Coming This Fall: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King–A Pandemic System Board Game
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Journey to the frozen continent of Azeroth to face the armies of the Lich King this fall when you pre-purchase the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King–A Pandemic System Board Game.


In the Wrath of the Lich King board game, players control one of Azeroth’s heroes and fight their way through the Scourge to reach the throne of fallen Prince Arthas, now feared throughout Azeroth as the terrifying Lich King. Adventure across the frozen continent of Northrend, take on quests, battle monstrous entities, and more to retake Azeroth from the Lich King.


World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - A Pandemic System Board Game includes:

  • The Pandemic system with familiar mechanics and gameplay, now tweaked to embrace the World of Warcraft universe.
  • An extra-large game board featuring forts, temples, battlegrounds and iconic locations native to Azeroth.
  • Legendary World of Warcraft characters with detailed and sculpted plastic figures, including Thrall, the Warchief of the Horde; Varian Wrynn, King of Stormwind; and Sylvanas Windrunner, Banshee Queen of the Forsaken.
  • Quests, a brand-new mechanic to Pandemic that sees players adventuring across Northrend to battle monstrous entities, destroy evil relics, and more.
  • Hero Cards that give players an edge against their enemies in the form of equipment for more attack power during combat, special mounts that allow players to move more spaces on their turn, healing potions to restore hit points, and much more.


To learn more about World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game, Pandemic, and Z-man games, go to www.zmangames.com.

Pre-purchase today on Z-man’s website and on the official Blizzard Gear Store.
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This article was originally published in forum thread: Coming This Fall - World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King–A Pandemic Board Game started by chaud View original post
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  1. Daronokk's Avatar
    This board game seems incredibly Alliance centric in terms of characters. The people responsible for this should feel bad.

    Where is Garrosh? He was the Horde's main leader in the Northrend campaign. Has a much bigger role than Thrall.
    And Muradin is there but not Saurfang? They have the same role in the raid.
    And Sylvanas? All she did was betray the Horde with Putress and Varimathras, leading to the Wrathgate incident. Why is she a hero in this game?
    Who is the no name Blood Elf? Liadrin? Shouldn't even be there.

    What a joke.
  1. grettin's Avatar
    $60usd on the US store and £60gbp on the UK store...

    Should be more like 45 quid.
  1. Al Gorefiend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    Does anyone at Blizzard have any concept of marketing? This is just horribly insensitive considering people are still dying by the hundreds from COVID. What in gods name are they thinking?
    Oh my god get over it already pandemics have been killing thousands of people daily for centuries but the first one to hit the western world hard and suddenly it's thoughts and prayers all around
  1. Mendzia's Avatar
    I hate ingame purchases but irl things like this i happily take in any amount!
    I've played probably around hundred different ones but Pandemic is one of the i missed.
    I really hope there will be my language version sooner or later.
  1. SerratedEdge252's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by World Peace View Post
    Cataclysm classic will be checkers at this rate.
    LMAO. If thats the case Im hoping MoP is chess.
  1. Rastlin's Avatar
    The art style looks totally bland and lazy. I wonder if Blizzard is ever going to upgrade their art team from 2002 of W3 release.
  1. Strawberry's Avatar
    As someone who has spent a ton of money on Kickstarter board games, this is truly bland. At least they could've painted the miniatures.
    But wait, that is concept art so the real minis are going to look much worse.
  1. stoffe's Avatar
    is this kind of game like Risk or monopoly?

    Can i newbie play this game and understand?
  1. Kumorii's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    Does anyone at Blizzard have any concept of marketing? This is just horribly insensitive considering people are still dying by the hundreds from COVID. What in gods name are they thinking?
    I never understand this line of thinking of being outraged for the sake of being outraged of something. Context matters...
  1. panda040's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    Does anyone at Blizzard have any concept of marketing? This is just horribly insensitive considering people are still dying by the hundreds from COVID. What in gods name are they thinking?
    Get a fucking grip man its a freaking board game LOL
  1. Skirdus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    voljin was not really active during wrath of the lich king...
    Neither was Liadrin, and yet she made the cut

  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skirdus View Post
    Neither was Liadrin, and yet she made the cut

    She was there more then Vol'jin, she was part of the quel'delar questline.
    better then vol'jin appearing... literally no where.
  1. Skirdus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    She was there more then Vol'jin, she was part of the quel'delar questline.
    better then vol'jin appearing... literally no where.
    She made a cameo during the Quel'dalar questline without actually being directly involved in it whatsoever.

    Vol'jin meanwhile participated in the Battle for the Undercity, which was one of the most important battles of WotLK.

    I'd say they had about an equal amount of relevance by that standard
  1. rhorle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    She was there more then Vol'jin, she was part of the quel'delar questline.
    better then vol'jin appearing... literally no where.
    Vol'jin appeared in the Battle for the Undercity and Zalazane's Fall which both occured during WotLK. The "story" even references the Zalazane's Fall event in the Cataclysm pre-launch events with Garrosh using it the retaking of a few small islands as an insult to Vol'Jin.

    Role or presence in the expansion isn't a factor since Garrosh does not appear in the board game but was the Overlord of the Horde's armies in Northrend.
  1. Exedore's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stoffe View Post
    is this kind of game like Risk or monopoly?

    Can i newbie play this game and understand?
    It's based on the Pandemic board game. So it's not very similar to either Monopoly nor Risk.

    Pandemic is a cooperative game, where players work together against the game mechanics to achieve a set goal. The opposition is a set of rule-based mechanics, usually with some element of randomness (dice rolls, deck of cards) to determine what the game does on its turn. Here's my best guess at how WotLK is overlayed on top of the Pandemic game: A group of scientists (heroes) are working to stop a disease (scourge) outbreak from spreading from a few locations to the entire world. Players have a few specific abilities they can use to decrease the amount of disease (scourge) at a specific location and move between locations. On the game's turn, new disease outbreaks(scourge) appear in the world, and already present disease outbreaks (scourge) increase in number. Players win when the outbreak is brought under control (Lich King is defeated - slight variation from Pandemic mechanics); players lose when too many cities are completely overrun by disease (scourge).

    The base pandemic game is pretty popular and relatively easy to learn. It looks like the WotLK version has some extra mechanics (might be optional?).
  1. DeltrusDisc's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by transcenddead View Post
    TooSoon






    Executus
    5 posts in 5 years.
    I am glad this is one of them.
  1. Triceron's Avatar
    This genuinely looks like a fun game. Pandemic is already a fun game, and with a Warcraft twist it could be even better.

    I just hope there's room for expansions or fan mods to add in more heroes. Sucks that there isn't a wider selection, especially with how famous certain heroes were during Wrath, like Saurfang, Darion, and Garrosh.
  1. ablib's Avatar
    Is it because I've had sex, the reason I don't understand what this is?
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puremallace View Post
    Does anyone at Blizzard have any concept of marketing? This is just horribly insensitive considering people are still dying by the hundreds from COVID. What in gods name are they thinking?
    You better not look at death knight ability names then if this game concept upsets you.
  1. khazmodan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by transcenddead View Post
    TooSoon






    Executus
    This is kind of true, most people want to just forget this last year of the pandemic of shitshows that governments both local and federal made in the name of saving people over 80 years old that don't like to go out and socialize anyway.

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