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WizKids Announces Flotilla

July 1, 2019

Lead Humanity And Rebuild Civilization In Flotilla

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Flotilla, a unique post-apocalyptic board game of exploration and economics!

In 1954, with an explosion over a hundred thousand times more powerful than even the wildest estimates, the Castle Bravo nuclear test obliterated the Bikini Atoll, and ruptured the Earth down to its mantle. As water levels rose in the aftermath, the remnants of humanity fled their homes and took to the sea. World leadership came together to build a massive Flotilla, mankind’s last bastion of civilization.

In this 3-5 player game, players will explore, salvage, trade, and build their way to the most victory points, and a place as the most powerful commander in this new society. It features two distinct and interwoven modes of gameplay, using a unique system where nearly every major component is double-sided. Players begin the game “Sinkside,” exploring the ocean with the skiffs, rescuing survivors, and diving for resources to sell or stockpile. At any point in the game, you may choose to turn “Skyside,” selling your skiffs, and using resources to improve and build the Flotilla itself.

The components in Flotilla are unique, immersive, and interconnected. Your skiffs will be able to actually carry up to four resource barrels, and come in a unique shape for each player color. Artifact tokens slot in to matching spaces in a double-layered hub board, and art on the ocean tiles lines up to create a unique layout for your growing Flotilla each time you play. Your Crew cards also tell a story, with each crew member’s illustration changing as you flip them from their “Sinkside” jobs to their new “Skyside” roles.

The player with the most Victory Points is the winner, and it’s possible to win no matter when you go “Skyside,” if at all. In Flotilla, you’ll find significant strategic depth and variety, while giving players the freedom to tell their own story. Flotilla is coming soon, so preorder it at your Friendly Local Game Store today!

Components*

  • 100x wooden Resource barrels
  • 92x double-sided ocean tiles
  • 70x double-sided crew cards with 92 unique pieces of art.
  • 67x VP tokens
  • 65x currency tokens
  • 40x guild seal tokens
  • 33x double-sided Objective tiles
  • 30x depletion tokens
  • 30x wooden outposts in 5 player colors
  • 20x wooden Influence disks in 5 player colors
  • 20x wooden boats with 5 unique shapes, one for each player color
  • 16x double-sided artifact tokens
  • 16x Resource tokens
  • 16x custom translucent dive dice in 3 different colors
  • 10x toxicity tracker tokens
  • 7x custom multicolor research dice
  • 5x double-sided Player boards
  • 5x double-sided starting tiles
  • 4x guild dial pointers
  • 4x guild dial sprockets
  • 3x Dock Tiles
  • 2x wooden tracker disks
  • 2x survivor track tiles
  • 2x cloth bags
  • Flotilla Hub board
  • Guild board
  • Sonar track board
  • Rulebook

*Final contents may vary.

MSRP: $79.99 SKU: 73767

WizKids Announces the Release of Sovereign’s Chain

June 29, 2019

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Sovereign’s Chaina new, futuristic hand management card game!

In this 2-4 player game, players will seek to achieve the highest score by placing Class cards in their chain—a row of cards in front of them with a variety of abilities and numbered values. Each card is one of two suits, designated by either a Star or a Planet symbol in the upper left-hand corner. Players must end the game with the greatest difference between the total values of each of the suits in their chain.

Each turn, players must play a Class card from their hand into either their chain or the chain of an opponent. Class cards must always be played faceup (unless otherwise indicated) and adjacent right to the last card in the target chain. After resolving the card’s ability, they draw a new card and end their turn. There is no minimum or maximum hand size.

If a Class card’s ability results in a card being removed from a player’s chain, all remaining cards immediately shift to the left, reforming the chain and filling in the gap. When a card is discarded, it is placed facedown. If the draw pile is empty, the discard pile is shuffled and becomes the new draw pile. Certain Class cards allow players to take a Shield or Modifier token. These tokens can either modify the score of a target card (adding or subtracting 1 point to/from its value) or prevent a card from being targeted by another card’s abilities. The game also includes Suit tokens, which can alter the suit of the card they are placed on.

The game immediately ends when any player’s chain reaches 7 Class cards at the end of their turn. Players will then reveal 1 facedown card in their chain, and activate its abilities. This process continues with each player revealing 1 card until all facedown cards have been revealed. Scoring then begins, and players will calculate the difference between the total points granted by each suit, respectively. The player with the greatest difference wins the game! Sovereign’s Chain is coming soon, so preorder it at your Friendly Local Game Store today!

Components:

  • 1 x Rulebook
  • 12 x Shield Tokens
  • 20 x Modifier Tokens
  • 20 x Suit Tokens
  • 4 x Reference Cards
  • 15 x Event Cards
  • 70 x Class Cards

MSRP: $19.99 SKU: 73762

WizKids Announces Ravnica: Inquisition Social Deduction Game

June 27, 2019

WizKids is pleased to announce that Ravnica: Inquisitiona social deduction game set in Magic: The Gathering’s most iconic plane, is now available in North American game stores!

Players become either Agents of Bolas or Gatewatch Loyalists in this 5-10 player game. The Agents of Bolas seek to remain hidden while they bring Nicol Bolas to power, while the Gatewatch Loyalists must try to root them out before they succeed. Each player will have unique, color-based powers determined by their Guild, and players will elect a leader each round who may target another player with their ability.

At the end of 5 rounds, players will be killed via various abilities as well as a vote among the remaining players. If, at the end of the game, at least two Agents of Bolas are dead, the Gatewatch Loyalists win! Otherwise, the Agents of Bolas have succeeded in their plot and claim victory.

This thematic game blends elements of Magic: The Gathering with classic social deduction mechanics, creating a unique gameplay experience that will have players eager to try another round. Ravnica: Inquisition is available now, so pick it up at your Friendly Local Game Store or onlinetoday!

A social deduction game for 5-10 playersRavnica: Inquisition is great for both fans of party games and fans of Magic: The Gathering!

Components:

  • Rulebook
  • 10 Role Cards
  • 10 Guild Cards
  • 5 Color Leader Cards
  • 5 Targeting Cards
  • Ablaze Marker
  • Ultimate Price Marker
  • Notepad
  • Pencil

*Contents subject to change

MSRP: $14.99
SKU: 73139

DC Universe Rebirth HeroClix Set Available Now

April 15, 2019

DC Rebirth is DC Comics most recent reboot of the entire DC Universe that re-imagines many of the most iconic heroes and villains in a stunning, new light! This exciting interpretation of the DC Universe includes new iterations of the usual suspects from the Justice LeagueJSA, and Teen Titans as well as new and exciting themes like Deathstroke’s DefianceJustice League China, and the Dark Trinity of BizarroRed Hood, and Artemis!

Long-time HeroClix fans will be ecstatic to see many never-before-clixed characters like Power GirlThe SignalColonel PoisonBumblebeeCycloneCommander SteelShade the Changing GirlJessica Cruz, and Flex Mentalloalongside their favorite, iconic characters!

Much like when readers saw the DC Rebirth comics for the first time – we’re sure there are going to be some BIG surprises as they open these boosters!

This booster set contains:

  • 16 Commons (Plus 1 Prime)
  • 16 Uncommons (Plus 1 Prime)
  • 16 Rares (Plus 1 Prime)
  • 12 Super Rares (Plus 1 Prime)
  • 8 Chases

The Rise and Fall of Anvalor Available Now from WizKids

April 13, 2019

WizKids is thrilled to announce that The Rise & Fall of Anvalor, its all new co-opetition game is now available North American Game Stores!

Taking place in the iconic Warhammer: Age of Sigmar setting, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor has one to four players, each representing one of six factions, building a stronghold on The Great Parch. Each faction has ulterior motives, however; they seek to take Anvalor under their control to strengthen their influence in all the Mortal Realms.

Players will purchase City Buildings while enemies slowly encroach upon them. When enough enemies have gathered, players must work together to fight them off by rolling dice. Successfully defeated enemies will grant influence to the player who eliminated them, and the player with the most influence at the end of the game is the champion! With over 155,000 unique scenario combinations, The Rise & Fall of Anvalor will offer hours of challenging and variable gameplay.

The Rise & Fall of Anvalor is available now

WizKids Announces Merlin’s Beast Hunt

March 28, 2019

WizKids is excited to announce the upcoming release of Merlin’s Beast Hunt, a fantasy game of mythic proportions!

In this dice allocation game of mythical beasts, players are wizards competing in a grand tournament to become the Champion of Magic. Merlin has gathered a collection of the most extraordinary magical beasts, which the wizards must capture by planting magical seeds in order to corral them into enclosures and successfully claim them as their own!

Each turn, players will place cards and dice on a board representing the hunting ground, where the mystical creatures roam free. These cards come in 4 unique types and form fences when played, while the dice, with 6 unique types, act as the bases. In order to successfully build fences, players must match the symbols on the dice to the symbols on the cards. Successfully built fences score points at the end of the turn. Players may also add or move beasts on their turns.

The game ends when one player no longer has any of their colored dice in their active dice, or when all spaces contain their maximum allotment of dice and all grid lines have a fence. Players then score VPs for beasts they have captured, and the player with the most VPs wins!

Merlin’s Beast Hunt will release in August 2019!

WizKids Announces Europa Base Alpha

March 26, 2019

WizKids announces the upcoming release of Europa Base Alpha, a tense game of interstellar construction.

In this thrilling intergalactic race for dominance, players will compete to build the most monumental network of bases on Europa, Jupiter’s moon. To achieve this goal, players will use dice and cards to build their bases by rolling the needed resources! The cards are used in a variety of ways: they can help you or be used to hamper the construction of bases of the other players.

Each round, players will simultaneously play a base card facedown, flipping all of them over at the same time. Then, starting with the player who has been selected to go first, players may play one or more cards from their hand next to another player’s base card. These cards, called Undermining Cards, will make it more difficult for that player to build their base. After each player has either played an Undermining Card or passed, players will roll their dice and try to use the result to successfully build their base. One of the symbols on the dice, the star, acts as a wild symbol, and may be used to represent any other symbol. These dice must be used and may not be rerolled. Each star used during a round grants a Cut Corner token, which will negatively affect that player’s score. Cards may also be played to assist in this effort. If a player fails to build their base, the base card is discarded.

The game ends when either 4 (in a 2 or 4 player game) or 3 (in a 3 player game) rounds have passed. Players will total the points from all built Bases and subtract any points indicated by Cut Corner tokens earned during the game. The player with the most points wins! Europa Base Alpha releases in June 2019!

WizKids Announce the Release of Palm Trees Dexterity Game

March 24, 2019

WizKids is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Palm Treesits new dexterity game of lush leaves and fabulous fronds!

In this dexterity game of quite literal “hand management,” players compete to grow the most verdant trees on a tropical island. To start, players will place their elbows on the table, arms straight up, forming the trunk of their palm tree.  Each player holds a number of cards, representing fronds and coconuts, in their hand. Each card indicates the way in which the player must add it to their hand. Frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards tend to have more difficult rules players must follow.

Each turn, a player will select one of three available cards on the table to have an opponent add to their tree. Each card has a rule on how it must be held: frond cards are simpler, while coconut cards have more difficult rules. Some cards require a player to hold them between two specific fingers, or potentially between their fingers and their palm. When a card is added to a player’s palm tree, they must continue to follow the rules indicated on all the other cards in their hand. Breaking any of these rules would be considered dropping a card, which ends the game.

If the game ends with a dropped card, the player who dropped the card will not score any points for that game. The game also ends when all cards have been placed in all trees. When the game ends, players add up the points on each of the cards in their respective hands, and the player with the most points wins!

The game can also be played teams of two, with one player acting as the tree while the other adds the fronds and coconuts. In this alternate way of playing, each team simultaneously builds their tree instead of taking turns. The game ends as normal. For extra fun, 6 tree trunk tattoo sleeves have been included with the game—these can be worn by players for extra immersion into the mind of an island tree. Palm Trees will release in June 2019!