Days of Wonder have announced their first collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment by introducing Small World of Warcraft, a new board game combining the mechanics of the hit area-control game Small World with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft universe.
Previewed at BlizzCon 2019, Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde — including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen — clash in a world-consuming conflict.
Players will choose combinations of special powers and races from the Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary terrain and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of ‘decline’ and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.
Days of Wonder worked closely with Blizzard to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colourful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW players around the world who’ve explored the far reaches of Azeroth.
“Working alongside Blizzard has been an amazing experience. Not only did our vision for the game quickly align but the creative work we’ve done together has been intense and extremely satisfying,” said Adrien Martinot, head of Days of Wonder. “Blizzard allowed us to deep dive into their rich Warcraft universe and I’m eager to see this incredible cooperation come to light when the game releases.”
This exciting new title is expected to be available in Europe this summer, with a suggested retail price of £56.99.