WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Bumuntu, designed by Timothy Blank. Based on the Bakongo tribespeople of central Africa, Bumuntu explores their culture, symbols, and folklore in a strategic, innovative game that’s fun for the whole family!
In Bumuntu, each player becomes a tribal leader journeying through the Congolese jungle, following the guidance of the animals and earning their favor. Each turn, players will travel around a board of 64 randomly assigned Animal Tiles by utilizing the animals’ individual abilities, inspired by each animal’s unique traits. Zebras, for example, can run in straight lines, and Flamingos allow players to fly to other spaces. Some animals allow players to attack each other, such as the venomous Black Mamba and the charging Rhinoceros. The most valuable tiles will change throughout the game, as players rearrange the Animal Favor Board to try and maximize the amount of favor their tiles will earn. At the end of the game, players will score points based on the number and types of tiles they’ve collected.
Bumuntu contains ten different animals, and players choose eight to play with each game, allowing for players to have a bit of control over the amount of interaction on the board, creating a more programmed game for more strategic players or a more interactive game for those who like to make (and break) alliances. Will the animals look kindly upon you, or will you get lost in the jungle? Find out in Bumuntu, available for pre-order at your Friendly Local Game Store or online today!
Free Comic Book Day is a yearly event taking place at local comic shops where fans are able to get free comics and limited edition items. It takes place the first Saturday in May each year and in 2019 falls on Saturday, May 4, 2019!
In years past WizKids has released items for the day from their Heroclix and Dice Masters lines of games, each having deep roots in comics. This year sees two releases.
The PX Iron Man HeroClix: Free Comic Book Day Figure from Wizkids/NECA has an enhanced paint job and effects and will include an exclusive HeroClix figure and card in a polybag with hangtag. The PX Marvel Dice Masters Promo Starter Pack includes Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men Dice-Building Game Starter Set and Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers – Age of Ultron Starter Set.
Games Workshop has revealed their newest licensed game from WizKids, the new board game set in the Age of Sigmar – The Rise & Fall of Anvalor. Here’s the story so far…
“Many previous attempts to build a lasting fortification at Anvalor have failed. Its strategic location on the Great Parch, a particularly arid region of Aqshy, the Realm of Fire, is of supreme importance. However, each new effort to establish a significant foothold has also irked a new foe, an enemy who rises to the challenge of thwarting the attempt. Equally distant from Anvilgard, Hammerhal Aqsha and the City of Brimstone, the competing factions of those great cities have put their quarrels aside and committed to a final push to rebuild Anvalor together. Whoever can secure the new stronghold will also dominate the Great Parch, significantly strengthening their influence in all the Mortal Realms.”
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: The Rise & Fall of Anvalor is for 1-4 player game with games lasting about one hour. Players compete to gather the most influence in Anvalor to dominate and cause the city’s downfall. The player with the most influence wins!
There are six playable factions, the famous Aqshian rivals, the Hammers of Sigmar and the Khornate legions of Khorgos Khul, the Vorstarg Fyreslayer Lodge and the Order Serpentis.
WizKids has announced that next year they’ll be sponsoring the ROC series! While many details remain to be worked out, the plan is that all maps released next year will be legal for HeroClix, that points earned under the ROC series can also be used for entry into WizKids Worlds and Nationals. The ROC Cup Championship will convert to a Worlds’ Qualifier event introducing new championship formats as players try to earn enough points to qualify for the WizKids World Championship.
Both sides hope that exclusive figures can also be made available through the series with more details to come!
WizKids has announced that its new tactical dexterity game, SEAL Team Flix, is now available in North American game stores! In this objective-based game inspired by first-person shooter video games, players will battle an eco-terrorist group called Gaia’s Hope. The game has two modes, Campaign and Skirmish, allowing players to choose whether to play an 8-mission non-linear campaign or choose one of the 17 missions to play as a skirmish.
This exciting game incorporates flicking, dice rolling, and character standees in a unique combination that will have the whole table standing up. Pick up SEAL Team Flix at your FLGS or online today!
WizKids has announced the release of its newest game of intrigue, Spy Tricks, designed by Susumu Kawasaki! In this trick taking game of intelligence and espionage, players are spies from different countries seeking to learn the information contained within the Secret Document – information that has the potential to influence the entire world!
In order to deduce what the Secret Document is, players will need to use their hands as well as observe the other players’ actions. There is even an element of gambling as they bet on the content of the Secret Document – each bet on the content locks out other players from guessing the same thing. At the end of 5 rounds of betting and guessing, the Secret Document is revealed. Players receive points based on how accurate their guess was, and a new round begins. When all players have been the start player once each, the game ends, and players add their points together to determine the winner.
Think you have what it takes to be the world’s greatest spy? Sneak on over to your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy for only $19.99.
WizKids has announced its hilarious and exciting dungeon crawler, Fungeon Party, is now available in North American game stores! Designed by Brian Lewis, David McGregor, Marissa Misura, and Tom Jones, Fungeon Party is a fast-paced quest completion game which takes a traditional party of heroes and puts them in a truly untraditional dungeon crawler for 2-5 players.
Over 60 wacky quests await the brave adventurers travelling through the corridors of the Fungeon, including bouncing dice into the box, knocking down a meeple surrounded by dice, balancing a meeple on a stick, and many more!
Gather your party and check out thi quick, easy, and FUN game to learn and play! Pick up Fungeon Party at your FLGS or online today for $29.99!
WizKids has announced the upcoming release of the newest addition to its D&D Icons of the Realms line of pre-painted miniatures: Waterdeep Dragon Heist. Based on the newest Dungeons & Dragons story, Waterdeep Dragon Heist is scheduled to release this fall and features exciting and compelling characters, both heroic and villainous, including the Human Warlock of the Fiend, the devilish Pit Fiend, and the founder of the Zhentarim, the mysterious Manshoon.
Also featured among the 44 figures from Waterdeep Dragon Heist are several popular animals for all your Wild Shape needs, such as the tactical Dire Wolf and the vicious Brown Bear. Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard edition boosters will contain 4 figures: 1 Large or 1 unique Huge figure, and 3 Medium or Small figures.
Additionally, customers who pre-order an Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist standard booster case will have the opportunity to purchase the City of the Dead Statues & Monuments case incentive promotional set while supplies last. This gorgeous set of miniatures includes several beautifully carved statues & monuments as well as several coffins that can be used in a variety of locations!
Experience the bustling city of Waterdeep, get to know its thrilling characters, and immerse yourself in the adventure with D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist, releasing September 2018.
WizKids has announced a new Upgrade Kit for the internationally-acclaimed board game, Betrayal at House on the Hill, featuring enhanced double-sided character cards and premium six-sided custom dice, set to release this Fall.
The six pre-assembled and double-sided character cards introduce all-new character art and high-quality construction by incorporating dials between the two sides to accurately track each character’s Speed, Might, Sanity, and Knowledge with ease. The haunts of Betrayal may cause you to fear a bump in the night, but the integrated dials of the new character cards will resist a bump to your gaming table.
Additionally, each Upgrade Kit includes eight premium dice to accompany the new character cards, featuring custom pips and the piercing pearlescent green and bright yellow color scheme of the well-known Betrayal at House on the Hill Base Game box.
The Upgrade Kit releases September 2018.
WizKids has announced the upcoming card game, Maiden’s Quest, with design by Ken Shannon, who has brought you games such as Approaching Dawn: The Witching Hour and Tournament at Camelot. A fair maiden can only wait to be rescued for so long, and at some point, they just have to do it themselves.
Maidens who are escaping the tower will use cards in their hands to fight enemies and overcome various obstacles. As you play, the game’s difficulty grows as the number of enemies increases and they become more active. An innovative turn-and-flip mechanism allows each card to represent up to four items, encounters, or allies.
This fun and easy to learn game takes 10 to 30 minutes to play if you play non-stop. Or play one round at a time, which is only 30 seconds or less! Each encounter resolves separately, so you can stop and stow away the deck at any time, returning to play exactly where you left off. Also, the game is played solely in the hand, so no table space is required! Box contents include enough for true solo (1-player) play, co-op, or competitive 2-player games. With multiple copies, even more players can join in and be part of a large, multi-player experience!
Maiden’s Quest is expected to release June 2018 for $19.99.