Mike Mearls

Avalon Hill has announced the launch of the newest board game in the Axis & Allies series – Axis & Allies & Zombies. Introducing zombies adds a fun, modern twist into the iconic World War II strategy game.

“It is 1941, and the world is at war. The Axis war machine is crushing everything in its path, while the Allies are rallying together to mount a heroic stand. And then zombies show up.”

Axis & Allies & Zombies includes an introductory scenario to provide new players with an easy-to-setup prelude, as well as quick-start rules for more experienced players to jump right in. The game also includes an expansion for the Axis & Allies 1942 board game.

Box contents

• 1 Game Board
• 1 Battle Board
• 5 National Setup Charts (one for each power)
• 70 National Control Markers
• 12 Custom 6-sided Combat Dice
• 6 Custom 6-sided Zombie Dice
• 50 Plastic Unit Stacking Counters
• 210 Plastic Miniatures (including 30 all-new zombie figures)
• 60 Cards
• Paper Money
• Rulebook (including quick start rules)
• Introductory Scenario
• Also includes an 80-card expansion deck for the Axis & Allies 1942 board game!

Axis & Allies & Zombies is designed by Wizards of the Coasts’ award-winning designers and developers – Mike Mearls, Scott Van Essen, Ryan Miller and Mons Johnson. The game is for 2-5 players, ages 12+ and it plays in 60-180 minutes. Axis & Allies & Zombies is available now.

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Wizards of the Coast (under the Avalon Hill imprint) have made more details available regarding the upcoming Axis & Allies & Zombies board game. It’s designed by Mike Mearls (known for Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, and Dungeons & Dragons: Castle Ravenloft), Scott van Essen, and Ryan Miller (both known for Magic: The Gathering TCG, Duel Masters: TCG). Axis & Allies & Zombies will support 2-5 players, aged 12+, and will play in 60-180 minutes (each additional player above 2 players seems to add 40 mins to the game).

“In this new take on the iconic World War II strategy board game, each player takes command of one of the major powers, joining either the Axis or the Allies. Players fight for victory against the opposing faction and a terrifying new foe—zombies. Will players survive the onslaught or succumb to the uprising?” [source]

The game will be set in 1941 with the world at war. The Axis war machine is crushing everything in it’s path while the Allies are gathering their forces to make a stand. Then the zombies show up. Players will take the role of a commander of one of the five major powers (Germany, the Empire of Japan, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the USA) while the zombies will be a non-player faction . Winning battles will help to defeat your human enemies but it will also feed the ever growing, flesh-eating horde with fresh corpses. Players will have to fight both their human enemies as well as the undead hordes.

The game should include the following content:

  • 1 Game Board
  • 1 Battle Board
  • 5 National Setup Charts (one for each power)
  • 70 National Control Markers
  • 12 Custom 6-sided Combat Dice
  • 6 Custom 6-sided Combat Dice
  • 50 Plastic Unit Stacking Counters
  • 215 Plastic Miniatures (including 30 zombie miniatures)
  • 60 cards
  • Paper money
  • Rulebook
  • Introductory scenario

Axis & Allies & Zombies is expected to release October, 26th 2018.

 

Wizards of the Coast and Avalon Hill have teamed up to create Betrayal At Baldur’s Gate, a spiritual successor to the classic board game Betrayal At House On The Hill. The new game is designed by Chris Dupuis (Betrayal At House On The Hill: Widow’s Walk) and Mike Mearls (Castle Ravenloft). Set in the Forgotten Realms city of Baldur’s Gate,  3-6 players take turns placing tiles, exploring the dark alleys and deadly catacombs of the city, until one of the party is turned traitor. The game comes with 6 prepainted adventurer miniatures, Traitor’s Tome and Secrets of Survival haunt books, 42 tiles, and loads of tokens and cards. Fans of the original will enjoy the new Dungeons and Dragons theming of this classic traitor mechanism board game.

Betrayal At Baldur’s Gate is due for release in October 2017. You can read Wizard of the Coasts full press release here.