StarCraft version of Risk prepares to invade

If your family board game nights are getting a little dull, a little bland, a little same-game-as-last-week, and you’re finding regular attendees would prefer to spend time with digital games instead, Usaopoly has come to your rescue. Through a special partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, you can spice up your evenings with a little Risk: StarCraft, or perhaps the World of Warcraft edition of Monopoly.

Simply described as nothing short of “awesome”, both games have been designed to combine classic board games with a handful of new gameplay elements, and – of course – designs inspired by the best-selling Blizzard titles.

Risk: StarCraft

Risk: StarCraft

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.

Monopoly: World of Warcraft

Free Parking in Azeroth

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.

Both games were shown off over the weekend at the 109th annual Toy Fair, but Blizzard is quick to point out that Monopoly: World of Warcraft isn’t actually finished yet. The company is holding a poll on Facebook for gamers to vote for their favourite player piece, determining who will be included in the finished copy.

Right now, there are ten contenders, and only six spots – so you’d better get voting if you want Murky, Chen’s Keg, Mechagnome, or a Spellbook to make it!

Player Pieces for Monopoly: World of Warcraft

Player Pieces for Monopoly: World of Warcraft<br />(Pieces pictured are casting sculptures and don’t reflect the final product.)

Both games are due out in North America (at least!) starting May this year, for recommended prices between $39.95 and $49.45.

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