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Wizkids & GW team up

An announcement on the Wizkids website caught my eye today; the US-based company has teamed up with Games Workshop and will released licenced games based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, as well as board games from Games Workshop’s back catalogue. They specifically named Fury of Dracula as one they will republish.

After the licence agreement between Fantasy Flight and Games Workshop ended, I thought GW were bringing everything back in house, and the announcement of a GW version of Talisman coming late this year seemed to confirm that.

Wizkids specialise in licenced games; it’s a massive part of their catalogue. Will we see a 40k dice-building game? Probably, is my guess.

Here’s a link to the announcement.

5 comments on “Wizkids & GW team up

  1. Azazel
    October 22, 2017

    Makes sense I guess. GW has a large back catalogue of games, and while they’ve released a lot of standalone boardgames in the last couple of years, they’re not exactly evergreen product, nor are they bothering to keep them in stock. I could see them licencing out most of the “tier 2” boardgames, etc just as they’ve already licenced out WHFRP and 40kRP.

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    • davekay
      October 22, 2017

      After the deal with fantasy Flight ended in Feb this year, I had expected them to take things back in house and simply drop whatever didn’t suit them to produce. I will be interested to see what Wizkids put out there.

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      • Azazel
        October 26, 2017

        There’s quite probably more than just the surface issues between FFG and GW. There’s also the fact that a blanket licence signed to FFG years ago probably doesn’t have the financial potential that lots of individual ones have – witness the changes in their digital licencing a few years ago.

        Expect much the same thing with anything that’s not inherently miniatures-related and “Tier 1” that they can still produce (so not licenced product like the Judge Dredd RPG, or Call of Cthulhu, then).

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      • davekay
        October 26, 2017

        Good point _ I wonder if we’ll see some heavier board games like Heroes of Black Reach.


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