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Sept 6, 2018
WizKids has released their new card game, Maidens Quest.
It is time to take matters into your own hands. Literally! A maiden, tired of waiting to be rescued, takes it upon herself to fight her enemies and escape.
Maidens use cards from their hand to attempt to defeat an enemy or obstacle. As you play, the game’s difficulty grows as enemies of increasing veracity become active! An innovative turn and flip mechanism allows each card to represent up to four items, encounters, or allies.
This fun and easy to learn game takes 10 to 30 minutes to play if you play non-stop. Or play one round at a time, which is only 30 seconds or less! Each encounter resolves separately, so you can stop and stow away the deck at any time, returning to play exactly where you left off. Also, the game is played solely in the hand, so no table space is required! Box contents include enough for true solo (1-player) play, co-op, or competitive 2-player games. With multiple copies, even more players can join in and be part of a large, multi-player experience!
Maiden’s Quest includes:
- 144 Cards
- Rule Book
Aug 10, 2018
Will you earn the animals’ favor, or will you get lost in the jungle? Find out with Bumuntu, coming soon from from WizKids.
A common theme in African folklore is that animals are wise creatures who teach humans to do good and moral things. In Bumuntu, based on the Bakongo culture of central Africa, you are a tribal leader seeking to befriend the animals. Trek through the jungle, follow the animals’ guidance, and earn their favor. Successfully earn the most favor and the animals will help bring your people to prosperity.
- 1 x Jungle Board
- 80 x Animal Tokens
- 1 x Favor Board
- 10 x Favor Tiles
- 5 x Tribal Leader Pawns
- 5 x Player Shields
- 32 x Food Chips
- 1 x Token Bag
August 9, 2018
WizKids will be releasing Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria, their new board game set in the iconic land of Dominaria in both a standard and premium version.
In this Eurogame designed for 2 to 4 players, explore Magic’s most iconic plane and experience the trials and tribulations of being a heroic force on Dominaria. Visit storied locations such as Llanowar, Urborg, and Keld. Draw mana from the world to power abilities and recruit heroes to aid in quests. Discover powerful artifacts and create leylines to draw even more mana from distant lands. Build sites to increase your bond with a location. The land of Dominaria is filled with adventure and excitement! In true Eurogame fashion, use strategy to score the most victory points and emerge victorious.
What’s Different? – Standard vs. Premium Ed.
The Premium edition includes 4 fully-painted miniatures in addition to all of the content included in the standard edition.
July 17, 2018
WizKids is excited to announce the release of its newest game of intrigue, Spy Tricks, designed by Susumu Kawasaki! In this trick taking game of intelligence and espionage, players are spies from different countries seeking to learn the information contained within the Secret Document – information that has the potential to influence the entire world!
In order to deduce what the Secret Document is, players will need to use their hands as well as observe the other players’ actions. There is even an element of gambling as they bet on the content of the Secret Document – each bet on the content locks out other players from guessing the same thing. At the end of 5 rounds of betting and guessing, the Secret Document is revealed. Players receive points based on how accurate their guess was, and a new round begins. When all players have been the start player once each, the game ends, and players add their points together to determine the winner.
Think you have what it takes to be the world’s greatest spy?
June 12, 2018
WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of the newest addition to its D&D Icons of the Realms line of pre-painted miniatures: Waterdeep Dragon Heist. Based on the newest Dungeons & Dragons story, Waterdeep Dragon Heist is scheduled to release this fall and features exciting and compelling characters, both heroic and villainous, including the Human Warlock of the Fiend, the devilish Pit Fiend, and the founder of the Zhentarim, the mysterious Manshoon.
Also featured among the 44 figures from Waterdeep Dragon Heist are several popular animals for all your Wild Shape needs, such as the tactical Dire Wolf and the vicious Brown Bear. Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard edition boosters will contain 4 figures: 1 Large or 1 unique Huge figure, and 3 Medium or Small figures.
Additionally, customers who pre-order an Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard booster case will have the opportunity to purchase the City of the Dead Statues & Monuments case incentive promotional set while supplies last. This gorgeous set of miniatures includes several beautifully carved statues & monuments as well as several coffins that can be used in a variety of locations!
Experience the bustling city of Waterdeep, get to know its thrilling characters, and immerse yourself in the adventure with D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist, releasing September 2018. Pre-order at your FLGS or online today!
June 11, 2018
SEAL TEAM FLIX is a fully co-operative or solo tactical dexterity game that pits 1-4 players against an eco-terrorist group called, Gaia’s Hope. Players will travel modern through urban landscapes, such as an office building, warehouse, bank vault and three others.
Accuracy plays a huge role in winning, and this game has a prominent dexterity factor that emulates the importance of skill and speed.
The game has two modes: Campaign and Skirmish, in which players embark on an 8-Mission non-linear campaign or simply choose one of the 17 Missions to play as a skirmish. In addition, the game’s difficulty scales both with the number of SEALs playing as well as three optional Difficulty levels.
Each mission is objective-based, with primary and secondary objectives which need to be resolved to successfully complete each mission. For example, in some missions you must locate and acquire intelligence against Gaia’s Hope. In others, you must diffuse time bombs or rescue hostages.
While you are given intelligence at the beginning of each mission as to the number and nature of the objectives that need to be completed, every game will be different because you will never know where on the map they are until you physically locate them with your SEALs.
June 2, 2018
WizKids announced a new Upgrade Kit for the internationally-acclaimed board game, Betrayal at House on the Hill, featuring enhanced double-sided character cards and premium six-sided custom dice, set to release this Fall.
“With the Upgrade Kit, we’ve provided a premium experience for players to enhance gameplay,” said Zev Shlasinger, director of board games, WizKids. “The upgraded character cards feature new art and integrated dials for ease of tracking a player’s stats. Combined with the dice, this kit will really resonate with players at all levels!”
The six pre-assembled and double-sided character cards introduce all-new character art and high-quality construction by incorporating dials between the two sides to accurately track each character’s Speed, Might, Sanity, and Knowledgewith ease. The haunts of Betrayal may cause you to fear a bump in the night, but the integrated dials of the new character cards will resist a bump to your gaming table.
Additionally, each Upgrade Kit includes eight premium dice to accompany the new character cards, featuring custom pips and the piercing pearlescent green and bright yellow color scheme of the well-known Betrayal at House on the Hill Base Game box.
The Upgrade Kit releases September 2018. Pre-order at your FLGS or online!
May 24, 2018
WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming trick-taking game, Spy Tricks. Designed by Sususmu Kawasaki, with art by Tori Hasegawa, players put their espionage skills to the test as they act as spies trying to guess the contents of the secret documents.
In order to deduce what the secret documents are, players will need to use their hands as well as observe the other players’ actions. There is even an element of gambling as they bet on the content of the secret document – each bet on the content locks out other players from guessing the same thing.
In each trick, the players who played the highest or lowest card will guess, and if they guess right, gain points. At the end, the player with the most points is regarded as the best spy and wins the game!
Find out if you have what it takes to be the world’s best spy! Spy Tricks will be available at your Friendly Local Game Store July 2018 for $19.99. Pre-order today and get ready to put your detective skills to use!