If you like your Blizzard video games in the form of long-standing popular board games, you’ll be happy to know that this summer, you’ll be able to spend the hot days indoors playing World of Warcraft Monopoly and Starcraft Risk. IRL, not on a computer. I know, how weird is that?
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 our 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 roll Alliance- and Horde-themed dice, and feverishly buy, sell and trade in true MONOPOLY fashion, until one player controls the lands and vanquishes all comers. The game retails for $39.95 and will be available in May at specialty stores across North America.
The forthcoming release of RISK: StarCraft will see players choose from the terran, protoss, or zerg factions and six unique heroes before going head to head in this board game classic. The struggles portrayed in the real-time strategy of StarCraft 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 include three play modes and sports over 290 custom playing pieces. The game launches this summer and will be available in specialty stores throughout North America with a suggested retail price of $49.45.
Also, Blizzard wants your input on the final list of player pieces that will make it into the Monopoly game. You can vote here on their Facebook page. Corehound pup. Every time. And when you move, you have to go STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP and shake the board. Other players love that.