WizKids will release Magic: The Gathering — Heroes of Dominaria, a new strategy board game, this summer. This is the first game announced as part of the expanded licensing arrangement with Wizards of the Coast last year (see “WizKids to Produce ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Board Game, Minis”).
Players take the roles of powerful heroes traveling the ancient lands of Dominaria (Llanowar, Urborg, Keld), building sites and gathering artifacts before they confront the Cabal to gain resources needed to save the multiverse. Players must use strategy to build up their arsenal, and earn the most victory points overall to win the game.
The box will (tentatively) include a game board, 4 player mats, 16 hero tokens, 24 site tokens, 32 leyline tokens, 150 mana tokens, 1 turn tracker token, 20 cabal tokens, 15 artifact tokens, 20 site mana tokens, 50 card Dominaria deck, 45 card quest deck, 10 public quest tiles, 20 card artifact deck, rulebook, and two-part organizational tray. The game is for 2 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 90 minutes. MSRP is $59.99. Release is planned for August.
A Premium Edition of the game will also be released, that includes 4 exclusive pre-painted miniatures. MSRP is $79.99. Release is planned for September.
WizKids has shared information and pictures on the forthcoming Magic: The Gathering Creature Forge: Overwhelming Swarm token creatures it will release in July.
WizKids announced the token creature figures when the company expanded its licensing relationship with Wizards of the Coast last year (see “WizKids to Produce ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Board Game, Minis”), and then showed off prototypes at New York Toy Fair (see “‘Magic: The Gathering’ Minis, Massive ‘D&D’ Ship, Black Dragon Trophy”).
The inaugural set will include 28 highly-detailed Creature Forge Token Figures,which stand up to 55 mm high. Each comes with a base representing one the five colors of mana. The collection will include the iconic Angel, Dragon, Spider, and Zombie, as well as artifacts and multicolored creatures. Many will include translucent parts. The figures will be sold in Gravity Feeds containing 24 figures, (presumably blind boxed,) for $3.49 each.
The company also announced a Magic: The Gathering board game today (see “WizKids Unveils ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Board Game”)