WizKids Announces Marvel Strike Teams Heroclix Game

WizKids has announced Marvel Strike Teams, a new HeroClix game. Instead of having just your own team you build and fight against your opponent, this is a one-vs-many game with one player in charge of the forces of evil and their nefarious plans, while the other players are in charge of the titular Strike Teams.
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Friday Snippets

Tonight: I have a game of D&D.
Tomorrow: I have a game of D&D.
Tonight: I am bringing some snacks.
Tomorrow: I am bringing homemade dark chocolate caramel brownies (I made the caramel last night).
Today: I am noshing on some bite-sized gaming stories.

On the platter we have: WizKids To Release New Magic: The Gathering Token Minis, New Star Wars: Destiny Dice Cases Available From Fantasy Flight, Kraken Dice Posts New Releases, and The RPG Coloring Book Up On Kickstarter.

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Spy Tricks Now Available From WizKids

Information is power. Knowing something about the enemy’s plans or weaknesses can turn a battle in an instant, even a long-term battle like world politics. In Spy Tricks, players are spies trying to get information out of a secret document. Each spy is trying to find out what’s in there, without letting the others know what they know, or let them get their hands on it. The game is available now from WizKids.
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Fungeon Party Now Available

It’s a little bit dungeon delve. It’s a little bit dexterity game. It’s a little bit party game. It’s a little bit country. It’s a little bit rock-and-roll. Fungeon Party is the new game from WizKids where players take on the role of traditional dungeon-delving characters, but don’t necessarily go about searching that dungeon in the most traditional ways. Bounce dice around a box, stack them, try and knock over meeples, and more.
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WizKids Announces D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist

When playing an RPG, I know that I like to have figures that represent what we’re fighting and for our characters out on the table. Sure, you could just throw anything out there and call it good, but if we’re fighting dudes in armor with mauls, I want minis of dudes in armor with mauls. If we’re fighting ghosts, I want minis of ghosts. And so forth and so on. Sometimes it can be hard to find just the mini you want, so having more is always helpful. Thankfully, there’s always new sets of figures coming out, such as D&D Icons of the Realms: Waterdeep Dragon Heist from WizKids.
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WizKids Announces Seal Team Flix

While Gaia’s Hope might seem like just a bunch of tree-hugging hippies, they’re really an eco-terrorist organization looking to solve things their way. They’ve gotta be dealt with, and the SEALS are just the team to do it. But the operations aren’t going to be easy. SEAL Team Flix is a new dexterity-based cooperative game coming from WizKids. Travel through different terrain and eliminate your targets with surgical precision… or just flick your piece off into no-man’s land. Whatever works for you.
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WizKids Announces Betrayal at House on the Hill Upgrade Kit

WizKids is looking to make your experience with Betrayal at House on the Hill even better than it is now. They are going to be bringing out an Upgrade Kit for the game this September. It contains new, custom dice, high-quality, double-sided player cards, and much more to create a deluxe playing experience.
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Review Roundup

Weeeekeeeeeeeend! Woo!
Time to get out there and get some gaming in. What kind of gaming? Doesn’t really matter, as long as you’re out there having fun. But if you’re really stuck for a game idea, perhaps these reviews can help.

Today we’ve got: Darwin’s Choice, Star Wars: Rebellion, Majesty: For the Realm, Time Barons, Herbalism, Feudum, Cabooses in the Corner, Seikatsu, and Guards of Atlantis.

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WizKids Announces Maiden’s Quest

What’s a gal gotta do to get rescued around here? The “Damsel in Distress” is a trope as old as writing. But what about when those ladies don’t want Prince Charming to come and save them, because they’re perfectly capable of saving themselves? That’s what’s happening in Maiden’s Quest, a new game coming from WizKids.
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WizKids Announces Letter Go Party Game

WizKids is simply on a roll with these new game announcements. This time around, it’s Letter Go, a new party card game. Players are looking to create words from the consonant and vowel cards out on the table, but not using any of the ones that they drew, themselves. Stretch your word power to the limit and come up with the best words.
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WizKids Announces Spy Tricks Card Game

Seems WizKids is in that cycle where they announce a bunch of new games they’re working on. One such is Spy Tricks. It’s a new trick-taking game where you play as spies (ooooh, now I get the name). Players will be trying to play the highest and lowest cards during a trick, with those players being able to make a guess as to what the secret document is. Get it right and get a point. The player with the most points at the end is the winner.
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WizKids Announces Fungeon Party

What happens when you combine a dungeon-crawling game with a party game and a dexterity game? You get Fungeon Party. It’s a new game coming from WizKids wherein players take on the role of traditional dungeon-crawl classes, like wizard and barbarian, and head into a dungeon where their skills will be put to the test in unconventional ways. How many dice can you stack on your head? Can you bounce dice into a box lid? And how fast can you do it? Because this is a timed adventure. That’s what you’ll have to find out.
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Review Roundup

It’s Saturday! Woo! What cannot be accomplished on such a day as today!?
I know what I’ll be doing. I’ll be here at CMON Expo, hobnobbing with gaming media. Some of them I will now feature here on today’s Review Roundup.

Today we have: Hard City, Destiny Aurora: Renegades, Castle Von Loghan, Meeple Circus, Karuba: The Card Game, Hardback, Yummy World: Party at Picnic Palace, Lucidity: Six Sided Nightmares, Rising Sun, Darwin’s Choice, Feudum, and AW Miniatures 28mm Samurai.

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WizKids Announces Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair Set

I just recently got into a new RPG group. The game takes place in a whole new world I’ve never played in before, with players I’ve never gamed with before. So it’ll be interesting to see how everything works out. The DM does use a gridded map for when we play, and brings out the minis for us to fight against. But with a game like that, it’s always tough to find just the right mini. Well, that’s where the plastic sets come in. In this case, WizKids has announced a new one. It’s Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair.
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Endless Pass Now Available From WizKids

Vikings are known for their fighting prowess, and also their desire for glory. When they die, they want to die in battle and be celebrated in Valhalla for the mighty deeds they’ve done. In Endless Pass, players take on the role of vikings fighting against a never-ending stream of monsters, as well as one-another. The player that first gets to 10 Glory is the winner. You can pick up your copies now.
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Review Roundup

Here we are back on Saturday. Hard to believe it’s as late as it is already. Day just seems to be flying by. If there’s any day of the week that I usually hope “drags on,” it’s Saturday. But not so today. I’ve been up since 3:15am (that’s just what time my brain decided to be awake this morning), and can’t believe how late it already is. But, one of the last things I really need to get done is get you those reviews you so desperately desire.

This week, we have: HEXploreit: The Forest of Adrimon, The First Steps of Calais, Vinyl, Mobster Metropolis, Rise of Moloch, Lotus iOS, Manhattan, Empires, Stuffed Fables, Hellapagos, Bunny Kingdom, The Fox in the Forest, and Burning Suns.

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D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie III Now Available

I’m about to get into a new D&D group. It’s my first 5th Edition game, actually. I’ve already got my character built. I don’t have a mini for it yet. Not really sure I’ve seen one I want to use. Perhaps there’ll be one in the new D&D Icons of the Realms: Monster Menagerie III set. It is available now, so I should go check it out.
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Dark.Net Now Available From WizKids

In a not-too-distant future, four giant corporations have taken over every aspect of life. Those that live in this dystopian world can choose to either just go and work for one of them, or live life out on the edge. There, reputation is everything and information is the most valuable currency. In Dark.Net, players find themselves out there in the Fringe, buying, selling, and trading information in the hopes of being the greatest information broker of all time. The game is available from WizKids now.
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Kung-Fu Zoo Now Available From WizKids

The animals in the zoo are up to something. They’re not content to just hang out in their cages all the time. No, they’ve been training and now it’s time to turn their cages into a cage match. That’s what’s going on in Kung-Fu Zoo, a new dice-flicking dexterity game from WizKids. You can pick up your copy now.
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WizKids Announces Magic: The Gathering: Heroes of Dominaria Board Game and Token Miniatures

GAMA is this week, and lots of game companies will be showing off all sorts of new releases they’ve got planned for the year. WizKids will be at the show. But along with all the other things they’ve already previewed will be at the show, they’ve got another couple related to arguably the most popular CCG out there: Magic: the Gathering. They’re working on a new Heroes of Dominaria board game, as well as coming out with minis for all your favorite Tokens from the game (I’m gonna be looking forward to picking up a whole bunch of Bears, for obvious reasons).
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WizKids Posta GAMA Preview

GAMA is this week in Reno, Nevada. *starts appropriate music* Game companies from all over the world will be showing off their releases for the year. WizKids is one such company headed to the show. For those that can’t be there (such as myself), we can still get a preview taste of what’ll be on display.
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WizKids Announces the Mage Knight Board Game: Ultimate Edition

It’s apparently Nostalgia Week. We started off with a new Zombicide. We had a new Monsterpocalypse announcement. Now, we’re headed to Mage Knight territory. WizKids has announced that they’re coming out with a new version of the Mage Knight Board Game. This is the Ultimate Edition and includes not just the base game, but the three expansions that were released as well.
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WizKids Announces Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises

Buying, selling, wheeling, dealing. Buy low. Sell high. When do you partner up and when do you go it alone? You gotta know when to hold ’em. You gotta know when to fold ’em.
I went to the stock market and did a business.
And business is the order of the day if you’re Ferengi. In Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises, players take on the role of Ferengi traders, looking to make a profit on Deep Space 9. It’s a new game coming from WizKids.
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WizKids Announces Curio: The Lost Temple

A staple of the tropes in ancient tombs is the requirement to solve intricate puzzles in order to proceed forward. Theoretically, this meant that only true followers of those that built the structure would know how to get through them (oftentimes with deadly results for those that failed). There’s often a time element involved. You must think fast and accurately, or all is lost. Such is the case in Curio: The Lost Temple, a new real-time puzzle game coming from WizKids.
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WizKids Announces Endless Pass Card Game

WizKids seems to be in that pattern again of announcing several new games in rapid succession (nothing wrong with that, mind you). In this case, it’s Endless Pass: A Viking Saga. Players take on the role of mighty vikings, searching the Pass as they look to defeat the Endless, a never-ending (ooooh, that explains the name…) group of monsters. But, being vikings, they’re also looking for glory! As such, they’ll compete against one-another as well. Whose story will be told throughout all time? That’s for you to decide.
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Team Play Now Available From WizKids

Two heads are better than one.
It’s an old saying that’s now in game form via Team Play, a new card game from WizKids and Schmidt Spiele. In the game, pairs of players are looking to complete objectives, but they’re unable to directly say exactly what their goal is. Players will have to find other means of communication and understanding if they want to come out on top.
You can pick up your copy now.
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WizKids Previews Independent Faction Pack For Star Trek: Attack Wing

One of the new product lines for Star Trek: Attack Wing that WizKids is working on are the faction packs. For players looking to focus on a particular race or faction in the game, these sets give you a great start, or a way to really bulk up your forces. The next one to come out is for the Independent faction. In this preview, you can get a look at a bunch of the card upgrades and some ships you’ll be able to field when the sit hits store shelves later this month.
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Lancelot Now Available from WizKids

The court at Camelot wasn’t all singing and dancing, there were a lot of things going on behind the scenes. Lancelot and Guinevere were having this sort of thing going on. All of the knights were looking to perform daring deeds to earn valor and honor. And that’s what you’ll be doing in Lancelot, now available from WizKids.
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The Return of Khan Set For Star Trek: Frontiers Now Available

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Ok, you know that the story had to start with that. There’s no other proper way.
Yes, one of the most iconic villains in all of Star Trek lore is making another appearance on your tabletops. This time, it’s in the Return of Khan expansion set for Star Trek: Frontiers from WizKids. If you feel you’re up to this tactical geniuses level, grab your ships and hit the skies.
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Review Roundup

Saturday!
Woo!
I don’t know about you, but for me, that first week of 2018 seemed to take an eternity! Not that it was bad, mind you. I even got to play a new game. But there were several days where I was just going, “wait, it’s not even noon yet?” But yeah, we’re now firmly into the first weekend of the year. Hopefully you’re able to get some gaming in. I will be. But even if you’re unable to get out, you can still check out some reviews.

This week we have: Heaven and Ale, Favelas, Fallout: The Board Game, Codenames: Disney, Witches of the Revolution, LIberatores, The Ruhr: A Story of Coal, and Time’s Up!: Title Recall.

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WizKids Posts HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School Prevew

A new set is in the works for HeroClix. For this one, they head to one of the most iconic characters and the school they founded. Xavier’s School for the Gifted gives mutants a place to learn about their powers in a safe environment (well, safe when it’s not being attacked by supervillains, anyway). It’s also the home base for the X-Men. Get a look at some of the characters that’ll be coming in the set with this preview.
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WizKids Posts New Thor Dice Masters Preview

The Dice Masters train keeps rolling along. The game is going to be getting a new set soon based on one of the popular Marvel Avengers characters. It’s Thor, god of thunder (and rock and roooooooll!!). But he’s hardly the only character coming in the set. Who else can you expect to see? Well, check out the new preview that WizKids posted and see for yourself.
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WizKids Previews New Star Trek Attack Wing Starter Set

The 2-player starter is one of the best ways to get into a new game, if you ask me. With one purchase, you’ve got two starter forces so you and a friend can get playing as soon as possible. Well, in just a week or so, players will have access to a new Star Trek: Attack Wing starter set. It’s the classic match-up of Federation vs. Klingon in the depths of space.
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Favelas Tile-Laying Game Now Available from WizKids

The Favelas in Rio de Jeneiro could use a bit of sprucing up. However, like many things involving government committees, the city council keeps changing their minds about how, exactly, they want these neighborhoods to look. That’s what’s happening in Favelas, a new tile-laying game available now from WizKids. Players must work through the council’s desires while laying down their tiles in the hopes of satisfying their desires. In the end, one player will win the council’s favor and be declared the winner.
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