Heroscape lives on in a new Magic strategy board game.
- Official name – Magic the Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers
- Release date – June 2015 (limited release), August 2015 (wide release)
- Base set expected to cost $30
Announced last year, the board game based on Magic: The Gathering now has a name and a release date. IGN unveiled the official name and box art for Magic the Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers is coming to “select” stores this June, with a wider distribution in August 2015.
Based off the discontinued tabletop game Heroscape, Arena of the Planeswalker features interchangeable tiles and terrain to create a variety of tactical combat scenarios. The base game, which is the only aspect Wizards of the Coast is discussing so far, only costs $30. Know that this is just a taste. If you get into Arena of the Planeswalkers, you’ll be buying more terrain and minis to support grander scenarios.
In Magic: The Gathering card game, Planeswalkers are special allies different from most cards played on the board, offering constant bonuses as well as special abilities. Now, some of the Planeswalkers will star in the first Magic board game.
Included in the base set are five Planeswalkers: Chandra Nalaar, Jace Beleren, Nissa Revane, Liliana Vess, and Gideon. Each comes with a pre-painted miniature and Planeswalker card.
Also in the base set:
- Six modular board pieces
- Four plastic terrain pieces
- Three plastic glyphs
- Two temple ruins
- 30 squad figures
- One 20-sided die
- Eight combat dice
- 30 damage counters
- 60 spells
- 10 squad stat cards