Small World of Warcraft Merges MMO with Tabletop Strategy

Tabletop article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 13:39
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Rule Azeroth From Your Kitchen

One of the world's most popular MMORPGs and tabletop gaming is about to clash: Small World of Warcraft has been announced as the first collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and tabletop developer Days of Wonder.

Check out this trailer for this upcoming crossover board game to get a sense of what it's all about:

On the off chance that you've never heard of World of Warcraft, it's an MMORPG that first exploded onto the gaming since in late November 2004. Since then, there have been a ton of smaller content updates and seven massive expansions. The eighth expansion World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to arrive sometime in 2020.

The other half of this puzzle is Small World, and no, it doesn't have anything to do with that awful ride at Disney World. Instead, each player selects one of several fantasy races to capture territory in the world. A race doesn't last forever, though, and it will inevitably decline while another rises to take its place. The winner is the player who can ultimately score the most points by the end of the game.

Now, these two very different games are being merged together into Small World of Warcraft, a tabletop game that will use the various fantasy races of World of Warcraft with the ruleset of Small World! 2–5 players will battle over several islands in the land of Azeroth, ultimately seeking to forge a mighty empire.

Small World of Warcraft slice

When is the Small World of Warcraft Release Date?

This certainly looks like a pretty cool collab, but when will you be able to play this World of Warcraft and Small World crossover?

Unfortunately, Days of Wonder has declined to note a specific release date or price. However, they did say that we can expect to see this game available for purchase sometime in the Summer of 2020. Days of Wonder also hasn't mentioned whether this will get a digital version of any sort similar to Small World 2 for PC.

If you'd like to try out this style of gameplay and you don't want to wait, you could always pick up the original Small World on Amazon for $39.99 or your regional equivalent, a 20% discount off of its normal price. You can also buy the digital version Small World 2 on Steam and on the Humble Store. You can find out more Small World of Warcraft at its official website.

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What do you think of Small World of Warcraft? Do you think the mechanics of Small World with the lore of Warcraft is a good fit? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!