Project overview

The New York Times Best Seller, CHEW, is coming to a game table near you! Take a bite out of crime in this foodie, dark-comedy tabletop role-playing game about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals, and clairvoyants in a clucked-up world.

We're building off the popular fiction-first game mechanics of Forged in the Dark to bring the action-packed comic series of food crimes, over-the-top characters, and out-of-this-world conspiracies to life. 

Set in a world where chicken is illegal after a catastrophic outbreak of the bird flu killed over 100 million people, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration is now the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet.
As a member of the Special Crimes Division, it’s your job to investigate food crimes like chicken trafficking, egg dealing, and putting food-powered criminals behind bars.

Can you balance the demands of your job and the needs of your family against the fate of the world?

Sit down, dig in, and find out!
Don't miss out on our Pre-Order Exclusive Special Edition Sets signed by CHEW Creators John Layman and Rob Guillory in our Featured Products below.

--> PDFs are expected to deliver in July/August with a Print Release in Fall 2023! <-- Updated 5/31/23

Featured products

Most recommended!

Game Books

To play, you need CHEW: The Roleplaying Game (Core Rulebook), the Investigative Campaign Corkboard, a Bucket of Mother Cluckin' Chicken Dice (six-sided dice), and a Pad of Character Sheets.

The CHEWniverse (World Book) opens up the world of CHEW expanding player options, agencies to work for, factions to fork through, locations to explore, and even new rules to play as criminals, mercenaries, or even cybered animals!

Poyo Approved Accessories

Get 'em while they're hot! Once Pre-Orders are done, these Poyo Approved Accessories will be very limited and may become hard to find.

Kickstarter Pledge Levels

Here you can upgrade your pledge level to one of our Kickstarter Bundles or select one for the first time!

For more information on Shipping, see below in the Tip Jar Description. VAT is now included for the UK, EU, CAN, and AU. Retailers, please make sure to select Retailer US or International Shipping when placing your orders for a big discount or even free shipping.

Play CHEW with Designer

Play CHEW: The Roleplaying Game with a member of our Dev Team! Pete, Mitch, or Justin will run you and your friends a game online, in-person, or at a convention (whatever works best for all of us).

Other Imagining Games

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Tip Jar

Location and Estimated Shipping Cost in USD
  •  USA - $6 (Book), $14 (Three Piece and a Soda)
  •  Canada -$16 (Book), $22 (Three Piece and a Soda) VAT Included (Work in Progress)
  •  UK - $15 (Book), $29 (Three Piece and a Soda) VAT Included
  • AUS/NZ - $18 (Book), $35 (Three Piece and a Soda) GST Included
  •  EU - $25 (Book), $43 (Three Piece and a Soda) VAT Included
  •  Asia - $29 (Book), $45 (Three Piece and a Soda)
  • Rest of the World - $39 (Book), $59 (Three Piece and a Soda)