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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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WizKids and Critical Role Brings Exandria to Life!

WizKids has announced a partnership with Critical Role. Adding to its line of miniatures, WizKids will debut product offerings from the expansive world of Exandria, beginning Q1 2021.

At launch, fans can expect to see iconic monsters and popular Player Characters (PCs) to enhance their own adventures in the roleplaying game set on the continent of Wildemount. Included in these is Critical Role’s Game Master Matthew Mercer’s famed deluxe “gargantuan” size, pre-painted Udaak. Sculpted with high-detailed features using premium paints, it’s truly a great foe, or ally, for any adventure!

Through this partnership, players can expect to see many additional releases in the coming years that span various continents in the world of Exandria, including products and RPG accessories like premium pre-painted—and unpainted—miniatures in the tiniest of figures all the way up to gargantuan and more. All packaging comes with a clear window, so fans can see exactly what they are getting on the store shelf.

The first six box sets of premium painted figures will release in Spring 2021 and will be available at Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS) worldwide.

WizKids Critical Role

Waddle Around Downtown as a Sightseeing Penguin in Waddle

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Waddlean adorable pattern movement game for 2-4 players!

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.

Out in February 2021, the game is for 2-4 players ages 10+. Game time is about 30 mintues. 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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The Gates are Open! Lead Your Tribe to Prosperity in Gates of Mara

Gates of Mara

WizKids has announced that Gates of Mara, a new 2-4 player game from one of the designers of Flotilla, is available now in North American Game Stores!

In this fantasy game from designer JB Howell, players take on the roles of tribal leaders seeking to lead their people to prosperity. To do this, they will secure influence in each realm, enchant their tribes, collect elemental resources, and earn gate keys. Over the course of four rounds, players will position influential figures from their tribes around the realms and gates. At the end of each round, the player with the most Influence in each area stakes a claim on it, earning points if they have claims in a realm at the end of the game. Players can also earn points by enchanting their people, completing objectives, and collecting keys. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Gates of Mara blends upgradeable worker placement with layered area-control mechanisms, all brought to life by the art of Nastya Lehn. You can lead reptilian dragonkin, the amphibious goblins, the insectoid antids, or the arboreal elves.


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Gates of Mara

Sidereal Confluence: Remastered Edition Has You Negotiating at the Table

Sidereal Confluence Remastered

WizKids has announced that the highly-anticipated Sidereal Confluence Remasteredan all-new remastered edition of its hit negotiation gameis now available in North American Game Stores!

With stunning new cover art by celebrated artist Kwanchai Moriya, an updated card layout, cardboard turn and bidding trackers, a teaching guide, and an updated box insert to keep your components safe and sound, this all-new remastered edition of Sidereal Confluence brings the game into a more refined light.

This acclaimed asymmetrical trading game has been a fan and critic favorite since its initial release in 2017. Each player takes on one of nine unique alien species who’ve come the trading table with their own quirks and playstyle. Will you play the highly advanced Unity and introduce a wildcard resource to the game? Or the Kt’Zr’Kt”Rtl and their driving need for green cubes? Turns happen simultaneously, limiting down-time and encouraging players to negotiate. This is no cooperative game, but working with your competitors to negotiate fair trades is the key to progressing your individual goals. Almost everything is up for trade; beyond the typical resources and ships, you’re welcome to license out your technologies, promise future production yields, or even exchange the ownership of one of your colonies.

The designer, TauCeti Deichmann, has developed and honed a truly unique trading game – it has asymmetrical factions, supports simultaneous play, promotes flexible, creative deal-making, allows 4-9 players around the same trading table, and packs all of the above into a slick experience lasting less than 2.5 hours. 

The game features

  • 380+ redesigned cards
  • 230+ Tokens and Tiles
  • 200+ Resource Cubes
  • 21 Boards
  • 1 Rulebook
  • 1 Teaching Guide
  • 9 Player Screens

Sidereal Confluence: Remastered Edition is available now!

  • Sidereal Confluence Remastered

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Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade Brings Pinball to Roll-and-Write Games

Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade

WizKids has announced that their hotly-anticipated Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cadea new pinball themed roll-and-write game from designer Geoff Engelstein, is now available in North American Game Stores!

This spectacular new title features four unique tables and matching backglass for players to choose from: Carniball, Cyberhack, Dance Fever!, and Dragon Slayer. Each turn, a pair of dice is rolled. Each player will select one of the two results and move their pinball to a bumper, spinner, or target with a matching number. As the game progresses, players will make their way down each level of the table, eventually selecting which flipper’s roll to use to send the ball back to the top.

With a small footprint and quick setup, Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade is great for solo or group play. Each of the game’s 4 tables has unique mechanics, challenges, and bonuses for players to enjoy, making this the ultimate game night treat!

The game is for 1-4 players ages 12+ and games should take about 30 minutes.

As a special treat, head to the WizKids website for free print-and-plays of Carniball, the game’s introductory table, and Cyberhack, an intermediate table from the game, along with a how to play video featuring designer Geoff Engelstein!

Super-Skill Pinball: 4-Cade

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Be the Last One Standing in WWE Cage Battle

WWE CAGE BATTLE

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of WWE Cage Battlean intense, exciting new game featuring the WWE’s most infamous setting!

When the steel cage descends onto the ring, you know the match you’re about to witness will be unforgettable. WWE Cage Battle brings that thrill to the tabletop for the first time! Build a team of your favorite Superstars, then flick custom dice into the ring to begin the battle! Stun your opponent’s Superstars or pin them in the corners of the ring. If your opponent’s Superstars are all stunned or pinned, you win the round! The first player to win three rounds wins the Cage Battle!

The game also features an alternate Points Battle mode, where points are awarded at the end of each round based upon the position of the Superstars left in the ring. The first player to 21 points wins! Each Superstar has a set of unique custom dice featuring their signature moves. With 16 Superstars featured, including John Cena, Charlotte Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and more, WWE Cage Battle brings the excitement and mayhem of your favorite Raw or SmackDown matches to life!

The game features 1 Cage Battle Ring, 16 Superstar Cards, 16 Superstar Dice, and 1 rulebook.

WWE Cage Battle is coming soon, so be sure to pre-order at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!

WizKids Announces WarLock EZ Clips

WarLock EZ Clips

Earlier this month the WarLock Tiles system from WizKids launched to much anticipation and excitement. Through feedback, WizKids has noticed that the community has wanted two things, to make their creations secure but also want these tiles for quick builds.

Based on that feedback, WizKids has revealed the newest clip addition, WarLock EZ Clips, which are designed to help with creating those faster builds. This variety of clip is made of much softer plastic and will be offered for $4.99 for 100 clips. WizKids hopes to get them on the market soon.

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