What happens when one of the most famous series of board games, Pandemic, marries one of the most important fantasy universes, that of World of Warcraft? We will find out in the new World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the title just announced by Asmodee and arriving within a few months.
But let’s take a closer look at the horde advancing towards us through the Pandemic System.
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, a new board game that uses the Pandemic System
But what is the Pandemic System? This is Matt Leacock’s mind-born mechanic for his Pandemics, which features a map upon which plagues can spread (we’ve seen diseases, barbarians, floods, and even Lovecraftian Great Ancients) that players must keep at bay, under penalty of defeat.
By taking this system and applying it to the world of WoW, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King was born. In this title it is the plague of the undead that must be stemmed, and it will be the task of some of the most beloved heroes of the Warcraft universe to keep the Lich King and his ranks at bay.
We will be able to play as Thrall, Varian Wrynn, Sylvanas Windrunner and many others, each with its own powers but with the imperative of collaboration, because only in this way can the threat to the world of the living be stopped. Northrend will gradually populate itself with ghouls, and when we fail to thin the ranks enough, they will evoke powerful abominations, capable of putting us in great difficulty. But that’s just the beginning – the game won’t be won until we destroy the Lich King on his throne in Icecrown Keep.
In short, the conditions for a title capable of capturing attention are all there. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will come out with Asmodee by the end of 2021.