Turbo Tape Games has partnered with Games Workshop to release Warhammer: Arcane Magic, a digital board game on iOS devices. The game sees players leading wizards through the Old World and Chaos Wastelands in campaigns where they complete battles and collect spells.
In Warhammer: Arcane Magic, the overall goal of the game is to reach Arcane Fulcrums (special spaces on the board) to claim special spells. The game offers two campaigns at launch, which are split into acts and chapters. In each chapter, players lead a group of up to three wizards, each with their own stats, including a speed stat which determines how many spaces the wizard can move on the board on each turn. On their turn, players have a limited number of power points to use on spells, and are allowed to cast multiple spells per turn if they have enough points.
When a wizard enters an Arcane Fulcrum, they receive a special Cataclysm Spell which is unique for each wizard, and can only be cast once until the wizard enters another Arcane Fulcrum.
As players make their way toward these spaces, they may be attacked by monsters, demons or other wizards in arenas. During battle, players can cast their wizard’s spells, with each having a cost, attack range and strength. When casting a spell, the strength of the spell is added to a dice roll, and the enemy’s defense value is subtracted from the resulting figure. If the final number is zero or negative, the spell fails. While some spells cause instant damage to enemies, others may cause an enemy to miss a turn or can be used to protect wizards, as examples.
It’s possible for wizards to die in battle. Players can heal their wizards before this happens, but if one does perish, they can be revived. Players heal and revive their wizards using a limited currency called warpstones; however, revival must be completed within three rounds of the wizard’s death.
In a statement, Sundt Breien, CEO of Turbo Tape Games, commented:
Warhammer: Arcane Magic is our love letter to Warhammer. It’s the game I wish I could have played when I was a young Warhammer fan in Norway. If you like deep strategic gameplay, incredible spell effects and great replayability in an amazing dark fantasy world, Warhammer: Arcane Magic is for you.
Warhammer: Arcane Magic is available to download for $9.99 on the iTunes App Store.