Based on the Warhammer 40,000 setting, Space Marine Adventures: Labyrinth of the Necrons is a fast-paced dungeon crawl style game in which players don the armor of the iconic Space Marines as they explore a newly-awakened Necron tomb.
The game includes easy-to-assemble Space Marine models in five player colors, a modular tile-based game board, plus the cards, dice, and tokens needed for the game. It is intended for 1 to 4 players, ages 8 and up, and plays in about half an hour. MSRP is $39.95.
Intended for two players, Blitz Bowl has plastic human and orc miniatures cast in player colors, a game board, and the cards, dice, and tokens needed to play the game. Designed for ages 8 and up, games take 30 to 60 minutes. MSRP is $44.95.
This game is designed for 2 to 5 players, ages 8 and up, and games take about 45 minutes. MSRP is $49.95.
Games Workshop has been expanding the reach of its stable of IPs, extending licenses to other companies to produce games set in its game worlds (see “A Familiar World Gets a New Twist in ‘Talisman – Legendary Tales’”) and as a skin for more traditional board games (see “The Grimdark Universe of ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Overruns ‘Monopoly’”), in addition to launching a broader assortment of games using those IPs developed in-house. The strategy appears to be working, with sales and profits markedly up for the company (see “Games Workshop Sales Up 39% For Year”).