Well, here’s a fun turn of events. After years of seeing your favorite board games work their way onto your gaming consoles, USAopoly and Blizzard Entertainment are teaming to bring your video games onto your dining room table. Monopoly: World of Warcraft and Risk: StarCraft will “… combine tried-and-true foundations with new designs and gameplay elements inspired by Blizzard’s popular gaming universes.”
Monopoly: World of Warcraft
Descend into a world of myth, magic and legendary adventure to battle for control of World of Warcraft’s iconic locations. Featuring custom graphics from Blizzard Entertainment’s world-class artists and designers, the MONOPOLY game’s land grab includes coveted real estate such as Twilight Highlands, Grizzly Hills and the Swamp of Sorrows. In the rush to rule over the faction capitals of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, players will feverishly buy, sell and trade in true MONOPOLY fashion, until one player controls the lands and vanquishes all comers.
Monopoly: World of Warcraft at 2012 Toy Fair in New York City, highlight custom sculpted houses (Warcraft towns) and hotels (Warcraft cities) plus a red and blue die representing the Horde and Alliance factions. The game will retail for $39.95 and will be available in specialty stores across North America.
The forthcoming release of RISK®: StarCraft® should whet the appetites of StarCraft players who will once again find the StarCraft universe in jeopardy. Players will choose from the Terran, Protoss or Zerg factions and six unique heroes to ultimately bring order to the galaxy. The struggles portrayed in this real time strategy game series adapt perfectly to classic tabletop RISK gameplay, and the winner will be determined by astute deployment of military might and strategic field tactics.
RISK: StarCraft will feature 3 play modes and over 290 custom playing pieces. It will launch this summer and will be available in specialty stores throughout North America with a suggested retail price of $49.45.