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Practice Your Dexterity with The Great Cake Escape

The Great Cake Escape

WizKids has announced that The Great Cake Escape, an all-new game for 2-4 devious bakers!

In this dexterity game from designer Jay Treat, players are bakers who earn a little extra dough on the side by smuggling contraband into the local prison—inside their cakes! Players will push escape tools worth varying numbers of points, ranging from screwdrivers to chainsaws, into a three-dimensional cardboard cake while pushing their opponents’ tools out. But be careful! At the end of the game, the guards will inspect the cake, confiscating the most visible item in each layer. The player who has the most total points after the guards’ inspection wins!

The game is for those age 14+. Games should last 15-30 minutes.

Retailing for $29.99, the game comes with a 3-D Cake featuring three layers, 44 tool pieces (11 per player), and a rulesheet.

With sweet mechanics and a deliciously delightful table presence, this game is sure to be the icing on the cake at your next game night! The Great Cake Escape is available now.

Purchase: Game NerdzMiniature MarketCool Stuff Inc

Ultra Deluxe 2D Arcade Mega Fighter Brings Classic Arcade Fighting Games to the Tabletop

Ultra Deluxe 2D Arcade Mega Fighter

WizKids has announced that Ultra Deluxe 2D Arcade Mega Fightera new game inspired by classic arcade fighting games, is available now at North American Game Stores!

In this two player dueling card game, players will create their ultimate team for a 3-on-3 tag team battle by drafting from a pool of 15 fighters, each with their own unique abilities and evocative pixel art. Characters like Sharkfist, Tyranosorcerer, or Amoeba Bandita can all be drafted to create the most epic team of all time!

After drafting their Fighters, players will have 3 actions per turn, selected from 5 options: Start Combo, String Combo, Taunt, Swap Fighters, or Draw. Players can choose any combination of actions and my perform them in any order, with the only exception being String Combo, which cannot be performed unless Start Combo has already been performed earlier that turn. Each Fighter has a unique set of 3 Attacks and 2 Special Abilities, giving each team of fighters a unique synergy allowing them to more effectively K.O. their opponent’s team. Once a player has K.O.’d all 3 of their opponent’s Fighters, they win Play “Button cards” to execute different attacks, and chain cards together to create insanely powerful combos!

  •  Hilarious Roster – Command unique, entertaining fighters with punderful names like Sharkfist, Slumberjack, and Tyranosorcerer!
  • C-C-C-Combo Maker – Rack up damage by carefully stringing together devastating combos, or mash buttons and hope for the best.
  • 16-Bit Nostalgia – A quick-to-learn dueling game with stylized pixel art.
  • Endless matchups! – 15 different fighters with more than a hundred thousand possible matchups. Only the best will survive!
Ultra Deluxe 2D Arcade Mega Fighter

Return to the Tournament Fields in the Age of Arthurian Legend with Tournament at Avalon

Tournament at Avalon

WizKids has announced that Tournament at Avalona standalone and fully compatible sequel to the acclaimed trick-taking game Tournament at Camelot, is available now in North American Game Stores!

In this standalone trick-taking game, players aim to take the fewest tricks possible by utilizing their unique card powers, as well as tuning their hands and feinting cards. Players are encouraged to talk and banter throughout the game, and engage in informal diplomacy in order to come out victorious.

You play as a legendary character, battling opponents with weapon cards—Arrows, Swords, Deception, Sorcery, and even Alchemy. The more you injure your opponents, the better you fare in the tournament. However, even the most injured characters can make a complete comeback with the grace of Godsend cards and the aid of their special Companions. This trick-taking game ends when one opponent has been injured to the point of death. The player with the most health is then declared the Tournament victor!

In Tournament at Avalon, you’ll also have cards representing the legendary enchantress Morgan Le Fay, and a new set of Location panels, which grant additional advantages to a player when they are the host of a tournament round. And if you also have Tournament at Camelot, you can mix and match your favorite cards, playing with either ruleset or combine the two games to play an epic “Chaos of Battle” tournament with seven or eight players!

Featuring ten new Protagonist and Companion cards with exciting new player powers, including Arthur Pendragon and Morgan Le Fay, Tournament at Avalon is the perfect standalone game for your next game night, or a fantastic way to add some new flavor to your game of Tournament at Camelot. Tournament at Avalon is available now, so be sure to pick it up at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!

Tournament at Avalon

The Devourer of Worlds is Returning to Heroclix

WizKids has revealed a new Galactus figure for Heroclix. The Marvel HeroClix: Galactus – Devourer of Worlds Premium Colossal Figure will be available in August.

The figure stands on a 3×6 base with four dials. Two of those dials feature 32 clicks of health and there’s a new Herald Dial to serve. The fourth dial of the figure called the Elemental Converter Dial allows Galactus to devour the entire map!

This is the fifth iteration of Galactus in the game. The character was previously available along with the sets “Galactic Guardians” as a super booster, “Avengers” as a 2007 exclusive, and “Critical Mass” as a 2004 convention exclusive. There was also Zombie Galactus that was a convention exclusive in 2014.

WizKids Ends their Relationship with Robert Burke Games Over Insensitive Remarks

WizKids has announced that they have ended their “relationship” with Robert Burke Games after insensitive statements were made by the game publisher in a Facebook group and Twitter.

The designer had published Doppelgänger, O.P. Arena, and King’s Struggle through WizKids. He’s also self-published and released games through Grey Fox Games who has not made a statement (but also aren’t too active on Twitter).

Unboxing: WizKids Games Crate

Loot Crate has launched the “WizKids Games Crate” which features 3 WizKids tabletop games in every crate. It can include mini-games, strategy games, card games, and more.

There’s a promised $60+ MSRP value in every box. We open up the second box and see what’s inside.

Were the contents worth it?

Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace
MSRP: $14.99
Amazon: $15.95 https://amzn.to/30EKfFN
K’uh Nah
MSRP: $19.99
Amazon: $12.70 https://amzn.to/3cXQk2E
Miniature Market: $14.99 https://www.miniaturemarket.com/wzk73763.html
Letter Go!
MSRP: $24.99
Amazon: $15.95 https://amzn.to/2zvEDlX
Miniature Market: $21.29 https://www.miniaturemarket.com/wzk73284.html

MSRP: $59.97
“Store”: $44.60 to $52.23

You can order your own box with the next having a theme “Board at Home”

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WizKids’ Games Crate Helps with “Board at Home”

LootCrate‘s “WizKids Games Crate” delivers tabletop games to your door every other month. The subscription crate retails for $19.99 + shipping and promises 3 games valued at $60 or more.

The games are unknown and can be card games, mini games, strategy games, and more.

This month’s crate has a theme of “Board at Home” and promises to ship in 2 business days.

You can check it out and subscribe now.

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Create a Masterpiece Out of Thin Air in El Maestro, Coming Soon from WizKids

El Maestro

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of hit game El Maestroin English for the first time! For 3-8 players ages 10+, El Maestro is expected to release July 2020 and retails for $24.99.

In El Maestro, one player leads the group in air drawing their Oeuvre (their fine work of art). The others physically draw along with the motions, doing their best to recreate the Maestro’s shapes and understand their signals. Sign your masterpiece, then guess what you’ve been creating – and try not to laugh too hard when you share!

Players gain points for artistic merit, as well as for words guessed correctly. The Maestro gains points depending on whether or not they spoke during their performance. The game ends after 4 rounds, and the player with the most points wins!

The game includes

  • 70 Double-sided Oeuvre cards, with a pair of images on each side
  • 1 Lectern stand
  • 2 Guides for the Maestro’s hand signals
  • 7 Pencils
  • 1 Pad of Paper for your masterpieces

Perfect for game night, El Maestro is a fun new spin on charades-style gameplay that will earn a standing ovation from the whole family! Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store today!

Prepare for Your Next Adventure in Last-Second Quest from WizKids

Last-Second Quest

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Last-Second Questan all-new set collection fantasy game! The social game features 15 different fantasy classes, each featuring their own drawbacks and abilities.

In Last-Second Quest, you and your opponents are archetypical adventurers, with a gridded board representing your storage, staring at a shared pile of items. Each round a quest is revealed with a unique set of required and forbidden items, and you only have seconds to fill your storage board with as many of the required items you can, while avoiding the forbidden ones. Once everyone is done, you take turns defending your choices, then score based on how well you prepared, and how few empty spaces are left over. The best-prepared adventurer wins!

With a variety of fantasy classes to choose from, 4 types of storage boards, fun gameplay, and beautiful illustrations, Last-Second Quest is sure to be a family favorite!

For 2-5 players for ages 14+ and games take about 20 minutes. Retailing for $34.99 the game includes:

  • 28 Quest Cards
  • 15 Adventurer Cards
  • 4 Ready to Go Cards
  • 10 Double-Sided Storage Mats
  • 60 Unique Double-Sided Item Tiles
  • 5 Locked Tokens

Escape a Dying Civilization in Seeders From Sereis: Exodus—Coming Soon from WizKids!

Seeders from Sereis: Exodus

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of hit game Seeders from Sereis: Exodus, in English for the first time!

When an unknown force threatens to render their home uninhabitable, the Seeders must build arks—giant colony ships–to ensure their survival. Players work to create the most promising design to be chosen for production. Each turn players draft cards into their hands as cards are laid out on the board. Players strategically place negotiator chips between the cards they want, using their alignment and position to determine who has the most influence over a desired card. Once all negotiators and tokens are placed, influence is calculated and the winners of each card are determined.

Once obtained, cards can be played for points, adding value to your ark, or discarded for resources. Each card represents a different component of the ark – modules and personnel – and players will find unique synergies between cards. Complex interactions add layers of strategy that lead to a unique experience each time you play.

Featuring immersive sci-fi art and high-quality production materials, Seeders from Sereis: Exodus tells a deep, engrossing story, while challenging players with difficult decisions and unique mechanics. This is the first game set in the visionary Seeders from Sereis universe, created by Serge Macasdar and Charbel Fourel.

Seeders from Sereis: Exodus is releasing Fall 2020.

Seeders from Sereis: Exodus
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