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Year Published
1983
# of Players
2 − 4
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 4 players
Recommended with 3, 4, more than 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
10 and up
Playing Time
60 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
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Wiz-War
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In this light, beer & pretzels type of game, players are transformed into wizards attempting to collect treasures from a twisted little maze. At the heart of the game is a deck of cards that the players use to cast spells, power-up spells, and augment movement. Each turn, players can move up to three spaces (or more with the use of number cards). However, the goal is to penetrate the other players' sections of the maze, pick up one of their treasures, and bring it back to your home base. The first player to capture two such treasures or kill all the other wizards is the winner.

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An interesting historical note: Once, Richard Garfield in an interview in Duelist, mentioned that he was influenced by both Wiz-War and Cosmic Encounters when designing the best selling CCG, Magic: The Gathering.

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Chessex Classic Edition 1997
Publisher: Chessex
Artist: Phil Morrissey
Year: 1997
Product Code: CHX 07000
Size: 10.25 x 8.25 x 1.00 inches
0.75 pounds
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Chessex Sixth edition
Publisher: Chessex
Artist: Tom Jolly
Year: 1993
Product Code: 7000
Size: 10.00 x 8.00 x 1.00 inches
1.19 pounds
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Fifth Edition
Publisher: Chessex
Artist: Tom Jolly
Year: 1991
Product Code: 7000
Size: 8.00 x 6.25 x 1.25 inches
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Fourth edition
Publisher: Jolly Games
Artist: Tom Jolly
Year: 1985
Size: 8.07 x 6.10 x 1.18 inches
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First edition
Publisher: Jolly Games
Artist: Tom Jolly
Year: 1985
Product Code: None
Size: 8.50 x 5.50 x 1.00 inches
1.00 pounds
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3 Wizard Health Tracker Cards - Magic Stone
I made these wizard health tracker cards. They go along with the Magic Stone redesign by Ilya Baranovsky. Basically there is a card for each color wizard with the numbers 1-20 on it. Put a paper clip on it and slide it to keep track of your wizard's health.
English
2014-11-26
2 Wiz-War Plain Tuck Box
I made this Tuck Box for the Wiz-War cards (5.2 X 7.8 X 2.2cm). Designed for the 6th edition game and the expension set (67 cards per box), so three boxes will be needed to be printed (2 boxes if you only got the game). I used the following website to design the box; www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi
English
2014-11-23
26 WizWar "Magic Stone" Community Expansion+
Redesigned Community Expansion+. Contains all tokens and cards + CARDBACKS (number cards not included)
English
2014-01-07
5 Tokens (Ilya 77-Redesign) Übersetzung deutsch
Die Wiz War Tokens (Grundspiel+Erweiterungen) mit dem Design von Ilya 77 in der deutschen Übersetzung. Vorder- und Rückseite als je eine Datei. Die Tür- und Wandplättchen findet Ihr im ersten Kommentar unter den Files. Alle Zahlen (Punkte), Buchstaben (Warps) habe ich nicht extra übersetzt und können aus der Originaldatei von Ilya 77 übernommen werden.
German
2014-01-03
8 Karten (Ilya 77-Redesign) Übersetzung deutsch
Wiz War Karten (Grundspiel) mit dem Design von Ilya 77 in der deutschen Übersetzung.
German
2014-01-03
3 Wiz-War PL v1.0
Wiz-War set (Kwanchai's version) in Polish, Version 1.0, posted with permission from Tom Jolly Wiz-War, pełna polska edycja v1.0 (Wersja Kwanchai'a - wersja podstawowa gry + 2 rozszerzenie + karty stworzone przez fanów)
Polish
2013-04-02
5 Kurzspielanleitung (Ilya 77-Redesign) Übersetzung deutsch
Wiz War Quick Reference (Kurzspielanleitung) von Ilya 77 in der deutschen Übersetzung.
German
2013-02-06
0 Prehled pravidel WizWar - cesky
Český přehled pravidel WizWar (překlad) Czech rules summary for WizWar (translation)
Czech
2012-02-17
22 Wiz-war in 3D minus the cards
Fully redone boards using 3D graphics as well as all the necessary chits for the base game and first expansion. Slightly updated with nicer torch lighting effects. Included is everything needed to play except the cards, including cute wizzards and monsters that shape into cone playing peices!
English
2011-09-26
7 WizWar "Magic Stone" as low ink, B&W line drawings
WizWar "Magic Stone" Expansion 2 redesign by Ilya 77 as low ink, B & W, line drawings. THIS IS MEANT TO BE COLORED IN BY HAND.
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2011-09-04
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 863
Thematic Rank: 173
Num Ratings: 1449
Average Rating: 6.95
Standard Deviation: 1.60
Num Views: 216855
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 101
Personal Comments: 608
Users Owning: 1747
Users Wanting: 117
Users Trading: 64 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 1
Want Parts In Trade: 1
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2722
Plays This Month: 3
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