Asmodee and Z-Man Games launch World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game

Blending the fun of the cooperative Pandemic gameplay system with the thrill of epic World of Warcraft quests for a gripping tabletop experience, Asmodee and Z-Man Games’ World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game invites players to become heroes of Azeroth to defeat the Lich King and his undead Scourge army through combat, tense battles and fantastical quests.

Heroes must use their unique abilities to fight the undead and complete dangerous quests, weakening the Lich King’s power before a climactic face-off with Arthas. Master Hero Cards and use Quest rewards wisely to stand a chance at winning – the Scourge are mighty, and they are many.

“At its core, Pandemic is about working together and conquering a big threat. It’s a game of hope and tension, of teamwork and strategy,” say Beth Erikson, Marketing Manager at Z-Man Games. “Taking those core elements of the game and mapping them to a new theme with larger-than-life characters, an iconic villain, and a fantastic setting with World of Warcraft was an exciting puzzle. We wanted this game to be truly heroic and that meant going all-out on new art, sculpted figures, new game challenges, and new character abilities that all fit together to feel like both a Pandemic and a World of Warcraft game.”

The new game comes with an extra-large game board featuring iconic Northrend locations and structures, including forts, temples, battlegrounds, and more, plus detailed and sculpted plastic figures representing legendary World of Warcraft characters such as Thrall, Warchief of the Horde; Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind; and Sylvanas Windrunner, Banshee Queen of the Forsaken.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game is developed by Z-Man Games in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment and published by Asmodee.

Since 1999, Z-Man Games has published over 100 critically acclaimed titles including bestsellers Pandemic, Love Letter, Citadels and Carcassonne. The studio is a part of the Asmodee Group, a leading international company dedicated to bringing great games and amazing stories to all corners of the world. Asmodee USA Distribution represents a portfolio of board games including favourite titles such as Catan, Ticket to Ride, Spot It!, Pandemic, Just One, Dixit, X-Wing™, Dead of Winter, and more.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch, the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, and the multifranchise Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment is a developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Their track record includes twenty-two #1 games and numerous Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game is available for purchase at Target, priced at $59.99 USD.

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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