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WizKids Announces ‘Who Should We Eat’ Survival Board Game

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Dec 10, 2017

Wizkids is excited to announce their newest survival game, Who Should We Eat?, is now available in North American game stores. A lighthearted game designed by Mike Harrison-Wood and Chris MacLennan, you are one of 4 – 10 survivors of a plane crash who resort to cannibalism way too fast! Stranded on a desert Island, you and the others must gather food, find material for a raft to escape, and hold onto your sanity all while fighting ghosts and hunger.

Players play cards to gather resources for the group – adding food, sanity, and wood for the raft. Unfortunately, food is scarce and people are edible. Trials will be held to choose the survivor to sacrifice his or her life – or sometimes a knife fight will determine the person being eaten. For the survivors, this means a loss of sanity, but it also means their raft need not be as large!

However, those that are eaten are not gone forever. They return as a ghost, looking to exact revenge upon the remaining survivors. If the sanity meter fills up too much, then the ghost wins and the survivors are doomed to spend eternity on the island.

Do you have what it takes to get back to civilization? Or will you be voted “most edible” among the group? The stakes are high as the food gets low, so use all your survival skills to build a raft to freedom and hope the ghosts don’t drive you insane.

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Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace Announced by WizKids

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Dec 7, 2017

 WizKids is pleased to announce the brand new card game, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace, brought to you by Kidrobot and the designer who brought you Sushi Go!, Phil Walker-Harding, is now available in North American game stores.

Set high atop the magical Sprinkle Tree, the Picnic Palace is where food is fun, and fresh baked friendships and adventures meet. The goal is to invite as many food friends as possible and score points based on who you draw. For a 3-4 player game, each person gets 3 invitations (4 for a 2-player game) which they will use to build up points.
In a world full of fun fancy friendly food, everyone wants to go to the party! Grab some friends, both human and food alike, and go pick up Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace at your FLGS for $14.99 today!

Empires Now Available from WizKids

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Nov 13, 2017

WizKids is pleased to announce their newest board game, Empires, is now available in North American game stores.

Set in the 18th century, prepare to take control of powerful nations and work to expand your territories while gaining supporters in this exciting game of conquest! Empires, designed by David Y. Stephenson and Daniel G. Stephenson, will test your skills at negotiation as you buy, sell, and trade goods, people, gold, territory, power, and so much more as you work your way to gain the most Support among the other nations.

First choose a nation like Spain, Russia, France, or Great Britain, and then begin growing your empire. All actions are taken simultaneously, and trades can happen at any time during the game. There are very few restrictions on what you can trade, so plan accordingly and acquire the right resources to satisfy your Supporters. If you can’t give the people what they want, then they will Revolt and you will begin to lose power.
Not good at making a deal? Take gold to the battle field, raise your armies, and fight off other players to gain the best bounty the lands have to offer. The choice is yours, but choose wisely. There are only five rounds of play before the game is over, and whoever has earned the most Supporters within that time is crowned the winner.

Empires is an exciting game that can be played with up to 10 people. Each nation has unique attributes and abilities that help turn the tides within a game. Be sure to head to your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy for $54.99.

WizKids Announces Dark.net Board Game

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Nov 12, 2017

Wizkids is excited to announce its upcoming board game offering, Dark.net

In the late 21st century, four mega companies – dubbed The Big Four – have taken control over every aspect of modern society. People have two choices: sell their soul to one of the Big Four or make their own way in the Fringe – a world where reputation means everything and information is more valuable than money.

In Dark.net, a game by Richard Yaner, players will intercept information from the Big Four and use it to increase their reputation and influence. Make contacts, extend your network, hire informants, install network boosters, and even infect rival systems, all to build yourself up from nothing and become the best in the Fringe.

Think you have the tech savvy to be larger than the Big Four? Or will you fall to the bottom of the barrel trying to survive in the Fringe?

Preorder Dark.net from your FLGS today for $44.99, and see what’s in store for your future. Available at your Friendly Local Game Store Febuary 2018.

Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour Now Available from WizKids

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Oct 29, 2017

Enter the world of witches, warlocks, and demons in Wizkids’ newest release Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour, designed by Ken Shannon. Cast spells, summon familiars, and work together to survive the night as your personal Demons manifest in an attempt to steal your magic powers… and soul!

Cast two different types of magic: Black and White. Devastating Black Magic spells are used to defeat enemies in front of you, but be careful, Black Magic has its costs, and will hurt other members of the Coven. Conversely, White Magic heals you and can be used to help out a fellow Coven member. Use both to banish creatures that enter our world back into the Void!

It’s not just monsters the Coven needs to worry about. As a Witch’s soul darkens with the use of magic, they will gain Corruption. If a single Witch earns 20 or more Corruption before the end of the night, the Coven falls and everyone loses. If all survive until dawn, then the Coven wins!

Gather a Coven of friends today and head on over to your Friendly Local Game Store to pick up a copy of Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour for $59.99.

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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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