Small World has long been an incredibly popular game in the strategy genre, beloved as an easy to pick up and play alternative to more traditional or hardcore games like Risk. With nine expansions released since the game debuted in 2009, as well as the standalone Underground version, it’s one of the biggest titles in the Days of Wonder catalog. But now Small World is getting its first licensed adaptation, thanks to a new partnership between Days of Wonder and Blizzard Entertainment. It looks to be taking the core gameplay as before but adapting it to the races of Azeroth, with all the wild combinations that make the first game so fun. You can check out the full release below, as well as the teaser video released alongside the announcement.
Paris, France – May 13, 2020.
Days of Wonder is excited to announce their first collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment by introducing Small World® of Warcraft®, a new board game combining the Small World® game mechanics with Blizzard’s celebrated Warcraft® universe. Previewed at BlizzCon® 2019, Small World of Warcraft is set on the fantasy world of Azeroth, where the races of the Alliance and the Horde—including Orcs, Dwarves, Trolls, and Worgen—clash in a world-consuming conflict. In Small World of Warcraft, players choose combinations of special powers and races from the
Warcraft universe, such as Portal Mage Pandarens or Herbalist Goblins, and vie for control of Azeroth. To help them achieve dominance, players will occupy legendary terrains and seek control of powerful artifacts. However, all empires must eventually fall, so players will need to be ready to put an overextended race into a state of “decline” and lead a new one to rule Azeroth.
Days of Wonder worked closely with Blizzard to create a game that seamlessly brings together both universes. Small World of Warcraft features a variety of new and exclusive artwork that captures the feel of the colorful and vibrant Warcraft universe, with races and special powers designed to be familiar to the millions of WoW® players around the world who’ve explored the far reaches of Azeroth.
“Working alongside Blizzard has been an amazing experience. Not only did our vision for the game quickly align, but the creative work we’ve done together has been intense and extremely satisfying,” said Adrien Martinot, head of Days of Wonder. “Blizzard allowed us to deep dive into their rich Warcraft universe, and I’m eager to see this incredible cooperation come to light when when the game releases.”
Small World of Warcraft is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players, played in 40 to 80 minutes. It includes 6 double-sided boards, 16 Warcraft Race Banners, 182 tokens and 15 Murloc tokens, 20 Unique Special Power badges, 5 Player Summary Sheets 12 Artifact and Legendary place markers, 10 Mountains, 9 Wisp Walls, 4 Harmony tokens, 12 Bombs, 1 Champion, 10 Forts, 2 Military Objectives, 5 Beasts, 6 Watch Towers, 110 Victory coins, 1 Custom Reinforcement die, 1 Game turn track, 1 Game turn marker, 1 rulebook and 1 Team Variant Rules sheet.
Small World of Warcraft is expected to be available in Summer 2020 in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $59.99/€59.99 and will be available in the Following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Small World is a registered trademark of Days of Wonder, and World of Warcraft and Warcraft are registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.