Posts Tagged ‘Small World’

Days of Wonder to Release Two More Small World Expansions

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Days of Wonder has announced two more expansions for its award-winning game Small World. The first, Be Not Afraid… includes all you need to play five new Races including Barbarians, Homunculi, Pixies, Pygmies, and greedy little Leprechauns. It also comes with five new Special Powers: Barricade, Catapult, Corrupt, Imperial and Mercenary. The product will feature a new storage tray solution that fits the tokens of all existing Small World expansions in a single, easy to sort, easy to access, container. The suggested retail price of the product is $20.00.

The other expansion for Small World that’s shipping soon is Necromancer Island. The dreadful Necromancer captures the souls of all Race tokens lost to conquests, using them to spawn Ghosts who invade surrounding regions. To win, the Necromancer must bring all of his Ghosts into play before the game’s end. The remaining players must not only contain him, but also continue to conquer lands and earn victory coins in an effort to defeat each other and claim victory. Visitors to the Days of Wonder booth at both Essen Spiel in October; or BoardGameGeek.CON in November will also be able to pick up a copy of Necromancer Island. In addition a free copy of Necromancer Island will automatically be added to any pre-orders for the Be Not Afraid… expansion in the Days of Wonder webstore.

Days of Wonder to Release Fourth Expansion for Small World

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Days of Wonder just announced Tales & Legends, the fourth expansion for their award-winning area control boardgame Small World. Tales & Legends will feature a deck of 54 large-format Event cards. In every round except the first, an event card will change the way that the game plays. This expansion was created by Laurent Verrier, Special Prize Winner of the 2009 Small World Design Contest. Small World was named Game of the Year by Games magazine in 2009 and had the highest first year sales of any Days of Wonder product since Ticket to Ride. Like the base game, Tales & Legends will be available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Japanese. Tales & Legends is expected to hit hobby game stores in late June or early July with a suggested retail price of $15.00.

Days of Wonder to Release Small World for the iPad

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

With the impending release of the Apple iPad we are bound to see new games intended specifically for that platform. One of the first hobby games getting ported over to the new touchscreen media device is Days of Wonder’s hit game Small World. Small World is a fantasy wargame that has won Games Magazine’s traditional game of the year award. We’ve also reviewed it on OgreCave.Com. The iPad release will cost $4.99 and will be available from Apple’s App Store. This version will only handle two players in a face-to-face, hot seat mode of play by sharing the device. Unfortunately it seems that there won’t be a five-player version over the wireless network in this release, but at least this is a start. Future expansions are planned for the product for separate purchase and download.