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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!

Nemo Rising Announced by WizKids

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.

WizKids Announces Hako Onna

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.

Components*

  • 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

MSRP: $29.99

WizKids Announces Licensing Partnership for The Orville TV Series

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.