Mage Knight is a board game published by Wizkids that mixes some elements of deck building and RPG with the option for the players to play competitively, cooperatively or even solo. As fellow raptor Travis Williams notes in his review, "Although quite complex Mage Knight is one of the best, if not the best, solo game on the market. Mage Knight is also an excellent co-op or competitive game." This already rich game has now become even richer. Today, the 3rd expansion for Mage Knight, named Shades of Tezla, has been released at Gen Con 2015.
This new expansion will revolve around Tezla, a powerful mage whose death sparked a war between two factions - The Elementalists and The Dark Crusaders - that claim his legacy. The expansion introduces new scenarios for solo, competitive and cooperative play as long as a new playable Mage Knight: Braevalar the druid. Braelavar's powers will most likely revolve around natural magic and abilities to take advantage of the terrain.
What's in Shades of Tezla?
Let's take a look at the contents of the box for this expansion:
- 2 Faction Leader Avatars
- 5 Graveyard Tokens
- 1 Necropolis Token
- 1 Hidden Valley Token
- 32 Enemy Tokens
- 24 Faction Tokens
- 1 Faction Token Reference Card
- 1 Painted Miniature of Braevalar
- 2 Hero Cards
- 16 Basic Action Cards
- 2 Skill Description Cards
- 11 Skill Tokens
- 6 Level Tokens
- 20 Shield Tokens
- 1 Round Order Token
Wizkids has warned that due to some problems with the packing process, some boxes of Shades of Tezla may contain a damaged rulebook. Wizkids has also stated that they will send a replacement copy of the rulebook to whoever requests one here. Meanwhile, you can download a PDF copy of the rulebook here to ensure you can actually play the game while you're waiting for your new copy to arrive. Presumebly, WizKids will include undamaged rulebooks in future editions. Mage Knight: Shades of Tezla is available on Amazon for $39.99.
Do you own Mage Knight? How was your experience with it? Will you purchase Shades of Tezla? Let us know in the comments.