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WizKids Announces D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist

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 is Throwing a Fungeon Party this June

WizKids has announced a new game that puts the Fun in dungeon, Fungeon Party! Designed by Brian Lewis, David McGregor, Marissa Misura, and Tom Jones, this is a fast paced, quest completion game which takes a traditional dungeon party and puts them in a truly untraditional dungeon crawler.

2 to 5 players pick a class from a list of classic adventure choices; such as Barbarian, Cleric, Ranger, and Wizard, just to name a few. Each class has their own stats, which can be upgraded as experience points are earned, as well as a special ability that will help the party complete a pile of at least 6 quests.

Quest cards are drawn from a stack and placed in the middle of all players. Using a cell phone or stopwatch, a timer is set for 30 seconds per quest, so 6 quests would be a 3-minute timer. Someone yells “GO”, the top quest card is flipped over, and the goal is to complete all quests before the timer runs out! Sounds simple, but is it?

What types of quests would you expect in a Fungeon? Stack dice on your forehead, bounce dice into the box, knock down a meeple surrounded by dice, balance a meeple on a stick. These, and many more wacky quests await the brave adventures that travel through the corridors of a Fungeon!

Gather your party and check out this quick, easy, and FUN game to learn and play! Fungeon Party will be available at your Friendly Local Game Store June 2018 for $29.99. Pre-order today!

It’s X-Men Forever, X-Force, and Dark X-Men for Dice Masters in November

Dice Masters is getting more campaign boxes and team packs this November as WizKids has revealed a whole bunch of X-Men related releases. This November sees the release of the X-Men Forever Campaign Box, a Dark X-Men Team Pack and an X-Force Team Pack.

“Forever” is a reference to X-Men Forever, a short lived series that saw classic X-Men writer Chris Claremont return to writing the team and characters. Dark X-Men was a team put together by Norman Osborn when he became the head of SHIELD.

The campaign box will retail for $39.99 and include everything 2 players need to begin. Included will be dice and cards for Wolverine, Cyclops, and a more than a dozen different heroes. Villains include Lady Deathstrike, Mastermind, and Donald Pierce. The box allows you to take on the Brotherhood and Hellfire Club!

Marvel Dice Masters: Dark X-Men Team Pack includes Dark beast, Thunderbird, Mimic and more characters, some making their first appearance in the game. The Team Pack includes 24 cards and 16 dice. MSRP is $12.99.

Finally, Marvel Dice Masters: X-Force Team Pack includes Cable, Psylocke, Deadpool, and several other heroes making their first appearance in the game. The Team Pack includes 24 cards and 16 dice. MSRP is $12.99.

Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair is Available Now

WizKids has expanded the ever-growing line of pre-painted miniatures with Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair! Focusing on the creatures that inhabit the world of Golarion, this 44-figure set is the latest release in the award-winning Pathfinder Battles line of minis.

Horrific and terrible creatures stalk you through the darkest depths and await you within ancient ruined cities. Open up booster packs to uncover these high-utility monsters and heroes suitable for any fantasy role-playing campaign. Find all kinds of figures and foes, from playful Pixies to the deadly Serpentfolk. Discover fierce jungle animals such as Lions, Tigers, and Morlocks, oh my! It’s not just creatures you may encounter; keep an eye out for rare “dungeon dressing” inserts that add realism and fun to your tabletop world.

Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair comes in two product configurations: a Standard Booster and Standard 8-count Booster Brick. Each Booster includes four total figures; one Large and three Medium or Small. Each Standard Booster Bricks, which brings that to a total of 128 figures! With so many miniatures being added to a collection, what more could an aspiring player ask for? A Huge, fearsome, unique creature, that’s what!

Getting a case of Jungle of Despair Standard Booster Bricks will open up the opportunity to purchase the Case Incentive, The Hydra! This Huge, hulking beast is everything one would hope for in a monstrous encounter. As the legends state, cut off one head of a Hydra, and two more grow back. This impressive figure comes with 10 interchangeable heads that will leave yours spinning with options!

This brand-new set is packed full of intense adversaries, powerful allies, and wondrous marvels to add to your tabletop experience. Head down to your Friendly Local Game Store to pick up your boosters, and maybe even the Hydra, today! Welcome to the Jungle.

Fury of Dracula Gets a Fourth Edition this July

WizKids has revealed they will release the brand new edition of the classic Fury of Dracula with five new miniatures in July.

The board games was originally released by Games Workshop in 1987 and was designed by Stephen Hand. The game features one player as Count Dracula who secretly moves through Europe turning humans into vampires. The other players are Hunters who attempt to find Dracula and destroy him and the vampires before they take over the continent.

The edition will feature a new rulebook, new sized cards, and fully painted miniatures of Dracula and the hunters. The game will retail for $59.99.

The game was previously released by Fantasy Flight Games. Games Workshop ended their business arrangement with that publisher in September 2016 and announced a new partnership with WizKids in October 2017.

It’s the Days of Future Past for Marvel HeroClix and a Tri-Sentinel Colossal

It’s a trip to a classic storyline as WizKids has unveiled the Marvel HeroClix: Days of Future Past Storyline Organized Play event. The grand price is a Tri-Sentinel Colossal figure which will also be available for retail sale next year.

The figure combines the power of Sentinels Mark IV, Mark V, and Mark VI into one powerful being. The figure includes 3 faces and 6 arms and will retail for $24.99 when it’s released in January 2019.

The three month organized play event will run from July to September. Players will compete to earn Days of Future Past Wanted Poster ID cards and the one with the most points will receive the figure as a grand price.

Each Monthly OP Kit includes 3 Competitive Prize ID Cards, 10 Participation Prize ID Cards, and an instruction sheet.

Survive the Pass & Defeat the Endless to Earn Glory in Endless Pass. Available Now from WizKids.

WizKids has released their newest card-based adventure game, Endless Pass. Designed by Nuria Casellas, two to six players take on the role of a Viking and explore the Pass while not only fighting the never-ending hoard of Endless, but rival Vikings as well. What are they fighting for? Eternal Glory!

The goal is simple: the last Viking standing or the first to earn 10 Glory, while surviving the turn, wins. If none of the players survive, then the player with the highest amount of Glory will take the honor of most worthy within Valhalla. To earn Glory, a Viking can either slay Endless as they appear in front of him or her or take it from another Viking in a surprise attack!

Each of the player boards are double sided. One side showing a generic Viking, all with the same stats, while the other is a named Viking Hero, such as Gunnar the Raider or Brynhild the Valkyrie, each with their own abilities. No matter what, each player has 10 health and needs 10 Glory.

Start each round by drawing cards from The Pass deck. Here is where the Endless show up, reptilian monstrosities spawned from Jormungand, the Midgard Serpent. Using additional cards from the Action deck, a Viking can use a sword or Greek Fire to kill Endless, earning Glory. Or they can play a defensive game, blocking Endless with shields or dodging out of the way. If an Endless isn’t defeated by the end of a player’s turn, all of them get passed onto the next player! A Viking could end up being overwhelmed in a sea of ferocious Endless!

Vikings needn’t only attack Endless – they can attack another Viking! Swing a sword or throw a bomb at another player in an attempt to take a Glory, or even health, from them. Be cautious, a good Viking won’t go down without a fight and can be ready to defend or dodge incoming attacks at a moment’s notice.

Will you be the Conqueror of The Pass? Are you worthy of receiving everlasting glory in the realm of Valhalla? Pick up Endless Pass at your Friendly Local Game Store for $24.99 and find out!

Battleworld Comes to HeroClix with Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld

Marvel’s Secret WarsBattleworld is coming to WizKidsHeroClix this October with three releases and an organized play kit.

As revealed, Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Fast Forces, Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Dice and Token Pack, and Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Booster Brick will all be released and take inspiration from the setting featured in Marvel’s Secret Wars storyline that saw the Marvel universe shaken up by the godlike Doctor Doom.

Many characters from that storyline will be present including new versions of the Avengers, Runaways, Man-Thing, Witch Queen Le Fay, wild west versions of Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, and Black Widow, Spider-Island versions of Iron Fist, Hulk, and Captain Marvel, and the Thor Corps which has Dino Thor and Destroyer Thor along with Ultimate Thor. New characters include Killmonger, Regent, and Viv Vision,

The Booster set will include 16 Commons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Uncommons (plus 1 Prime), 16 Rares (plus 1 Prime), 12 Super Rares (plus 1 Prime) and 6 Chases. Each Booster includes 5 figures.

The Fast Forces Pack will feature The Runaways, including all-new dials, and two never-before-released characters: Alex Wilder and Klara Prast. The team includes Lucy in the Sky, Princess Powerful, Sister Grimm, and Talkback. MSRP is $16.99.

The Battleworld Dice and Token Pack will include 2 custom dice and 6 action tokens themed around Spider-Man, heroes, and villains from the Spider-Island domain. MSRP is $9.99.

For retailers, a Marvel HeroClix: Secret Wars – Battleworld Release Day OP Kit will be available. The kit contains 3 limited-edition She-Hulk HeroClix figure with character card, 5 double-sided maps, 1 instruction sheet.

The Secret Wars storyline ran in 2015.

Reputation is Everything in Dark.Net – Available Now from WizKids

WizKids has released its newest game, Dark.Net! In the late 21st century, four mega companies – dubbed the Big Four – have taken control of every aspect of modern society. People have two choices: sell their soul to one of the Big Four or make their own way in the Fringe – a world where reputation means everything, and information is more valuable than money.

Designer Richard Yaner shows a cyberpunk-style future where 2 to 4 players compete with each other to earn the highest amount of Reputation. To do this, players need to buy and sell Information from each of the Big Four and exchange them for other useful tools. Network Extensions are used to grow your influence, enabling you to gather additional Information per turn, and Network Boosters increase the amount of Information obtained from a Network space.

Building up your own network isn’t the only way to gain Information! Hire Informants to sit on other players’ networks and take Information from them. Infect their Networks with a virus that redirects all Information your way, or shut them down completely. You can use Information to make a Contact, a helpful ally that boosts Reputation and protects you from opponent attacks.

Just remember, the Big Four are always watching, and if too much information is taken from them, they go on the offensive. Roll the Retaliation dice and hope the Big Four show mercy on you and your growing network. If one of them hones in on you, flip a Response card and see what punishment the company dishes out. More players mean more Response cards, and after the last one is flipped, the game ends. Whoever has gained the most Reputation wins!

Think you have what it takes to make it to the top? Then pick up Dark.Net at your Friendly Local Game Store for $44.99 and build that Reputation!

Every Zoo Has Wild Animals… And They All Know Kung-Fu in WizKids’ New Game, Kung-Fu Zoo

WizKids has released the dice-flicking dexterity game, Kung-Fu Zoo! Designed by Charlie Price, players take turns flicking their animal dice into the arena with the goal of knocking their opponent(s) onto their backs and stunning them, or into their cages.

The dice in Kung-Fu Zoo are designed to look like the animals they represent. Each one shows the head, sides, back, tail, and feet of each of the four animals that come with the game – Elephant, Cheetah, Gorilla, and Zebra. In addition to looking cool, the sides also play into the mechanics of the game; like determining how many points you score, or where an animal can be flicked from.

There are two ways to play: Cage Battle and Points Battle. Cage Battle is the main way to play, where players take turns flicking dice and working toward being the last animal standing. The outer edge is called the Rail; that’s where animals are flicked from. One at a time, animals start at one of the four indented dots along the rail, and get flicked into the arena. A player will need to ricochet their dice off the sides of the arena before hitting an opponent into one of the cage holes. If successful, they get another turn.

 

After all dice have been launched into the field, players are allowed to pick up one die and shoot again. Animals showing their back, a side, or tail are flicked from one of the four dots. A head up animal is able to be flicked anywhere on the rail, while feet up is stunned and unable to be flicked. In addition to that, the animals gain special abilities. Only able to be used once per game, these are unique techniques that could help turn the tides of battle. Zebras kick up dirt into an opponent’s face, causing them to close their eyes before shooting. Cheetahs can run to a different spot, Elephants can be flicked from inside the arena, and Gorillas can jump off other Gorillas.

The second game type is Points Battle. For this game, players shoot all four of their dice, one at a time, from one of the four dots. After all dice have been flicked, players add up points based on the top sides of the dice. Head up is worth 5 points, while feet up is only worth 2. Simply add up the points, and whoever has the most wins!

Kung-Fu Zoo is a game that can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. It’s quick to learn, quick to play, and the perfect addition to any board game collection. Priced at $29.99, be sure to visit your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy today!

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