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Weta Throws an Unexpected Party from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Blunt the knives, bend the forks; Smash the bottles and burn the corks; Chip the glasses and crack the plates; That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates…

Sing it loud and clear: An Unexpected Party has arrived!

Weta Workshop‘s new tabletop game is set in the opening scenes of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – when the Dwarves arrive unannounced at Bag End, to Bilbo’s dismay! Play as the uninvited guests and earn points performing lines from the song “The Things Bilbo Hates.”

The game is suitable for 2-4 players. Step inside Bag End for an hour and host your own Unexpected Party! The game retails for $39.99.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party

WETA and Cryptozoic’s GKR: Heavy Hitters is Available for Pre-Order

Love robots? Love board games? Love Weta Workshop? Buckle up.

From the miscreants at Weta Workshop and Cryptozoic comes Weta Workshop’s first tabletop game, set in the sports-crazy dystopian future of Giant Killer Robots! We played GKR: Heavy Hitters at Gen Con and have to say, it’s one you’ll definitely want to check out!

Strap in for the most epic smackdown this side of the megapocalypse. Gather your squad of Giant Killer Robots (GKRs), build your deck, and face your rivals in the ultimate fight for fame, fortune, and sweet salvage rights! Scheme, strategize and strong-arm your way to victory as you dominate the media landscape, one billboard at a time.

GKR: Heavy Hitters is a customizable tabletop game for 1-4 players, combining high-quality collectibles with dice-rolling, deck-building and tactical play! Pilot your Heavy Hitter (the biggest, baddest robot on the board) and a squad of three Support Units through the ruins of an old city, competing to either wipe your opponent off the map or reduce four skyscrapers to rubble!

Features include:

  • A unique hex-based tabletop gameplay experience
  • High-quality robot collectibles standing up to 139mm tall
  • Over 300 cards featuring unique Weta Workshop artwork
  • Five distinct phases of play
  • Two ways to win!


If you missed out on the Kickstarter, don’t fret – the retail version of the game contains everything you need for the robot rumble.

Road to Gen Con 2016: Giant Killer Robot's Road Trip

GKR: Heavy Hitters (GKR = Giant Killer Robots) is heading to Gen Con and will be showing off demos of the game along the way at various game shops. GKR is an augmented reality miniature board game from Weta Workshop, Cryptozoic, and Evolver Studios.

The year is 2150.

Mega corporations rule the world of GKR, fighting for control over cities long destroyed and abandoned after a devastating world war 100 years earlier.

Like MODERN DAY GLADIATORS GIANT KILLER ROBOT battles are broadcast across the globe as entertainment for the masses.

These sponsored robot armies battle in proxy as a way to humiliate and financially break their competition, as well as profit off the entertainment advertising and promotion during these global events.

What’s even more fun is the GKR crew are showing off their travels. If you get a chance, absolutely check out a demo and if you’re not able to, we’ll have coverage at Gen Con.