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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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