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Wise Wizard Games Launches Robot Quest Arena Kickstarter

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Robot Quest Arena

Robot Quest Arena is a new deckbuilding game from Wise Wizard Games. It’s currently on Kickstarter and has blown past its goal on the first day.

In the game, 2-4 players battle to be the best Robot Tech in the world. You control, protect, and upgrade your pot as you fight to knock out other competitors.

Each turn, players get a 5-card hand which you play for cool effects to gain energy or attack. You use your energy to move your robot or buy powerful new cards to improve your deck.

You’re able to attack your opponent removing their health cubes and adding them to your Victor Point pile. When a robot loses its last health cube, you take it off the board at which point it respawns the next turn.

The player with the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins!

You can get the basic game for $49 or the game and three expansions for $89. The campaign ends on June 17 at 10pm ET.

Robot Quest Arena robots
Robot Quest Arena

White Wizard Games is Now Wise Wizards Plus New Games Revealed

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Wise Wizard Games logo

White Wizard Games LLC, the makers of Star Realms ​, announced today that they have changed the company name to Wise Wizard Games. As the company continues to expand, they want to have a name that best represents their vision and their community. The company has raised over $4.5M on Kickstarter, the Star Realms digital app has been downloaded over 1M times, and WWG had over 20% growth in revenues in 2020.

The company has plans for continued growth, including a new arena strategy game designed by Richard Garfield. Coinciding with this renaming, Wise Wizard Games launched an updated website and social media channels. Any new reprints going forward will use the updated company name. The short abbreviation for the company name (WWG), all SKU numbers, and the WWG hat logo remain unchanged to make the transition as easy as possible for their channel partners.

Wise Wizard Games announced new games in the design and development pipeline:

  • Riders of Chaos: An audacious arena battle game designed by Richard Garfield. Choose your skilled warrior, select your unpredictable beast, and play with crazy combos as you battle in the arena with stunning miniatures in an immersive play experience.
  • Robot Quest Arena: A deckbuilding game of robot battles! Do you have what it takes to be the best Robot Tech in the world? Control your adorable battle bot miniature with the skills of your driver and the cards in your deck! Acquire powerful new upgrades for your bot. Destroyed bots respawn each round, so you’re never out of the action!
  • Hero Realms: Dungeon of Thandar: An all-new adventure deckbuilding game box set that includes everything you need to adventure through the Dungeon of Thandar as your party fights off evil bosses and minions, leveling up and gaining skills, treasure, and magical items as they go!
  • Star Realms Rise of Empire: Before Star Realms, there was war and decimation. Rise of Empire tells the origin story of the Star Empire. In this legacy-style game, players will battle each other for survival, and in the end, will walk away with a fully playable Star Realms set that includes all-new factions!
Rise of Empire

Rat Queens: the Board Game is Coming to Kickstarter from Deep Water Games this Summer

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Rat Queens: The Board Game

Deep Water Games is adapting the New York Times Best-Selling comic series Rat Queens into an official board game, coming to Kickstarter this Summer.

You know the Rat Queens. A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, in the business of massacring monsters for money. When the darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery comic debuted in 2013, it put a “Bridesmaids” spin on “Dungeons and Dragons” and campaigned its way into the hearts of many. Now, it’s your turn to join the Queens on their ale-swigging misadventures in Rat Queens: The Board Game.

Rat Queens: The Board Game is a cooperative deck-building boss-fighter based on the award-winning Image Comics series Rat Queens, created by Kurtis Wiebe. It plays 1 to 4 players in under an hour with learn-as-you-go mechanics and loads of content for endless replayability.

Just like the comics, players will have to manage the relationships between the queens and suffer the consequences of their chaotic actions. Unique asymmetric powers immerse players in the role of each of the four Queens:

  • Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, a black-haired necromancer with a bad attitude and a mysterious past.
  • Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, a red-haired Dwarf of the Blackforge Clan who rejects her family’s old-fashioned traditions.
  • Dee the Atheist Human Cleric, a human ex-high priestess who left her faith and family after she became disillusioned with the horrors they worshipped.
  • Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief, a lover and a fighter who is as dangerous as she is small.

Rat Queens: the Board Game is designed by Erica Hayes-Bouyouris and Sen-Foong Lim. Bouyouris is a game designer from Toronto, Canada, whose previous works include the Steven Universe Miniatures Game, Bosk, and Kodama 3-D. She’s part of the Game Artisans of Canada and co-hosts the Meeple Syrup show with Lim.

Lim is one half of the Bamboozle Brothers; the designers of award-winning games such as Belfort and Junk Art. Sen’s previous games also include Kingdom Rush, Legend of Korra, Godfather, and Mind MGMT.

Look for Rat Queens: the Board Game on Kickstarter, Summer 2021.

Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is Available for Pre-Order. It’s Morphin Time!

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Power Rangers Deck-Building Game

The Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is available for pre-order from Renegade Game Studios. Licensed by Hasbro, the game retails for $45 and allows you to battle your opponents with your favorite Rangers! The game allows you to play 1v1, 2v1, and 2v2 with asymmetrical battling where your goal is to crush the other players.

You play cards to generate shards which you use to then purchase other cards to build your deck. Energy is used to attack your foes while other cards are used to power up your cards in attack and defense. Once you attach four cards, you can flip over your card and morph into a Ranger unleashing even greater attacks including Zords!

The game features:

  • 70 Main Deck Cards
  • 40 Starter Cards
  • 12 Oversized Character Cards
  • 12 Signature Item Cards
  • 12 Stun Cards
  • 12 Blade Blaster Cards
  • 6 Zord Cards
  • 6 Master Cards
  • 4 Turn Order Tokens
  • 2 HP/Energy Status Trackers
  • 1 Megazord/Mega Dragonzord Card
  • 1 The Lair Tile
  • 1 Zord Bay Tile
  • 1 Rulebook

Currently available through CrowdOx, the pre-order closes on December 8 with shipping expected to begin in April 2021. Power Rangers Deck-Building Game is for 2-4 players ages 13+ with games taking 30-70 minutes.

New Hero Realms is Here this Summer

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Hero Realms Ancestry Pack

New Hero Realms expansions are right around the corner with the first coming next week. The Hero Realms Ancestry Pack is out June 23, 2020 and retails for $9.99 per pack.

In this awesome new 20-card expansion pack, you can play Hero Realms as a Dwarf, Elf, Ogre, Orc, or Smallfolk. Each race comes with four cards.

You can use ANY race with a generic starting deck, or combine them with any character pack. So you could play as an ogre wizard, an elven ranger, a dwarven fighter, or any one of the dozens of new race-class combinations. That means tons of options for the makeup of your party for cooperative play, and literally hundreds of possible new PVP match-ups.

Hero Realms Journeys Packs

On July 21, 2020, Hero Realms Journeys Packs will come to stores. They retail for $4.99 per pack.

Journeys is a set of four 12-card expansion packs for Hero Realms! Conquest and Discovery add the new Quest and Artifact card types. Quests are secret objectives that players may complete to earn Artifacts! Hunters and Travelers add new champions and actions to the game.

The Hero Realms Adventure Storage Box retails for $29.99 and will be out July 21, 2020.

Every adventure needs a box for holding! Holds an entire Hero Realms collection, with or without sleeves, with room to spare for future sets and even a playmat! Includes 32 high-quality plastic dividers to separate cards by: Set, Market Deck, Fire Gems, Personal Decks, and Score Cards. Also contains 6 foam blocks to hold cards firmly in place and 1 promo card.

Hero Realms Adventure Storage Box

The Lost Village is out August 18, 2020 and retails for $19.99.

Part Two Of The Ruin of Thandar Campaign This cooperative expansion is part two of the Ruin of Thandar campaign. The Hero Realms campaign decks turn Hero Realms into a cooperative deckbuilding adventure game. Each player plays as the Ranger, Wizard, Cleric, Thief or Fighter and you work together to battle the villains! This expansion provides three unique missions for 1-5 players and contains 88 game cards, 14 oversized villain cards, and two booklets. Requires the Hero Realms Base Game, one Character Pack per player, and The Ruin of Thandar Campaign Deck.

Lost Village

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro, Out Soon!

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Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have announced the October 31 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro. In this deck-building game that utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, two players become iconic DC rivals Green Lantern and Sinestro and engage in direct Confrontations. As the game progresses, players buy more powerful cards and attack and defend until their opponent’s three oversized Character cards are defeated.

In the game, a player can either take a Normal Turn, buying cards to build up his or her deck, or a Confrontation Turn, challenging his or her opponent directly. During a Confrontation, a player must have Power equal or exceeding his or her opponent’s current oversized Character to defeat it. Green Lantern and Sinestro each have three unique Character cards, each with more formidable abilities and a higher cost than the previous one.

The winner is the player who defeats his or her opponent’s final Character card first or, if they are unable to refill the Line-Up at any point, the player who has the most Victory Points.

The game is fully compatible with the other games in the Confrontations line: DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations and DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Batman vs. The Joker. It can also be combined with other Cerberus Engine deck-building games to create a custom game experience.

Designed by Nathaniel Yamaguchi, the game is for two players ages 15 and up and should take about 30 minutes. The set includes 98 game cards including; 60 main deck cards, 14 punch starter cards, 6 vulnerability starter cards, 8 hard-light construct cards, 10 weakness cards, 6 oversized DC character cards, and a rulebook.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestrowill be available at retailers nationwide starting October 31 for a suggested retail price of $20.

To coincide with the game’s release, Cryptozoic will also make available DC Deck-Building Game: 2018 Organized Play Kit 2, which includes instructions for stores to run tournaments for this and other games in the DC Deck-Building Game series. It includes a limited-edition Playmat, 12 Gypsy Hero Promo Cards, and a Gypsy poster. Retailers can order it from their distributors.

New Expansion to Clank! A Deck Building Adventure announced: Clank! The Mummy’s Curse!

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Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital have announced that Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure fans will soon have a new expansion to add to their collection! Clank! The Mummy’s Curse, releasing in March, explores a new pyramid themed board with new monsters and challenges to face in the tombs.

Untold riches await you inside the pyramids of the Ancients – but they are well protected. An undying Mummy guardian spreads a vile curse to those who would rob its tomb. And, inevitably, the treasure has attracted a dragon. Can you escape the fearsome Croxobek?

Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure has been extremely successful since its premiere at Gen Con in 2016. Designed by and co-published with Dire Wolf Digital, Clank! expanded in March 2017 with Clank! Sunken Treasures. Now Clank! The Mummy’s Curse further expands the fun, adding a wandering mummy to avoid, and new artifacts to acquire in the depths of the pyramid!

Clank! The Mummy’s Curse will be available this Spring at friendly local game stores everywhere. This expansion to Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure is ideal for 2-4 adventurers that are at least 12 years old. We expect that it will take most treasure hunters about 30-60 minutes to escape, if they are quick, quiet, and lucky!

Contents include:
1 Double-sided Game Board
40 Dungeon Deck cards
2 Ankh tokens
1 Dragon Marker
1 Mummy Card
1 Pyramid Die
1 Mummy Marker
2 Major Secrets
2 Minor Secrets
1 Supreme Monkey Idol
1 Market Board
24 Curse Tokens
1 Rules Sheet

DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations is Out November 29

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Cryptozoic Entertainment have announced the November 29 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations. In the 2-4 player team vs. team game, each player selects a DC Super Hero (Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, or Zatanna) or DC Super-Villain (Lex Luthor, Circe, Ocean Master, or Felix Faust) and joins another player on his or her team for a clash against two opponents. The game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, which has players build up their decks with the goal of defeating one of their opponents. The new keyword “Assist” on many cards allows a player to lend some help to his or her teammate. Though standalone, the game can be combined with any of the variations of the DC Deck-Building Game to create an even larger experience.

The game is best played 2v2 but there’s also 2 and 3 player variant rules.

In the game, each player’s DC Super Hero or DC Super-Villain has three unique versions—when one is knocked down by the opposing team, the player replaces it with the next one, which has boosted abilities and is even more difficult to take down. In order to defeat their opponents, players have to work together, taking advantage of cards with the keyword “Assist,” which allows a card to be played during a teammate’s turn and gives that teammate all the benefits.

DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations will be available at retailers nationwide November 29 for a suggested retail price of $40.

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game is our November 15

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Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network Enterprises have announced the November 15 release of Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game. The game allows 2-4 players to become characters from fan-favorite Cartoon Network shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Uncle Grandpa, Cow and Chicken, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Ed, Edd n Eddy. The game utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, which has players build up their decks with the goal of defeating as many Nemeses as possible. It is a follow-up to the original Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game, adding more characters and features, such as the new keyword “Wonder.” Though standalone, the game can be combined with the first one for an even bigger experience.

The game adds an element of surprise with cards that have the new keyword “Wonder,” which lets a player play the top card of the main deck, then add it to the the Line-Up of cards at the center of play. If a player likes the effect, he or she can buy the card from the Line-Up right away. Since this is a deck-building game, the more cards a player has to choose from, the better.

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game will be available at retailers nationwide November 15 for a suggested retail price of $25.

The game for 2-4 players is for ages 12+ and should take 30-45 minutes. Contents include 148 Game Cards, 28 Punchies Starting Cards, 12 Pratfall Starting Cards, 70 Main Deck Cards, 12 Inside Joke Cards, 6 Nemesis Cards, 12 Weakness Cards, 8 Event Cards, 6 Oversized Character Cards, and Rulebook.

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game is Out November 15

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Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network Enterprises have announced the November 15 release of Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game. Based on the Season 1 episode of Adult Swim’s hit series Rick and Morty that features a multitude of Ricks and Mortys from different realities, the deck-building game allows 2-5 players to become various versions of Rick as they try to take down the Council of Ricks and Evil Rick. This competitive game utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine in new ways, as players use Portal Guns to access the otherworldly Location deck, which includes many of the bizarre places Rick and Morty visit in the fan-favorite TV series.

In the game, the Location stack features many of the outlandish worlds Rick and Morty travel to in “Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind” and other episodes from the series. Each time a player employs a Portal Gun, he or she may flip up the top card of the Location deck and utilize that Location during his or her turn. The player even has the option to pay the cost of the Location to add it to his or her deck.

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game will be available at retailers nationwide November 15 for a suggested retail price of $40. The first run of the game will include a “Promo Rick” oversized Rick card in every box.

The game, for 2-5 players, is for ages 18+ and takes 30-45 minutes to play. Included are 207 Game Cards, 36 Genius Waves Starting Cards, 15 Starting Cards (Jerry, Beth, and Summer), 92 Main Deck Cards, 16 Portal Gun Cards, 6 Council of Ricks Cards, 1 Evil Rick Card, 20 Morty Waves Cards, 21 Location Cards, 1 Location Deck Token, 6 Oversized Ricks, and a Rulebook.

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