World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game
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- Based on the wildly popular online game World of Warcraft
- A fast-paced journey through the world of Azeroth
- Age: 12 +
- Number of Players: 2 - 4
- Playing Time: 90 - 120 min
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Both games tackle different aspects of the online game whose name they borrow. WoWBG fantastically implemented the different character classes: the feeling of leveling up characters, learning spells, and evolving one's talent tree. Teamwork was also a big emphasis and mobs were all represented with little plastic figurines (or dolls, if you like). Questing, however, solely involved kill quests.
WoWTAG involves less of the minutiae of character management and focuses more on translating the feeling of Azeroth's atmosphere. There are travel quests, kill quests, and pvp quests. And the rewards one picks up are much more diverse. The game uses a system of limiting one's geographical boundaries based on one's character's level (much as the online game does) - we found this helpful for keeping us from biting off more than we can chew.
Having played all four character classes, we're happy at how differently they play and yet how they really do seem to balance well. We're looking forward to the release of other character packs as expansions next month--which we're also hoping will allow us to bump the max number of players up from four to around six (four tends to limit who we can play with). WoWTAG also moves at a much quicker clip than WoWBG, which tends to bog down in later rounds when players become embroiled in much more complicated fights.Read more ›
Ignore the reviewer who gave this 2 stars. I'm not sure he ever actually played a full game of this. Characters are relatively equal out the gate, but yes, it will certainly seem like the warrior gets all the cool toys at first versus classes that require a bit more set-up and strategy to be effective later but the ranged fighters start to really shine as they gain levels and gain solid items. And yes, sometimes you get unlucky with ability card draws and items; the hunter in particular can get really jacked up without an early Beast encounter, especially if he has a handful of "Requires Samson the Bear" cards. That is a mechanic I think could've been better thought out, but it is what it is. I wouldn't go so far as to say this game isn't balanced though.
I would recommend this to players who have an appreciation for all things Azeroth, for sure. Its an easier sell to non WoW fans than the original board game was, and the expansions offer some variety when the original 4 characters start feeling stale. (There are currently 8 additional characters available at this time.)
The game requires you to take on one of the familiar Warcraft classes and each class gets a host of skills/spells to help it along. Unfortunately, some classes just play better on this ruleset than others. This makes for lopsided games rather quickly.
The theme of Warcraft highlights the best of intentions and the worst of gameplay. The board is sectioned off into levels. Green for beginners, yellow for harder, red even harder and so on. Because of the size of the board, there are only a few spaces you can move that will be 'green' level when you start. A few bad encounters early and you are stuck pinned in. If you can't beat the level boss to move to the next tier, it is miserable.
The game truly feels like warcraft in theme. They did an awesome job of tailoring game mechanics to board mechanics. It just does not have the fun element. It is interesting as a game conversion, but fails as a game.
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This is a rocksolid fantasy adventure game. Touché more people don't appreciate it.Published 2 months ago by Billy Grimm
I like it okay. There's a lot to like, and a lot that will leave you lukewarm. I love adventure games but I might finally be getting jaded. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ken B.
Great gift for the world of warcraft game player! This was a gift for my son and he likes it!Published on January 9, 2014 by Phyllis Wheatley
The game box says 90 to 120 minutes. I played twice with four players and both times the game went into a third or fourth hour before we quit,Published on January 2, 2014 by Anonymous
It is a very fun game. Everyone starts out with beginner quests. As you complete and get items and loot, the more powerful your character gets. Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by C. Felder