December 14, 2015
– Today Gale Force Nine announced they are publishing a new board game called Tyrants of the Underdark set in the Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. From the same game design team that brought
you Lords of Waterdeep, the new game
pits 2 to 4 players against each other to take over territory in the tumultuous
Underdark, mashing up deck-building mechanics with board control. Look for Tyrants of the Underdark to be available
in Spring 2016.
Designed by Peter
Lee and Rodney Thompson, Tyrants of the
Underdark is a competitive board game in which you play as a drow house
recruiting monsters, cultists and demons to aid you in controlling locations
such as Menzoberranzan and Blingdenstone. Using power and influence as
resources, Tyrants of the Underdark features multiple strategies you can use in
crafting your deck of minions. Be the spymaster infiltrating your enemy's
strongholds or the deadly war-leader concentrating on assassinating enemy
troops. No matter how you decide to play, whoever controls most of the
Underdark at the end of the game wins, unless there's some hidden strategy in
always impressed with the creative people who make Dungeons & Dragons, but we were blown away by how compulsively
fun Tyrants of the Underdark is to
play," said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO Battlefront Group. "We think
fans both of D&D and board gaming in general will really love it."
"It's fun to
be the bad guy sometimes, and Tyrants of
the Underdark lets you participate in the machinations of drow politics
without getting physically stabbed in the back," said Nathan Stewart,
brand director of Dungeons & Dragons. "We're excited that Gale Force
Nine is bringing a game like this to our fans."
information on Tyrants of the Underdark,
check out the exclusive article on dragonmag.com in this month’s issue of Dragon+. Further information on Tyrants of the Underdark will be available on
DungeonsandDragons.com and at gf9-dnd.com.
Gale Force Nine:
Gale Force Nine, LLC. (GF9) is the premier
gaming accessory company producing counters, markers, tokens, templates, and
terrain for use with the most popular miniature games in the world. In 2012 Gale Force Nine entered into the
world of hobby boardgames specializing in rich strategic play with games
licensed from fan-favorite television and media properties. GF9 is located in
Earlysville, Virginia. Gale Force Nine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the
Battlefront Group. Visit www.gf9.com
for more information.
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