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2014 WizKids Open Tournament Rules

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In September and October, we are launching our first series of WizKids Open regional events.  For a listing of stores hosting these WizKids Open events, please visit the WizKids Open home page at the link below:

 

WIZKIDS OPEN HOME PAGE

 

Please see the PDF link below for a full listing of Tournament Rules for the HeroClix, Marvel Dice Masters and Star Trek: Attack Wing events:

 

WIZKIDS OPEN TOURNAMENT RULES

 

For Star Trek: Attack Wing, we will be adding a new game mechanic to the events: Sector Conditions.  Sector Conditions provide special rules that are in play during the game that represent different spatial anomalies and other environmental effects.  The three Sector Condition for the WizKids Open that will be in play during different rounds (see Tournament Rules for more information) are: Nebula, Energy Flux & Meteor Shower.  These Sector Conditions can be found below—please feel free to add them to your next Star Trek: Attack Wing game!

 

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Announcements Con In Your Store

WizKids is Pleased to Announce the 2014 Con In Your Store Program!

 

 

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Greetings WizKids Retailers and Supporters,

The 2014 convention season is finally upon us! Last month players flocked to the UK Games Expo, last week WizKids attended Origins Game Fair, and there are more great events to come such as the Mexico HeroClix Championship, the Spain HeroClix Championship, the Canada HeroClix Championship,  Gen Con Indy and more!

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As many of our fans know, conventions are a great opportunity to play for awesome prizes and purchase exclusive products, and WizKids is pleased to announce an all-new program designed to capture some of that convention lightning in a bottle for friendly local game and comic stores with the 2014 Con In Your Store program!

What is Con In Your Store? 

As its name implies, Con In Your Store brings the convention experience (except the long lines perhaps ; ) to participating friendly local game and comic shops by offering both desirable participation and competitive prizes as well as for-sale exclusives.  There are three levels by which stores can participate in the Con In Your Store program, each with more content than the last, allowing stores to scale the in-store convention experience to the size they want.

This particular  Con In Your Store program is an Alliance Games Distributor-exclusive program wherein stores purchase a quantity of designated product at different tiers and then receive, at no additional cost, their Con In Your Store kit(s), each containing a number of participation and competitive prizes, and for-sale exclusives.  (Interested Diamond Comics Distributors customers can contact Sophia Brisco at 443-318-8507 or email ssophia@diamondcomics.com to learn how to participate. International stores: please stay tuned for more announcements to come.)

 

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How does my store participate in Con In Your Store?
 

Stores must be registered in the WizKids Event System (WES) to participate in the Con In Your Store program.  We’ve uploaded special event templates for both HeroClix and Star Trek Attack Wing specifically for this program, each with a “CIYS” prefix to designate them as part of the Con In Your Store program. (click on image below to enlarge)

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The Con In Your Store kits will arrive in stores on July 30th, 2014.  Stores can schedule their CIYS events in the WES now, and run them anytime between August 1st and August 30th, 2014.  Scheduled CIYS events will show up in a special Con In Your Store search function within the WES, so players will be able to find participating stores based upon proximity to their location! BE SURE TO SCHEDULE YOUR EVENTS! Otherwise, your store may not show up when players look for a participating store.  (click on image below to enlarge)

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How does my store get the Con In Your Store kits?

Stores interested in the Con in Your Store program should speak with their Alliance sales rep and place an order (Orders due July 11th) for qualifying WizKids product.  You can see the list of WizKids Qualifying Product here.  Orders must be placed between 23 June and 11 July in order to qualify for this program! 

As we mentioned before, the Con In Your Store kits will arrive in stores on July 30th, 2014.  As we mentioned before, there are three levels of the program: the “Big” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71836), the “Huge” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71837), and the “ENORMOUS” Con In Your Store kit (SKU 71838).

To receive the Big kit, stores must order $250 of qualifying WizKids product.  The Big kit contains the following:

  • One (1) 10 ct. brick of HeroClix Marquee figures for use as participation prizes
  • Two (2) “Surprise and Delight” figures for use as First Place and Fellowship Prizes.  “Surprise and Delight” figures will be randomly selected from a pool of convention and/or chase figures.

Here is a list of potential “Surprise and Delight” figures stores may receive in their Con In Your Store kits:

  • DC HeroClix: White Lantern chase figures (Superman, Wonder Woman, Hal Jordan, Green Arrow, Ice, the Flash, Bart Allen, Superboy, Donna Troy, and/or Animal Man)
  • DC HeroClix: Wonder Woman convention exclusive figures
  • Marvel HeroClix: Horsemen of Apocalypse convention exclusive figures (War, Famine, and/or Pestilence)
  • Marvel HeroClix: Moonstone convention exclusive figure
  • KA2 HeroClix: Colonel Stars & Stripes chase figure

THAT’S NOT ALL! Stores receiving the Con In Your Store Big kit also qualify to purchase up to four (4) of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above may be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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To receive the Huge kit, stores must order $500 of qualifying product.  The Huge kit contains the following:

Stores receiving the Con In Your Store Huge kits may order up to eight (8) of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above may be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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To receive the ENORMOUS kit, stores must order $1000 of qualifying product.  The ENORMOUS kit contains the following:

Stores receiving the Con In Your Store ENORMOUS kits may order up to 12 of each of the following for-sale exclusives (while supplies last):

The four exclusive figures above can be sold during a store’s Con In Your Store event with no restrictions!

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What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

Let’s bring the convention experience to your favorite stores with the Con In Your Store program!

Stores: Alliance sales reps are ready to take your Con In Your Store orders now! (Orders due July 11th) Schedule your events, sign up your players, and get ready for a fantastic in-store convention experience loaded with prizes and exclusive for-sale items!

Players: If you haven’t already, register in the WES today and look for participating friendly local game and comic stores in your area now!

The 2014 convention season is here and you’re invited to skip the lines, play some great games, and win some fantastic prizes with the 2014 Con In Your Store program!

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WIZKIDS ANNOUCES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH ASMODEE FOR GERMAN BOARD GAMES

WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH ASMODEE FOR GERMAN BOARD GAMES

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March 31, 2014 (Hillside, NJ) – WizKids Games, the pioneer of pre-painted miniature gaming, today announced that the company has entered into an partnership agreement with Asmodee Germany to localize several award winning game titles.

“We have chosen Asmodee to be our German language partner in Europe for the award winning titles including— the Mage Knight Board Game, Attack Wing: Dungeons & Dragons, Quarriors! Dice Building Game and Star Trek: Attack Wing.  We aim to replicate the successful growth and support we’ve experienced in Europe with our English language products and look forward to expanding our plans with Asmodee in the future,” said WizKids president Justin Ziran.

“We are very happy  to bring the quality games of WizKids to players in Germany and to enrich our product-line with very attractive games. We are looking forward to the cooperation with WizKids and the future developments”, says Asmodee GmbH Marketing Director Carol Rapp.

For more information on WizKids’ product lines, please visit www.WizKidsGames.com.

 

About WizKids Games
WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the leading collectible miniatures game on the market, with over 500 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning fantasy board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors and the soon-to-launch Dice Masters, as well as its widely-hailed execution of Star Trek: Attack Wing. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About Asmodee
Asmodee GmbH, founded in 2008 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asmodee in France, is an autonomous German distributor and publisher of games located in Essen. With its extensive range of products – from “Die Werwölfe von Düsterwald” to “Dixit” (Spiel des Jahres 2010) to “7Wonders” (Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011) or “Zombicide” – Asmodee offers games in Germany for every-ones taste. The aim is to make games attractive for as many people as possible. For that reason the company also actively supports numerous gaming-events and fairs as well as the stores with promotions and staff. Further information under: www.asmodee.de.

 

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On the Road: 2013 Origins Game Fair Pt 2!

Greetings WizKids Fans!

With just one week to go until gamers converge upon the Columbus Convention Center for the 2013 Origins Game Fair, we wanted to touch base with everyone regarding our presence at the show.

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Folk interested in purchasing the 2013 Marvel HeroClix: Shuma Gorath and/or the 2013 DC HeroClix: Trinity of Sin team base will be able to do so beginning Thursday morning.  Purchases will be limited to up to two each for Shuma Gorath and/or the Trinity of Sin per customer, per day.  We will be punching badges to ensure fairness in the process, and transactions will be cash only; everyone interested in purchasing these figures can help us by having exact change and their badge ready for punching to ensure the lines move smoothly.

If our daily allotment allows, we may open sales up later in the day to allow for additional purchases in the afternoon (we will announce daily if we’re going to open these up for additional purchases, so please do not ask throughout the day, chances are we won’t know for sure when you happen to ask).  As a reminder, Shuma Gorath will be available for $50, and the Trinity of Sin team base will be $25.

 

 

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WizKids Games will also be set up to offer the MEGA-sized Star Trek Attack Wing demos in cooperation with Alliance Games Distributors throughout the weekend! Take a moment and play with MEGA-sized versions of the starships that will be available in Star Trek Attack Wing; roll MEGA-sized dice and position your ships with MEGA-sized maneuver templates! Join us for a fun, MEGA-sized time!

If tabletop demos are more your speed, join us in the WIzKids area for demos of Star Trek Attack Wing, Trains and Stations, and more! We will be offering demos throughout the show for these new and upcoming games.

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For everyone interested in the HeroCix Nationals event: we will be contacting all of the reported Winners of the local WES 2013 National Qualifier in Your Store events.  We will also be contacting stores (and their associated volunteers) that scheduled a Qualifier event but have not reported their winner yet to remind them to get that info to us.  If you won your store’s event and do not receive an email from us by Saturday, 8 June, please contact the store your won the event at (or the volunteer if applicable), so they can report and verify your entry for HeroClix Nationals.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Origins next week!

 

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NECA / WizKids Announce Star Trek: Attack Wing HeroClix Board Game

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NECA/WIZKIDS ANNOUNCE STAR TREK™: ATTACK WING

Hillside, N.J. – March 11, 2013 – WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids), the leader in collectible gaming, is inviting gamers, collectors and Star Trek fans alike to recreate some of the most iconic battles in Star Trek lore. Today WizKids announces the latest board game title to join their Star Trek HeroClix™ miniatures game line-up, Star Trek: Attack Wing. It features collectible pre-painted Star Trek ships and the FlightPath™ maneuver system licensed from Fantasy Flight Games. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek: Attack Wing is expected to launch late summer at Gen Con Indy 2013.

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Players engage in exploration and combat, traversing sprawling Star Trek space maps made available via an in store Organized Play program. As commander, players have the ability to customize, upgrade, and assign famous crewmembers to their fleets, which feature ships from the series’ prominent empires and forces as well as special stats and abilities, and unique maneuvers on separate HeroClix Combat Dials™.

“The FlightPath™ maneuver system used in FFG’s game is an amazing system for free-form movement in a space combat game,” said Justin Ziran, president at WizKids. “It’s a natural fit for the Star Trek universe. Players familiar with the FlightPath™ system will most definitely enjoy Star Trek: Attack Wing.”

American retailers looking for Star Trek: Attack Wing can purchase the product through Alliance Game Distributors or Diamond Comic Distributors and should contact their sales representatives for order information. International retailers should contact their local distributors for ordering information.

For more information about the new enterprise, Star Trek: Attack Wing, visit WizkidsGames.com/StarTrek or follow WizKids on Facebook and Twitter.

© 2013 WizKids/NECA, LLC. WIZKIDS, HEROCLIX, and COMBAT DIAL are trademarks of WizKids/NECA, LLC. All rights reserved. TM & © 2013 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Right Reserved. FLIGHTPATH is a trademark, and FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES is a registered trademark, of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Fantasy Flight Publishing Inc.

Roseville, Minnesota’s Fantasy Flight Games is a publisher of board, card, miniatures, and roleplaying games. Founded in 1995 by Christian T. Petersen, Fantasy Flight Games has published hundreds of successful titles, including Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the Lord of the Rings series of board games, board and card games based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, and many original board games such as Twilight Imperium, Runebound, and Descent: Journeys in the Dark.

About WizKids

WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

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