If you want to spice up your boring, old board games, check this out: Usaopoly announced a partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to release fresh takes on both Monopoly and Risk. Get ready for Monopoly: World of Warcraft and Risk: StarCraft. The idea is to combine tried-and-true foundations with new designs and gameplay elements inspired by Blizzard’s popular gaming universes.
Monopoly: WoW will allow you to fight over iconic locations like Twilight Highlands, Grizzly Hills and the Swamp of Sorrows instead of Boardwalk and Baltic Avenues. Other notable highlights of the Monopoly game include custom sculpted houses (Warcraft towns) and hotels (Warcraft cities) plus a red and blue die representing the Horde and Alliance factions. The game retails for $39.95 and will be available in specialty stores across North America in May.
As for The forthcoming release of Risk: StarCraft, players will choose from the Terran, Protoss or Zerg factions and six unique heroes to bring order to the galaxy. The struggles portrayed in this real time strategy game series are adapted to the classic tabletop Risk gameplay, and the winner is determined by astute deployment of military might and strategic field tactics.
RISK: StarCraft includes 3 play modes and sports over 290 custom playing pieces. More details about the game will be revealed as it moves toward release; it launches this summer and will be available in specialty stores throughout North America with a suggested retail price of $49.45.
So, who wants to get together some Friday night and give these a go?