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Travel Ancient Lands in the MAGIC: THE GATHERING Board Game HEROES OF DOMINARIA

Posted On: Jan 9, 2019   |   Posted By: Episodes

Travel Ancient Lands in the MAGIC: THE GATHERING Board Game HEROES OF DOMINARIA

Magic: The Gathering is a big deal. You know this, I know this; it's a truism plain and simple. Thus, by extension, Magic getting a board game is likewise a significant event. This isn't the first time Magic leapt from cards to board: Arena of the Planeswalkers, a spiritual successor to Heroscape set in the Magic universe, received praise from critics before excess stock was shoved into presumably another plane.
Wizkids' Heroes of Dominaria is an entirely different entry into the tabletop market, however. This a proper board game with cards, chunky wooden components, and of course a board. Players take on the role of a familiar hero in a Euro-style adventure game of travel and discovery. It's a blend of genres that features resource management as you gather and spend mana turn to turn.
This is a competitive game which makes it a bit of a race. You push into different regions of Dominaria with the intent to amass specific mixtures of resources so that you may complete quests and construct Manaliths. There's...

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