Days of Wonder announces Small World of Warcraft Board Game
Days of Wonder announced the launch of the Small World of Warcraft board game, based on their Small World game mechanics.
A new day dawns on Azeroth. A day like every one before it, and every one after. A day of merciless struggle for the control of the World of Warcraft. Not only is this Small World territory far too tight for everyone, it also hosts the never-ending conflict between the factions of the Alliance and the Horde. Dawn has broken and the time has come to take your place on the front lines.
Small World of Warcraft is a stand-alone board game set in Blizzard’s glorious video game universe, Azeroth. 2-5 players vie for control of several islands in this hostile world and their only hope will be to pick the right combination of races and special powers. After staking your claim to a piece of land, defeat your neighbors and expand your territory. If you can occupy legendary places and control powerful magical artifacts, you’ll reach new levels of domination. However, empires must eventually fall, so be ready to put your over-extended race into decline and lead a new one to glory so you can eventually rule Azeroth.
Paris, France – May 13, 2020 — Days of Wonder is excited to announce their first collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment by introducing Small World® of Warcraft®, a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe.
Previewed at BlizzCon® 2019, Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde—including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen—clash in a world-consuming conflict.
In Small World of Warcraft, players choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of “decline” and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.
Days of Wonder worked closely with Blizzard to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colorful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW® players around the world who’ve explored the far reaches of Azeroth.
“Working alongside Blizzard has been an amazing experience. Not only did our vision for the game quickly align, but the creative work we’ve done together has been intense and extremely satisfying,” said Adrien Martinot, head of Days of Wonder. “Blizzard allowed us to deep dive into their rich Warcraft universe, and I’m eager to see this incredible cooperation come to light when the game releases.”
Small World of Warcraft is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players and can be completed in 40 to 80 minutes. It includes:
- 6 double-sided boards.
- 16 Warcraft Race banners & 182 matching tokens.
- 15 Murloc tokens.
- 20 Unique Special Power badges.
- 5 Player Summary Sheets.
- 12 Artifact and Legendary place markers.
- 10 Mountains, 9 Wisp Walls.
- 4 Harmony tokens.
- 12 Bombs.
- 1 Champion.
- 10 Forts.
- 2 Military Objectives.
- 5 Beasts.
- 6 Watch Towers.
- 110 Victory coins.
- 1 Custom Reinforcement Die.
- 1 Game turn track.
- 1 Game turn marker.
- 1 rulebook.
- 1 Team Variant Rules sheet.
Small World of Warcraft is expected to be available in Summer 2020 in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $59.99/€59.99 and will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.