Hasbro and Blizzard Entertainment have partnered up to release a fresh take on two classic board games. Monopoly: World of Warcraft and Risk: StarCraft, both are built with previous foundations with new designs and gameplay elements inspired by Blizzards populat gaming universes. This is just another way to expand two already popular universes into the offline world.
World of Warcraft Monopoly will involve a legendary adventure to battle for control of iconic WoW locations, featuring custom graphics from Blizzard’s talented artists and desginers. The game featured land grabs include Twilight Highlands, Grizzly Hills and the Swamp of Sorrows. In a fight to rule over the faction capitals of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, players use old school monopolistic tactics until one player controls all the lands and forces your friend to throw the board over in anguish.
The game will also come with custom sculpted houses (Warcraft Towns) and hotels (Warcraft cities) plus a red and blue die representing the Horde and Alliance factions.
For those interested can see a sneak peek at the World of Warcraft Facebook page and have an opportunity to vote on the game’s iconic tokens. Ten options are up for vote, including Murky, Chen’s Keg, Mechagnome, and a spellbook, the six most popular tokens will be represented in the game when it launches this May in North America for $39.95.
Next is Risk: StarCraft, which should whet the appetites of StarCraft players, who will once again find the StarCraft universe in jeopardy. Players can choose from the Terran, Protoss or Zerg factions and six unique heroes to ultimately bring order to the galaxy. The struggles and conflicts portrayed in the original game adapt perfectly to classic tabletop Risk gameplay, and the winner will be determined by astute deployment of military might and strategic field tactics.
There are 3 play modes and over 290 custom playing pieces. More details will be released as it moves closer towards its release date. It launches this summer and will be available in local comic book shops and other specialty stores throughout North America for around $49.45.