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WizKids Announces Deadline Card Game

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June 19, 2017

WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of the exciting new card game, Deadline, designed by A.B. West and Dan Schnake. Set in 1930’s New York City, players work together to get as many clues as possible before the Deadline.

Investigate diabolical crimes as a team of detectives and solve cases of deception, crime, and murder together.  Every case has clues with symbols that must be matched to unlock their secrets. Players can get hot tips that will help them investigate – but watch out for plot twists that will complicate your investigation.

Designed for 2-4 players, players must answer a series of questions about the case based on the clues they have gained. The more you answer, the better detectives you are.

Deadline will release in retail this July, set to sell for $44.99 at your friendly local game store.

WizKids Announces Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant

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June 1st, 2017

WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming board game, Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant, designed by TauCeti Deichmann! In this singularly unique trading and negotiation game, 4-9 players will need to  competitively scheme and create mutually beneficial agreements to keep their economies thriving. In Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant each player must choose one of the nine unique and asymmetrical alien races that have come together to form a trade federation in their quadrant. Over the course of the game, each race must trade and negotiate with the rest to acquire the resources necessary to fund their economy and allow it to produce goods for the next turn. As no race has the ability to thrive on its own, Sidereal Confluence has a uniquely cooperative feel and with almost all simultaneous action, the game play is always moving.

The ultimate goal in Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant is to gain victory points, which are acquired by researching technologies, using your economy to convert resources to goods, and converting your leftover goods into points at the end of the game. Sidereal Confluence: Trading and Negotiation in the Elysian Quadrant will be available in limited quantities this June at Origins Game Fair and will be released in stores in July.

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Wonder Woman Heroclix Set Available Now

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May 30th, 2017

WizKids has announced that Wonder Woman comes to the HeroClix tabletop along with her trusted allies and troublesome enemies!

For the first time ever, DC’s Amazon Warrior Princess headlines her own HeroClix set! Deflect bullets, extract truth, and KO your enemies with the DC Comics HeroClix: Wonder Woman Gravity Feed!

With an impulse-friendly price point, single-figure foil packs are a great purchase for new and established players alike!

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WizKids Announces Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack

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April 26th, 2017

WizKids is excited to announce the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack, coming soon to a friendly local game store near you. Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack will help you upgrade any Dice Master Starter Set into a team with a clear theme.

The Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack features the most recognizable members of the Defenders roster, including Hulk, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones! These dice pack a punch that’ll leave your opponents saying, “Sweet Christmas!”

The Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack will let players build their own teams of heroes and is perfect for the Dice Masters veteran or someone looking to jump into the game fresh! A Team Pack can be paired with any Starter Set to give a player everything they need to build a highly-focused team for thematic play!

Pre-order the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack for $9.99 at your friendly local game store today!

WizKids Announce Tower of London Board Game Coming Soon!

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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.

Iron Man & Warmachine Set for Dice Masters released

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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!

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WizKids Announces The Banishing, a Co-Op Card Game

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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.

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WizKids Announces a Board Game based on The Expanse TV Series

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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.