Beyond 'Dungeons & Dragons': The Wizards of the Coast Games Quiz


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This game was originally published in 1959 and focuses on strategic maneuvering among the major European powers circa 1914. Negotiation and betrayal are key elements, along with simultaneous turns in which moves are written down secretly by each player.

"Diplomacy" is currently published by the Avalon Hill division of Wizards of the Coast.


This collectible card game (CCG) is based on a popular website that allows players to collect creatures and animals by playing a variety of online games.

The "Neopets Trading Card Game" has been out of print since 2006.


Players take on the roles of the secret rulers of a city set in the Forgotten Realms "D&D" campaign setting in this board game, gathering different types of adventurers and using them to complete quests and build new areas of the city.

"Lords of Waterdeep" is a European-style worker placement game that draws from the lore of "Dungeons & Dragons."


What is the title of the first (and, as of 2016, only) "Lords of Waterdeep" expansion?

"Scoundrels of Skullport" is actually two expansions combined into a single release.


In this (mostly) cooperative game, players must escape a haunted mansion that's different each time the game is played, as is the supernatural threat involved. One player is a traitor, working to murder or otherwise hinder the other players.

You'll love to hate your evil friends in "Betrayal at House on the Hill."


Richard Borg designed this board game, which uses a variety of plastic miniatures and variable terrain tiles to recreate several battles from the American Civil War with a relatively simple combat system.

"Battle Cry" is the basis of Borg's "Command and Colors" series and was published by Wizards of the Coast subdivision Avalon Hill.


The cards in this collectible card game are pentagonal pieces of flexible plastic, with some transparent areas that allow cards to be stacked and combined. The players represent demons trying to bring about the apocalypse.

The dark theme of "Hecatomb" and unusual card style didn’t win over enough players, and the was game canceled after less than a year.


This short-lived collectible card game is based on a Korean online role-playing game (RPG) in which players traverse various continents while battling monsters. Card types include characters, pets, monsters and bosses.

"MapleStory" was another CCG that was only in print for about a year.


A young wizard and the school of wizardry where he and his friends have magical adventures provides the setting for this collectible card game.

The "Harry Potter Trading Card Game" was only in print for just over a year.


This board game is an update to a classic game of global domination, only this version has space stations, commanders, more territories to conquer and a turn limit to keep the game from going on forever because someone is holed up in Australia.

"Risk 2210 A.D." fuses the classic game "Risk" with a science fiction setting and more modern game rules.


This game was first released in the late 1970s and is basically a simplified board game version of "D&D," with characters of different classes traversing catacombs while battling monsters. Wizards of the Coast rereleased it in 2012.

You might have noticed "Dungeon!" placed prominently in the background of several scenes of the Netflix series "Stranger Things."


A bizarre postapocalyptic world filled with mutants and remnants of old technology is the setting for this RPG.

"Gamma World" has been published in multiple editions, the most recent (2010) based on the fourth edition "D&D" rules.


Players of this miniatures game create their own army of monsters, with different abilities represented on cards. The game board is created by arranging dungeon tiles, and the rules are based on the earlier "Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures" game. It was sold in sets with names like "Blood of Gruumsh" and "Tyranny of Goblins."

A high percentage of Wizards of the Coast games have the word "Dungeon" in the title, including "Dungeon Command."


This collectible miniatures game is based on a renowned World War II strategy board game and includes separate expansions for naval and aerial battles called "War at Sea" and "Contested Skies."

"Axis & Allies Miniatures" zoomed the World War II action down to a tactical, unit-versus-unit level.


This lavish board game is set in the titular home of vampire lord Strahd von Zarovich, and contains numerous scenarios that can be played solo or cooperatively with up to five players.

The "Castle Ravenloft Board Game" was one of a series of board games using the same rules but placed in different "Dungeons & Dragons" settings.


One of Richard Garfield's earliest game designs, this board game has players "programming" robots with a series of incremental movement cards, trying to move their robots around a dangerous, shifting factory.

Garfield designed "RoboRally" in the 1980s, though it wasn't published until 1994.


Players bid on various rooms and gambling implements to try to build the most successful casino in this board game.

The challenge of "Vegas Showdown" is building the most famous and profitable casino.


This "Risk" variant features pantheons of ancient deities vying for global supremacy, instead of the nations of the original.

Defeated soldiers continue battling for conquest of the underworld in "Risk Godstorm."


This collectible card game was the (ultimately unsuccessful) relaunch of the "Duel Masters" card game in the U.S. "Duel Masters" had been massively popular in Japan but was discontinued in the U.S., until it was rereleased in 2012 with a new brand name.

The "Kaijudo" relaunch only lasted for a few years in the U.S.


Players of this collectible card game based on a professional sports league rolled a 20-sided die on various charts to determine the success of pitches and at bats.

National championships for "MLB Showdown" were held from 2001-05.


Originally published by Avalon Hill, this board game is about giant monsters making their way across the country to smash things and each other.

"Monsters Menace America" was first published as "Monsters Ravage America."


Richard Garfield designed this card game, in which the players purchase expensive luxury goods and "advertising" spaces on a card collector page.

If you've never heard of "Filthy Rich," well, not every Richard Garfield game is as successful as "Magic: The Gathering."


This ambitious miniatures game pits powerful psychic lords against each other using creatures derived from human emotions and subconscious thoughts.

"Dreamblade" may have been too ambitious — it was only in print for about a year.


Four fantasy realms, including the Dark Empire of Karkoth and the Elves of Vailin, go head-to-head in this board game that's sort of like a fantasy version of "Axis & Allies." Two to four players can play, and each realm has unique units and special abilities to aid its warfare.

The full title of the game is technically "Dungeons & Dragons: Conquest of Nerath Board Game."


This space opera role-playing game has gone through several editions and publishers in its life. In the early 2000s, Wizards of the Coast published a version using its d20 system. It included sourcebooks like "Starships of the Galaxy" and "Invasion of Theed."

The "Star Wars Roleplaying Game" appeared as both a d20 game and a revised form called the "Saga Edition."


Only Real American Heroes (or snake-themed shadowy international terrorists) played this collectible card game based on a popular '80s cartoon and toy series.

Did you even know a GI Joe card game existed? You do now.


Players build and modify giant anthropomorphic mechanical war machines called "mechs" in a future galaxy torn by conflict in this collectible card game, which is based on a miniatures game that was not published by Wizards of the Coast.

The "BattleTech" property was licensed by Wizards of the Coast to produce the short-lived "BattleTech CCG."


Unlike most miniatures games, you could find this one on the shelves of your local big-box store. Players create their own battlefield each game by stacking and connecting hexagonal plastic terrain tiles.

By combining multiple sets, "Heroscape" players could create astonishingly massive battlefields.


Originally a Milton Bradley game of war in feudal Japan, Wizards of the Coast rereleased it under the name "Ikusa." What was the original title?

"Shogun" also went by the name "Samurai Swords" before becoming "Ikusa."


This critically acclaimed collectible card game has a cyberpunk setting that pits hackers against corporations. It's considered one of the best CCGs ever made, despite its commercial failure — only the core set and one expansion were ever released.

"Netrunner" saw new life as a "living card game" produced by Fantasy Flight Games under license from Wizards of the Coast.


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Wizards of the Coast is a behemoth in the tabletop gaming industry, publishing two of the biggest games in the world, "Dungeons & Dragons" and "Magic: The Gathering." But how much do you know about the company's lesser-known and out-of-print games?

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