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Press Release:

PORTLAND, OR., Feb. 27, 2018—Renegade Game Studios™ and Oni Games are delighted to announce The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, an innovative deck-building game by Steve Ellis & Tyler Tinsley. Based on the Oni Press graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill, readers and tabletop fans will appreciate the detail and care to stay true to the heart of the story.

“Katie O’Neill does a wonderful job of crafting delightful, diverse, and inclusive stories,” explains Scott Gaeta, President of Renegade Game Studios. “The Tea Dragon Society is the perfect example of how she can pull you into a completely unique and beautiful world. We’re honored to be working with Oni Press to bring her work to a whole new audience.”

“We’re absolutely delighted to be working with Renegade Games to bring Katie O’Neill’s enchanting graphic novel to a whole new medium,” said Oni Press executive editor Ari Yarwood. “The Tea Dragon Society is one of the books that I am most proud of editing because every page is filled with such genuine joy. I can’t wait for people to experience the wonderful world of Tea Dragon care-taking by playing this perfectly crafted game, which so concisely captures the warmth and happiness of the book, while also letting you bond with your very own Tea Dragon!”

Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care-taking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever.

Each player’s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points.

The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. At the end of winter, the player who has the most points is the winner.

“I didn’t know what to expect when I first played the prototype of The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, but as soon as I’d finished my first round I felt like I’d just spent a dreamy afternoon in the world of the Tea Dragons,” said Katie O’Neill. “Everything fit the lore so perfectly, and it felt so magical and special to have such a thoughtful game based around the world I had made built by talented game designers! It feels so true to the spirit of the story, and I hope that when people play it and raise their Tea Dragons, they’ll make their own memories to share with friends and families.”


  • Based on the Oni Press graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill.
  • Beautifully illustrated with cute little dragons. Light card game with some deck building concepts.
  • No hidden information makes it kid-friendly.
  • Competition for Market and Memory cards, but no direct player-on-player nastiness.
  • Perfect for families.

Contents Summary:

  • Rulebook
  • Comic quick-start rules
  • 4 Tea Dragon cards
  • 1 Mentor card
  • 24 Memory cards (6 cards each for spring, fall, winter, and summer)
  • 28 Market cards
  • 48 Starter cards (12 cards each in 4 decks)

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is in hobby stores summer 2018. This card game will have an MSRP of $20, is designed for 2-4 players to enjoy in 30-60 min., and will captivate gamers ages 10 and up.

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