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Gen Con 2019: Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition Debuts

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition

Combining the beloved Disney and Square Enix collaboration with Games Workshop’s time-honored tabletop mechanic, USAopoly has announced that Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will soon be arriving at local retailers.

A vibrant board game experience inspired by the original Kingdom Hearts video game, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition is filled with iconic characters, memorable locations and adventure. Designed for 2-6 players, the game transports players to The Destiny Islands, which have been attacked by the Heartless. Players must venture through three different rings — The Realm Between, The Realm of Light, and The End of the World– acquiring the needed Strength and Magic to seal the Door to Darkness and keep Heartless from consuming the other worlds. 

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition Component Highlights: 

  • Imaginative, colorful gameboard featuring Never Land, Traverse Town, Atlantica, Agrabah, Wonderland, Olympus Coliseum and other familiar Kingdom Hearts locations.
  • Custom figures of 11 playable characters, including Sora, King Mickey, Goofy, Donald Duck and Aqua. 
  • More than 250 Cards & Objects featuring iconic storylines and characters from the critically acclaimed property. 
    • Spell Cards – Gives players magic boosts and abilities, including Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, Gravity, Cure, Reflect and more.
    • Purchase Cards – Provides players with additional items, weapons and armor, such as Gummi Ship, Dream Sword and Ribbon.
    • Follower Cards – Powerful allies, which are based around the Summons and Party Members and include fan-favorites like Simba, Genie, Bambi, Dumbo, Tinker Bell and Mushu, help players complete their quests are needed to stop the Heartless.
    • Event Cards – Inspired by Keyblade wielders and Disney villains, events can both positively and negatively impact a player’s journey to the Door to Darkness.
    • Keyblade Cards – Wield powerful Keyblades to defeat enemies and seal the Door to Darkness, including Oathkeeper, Oblivion and Divine Rose.
  • Features Munny-themed currency, custom marbleized six-sided dice, and more!

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will be available in local retailers in North America and Europe starting this Fall, 2019. 

Prior to the game’s official release, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will be fully playable for the first time at GenCon 2019 (Aug. 1-4). The OP and Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition can be found at booth #1037.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition is Out Now

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition from USAopoly is now available. Players can sneak, fight and search their way to victory in this reimagined version of Talisman. With sights set on a villain and multiple obstacles ahead, players navigate through Arkham Asylum to evade orderlies, officers, as well as Batman, Robin, and Batgirl to release the inmates and become King or Queen of the underworld.

Talisman: Batman Super-Villains Edition

The game is for 2-6 players taking 90+ minutes to play.

Included is:

  • 1 Custom Illustrated Game Board
  • 12 Character cards
  • 1 Batman card
  • 102 Encounter cards
  • 24 Feat cards
  • 28 Purchase cards
  • 4 Security Key cards
  • 4 Alignment tokens
  • 6 Six-Sided dice
  • 12 Custom sculpted character figures
  • 1 custom sculpted Batman figure
  • 6 Stat boards
  • 30 Coins
  • 30 Encounter tokens and 36 Fate tokens
  • Rules

USAopoly and Games Workshop Sign a Deal for Licensed Editions of Talisman

Talisman

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: The Woodland Expansion is Out Now!

Talisman The WoodlandTalisman 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.

Talisman The Woodland Contents