WizKids to Create Magic: the Gathering Board Game and Minis Line

By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Nov 14th, 2017
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WizKids has announced they have expanded their licensing partnership with Wizards of the Coast. As such, they will be creating a line of miniatures as well as a board game based on the popular Magic: The Gathering card game. The announcement says we’ll be getting this stuff in Fall of 2018. So there’s a bit of time before these hit retail shelves, unfortunately.

From the announcement:

WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, today revealed plans for an upcoming miniatures line and board game featuring the world-renowned trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. The new IP extends WizKids’ existing licensing partnership with leading game creators Wizards of the Coast, which already includes the famed Dungeons & Dragons.

The announcement combines the expertise of WizKids’ sculpted miniatures with the original Trading Card Game brand recognized the world over, immersing fans in the world of Magic!

The initial pre-painted sculpted miniatures will focus on token creature card favorites, adding a premium touch to the player’s table top experience while the board game will pull from the original trading card lore. Players will play as Planeswalkers, exploring the landscape of Dominaria as they establish connections to their mana sources, gathering power before their opponents do and building their hand of spell cards.

“We’re introducing a long-time, beloved brand to an all new medium,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Producing high-quality miniatures and bringing to market captivating board games is at the heart of WizKids. We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with Wizards of the Coast with Magic: The Gathering.”

The new miniatures line and board game are set to release in Fall 2018.

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  • ZeeLobby

    Man, first GW, then WoTC. I’ve never been a huge fan of Wizkids. Does anyone expect these to be good?

    • Davos Seaworth

      If you mean the miniatures, I am sure they will be terrible. if you mean the boardgames, I am sure they will also be terrible. Whatever WK shats out, rest assured it will be done with the least amount of effort possible, simply to justify spending the $$$ on licensing the IP.

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. OK. That’s what I figured.

    • Aaditya Rangan

      For what it’s worth, I really liked the first year or two of the original “Mage Knight” game. Once they added dragons and chariots and castles and magical items it went downhill, but the original game was actually pretty well thought out (if a bit dry to play).