Cryptozoic Announces Release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh

By Shahriar Fouladi

Cryptozoic Announces Release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh

Third Card Game in Series Features New Gameplay Elements and More of Unique Humor and Art Popular with Fans

Lake Forest, CA – November 17, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced the November 29 release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh. In the third card game in the popular Epic Spell Wars series, 2-6 players once again create Spells with up to three Components—this time with new keywords “Cantrip,” “Bad Trip,” and “Everlasting”—as they try to destroy opposing Wizards. Every aspect of the game, from the cards to the rulebook and box, is filled with the series’s trademark off-the-wall humor and mature, at times bizarre art (over 100 original illustrations).

Epic Spell Wars III box

“The game features all of the gruesome, hilarious deaths you’ve come to expect from Epic Spell Wars,” commented Matt Hyra, Lead Designer of the game. “And the ‘Quick Match Mode’ we debuted in the second game is now the standard method of play, so games are short and sweet.”

The game looks to continue the growth of the Epic Spell Wars series, which has gained a legion of fans since the first game was featured in a 2015 episode of the hit web series TableTop. Hosted by Wil Wheaton, TableTop airs on Geek & Sundry, a YouTube channel with over 1.5 million subscribers.

The third Epic Spell Wars game adds three new keywords to play. Cantrips are extra cards that can be added to Spells in exchange for discarding cards. Bad Trips are cards that resolve twice in Spells with lots of different glyphs. Many of the Treasures in the game have the last new keyword: Everlasting. They do not get discarded when a player is defeated or at the end of a game, so he or she can keep on using them. In addition, half of the Delivery cards in the game are Creatures, meaning they can stay in play even after a player resolves a Spell. The other half of the Delivery cards have two glyphs, allowing a player to roll at least two dice and, in the process, dole out more damage to opponents and gain various bonuses.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh will be available at retailers nationwide November 29 for a suggested retail price of $30.

 

Product Details:

  • Number of players: 2-6
  • Ages: 15+
  • Playtime: 30-60 minutes
  • Created by Cory Jones
  • Game Design by Matt HyraEpic Spell Wars III game components
  • Art by RS Bixby
  • Contents Summary:
    • 178 Game Cards
    • 8 Oversized Wizard Cards
    • 7 Last Wizard Standing Tokens
    • 15 Kill Tokens
    • 6 Skull Life Counters
    • 5 Six-Sided Dice
    • 1 Murdershroom Standee
    • 1 Rulebook
  • ​Standalone game, but compatible with previous two games in series

 

 


For more information, check out the Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh product page.


 

About Cryptozoic
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.

 

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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.