WizKids Announces The Expanse Board Game

WizKids continues to expand out from their core products of HeroClix and Dice Masters with the announcement of another new board game. This time it’s based on the Syfy television series, The Expanse. Who will you be in control of? The Earth’s UN Forces? The military of Mars? The rebels of the O.P.A.? Or the Protogen Inc. company?

From the announcement:

The upcoming board game The Expanse, based on the Syfy hit television series by the same name, will be released this June as announced by WizKids president Justin Ziran.

Geoff Engelstein, whose credits include the popular board games Space Cadets, Dragon and the Flagon and the upcoming Fog of War, designed the new game. Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the authors of the best selling original book series published under the pen name James S. A. Corey, collaborated on the project.

The Expanse board game can be played with two to four players and focuses on politics, conquest and intrigue similar to the board game Twilight Struggle, although with a shorter play time. The card-driven game uses key images from the show along with action points and events that allow players to move and place “Fleets” and “Influence”.

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