Wizkids Secures MtG Licensing Partnership

New Magic the Gathering games and minis are coming late next year.

WizKids secured a deal with GW earlier this year, and have announced a new partnership this week.

WizKids, the leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures and established board games, today revealed plans for an upcoming miniatures line and board game featuring the world-renowned trading card game, Magic: The Gathering. The new IP extends WizKids’ existing licensing partnership with leading game creators Wizards of the Coast, which already includes the famed Dungeons & Dragons.

The announcement combines the expertise of WizKids’ sculpted miniatures with the original Trading Card Game brand recognized the world over, immersing fans in the world of Magic!

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.”

 

What are you hoping to see out of this partnership?

  • MMO Builder

    Wizkids and premium, now there are two words i’ve not seen in the same sentence before!

    • marxlives

      Well with the amount of fanbase in Wizkids and Magic prepare for 40k and Warmachine to be reduced to a niche group at a FLGS near you.

      • MMO Builder

        Reduce Warmachine further, is that possible?

    • William Crouse

      Wizkids games are okay. the minis suck. For MTG I would rather use a token creature card, than ugly pre-painted WizKid mini.

      • Mike X (Official)

        Fun fact: Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder both use WizKids for their miniatures. That boost in partnership has led them to make HUGE improvements to their HeroClix line in recent years. The minis haven’t “sucked” since 2013.