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Wizkids games has announced plans for an October release of their new Lancelot game.

Attempting to prove their worth in the Court of King Arthur, players take on the roles of the Knights of the Round Table and perform heroic deeds, quest for the Grail and obtain various Knightly Virtues all with the goal to be elected First Knight – Lancelot. Eventually as Lancelot you might even steal the heart of Queen Guinevere!

Undeterred by the recent global flop of a movie that was King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Wizkids will have you traveling to the land of ancient Britain to defeat enemy knights. Success when meeting the Lady of the Lake and she will gift you with the legendary Excalibur. Even with Excalibur in your hands and Merlin at your side, your enemy Morgana will still be a fearsome foe.

Though little information is out, we know you move pieces at your own pace but falling behind will have others grabbing the resources necessary to be successful in the game.


  • 90 Round Tokens
  • 16 Tiles
  • 1 Excalibur
  • 85 Cards
  • 16 Stickers
  • Wooden Cylinders
  • Wooden Discs
  • Rule Book

Last year WizKids announced that Zev Shlasinger, founder of Z-Man Games/F2Z Entertainment joined their team to expanded Board Game operations. Zev and Wizkids will continue to enter righteous battle in the board game market this October when Lancelot hits the marketplace.

Because someone was able to talk Tom into doing it, The Dice Tower will again be doing a day long marathon of board gaming with Tom, Zee, Sam and some special guests.  This year the special guests will be Zev, the founder/owner of Z-Man Games, Marty Connell of Rolling Dice and Taking Names, and Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games.  They will all be trapped in the same house together for 30 hours as they play all sorts of games like Time’s Up, Captain Sonar, Cash ‘n’ Guns, and Spyfall.  You can check out this thread on BGG for links to the live YouTube feeds and browse a complete list of games and players that will be in the marathon.

So, who’s up for some Blood Rage at 3am?

Dan Yarrington proprietor of Myriad Games and Game Salute is being sued by his former business partners Zev Shlasinger and Paul Gerardi.  At the heart of the lawsuit is a contention by the plaintiffs that Mr Yarrington & Myriad Games committed fraud in the initial inducement to create the partnership ZaP’D Games LLC and breach of contract during the management of the business and during its dissolution.

The public records can be found here.


Dice Tower News previously reported where Zev Shlasinger, founder of Z-Man Games, was leaving the company. Well, we now know where he went. Zev joined WizKids to head a new board game unit.

“I plan to continue to bring original and unique ideas to market with the help of the WizKids team,” said Shlasinger. “They are very serious about building a board game business and are not afraid of good, fun, original ideas. In addition, WizKids has an amazing portfolio of licensed properties to enhance their board game presence in the industry. I think our combined qualities make a formidable team.”

To read more about the move you can head over to WizKids here.

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Board Game enthusiasts will not be a stranger to Zev Shlasinger, the founder of Z-Man Games (publishers of huge hits such as Bruges, Camel Up, Pandemic, and the US publisher for hits like Agricola and Carcassonne).

He announced today, on his Facebook page, that he was leaving Z-Man Games.

“This is a note to let everyone know that as of Jan 15, 2016 I will no longer be working for Z-Man/F2Z Entertainment. A long chapter has closed in my life but I am confident that a new one will begin soon.

So this isn’t a goodbye, as I expect to stay in the industry and plan to explore my options to that effect.

Onwards and upwards!”

About Z-Man

Z-Man Games is a company incorporated in 1999 in the USA to produce games. The headquarters is in Mahopac, New York, nearNew York City. It is named after its proprietor, Zev Shlasingera. Z-Man games is presently owned by F2Z Entertainment.