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Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death Minis Now Available

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Oct 22, 2017

Pathfinder Battles: Maze of Death miniatures come in two product configurations, the Standard Booster and the Standard 8 Ct. Booster Brick, and is the latest 52-figure set release in the award winning Pathfinder Battles line of miniatures from Paizo Inc. and WizKids!

Maze of Death follows the lead of popular Pathfinder Battles sets like Crown of Fangs to provide a legion of high-utility monsters and heroes suitable for any fantasy role-playing campaign. From lowly Ratfolk to Ghuls and Viper Vines, and fearsome Minotaurs to rare “dungeon dressing” inserts that add realism and fun to your fantasy gaming, Maze of Death is packed with the adversaries your game is looking for.

WizKids and Games Workshop Partnership Announced

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Oct 19, 2017

WizKids has revealed a multi-year partnership with acclaimed fantasy miniatures company, Games Workshop.

The new partnership will extend the Warhammer 40,000 universe IP across multiple categories, including, Dice Building Games™, board games and more!

“We’re thrilled to be working with Games Workshop and the Warhammer 40,000 license,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “This beloved franchise is known the world over and our partnership will allow us to create amazing products and experiences for fans everywhere.”

The multi-year deal will span numerous categories and include the most iconic Warhammer 40,000 characters and more. WizKids will create two new board games, along with dice games based in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, with additional plans to republish classic board games Fury of Dracula and Relic.

WizKids will begin rolling out the new product lines in mid 2018.

The Expanse Board Game Available Now from WizKids

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Oct 7, 2017

WizKids is pleased to announce The Expanse Board Game, designed by Geoff Englestein, and based on the acclaimed and visionary television series from Syfy and Alcon Television Group, is available now in North American game stores.

The Expanse Board Game is a game of politics, conquest, and intrigue for two to four players. Players spread their influence through the solar system onto important Bases using characters and events in the Expanse Universe.

Players represent one of four factions, and with their efficient use of actions and special abilities, decide the rule of the solar system. During the game, players are immersed into the exciting universe of The Expanse, with images and events from the hit Syfy series.

The Expanse Board Game is available for $49.99 at Friendly Local Game Stores and Amazon.com, the U.S. streaming home for the hit series. Pick it up today!

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Wartime Now Available from WizKids

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October 2, 2017

WizKids is thrilled to announce the release of the real-time war game, Wartime, in North America. Designed by Josh Tempkin and Brad Lackey and developed by Christopher Parks and Christopher Guild, Wartime brings the fight between Valyance and Firebrand to your tabletop.

In Wartime, players must think fast as sand timers dictate the activation of your units. When a unit moves, attacks, casts a spell or uses a special ability, a sand timer is flipped. That unit cannot be used again until the sand timer is drained and then, that sand timer, or another sand timer, can be used to activate the unit again. With sand timers of 30, 60, and 90 seconds, players will have to use their units wisely to defeat their enemies.

Wartime includes scenario-based play with branching missions depending on the outcome of the previous mission. Since each battle only takes 10 minutes, players will want to enter the battle over and over again.

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WizKids Announces the Release of Lancelot

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August 27, 2017

As a Knight in the Court of King Arthur you must prove your valor in Lancelot, WizKids’ upcoming board game release, coming this October.

Perform heroic deeds, set out on the quest for the Grail, and obtain the Knightly Virtues to steal the heart of Queen Guinevere and be elected First Knight – Lancelot.

Lancelot brings the lands of ancient Britain to your tabletop. Begin your adventure at the Round Table and visit 10 other sites on your journey including the Joust, the Dragon and the Grail. Fulfill quests and prove your Strength, Heroism, Charisma, and Honor along the way to learn your Knightly Virtues.  You will meet the Lady of the Lake and, if you’re lucky, she will gift you the legendary sword of Excalibur. Merlin can be a useful ally but keep a look out for your true enemy, Morgana. Collect maces, magic and more along your adventure to obtain the most Virtue Points and be declared the winner!

 

WizKids Announces Empires, A Board Game For 2-10 Players

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August 23, 2017

 WizKids is excited to announce their upcoming release, Empires, designed by David Y Stephenson and Daniel G Stephenson. Set in the 18th century, 2-10 players take on the role as powerful nations like Russia, Great Britain, Spain, France, and more, all competing to expand their empires by gaining the most support. Support is won by supplying your people with goods; goods are produced when your people work in your territories.

Players can gain people, territories, goods, and supporters by winning wars. Wars will be won by the armies raised by paying gold. Gold can be earned by winning wars and by selling goods.

All turns are taken simultaneously, and there are no restrictions on trading. At any point in the game, players may trade anything; people, territories, goods, supporters, gold, player powers, and more.

Empires releases this October. Pre-order it now from your Friendly Local Game Store for $54.99!

Fantasy Realms Available Now from WizKids

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August 20, 2017

The time has come! Fantasy Realms, designed by Bruce Glassco, is now available in North American game stores!

As a ruler of a far-away land, each player must create the best card combos by drawing and discarding cards to build the mightiest realm in the world. You might choose to build up a massive force with army cards to sweep all before you.  Or perhaps your kingdom will thrive in the mountains using caverns for shelter or jungles for protection with land card combos. The choice is yours, for no two realms will ever be the same.

Quick to learn and quick to play, this game is designed for 3-6 players. Each player chooses to draw from the deck or discard pile to create the best hand possible. You can only have 7 cards so choose wisely as the game ends when there are 10 cards in the discard area. Aim for the highest score to win the game and become the ruler of the realm.

Purchase your copy at your friendly local game store today for $19.99!

WizKids Announces Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour

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August 10, 2017

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, designed by Ken Shannon for 3 – 6 players.  In a world where Witches cast spells and Demons exist in the darkness, will you be able to banish the evil?

In this cooperative new board game, players are members of a coven who are blood bound – what one witch does affects another member of the coven. Work together to use your magic to bind and banish the demons, imps, fey, possessed animals, and warlocks that are entering the world.

Each witch starts with different abilities and their own spell deck, but not all spells are cast the same. Each card can be played as Black Magic or White Magic. Black Magic is powerful and can help you but will corrupt the other members of your coven. White Magic can be used to heal your own corruption or assist your allies.

Throughout the game, witches can gain corruption to learn new spells, get familiars, and collect artifacts. How they choose to use these new cards each Hour will determine the success of each scene (mission).

In Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour each scene determines the goal of the game. If the scenes are played in order, they form a story arc, but players can play any scene in any order.

Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour will be available as an early release at Gen Con and will be available in stores in September.

Pre-order Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour from your Friendly Local Games Store for $59.99 today!