In the lead up to ToyFair, USAopoly and Games Workshop have announced plans to develop licensed versions of the critically-acclaimed adventure board game, Talisman.
USAopoly will release two new licensed versions of Talisman in North America and other select regions later this year. This will be the first time a licensed version of the game will be available. The new partnership grants USAopoly international rights to distribute co-branded renditions of the “Magical Quest Game” via distributors, online marketplaces and beyond.
First released in 1983, Talisman has sold millions of copies worldwide. The game’s fourth edition, which was released in 2009, was granted the Ludoteca Ideale Official Selection award.
USAopoly has said that more details will be announced later this year.
This is the latest partnership announced by Games Workshop which has shifted gears in recent years shifting it’s focus and break out from just being a “miniature game” manufacturer. They’ve also announced deals with WizKids and Funko expanding their footprint.
Talisman Revised 4th Edition‘s latest expansion, The Woodland, is now available. For centuries it was closed to mortals, but now you can enter the faries’ forested home from the Outer Region of Talisman.
The Woodland features a corner board depicting a mysterious forest, governed by mischievous faeries and inhabited by all ilk of mystical creatures. You may encounter there not only mercurial faeries, but also enchanted animals that fight with Craft instead of Strength, and talking trees eager to share the secrets of the Woodland with you. Inhabitants included the infamous Puck, Baba Yaga, and more.
The Woodland also has fate tokens come into play. Those different sides, the golden and dark blue, cause different effects. The light fate token you get to reroll a die roll of your own, and the dark fate token you can reroll another player’s. Fate plays a big role, in that you can be judged by how much of it you have, another attribute you’ll need to build up if you’re to survive the woods.
The Woodland features three Path cards that gives characters advantages and disadvantages during your journey. The cards also determine your foe in the Meeting with Destiny space in the heart of the Woodland. Defeat that foe, and earn some help in the journey to the Talisman.
The game also features five new characters, including the Ancient Oak, the Leywalker, and the Spider Queen. There’s also alternate endings included in this expansion that makes the journey for the Crown of Command even more perilous.