from IDW Games, beginning in July.

The first issue of IDW Publishing's Orphan Black comic sold nearly a half million copies -- buoyed by multiple variants, including a LootCrate-exclusive -- making it the top title in the direct market in February.

The television series, which debuted in 2013 on BBC America and Space, centers on a con artist, Sarah Manning, who discovers she's a clone after she witnesses the suicide of her doppelganger and assumes her identity. With the help of her foster brother and two of her duplicates, Sarah begins to unravel the origin of the clones, a scientific movement called Neolution.

First in the IDW line will be a deductive card game for three to six players that features characters from the TV series. In Orphan Black: The Card Game, players are secretly assigned to one of three teams -- the Proletheans, Neolutionists or the Bird Watchers -- with the goal to influence as many clones as possible to join your faction.

The third season of Orphan Black premieres April 18.

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