Ultra-popular collectable card game Magic: The Gathering has already lent itself to plenty of elements outside its usual format. There are novels, comics, even rules to play a Dungeons & Dragons campaign in Zendikar. Now it has found another way to bother your tabletop.
WizKids has announced the Magic: The Gathering Miniatures Line and Board Game, featuring the world-renowned trading card game. The new IP extends WizKids’ existing licensing partnership with leading game creators Wizards of the Coast, which already includes the famed Dungeons & Dragons.
The initial pre-painted sculpted miniatures will focus on token creature card favourites, while the board game will pull from the original trading card lore. Players will become Planeswalkers, exploring the landscape of Dominaria as they establish connections to their mana sources, gathering power before their opponents do and building their hand of spell cards.
“We’re introducing a long-time, beloved brand to an all new medium,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Producing high-quality miniatures and bringing captivating board games to market is at the heart of WizKids. We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with Wizards of the Coast with Magic: The Gathering.”
The new miniatures line and board game will be released in autumn 2018.