WizKids to Produce ‘D&D’ Board Games Under License


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WizKids has entered into a license agreement with Wizards of the Coast to publish a new Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System board game, with the first, currently untitled game planned for March release, according to news website ICv2.com.

WizKids posted a preorder sell sheet last month (which has since been removed) announcing details of D&D Adventure System Game #4.  The game was touted as “(c)ontinuing the grand adventures of Wrath of Ashardalon, Castle Ravenloft, and The Legend of Drizzt,” which were all hot sellers in their day (Wrath of Ashardalon even made our Top 10.



The game will include multiple scenarios, quests and cooperative game play, and can also be combined with the contents of previous D&D Adventure System games.  WotC Senior Manager of Dungeons & Dragons R&D Mike Mearls explained in an August interview with Clever Move that the rule set for future D&D board games will remain very similar.  “That game system is very adaptable with different storylines,” Mearls said in the interview.

WizKids is not designing the game; the sales sheet states that “Wizards of the Coast… is designing and developing the game.”

The box will include 40 figures, 8 Hero cards, 4 Villain cards, 200 cards, 55 interlocking tiles, 4 double-sized interlocking tiles, 168 tokens, a 20-sided die, an adventure book and a rulebook.  The game is for 1-5 players, ages 14 and up and plays in an hour.  Release is planned for March 16th.