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Free Radicals, a Futuristic Game of Knowledge and Influence!

Free Radicals

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Free Radicals, a futuristic game of knowledge and influence!

In Free Radicals, each player takes control of one of the ten fully asymmetrical factions that make up the interconnected community of Sphere City, a thriving community built underneath The Sphere. Each faction has its own mechanics, goals, themes, and challenges, but all make use of the same core data cards, favor system, and Sphere research tracks. Throughout the game, players will also be able to assist other factions in their research, earning them favor and additional rewards, while hopefully not helping too much! 

Each faction provides different themes and challenges. They include:

  • Farmers – Use domino-style tiles to plant crops in your vertical farm, and feed the city efficiently as possible!
  • Couriers – Use your drones to pick up and deliver goods to various locations around the city. Time your deliveries carefully, as values are always changing!
  • Artisans – Make technology beautiful! You’ll use the Data Cards that the Sphere provides as tools to create intricate Hardlight Constructs!

Over the course of 12 rounds, each player gathers Resources, Data, and Credits, advancing their Knowledge, gaining Favor, and Awakening the Free Radicals! Each player’s turn sequence will look different based on the selected faction, but each will be working towards the goal of leading humanity into its next stage.

By the end of the game, the player with the most victory points wins the game and will lead The Sphere into a bold new future! Pre-order Free Radicals from your Friendly Local Game Store today! 

Components

  • Over 300 faction-specific components for 10 different factions!
  • 1 Main Board
  • 1 Prestige Token
  • 60 Resource pieces:
    • 20 Hydrogen
    • 20 Carbon
    • 20 Titanium
  • 30 Credit tokens
  • 50 Data Cards
  • 5 double-sided faction boards
  • 5 Player aids
  • 200 Favor Cubes

Race your Friends through the Dungeon Mazes of Undermountain in Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain

Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain

Wizkids has announced that Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountaina wildly entertaining scrawling adventure for the whole family, is now available in North American game stores!

In Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain, up to 4 adventurers are drawn together to delve into Undermountain, an immense underground of dungeons created by the Mad Mage, Halaster Blackcloak. Use your markers to trace your path, defeating Monsters, casting Spells, connecting Artifact Fragments, and collecting shiny Treasure on the way! The round ends when one player defeats that dungeon’s mighty Boss, so you only have a few minutes to collect as much loot as possible! The player with the most points after exploring three dungeons is the winner!

At the beginning of each game, players pick one of five Characters, each with a thematic ability that helps them collect one type of points more easily as they draw their line through the maze. Normally, Treasures need to be outlined and Monsters need to be entirely covered with marker to be collected. But Rogues only need to touch treasure, and Barbarians only need to fill in the monsters’ heads to defeat them!

While anyone can cast a spell by tracing an intricate pattern, a Wizard only needs to draw a small circle!

Dungeon Scrawlers contains 10 unique mazes of increasing complexity, introducing new challenges as you go. These include portals, locked doors, multiple bosses, time limits, and more! With multiple paths through each maze, and over 100 different 3-maze combinations, you’ll never have to stop scrawling! Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Scrawlers: Heroes of Undermountain is available now, so pick it up at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!


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Solve 7 All-New Cases in Detective Rummy

Detective Rummy

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Detective Rummya rummy-style card game that breathes new life into Mike Fitzgerald’s classic Mystery Rummy series!

In this 2-4 player game, players take on the roles of Detectives vying to solve a series of 7 different cases and gain fame in an immersive noir setting! The story begins at the legendary Rummy Detective Agency, and each case takes you to various locations to solve a crime, including the diner with the best doughnuts in town, the cozy Quarter to 3 Bar, a ritzy fashion emporium, the circus, the most elite jazz nightclub in town, and more!

The cases in Detective Rummy can be played in two different ways: Campaign Mode and Case Mode. In Campaign Mode, you play all 7 cases in order. In Case Mode, you can play Cases 2 to 6 as standalone Detective Rummy games one at a time. The game also has a ton of replayability – the new Game Changer cards featured in each case are discovered in a different order (if at all) each time you play, so cases will never resolve the same way twice! You can play both the campaign mode or the individual cases as many times as you like!

Detective Rummy is for 2 to 4 players ages 14 and up. Games take 45 to 60 minutes.

Detective Rummy

Contents*

  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Casebook
  • 2 Score Pads
  • 6 Double-Sided Detective placards
  • 150 Detective Tokens
  • 24 Skill Tokens
  • 16 Item Tokens
  • 16 Bad Blood Tokens
  • 4 Double-Sided Locations
  • 7 Double-Sided Suspects
  • 6 Lawyers
  • 10 Assignment Tiles
  • 123 Evidence Cards
  • 60 Game Changer Cards
  • 1 Danger/Round Track
  • 1 Danger and 1 Round Marker
  • 3 Skill Dice
  • 4 Turn Summary Cards

*Contents subject to change


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Wizkids’ Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition Comes to Stores October 13

Clash of Cultures: Monumental Edition is coming to stores on October 13. The classic game of exploration, expansion, and development has all-new updates in this latest edition.

Released by Wizkids, the “Monumental Edition” includes the sought-after “Civilizations” and “Aztecs” expansions, fully sculpted minis of the 7 Wonders, and all-new cover art, newly sculpted minis, and graphic design.

The game is for 2 to 4 players ages 14+.


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Discover All the Potential the Galaxy Has to Offer in Star Trek Missions. Beaming Down in February 2022

Star Trek Missions

WizKids has announced Star Trek Missionsfeaturing the same combo-building gameplay as the Kennerspiel-nominated Fantasy Realms!

In this galactic take on the combolicious classic by Bruce Glassco, you’ll unite familiar characters, locations, and gear from the Star Trek universe in strange and thrilling new configurations! Assemble a crew with anyone from Commander William Riker to DaiMon Bokgrab a Bat’lethand take on challenges like organizing a Diplomatic Conference or getting trapped in the Holodeck!

In Star Trek Missions, your goal is to assemble the highest-scoring combos possible by drawing cards from the Galaxy deck, the Mission deck, or the discard area. The cards are worth varying point values depending on the other cards in the player’s hand. As players want to have the highest-scoring hand at the end of the game, they’ll want to find the most valuable combinations of galaxy and mission cards during play.

Star Trek Missions is deceptively simple to learn, but its depth is as vast as the cosmos itself. Each turn, players will draw one card and discard one card. But even a single discard can be the difference between a prosperous victory and a failed mission.

Gather your crew and boldly go where no man has gone before in Star Trek Missions, hitting stores in February 2022!

Star Trek Missions

Head Back to the 90s with Wizkids’ DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Summertime

Summer is here, and WizKids has announced the upcoming release of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Summertime, a quick and clever card game inspired by the iconic hit song!

In Summertime, you will cruise, groove, and unwind across Philly, hanging with DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince at the hottest spots and trying to vibe with them to prove you’re the coolest in the crew!

Players will earn Cool Points by traveling to different Spots and outwitting each other, trying to play Action, Energy, and Boost cards to end up with the most total Energy at a Spot. Players also each have a different Vibe, and they will earn bonus Cool Points at the end of the game for each Spot they collected with a matching Vibe. The player with the most Cool Points at the end of the game wins!

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Summertime features quick but deep gameplay and high replayability. Do you have the energy to keep up with everyone else who has their eyes on the crown? Find out in Summertime, and be sure you pre-order at your Friendly Local Game Store today!

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Summertime is out in July for 2-4 players ages 10+. Games take about 20 minutes.

Go Greece Lightning and Push Your Luck with this Racing Game

Greece Lightning

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Greece Lightninga push-your-luck racing game set in Ancient Greece from Kathleen Mercury and Mark Sellmeyer!

You are the Captain of a sleek, speedy trireme, racing in the famous Hydra Regatta. Steer around whirlpools, shifting currents, and fickle gods. Avoid the hungry Hydra and win a place among the stars!

In Greece Lightning, players race around a circular track, trying to be the first to complete two laps. You’ll roll two dice to move your boat—but you can risk going faster by rolling a third die. Careful! If you roll lower than your second die, you’ll lose them, and only keep your first die!

As you play, the seas shift and transform. You’ll pick up Racecourse wedges that you can place anywhere in the circle (except on top of ships, or at the start). Use these to make your path easier, or to place a Hydra directly in your opponents’ way! You’ll also collect Favor of the Gods cards, granting you powerful abilities. Speed through the course to win the favors of the gods, traverse whirlpools of fate, and collect fish to feed the Hydra. After two laps around the whirlpool, whoever sailed the furthest wins!

Greece Lightning is for 2-4 players ages 12 and up. Games take about 45 minutes.

The game includes:

  • Lap Counter Board
  • Starting Line wedge
  • Central Whirlpool
  • 28 Racecourse wedges
  • 4 player boards
  • 8 ship meeples
  • 4 wake tokens
  • 4 custom navigation dice
  • 8 movement dice
  • 36 Favor of the Gods cards
  • Golden Fleece token
  • Rulebook

Retailing for $34.99, Greece Lightning will be release in June 2021.

Greece Lightning

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Build Shrines for the Ages in Jinja Coming Soon from WizKids

Jinja

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Jinjaa colorful worker placement game about building shrines across Japan!

In Jinja, players must place workers at key locations around Japan to activate one of 13 different actions or build at one of seven territories. To earn the highest honor, you must plan your strategy, time your construction, and be a little bit lucky. The game takes place over five seasons as players work towards their unique goals.

The game features high replayability, with variable goals and events, as well as secret goals, called Omikuji, or “fortunes”, which score you bonus points if your shrines are on key locations. The game also includes Kitsune cards, which are randomly chosen for each game and provide different discounts, bonuses, and abilities that change with the seasons.

Jinja features evocative illustrations and high-quality components, including custom plastic miniatures to represent the shrines, screenprinted score trackers, and a custom multicolor Mask die! This breathtaking game, with its complex-yet-accessible thematic gameplay and stunning table presence, is sure to be a game night hit! Pre-order Jinja from your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!

Jinja

Waddle Around Downtown as a Sightseeing Penguin in Waddle

WizKids has announced that Waddlean adorable pattern movement game for 2-4 players, is available in stores now!

In this fun, friendly, and accessible game from legendary video game designer Raph Koster and tabletop guru Isaac Shalev, players will take an adorable group of curious penguins sightseeing around the city trying to match the patterns on their cards with the locations the penguins travel to. The game board is a set of 5-10 places (depending on the player count) each with room for 5 penguins, and an adorable illustration of said penguins wreaking havoc at restaurants, libraries, or even the opera! The Penguins are screen-printed custom wooden meeples, divided into yellow and red groups, with matching bow ties!

Players share the same group of penguins, but each person scores based on their carefully chosen cards. Waddle requires a mix of advanced planning and thinking on your feet in order to succeed. After a set number of rounds, the player with the most points did the best job of corralling the penguins and wins the game!

The game features phenomenal art from Jackie LiWaddle is the perfect combination of cute and strategic.

The game is for 2-4 players ages 10+. Game time is about 30 minutes. Retailing for $29.99 the game includes

  • 32 Penguins (16 yellow and 16 red)
  • 52 player cards
  • 1 round and score board
  • 10 tokens and markers
  • 10 Place tiles
  • 1 Rulebook

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