World of Warcraft: the Board Game
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- Based on the wildly popular online game World of Warcraft
- Team up with friends as you gain levels and collect treasure
- Age: 12 +
- Number of Players: 2 - 6
- Playing Time: 2 - 4 hrs
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The hugely popular massively multiplayer RPG is coming to your tabletop! The World of Warcraft Online Roleplaying Game is one of the most successful computer games ever, and has garnered enthusiastic acclaim from its more than 3 million players worldwide. Play your favorite Warcraft classes and races as you explore the world of Azeroth in this enormous board game. Battle opponents, gather treasure, and gain levels! Embark on quests to grow ever more powerful and compete to be the greatest hero in all the land. The epic World of Warcraft Board Game production includes gorgeously crafted components, including over 150 highly detailed, sculpted plastic figures representing the multiple races of the World of Warcraft. Players will be able to take the roles of all nine of the World of Warcraft classes, each with its own unique and fun talents and powers. The World of Warcraft Board Game is a massive production that will ship in Fantasy Flight Game's signature Epic Style Box.
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World of Warcraft: the Board Game is a fantasy adventure board game for 2-6 players, based on the popular Massively Multiplayer Online Game from Blizzard Entertainment. Adventure across Lordaeron, vanquish monsters, gain experience and power, and earn honor for your faction - whether Horde or Alliance. Play as one of 16 heroes from nine classes and eight races, advance your character and gather treasure, battle thirteen different types of monsters, and ultimately challenge one of three invincible Overlords. The fate of Azeroth is in your hands!
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Top customer reviews
This game is HUGE. That's the only word for it. There are over 1,000 pieces. Anyone curious about the steep price tag, trust me, you get what you pay for. The pieces are very well sculpted. The character pieces are not painted (would have been nice), and the monsters could not be painted. Monsters are a fairly unattractive array of blue, green and red. Everything else in the box (including the box itself) looks great. The amount of graphics from the PC game are endless. Fans will love to see how much graphic detail was put into the visuals of this game.
Like many of FFG's games, there are a ton of rules. They aren't hard, there's just alot. I won't go into detail on them, but instead say what I don't like. The setup time for this game takes forever. There's just so many pieces and cards that need to be set up and distributed. If you have several players and everyone helps, it isn't so bad. But if it's just two players, get ready for 30-45 minutes of setup.
The game is extremely long. Not really a bad thing, since it is alot of fun, but the downtime between each player's turn can make for some boredom. The more players, the worse it is.
And my third and final gripe is that there really isn't an incentive to fight independent monsters. Some monsters are fought to complete quests, but random monsters are "generated" with each new quest card. And independent monsters are tough! It's mandatory to fight them if you encounter them, and being as difficult as they are, some reward should have been given. This problem is addressed in the expansion "Shadow of War."
Fans of the PC game curious about the game shouldn't be deterred by my comments however. This is a great buy for any WoW fan with alot of time to kill. It's not perfect, but impressive none the less.
Basically you have two groups of players each on a "side". In a specific number of turns these teams of players complete quests against various monsters and warriors (either together or along) to gain experience in order to be strong enough to defeat the boss at the end, if neither can then the fight is between the pair of groups. You also encounter some creatures that give no bonus' at all but are in your way. Each player can equip themselves based on the restrictions of their character as they gain levels they gain bonus traits that are roughly based on the choices they make at the start (although technically they can choose others) The point is to progress enough so you can defeat stronger and stronger monsters as you go up in levels.
One of the interesting things about this game is the turn alternates one team moves on odd turns, one on evens.
The system is a D8 System. Blue (range) Green (Defense) and Red (Parry and attack) system. Based upon your equipment you will gain dice of each color to attack, depending on your abilities and equipment you may be allowed re-rolls or be allowed dice in the "attrition" box. Blue attacks hit first as they are ranged. Green dice block hits and Red Dice parry AND hit. Attrition hits take place at the end of combat.
Each creature you fight has an value for Offense (damage it deals) and Defense (damage it takes) and toughness (the number it takes to score a hit) additionally creatures may have bonus' that negate various types of advantages. If you fail to slay your opponent(s) they deal damage to you based upon these figures.
The individual molded plastic pieces are pretty well done and rather neat, the cards design is only only pleasing to the eye but large enough to read without glasses if you are older like myself, the board is a thing of beauty and it's layout worth of your attention.
You will get a lot of playtime from this game, but in comparison to other awesome games out there (read Talisman) it seems a rather steep.
It is a good game and is a lot easier to learn than it might seem, the combat system might take a play or two to pick up. It's not the best value in gaming out there but you will enjoy yourselves.
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