Ever since acquiring the license to the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game
, Cryptozoic Entertainment
has been making a huge push to make the game even more accessible. This doesn't mean just accessible for people familiar with hobby games -- it also means accessible to someone who's a huge World of Warcraft
fan, but never got into hobby games.
One of the steps in this process was the release of the Assault on Icecrown Citadel Four-Player Game
. You might be familiar with the "raid deck" format (utilized previously with Molten Core, Onyxia's Lair, Magtheridon's Lair, Black Temple, and Naxxramas), wherein a group of players play cooperatively against one of their friends, who's controlling the boss(es) of the dungeon. But there's a stumbling block for those who want to just jump right in and play a raid: you have to buy your own cards and construct your own deck if you want to play as anyone but the bad guy.
Assault on Icecrown Citadel
changes up the format slightly, instead putting players in the roles of Tirion Fordring, Jaina Proudmoore
, and Sylvanas Windrunner
as they battle the Lich King
. Each hero has their own themed deck included in the box, along with Arthas' boss deck, meaning that the moment you pick up the game, you can crack it open and play.
I'm not a huge hobby gamer. I played Magic: The Gathering
in middle school, but the WoW TCG
is pretty much the only card or board game I play with any regularity. And I have to tell you: Assault on Icecrown Citadel
is an absolute blast.
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