Designed by Rustan Hakansson, who has design credits on Nations and Dungeon Rush, The Rise and Fall of Anvalor has players helping to build and defend the city with other factions, at least officially. Each player’s real goal is to gather the most influence in Anvalor and dominate the city, even if it means its ultimate fall. Players build city buildings to gather influence, or sometimes just to block allies from strengthening their position; and fend off enemies during attacks, or let allies weaken them, and then swoop in to deliver the killing blow. The player with the most influence at the end of the game wins.
The box includes more than 180 tiles, 9 different factions (6 player factions, 3 enemy factions),and 4 play variants (beyond the standard game). The game is for 1 – 4 players, ages 14 and up, and plays in 1 hour. MSRP is $59.99.
WizKids will also be releasing licensed Warhammer 40,000 products for Dice Masters in November (see “'Warhammer 40K' Invades 'Dice Masters'”).