Fantasy Flight‘s remake of the Tom Jolly original, Wiz-War, gains its first expansion this weekend. Wiz-War Malefic Curse expands on the original wizard versus wizard game, wherein each player attempts to break into their opponent’s stronghold using magic, in a number of ways. First off, the expansion adds a fifth player option for the game. Second, a range of new spells, including necromancy, and portals are included.
Not a new game, but a long overdue restock, Prophecy from Z-Man games is back on the shelves. A dungeon crawling game without the dungeon, Prophecy is based around the Talisman system with a mythology bent. Characters move around the board, fighting monsters and obtaining items, but with a unique skill system (wherein players acquire and learn abilities) that Talisman doesn’t use.
Wizards of the Coast is thick into the release schedule of the newest version of Dungeons and Dragons, having launched the new edition with an acclaimed Starter Box and some great looking miniatures. Out this week, is the first hardcover volume for the system, the Player’s Handbook. Building off of the material present in the Starter Box, the Player’s Handbook expands on character creation and other aspects of the new system.
No, this is not a dream. No, this is not a lie. No, this is not a joke. Betrayal at House on the Hill is finally back in print! Avalon Hill and Wizards of the Coast have been promising a new printing of the desperately sought after horror game, and they’ve finally delivered. One of the most popular semi-co-operative games on the market, with players exploring a haunted mansion, only to find that one of their members is fated to kill them. Who, how, and what the other players need to do to avoid dying varies in each game.
Flying Frog Games moves into the deck building arena this weekend with another twist on the classic model. Touch of Evil the Deck Building Game adds a new dynamic to the traditional deck builder by starting each player with a different hand of cards. The hands are decided by the character chosen, with each monster hunter possessing different abilities. All players battle against a stack of monster cards, similar to the Resident Evil DBG, but attain victory points that decide the winner of the game.