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Year Published
1979
# of Players
2 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, 5, 6 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
180 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Moderate in-game text - needs crib sheet or paste ups
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Wizard's Quest
Alternate Names
Marnon
Thorval
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A Heroic Fantasy Wargame wherein Peacemaker the Wizard, tired of eons of conflict over rulership of the island kingdom of Marnon, sets up a quest competition to choose the rightful ruler and end all bloodshed forever.

The map portrays the island of Marnon divided into 36 numbered territories and 8 bordering castle spaces. Orcs are placed in approximately 1/3rd of these spaces, then players place their Men in the remaining spaces. An opposing player places your 3 Magic Items around the map for you to find later. The first player to collect all three of their own treasures is the winner.

Each turn, Orcs around the board repopulate and then frenzy, indiscriminately attacking nearby Men. The Dragon flies around and eats Orcs and Men. Peacemaker the Wizard visits a region and bestows prosperity, and also enforces peace there that turn. After all this, each player may petition the Wizard for a card, receive reinforcements, and then carry out an attack campaign. Players forces include Men and two 'superpower' counters: Hero and Sorcerer.

Garret J. Donner later took his concept of objects moving semi-randomly and sometimes under partial control of the players (The Wizard and The Dragon) and designed the game Dragonhunt around it.

Avalon Hill Complexity rating - 2

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from "The Avalon Hill General Index and Company History, 1952-1980"

Wizard’s Quest (1979)
Designed by Gary Donner
Development by Mick Uhl

A simple but clever fantasy variation of RISK with a growing following.

Contents:
Foldout map
Rulebook
2 dice, white/red
Petition cards

Counters:
Wizard
Dragon
94 Orcs

In every player color (red, green, blue, yellow, pink, orange)
Hero
Mage
Crown treasure
Chest treasure
Ring treasure
Blank treasure
40 armies, square
6 armies, round (5 armies)

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Klee German edition
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Year: 1990
Product Code: 610 91150
Size: 14.57 x 10.63 x 2.36 inches
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Year: 1988
Product Code: 01084
Size: Long Rectangle (e.g. Power Grid)
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Avalon Hill English Third Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
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Year: 1980
Product Code: 825
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
1.50 pounds
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Avalon Hill English First Edition
Publisher: Avalon Hill
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Year: 1979
Product Code: 825
Size: Avalon Hill Bookcase
1.50 pounds
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1 Marnon Petition Cards
Selfmade Petition Cards for Marnon/Wizards Quest (as there are no cards in the german version). complete 4 and half sheets Pdf. If there is clamour for it I can easily translate them.
German
2014-07-29
0 Règles en Français
Profitez de cette petite traduction de mon cru (excusez les possibles coquilles...). Bon jeu... Manu.
French
2013-10-06
5 Replacement Petition Cards Template - English
All 35 cards in a Microsoft Word 2003-2007 .doc file, plus blank space to insert your own card back artwork.
English
2013-03-30
4 Spanish rules
Reglamento en esoañol
Spanish
2012-11-19
0 Simple Petition Card holder box
A template for a simple box to hold the Petition Cards. I cut mine out of thin cardboard stock.
English
2012-11-14
8 Advanced Wizard's Quest Emblem & Hero revised 2
This is the latest file for emblems & heroes. Now there are enough heroes for all seven clans.
English
2012-01-10
9 Advanced Wizard's Quest Natives revised 2
This is a revised native file with cleaner pics on Goblins.
English
2012-01-10
11 Advanced Wizard's Quest Human units revised
This is 2nd revised file for human units
English
2012-01-08
5 German petition cards
A remake and translation of the petition cards from Wizard's Quest for use with the German version of the game (Marnon).
German
2011-04-28
28 Improved WQ Counters by Liumas
Replacements for the drab magic item counters. Especially nice for those of us who use replacements for the faded Men and Orc counters. 3 color schemes included, front and back. (3 JPG files) [ImageID=2371732 medium inline][c] [/c][ImageID=2371733 inline][c] [/c][ImageID=2371734 inline]
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2007-09-17
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