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March 28th, 2017
Prepare to dispatch your Beefeaters, collect ravens, and fight for control in WizKids’s upcoming board game offering, Tower of London.
Designed by Daryl Andrews and Stephen Sauer, Tower of London lets players use their influence to occupy buildings and gather ravens all in an effort to control the tower and win!
In Tower of London, on each turn, players play two cards: the first card determines which building their Beefeater (guard) goes into, and the second card has a special power that triggers from the perspective of the Beefeater just placed.
At the end of a round, certain areas of the tower are scored based on who controls the majority of buildings by having the most Beefeaters in each. The game is over at the end of three rounds or when a player collects 7 ravens, in which case the game ends immediately.
Releasing in April, Tower of London is designed for 3-5 players and is available for pre-order at your friendly local game store for $24.99 USD.
February 26th, 2017
WizKids is pleased to announce the release of the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set at friendly local game stores in the U.S.
Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set expands on the hit dice-building game, Dice Masters, and is sure to lead to blazing dice battles on the tabletop. The Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will be the first annual starter set that is not linked to a larger release. This set features fan-favorite characters like Iron Man, War Machine, Howard Stark, and Rescue and reveals versions of Iron Man’s armor NEVER-BEFORE SEEN in Dice Masters along with new takes on 8 Marvel Dice Masters heroes!
With game-play that supports two players in epic dice battles, the Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set will let players build their own teams of heroes and villains! A great set for both beginners and seasoned players, Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine is available at North American retailers today!
February 24th, 2017
WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new co-operative card game, The Banishing. This March, the undead will threaten to take over the world. An unlikely group will join forces to fight against evil. Find out who will be triumphant on the tabletop in The Banishing.
Designed by Sean Rumble, The Banishing brings players into a world being overcome by undead creatures. Players take on the roles of the guardians who must work together to banish the undead back through the Void.
As guardians, each player is a unique character with special abilities that can be activated by collecting cards and creating matches. The Sorcerer can conjure and enchant. The Fighter can taunt and imprison. The Healer can bless and revive. The Banishing introduces eight characters, each with six unique skills, for players to choose from.
February 23rd, 2017
The upcoming board game The Expanse, based on the Syfy hit television series by the same name, will be released this June as announced by WizKids president Justin Ziran.
Geoff Engelstein, whose credits include the popular board games Space Cadets, Dragon and the Flagon and the upcoming Fog of War, designed the new game. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the authors of the best selling original book series published under the pen name James S. A. Corey, collaborated on the project.
The Expanse board game can be played with two to four players and focuses on politics, conquest and intrigue similar to the board game Twilight Struggle, although with a shorter play time. The card-driven game uses key images from the show along with action points and events that allow players to move and place “Fleets” and “Influence”.
Players represent Earth’s UN forces, the military of Mars, the rebels of the O.P.A. and the mysterious corporation Protogen Inc. Each player has special abilities that must be maneuvered to gain advantage. Players increase their control over the solar system using characters and events from the universe of The Expanse.
“We’re big fans of The Expanse series and are thrilled to be creating an exciting and strategic game set in this captivating universe,” states Ziran. “It is a welcome addition to our growing board game portfolio.”
Syfy’s series The Expanse is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group and recently returned for a highly anticipated second season earlier this February following its success amid the 18-49 age bracket. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men) created the show that stars Thomas Jane (The Mist) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (X-Men: The Last Stand).
The board game will be available in stores this summer for $49.99 MSRP and includes a game board, Influence cubes, Fleet tokens, player mats, action cards, tech cards, misc. tokens and rules.
February 21st, 2017
WizKids is pleased to announce that the Assault of the Giants Board Game is now available throughout North America.
Each player represents a different giant race (hill giants, stone giants, frost giants, fire giants, cloud giants, or storm giants), each with a different agenda. For example, storm giants seek to restore their lost monarch, King Hekaton. Cloud giants search for an ancient dragon treasure trove, while hill iants seek an abundance of food with which to feed their massive monarch, Chief Guh.
Will you be able to restore the ordning? Find out on the tabletop today!
Contents include 12 Giants miniatures, measuring from approximately 60mm to more than 90mm in height, and three Giantslayers!
February 15th, 2017
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters: Heroes in a Half Shell Box Set from WizKids has even MORE of the turtle action you’ll love with new versions of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. They’re joined by new allies to combat new foes!
Players can decide to build their team of heroes, villains, or some combination of the two! This release is perfect for new and seasoned players alike. Whether players are interested in a game or two over pizza or building the perfect team, this is a release that can’t be missed!
- 92 Custom Dice
- 62 Cards
- 4 Dice Bags
- 4 Paper Playmats
- Complete Dice Masters Core Rulebook
- Everything four players need to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dice Masters!
January 22nd, 2017
Dice Masters Fans! The Marvel Dice Masters: Iron Man and War Machine Starter Set is coming soon, and they have got some exciting previews of what cards you’ll see!
Today we’ll be looking at three cards with the brand new Suit Up keyword!
When Tony Stark wants to suit up with his armor, he doesn’t have to wait, and now neither do you! When you purchase a character die with the Suit Up keyword, you can immediately field it on its level two side if you KO another character die that matches its keyword.
Need quick access to a character with the Fast keyword? Then War Machine: JRXL-1000 is the character for you. James Rhodes won’t mind if Iron Man borrows the armor he made for Rhodey. Suit up Iron Man in Rhodey’s “Fast”er armor by KO’ing an Iron Man die after purchasing War Machine for superior combat abilities.
Iron Manor: Celestial Slayer truly takes full advantage of the Suit Up keyword. There’s no reason to worry about paying the fielding cost on the Stark Industries die you Suited Up last turn. Just use Iron Manor’s Global Ability to spin that level two die down a level to reduce the fielding cost of the die you suited up. And now that you have several different Stark Industries affiliated character’s in the Field Zone, your Iron Manor dice, which get +1A and +1D for each other active Stark Industries character will be even bigger!
January 13th, 2017
WizKids is pleased to announce the release of an all-new dice-rolling game, Dice Stars, in North American retail stores.
From the designers who brought you Mr. Jack, Dice Town, Cyclades and many others, Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc are mixing fun with strategy in this new dice game that will have you seeing stars.
Players will take turns drawing and rolling 1 to 3 dice and building a reserve. Use your roll to collect dice of the same color or value to strategically fill in your score sheet and win the most points. But watch out for stars: these faces can be powerful multipliers but they come with great risk… When you fill out the special line of stars, make sure you complete the line to get double points, because if you don’t, you’ll score zero!
If a player rolls the dice and it’s possible for them to fill out their sheet, they must do so. If there aren’t enough empty spaces left, the player must take a penalty! At the end of the game, players tally their final scores and the person with the highest total wins the game.
Pretty simple, right? See if you have what it takes to make the right choices and win Dice Stars!
Visit your friendly local game store to add Dice Stars ($19.99 USD) to your game collection today!