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Mar 11, 2019
WizKids is releasing Nemo Rising: Robur the Conqueror, set to release in September for an SRP of $60!
The game allows 1 – 4 players to assume the roles of the protagonists of the series, Captain Nemo, Sara Duncan, Adam Fulmer,or Ulysses S. Grant, as they explore new worlds, overcome dangerous obstacles, and complete challenging missions.
As you and your fellow players work together, you can choose to explore one of two scenarios. The first scenario is the Undersea Grotto, where you must venture outside the Nautilus to gather supplies while avoiding sea hydras, deep sea scavengers, and the mechanical Kraken. The second scenario is the majestic City in the Sky, where you must thwart Robur the Conqueror and his army of foot soldiers, war dogs, and steam-powered creations. Special action cards and customized dice allow you to attempt dangerous tasks and overcome powerful enemies in order to save the world.
Will Robur be defeated, or will he conquer the earth? It’s up to you.
Feb 22, 2019
WizKids is thrilled to announce the first ever English language release of Hako Onna,the hit Japanese horror game!
In this excitingly atmospheric asymmetrical dexterity game for 3-5 players, one player becomes the Hako Onna, or “Box Woman,” haunting the house where her spirit resides and eliminating all who encounter her. The rest of the players are Visitors, trapped in the house with this vengeful spirit, and must either escape or defeat the Hako Onna once and for all.
After building the house via randomly connecting 9 Room Tiles, Visitors explore, searching for items that will allow them to safely exit the house or lay the Hako Onna to rest. But they must be cautious- the Hako Onna is travelling through the house too, and players who encounter her are immediately killed, becoming Hakobito—servants of the sinister Hako Onna.
This wicked shadow is attracted to sound, so each turn, players must stack a noise disc. The stack grows with each player’s turn, and if the stack collapses, or if a fifth disc is placed on the noise tile, the Hako Onna awakens and immediately takes a turn. The Hako Onna may secretly move throughout the house on her turn— travelling to an adjacent room tile and masquerading as one of the many objects scattered throughout the room by switching that story tile with her own tile. She may also draw power cards in order to use them later by “crying out,” revealing her general location in order to draw a new card.
Visitors also have a variety of actions they can take- after adding a noise disc to the stack they may move to an adjacent room or search one of the story tiles in their current room. Story tiles may feature items which will help bring the visitors closer to victory, but they can also encounter the Hako Onna herself or one of her Hakobito servants, resulting in immediate death.
If the visitors successfully lay the Hako Onna to rest, or collect the keys to the house and locate the secret exit, they safely escape and win the game! But if all players are killed before they can complete their objectives, they meet their doom at the hands of the Hako Onna and are cursed to remain in the house with her…forever.
- 7 x Rectangular boards
- 9 x Room tiles
- 60 x Story tiles
- 1 x Noise tile
- 6 x Noise discs
- 1 x Door Barrier marker
- 28 x Cards
- 6 x Noise cards
*subject to change
Feb 20, 2019
Once again expanding its licensing portfolio and suite of collectible miniatures, WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, has announced a licensing partnership to feature a popular sci-fi TV series, The Orville, in upcoming HeroClix releases. The new line is slated to hit shelves worldwide in Fall 2019, sold exclusively through Alliance and Diamond distributors in the U.S.
Currently in its second season, The Orville is set 400 years in the future and follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. It is the second television series license to be added to the HeroClix line.
“We’re particularly excited to bring The Orville on board,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Rather than treading a line between serious and playful, the series is both simultaneously, which is a quality you see reflected in most HeroClix games.”
The first product to release will be a Jumbo Starter Set featuring the main crew, including Captain Ed Mercer, played by actor Seth MacFarlane, along with Commander Kelly Grayson, Dr. Claire Finn, Lt. Alara Kitan, Lt. Gordon Malloy, Lt. Commander Bortus, Lt. Commander John LaMarr, enabling HeroClix players and fans to embark in interstellar combat with their favorite characters.
Feb 19, 2019
WizKids is releasing Warhammer 40,000: Relic, a game for 2-4 players set in the WH40K universe in June 2019!
In Relic, two to four players each assume the role of a powerful individual from the Warhammer 40,000 universe, and bravely venture forth to shield the Antian Sector from certain doom. By completing missions and claiming victory over enemies, characters gain rewards and experience, including mighty artefacts called Relics, furthering their chance at defeating whatever evil lies beyond the Warp rift.
Based on the classic Talisman system, each turn, a player rolls a single six-sided die before moving their playing piece that number of spaces around the board. That player then draws a card or cards to see what they’ve encountered, pitting their heroic persona against foul enemies, dangerous locations, and fantastic strangers. And all the while, these intrepid heroes rise in power, as they work their way toward the ultimate goal at the center of the board, which could be anything from confronting Kairos Fateweaver, the two-headed Oracle of Tzeentch, to fighting for control over the Lost Flagship of St. Antias.
The new WizKids edition features improved and expanded highly-detailed busts of the ten available player characters, as well as upgraded punchboard player and scenario cards.
Will you save humanity or fall to the powers of Chaos?
Jan 29, 2019
WizKids is pleased to announce Kodachi, a new hand management game from Adam West, the designer of Deadline, is coming soon!
In 12th century Japan, after the Gempei War, you, a great ninja, retired your ninjato, desiring a life of peace. But, once again, the ruling families call for your special skills to establish their honor. But this is no easy feat—it will require stealth & strength, cunning & intrigue, and, of course, the swiftness of your ultimate weapon: your kodachi!
In Kodachi, you seek to steal treasures by facing guards in one of two ways. With strength, which requires you to play cards with higher numbers than the guards, or stealth, playing cards with lower numbers than the guards. Successfully acquired treasures can be used to generate rumors, bribe envoys, and strengthen your skills. Kodachi is coming soon, so be sure to preorder it at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!
Jan 28, 2019
WizKids is excited to announce that Kibble Scuffle, an adorable romp through feeding time with your mischievous feline friends, is coming soon!
In Kibble Scuffle, it’s time to feed your cats!
Players compete to feed their cats the most points in food cubes by the end of the game. They will send cats to Food Bowls by playing cards, and resolve the cats’ abilities as they arrive. When there are at least 5 cats at any bowl after resolving abilities, the Feeding Phase begins. Players are able to feed their cats and collect food cubes, which are worth varying amounts of points. When a player reaches 20 points or more at the end of a Feeding Phase, the game ends and the player who has the most food cubes wins.
There are several different kinds of feline friends to feed in Kibble Scuffle—from the generous Mama Cat, who allows another cat at the bowl to feed, to the mischievous Trickster Cat, who exchanges food cubes between bowls. The game even features four adorable Kittens, who draw their fellow kittens to the Food Bowls. Kibble Scuffle’s innovative packaging doesn’t just hold the game—the box also doubles as the game’s Cat Food Box, allowing players to have the most immersive feline feeding experience possible! Kibble Scuffle arrives in game stores soon, so be sure to preorder it today!
Jan 15, 2019
WizKids is pleased to announce that The Expanse: Doors and Corners, the first EXPANSE-ion for The Expanse, its game of politics, conquest, and intrigue, based on the acclaimed television series, is coming soon to North American Game Stores!
In The Expanse, players use characters and events in the Expanse universe in order to spread their influence and compete for dominance. The game’s accessible, card-driven system allows players to utilize action points in order to move or place fleets and influence, and use their faction’s unique abilities to gain control over the solar system.
The Expanse: Doors and Corners expansion adds five new modules to the game—Leaders, who can go with fleets and can add influence when they do so, New Tech, which gives player three random choices whenever a tech is earned, Resource Tokens, which can be spent in a variety of ways to add AP, help pay CP, move the initiative track, or earn bonus points, Protomolecule, which adds a new scoring opportunity, and Variable Setup, which allows for fleets and influence to be placed anywhere at the start of the game. These modules can be used in any combination in conjunction with the base game, adding new and engaging elements to the strategy and gameplay.
The Expanse: Doors and Corners is a fantastic addition to this exciting game, allowing you to spread influence throughout the Expanse universe in a whole new way! This expansion is coming soon, so be sure to preorder it at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!