Details of Small World of Warcraft, produced by Days of Wonder under a license from Blizzard Entertainment, have been revealed.  The stand-alone board game is expected to launch this summer.

Designed by Small World’s creator Phillipe Keyaerts, Small World of Warcraft combines the same core mechanics with the races and world of Azeroth, drawing from the lore of the MMORPG World of Warcraft.  Like the original 2009 game (see “‘Small World’ from Days of Wonder”), players combine races like Pandaren, Goblins, or Worgen with various special powers such as Portal Mage or Herbalist to create unique blends of abilities.  These kingdoms then expand across the map before ultimately going “into decline” to be replaced by new, rising powers. 

The game will feature exclusive new artwork inspired by the Warcraft universe, drawing on the deep lore of that game setting to inspire the races and special powers in the game.  The game includes 6 double-sided game boards, 16 race banners and 20 special power badges, 182 race tokens, 15 Murloc tokens, 5 player sheets, 180 other tokens and markers, 1 custom die, 1 game turn track with marker.  The game is intended for 2 to 5 players, and includes variant rules for team play in addition to the standard free-for-all scenario.  Games take about an hour to play.  MSRP is $59.99.

Click Gallery below to see artwork from the game.

Small World has been a critical and popular success from its launch, winning numerous awards including a spot on the Spiel des Jahres “recommended” list and the Game of the Year title in Games Magazine (see “‘Small World’ Takes Game of the Year”) as well as spawning numerous expansions and stand-alone alternative versions.