Feb 20, 2019
Cardinal/Spinmaster and Looney Labs are pleased to announce a new partnership to create licensed card games for all channels.
The companies are currently working on two games—Marvel Fluxx and Jumanji Fluxx.
Both companies will publish versions of the games, each in the same slightly-larger-than-typical sized box. The Cardinal version will release with a $15 MSRP for mass market, whereas the Looney Labs version will contain seven bonus cards, and will sell for $20 in specialty and hobby. In addition, both versions will display a premium poker chip style collectible turn token in a clear window on the front of the package! This is the start of a creative partnership between the two companies, which will see more jointly released games in the future.
“We are so excited about these titles! Andy has created some really innovative new cards for these versions that will keep Fluxx fans coming back for more, and partnering with Cardinal means that we will be able to introduce Fluxx, the card game of ever-changing rules, to a much broader audience than ever before,” said Kristin Looney, CEO of Looney Labs. “Our goal is for a win-win-win. Cardinal adds Fluxx to its line of classic card games, Looney Labs reaches a larger audience, and specialty retailers not only get to sell a special version, but they will hopefully experience a sea change in the level of demand for Fluxx products.”
The Looney Labs versions will release in July of this year and the Cardinal versions will release in August. Look for them in stores everywhere!
Dec 18, 2018
WizKids is thrilled to announce that Marvel Strike Teams, its newest Heroclix strategy game set in the iconic Marvel Universe, and its expansion, Marvel Strike Teams: Avengers Initiative, is now available in North American game stores!
Marvel Strike Teams puts 2-5 players into the shoes of fan-favorite heroes and villains from the Marvel Universe. Each character has a Heroclix combat dial used to track their level and build points as they play through the game’s various missions and scenarios.
In addition, the exciting Avengers Initiative expansion, also available now, adds some of Marvel’s most powerful heroes and villains, including Loki, the Asgardian God of Mischief, Ultron, Black Widow, and Vision, to the Marvel Strike Teams lineup!
With randomly selected scenarios, multiple Map Tiles, and THOUSANDS of possible encounters, each mission will feel like a fresh new way to save the world!
Jan 10, 2018
Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is a special school led by Professor Charles Xavier where young mutants can grow, learn, and control their uncanny powers. See the results of their training on the tabletop with Marvel HeroClix: X-Men Xavier’s School from WizKids!
Xavier’s School will have the return of ID cards, as well as student and headmaster gameplay. Two all-new title characters are sure to make a splash. You and your friends will be able to build your favorite X-Men teams from over the years – Blue Team, Gold Team, the X-Men led by Magneto, and many more! For even more mutant-mania this set will include more than a handful of previously unclixed figures including Phat, Goldballs, Mondo and Surge!
May 28th, 2017
USAOpoly and Marvel Entertainment have announced the release of The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Gear Up and Rock Out! An Awesome Mix Card Game.
The game offers all-new game play with your favorite ragtag team from the hit movie franchise. Do you have what it takes to keep the music playing? Play as your favorite intergalactic hero as you do whatever it takes to avoid ending up with the worst gear. Custom Event cards add a new twist to every round and all bets are off when Ego comes into play. Bluff, trade and steal your way to victory!
Ages 8+ | 3-8 Players | MSRP: $19.95
FOR SALE ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
April 26th, 2017
WizKids is excited to announce the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack, coming soon to a friendly local game store near you. Designed by Mike Elliott and Eric M. Lang, the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack will help you upgrade any Dice Master Starter Set into a team with a clear theme.
The Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack features the most recognizable members of the Defenders roster, including Hulk, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones! These dice pack a punch that’ll leave your opponents saying, “Sweet Christmas!”
The Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack will let players build their own teams of heroes and is perfect for the Dice Masters veteran or someone looking to jump into the game fresh! A Team Pack can be paired with any Starter Set to give a player everything they need to build a highly-focused team for thematic play!
Pre-order the Marvel Dice Masters: Defenders Team Pack for $9.99 at your friendly local game store today!
April 3rd, 2017
It’s the game every mutant has been waiting for! Join the X-Men on a thrilling adventure to defend mankind from
role-playing fun of Munchkin. Players take on the role of students attending Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters
and team up with Professor X, Wolverine, and more super-charged mutants to take down the likes of Sabretooth,
Juggernaut, and the almighty Magneto. The game will include 128 Door and Treasure cards, four player Role cards,
four level trackers, game rules, and a custom die.
In Munchkin: X-Men Edition, players take on the role of young mutants enrolled at Xavier’s School of Gifted Youngsters, starting at Level 1, and work their way up to Level 10 to graduate at the head of their class. Players gain levels by defeating iconic Marvel villains, recruiting Allies such as Wolverine, declaring an X-Affiliation, and using special Powers and Items like Silver Samurai’s Katana.
February 11th, 2017
Knight Models has announced that they will no longer be making miniatures based on Marvel properties. This means that their Marvel Universe Miniatures Game as well as the Spider-Man Miniatures Game are coming to an end.
This is going to be a year full of changes and new projects at Knight Models.
Our company was founded in 2008 and began working with Marvel Entertainment Inc. licensed products by designing and manufacturing high quality miniatures of its most famous heroes and villains for collectors and painters. Later, we expanded that relationship and created the Universe Miniature Game and its range of gaming miniatures.
Our long entrepreneurial relationship with Marvel has been incredible, and working on such a gratifying project for so many years, developing those characters that we love so much, has made us very happy. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.
Knight Models will no longer make products based on the Marvel Universe licence.
It has been a difficult decision, as many hours of work, effort and excitement were invested in this licence. But we consider that our business must follow another path.
We would like to thank the teams at Disney and Marvel Entertainment Inc. for allowing us to create such wonderful products. We also want to thank you, our followers, for your support.
Our investment in our superheroes lines, however, continues with the DC Universe Miniature Game and, of course, our flagship Batman Miniature Game – these lines will continue to be developed, and we’re incredibly excited for the future of these lines, as well as forthcoming projects. The Batman Miniature Game has become a cornerstone in miniature skirmish gaming. The successful launch of the Suicide Squad game box has allowed us to invest even further in the game’s future, and grow our wonderful gaming community.
This year we celebrate the Batman Miniature Game’s 5th Anniversary, and we’re doing so in style, with some very special anniversary products and brand new expansions, starting with the Arkham Knight campaign book, with more great new content to follow.
Of course, it cannot have escaped the community’s attention that Knight Models will soon be launching another big licenced product. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Warner Bros. over the following years, and enter the fantastic, magical universe of Harry Potter. The Harry Potter Miniature Game will be a culmination of the team’s hard work and dedication to creating a true quality gaming experience, and we look forward to launching some of the most spectacular miniatures to accompany it. We hope that you’ll enjoy this new project as much as we have working on it!