W. Eric Martin
WizKids has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to produce a handful of Dungeons & Dragons-related games, such as the D&D: Attack Wing miniatures game, the various D&D Dice Masters dice games, and the Temple of Elemental Evil, Tomb of Annihilation, and Assault of the Giants board games.
Now WizKids has announced a larger partnership with Wizards of the Coast in which it will release both a miniatures line and a board game set in the world of Wizards' Magic: The Gathering collectible card game. From the press release:
The initial pre-painted sculpted miniatures will focus on token creature card favorites, adding a premium touch to the player's table top experience while the board game will pull from the original trading card lore. Players will play as Planeswalkers, exploring the landscape of Dominaria as they establish connections to their mana sources, gathering power before their opponents do and building their hand of spell cards.
"We're introducing a long-time, beloved brand to an all new medium," said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. "Producing high-quality miniatures and bringing to market captivating board games is at the heart of WizKids. We could not be more excited to extend our relationship with Wizards of the Coast with Magic: The Gathering."
Both the miniatures line and the board game are currently scheduled for release in late 2018.