Tower of the Wizard King Boardgame Jan 1, 2022 11:05:32 GMT -6
Post by xerxez on Jan 1, 2022 11:05:32 GMT -6
EDIT: Never mind! HASBRO has a PDF of the rules, dimiss my request, I'll leave this up in case anyone has an interest in the game.
Greetings and New Year salutations to everyone!
This is sort of a share and sort of plea.
Yesterday I was at a rummage store stuffed to its corners with literally everything and besides getting about a dozen expertly painted Grenadier miniatures of various characters for a dollar each I found and immediately had to have a really cool board game from the early 90's, The Tower of the Wizard King.
This thing is neat and there are a couple of online reviews on Youtube for it. It is somewhat of a collectable with some unopened sets going for almost $200 USD and used sets at $75 or thereabouts.
It's got wonderful components- a cast of diverse and very detailed fantasy figurines, character cards, a nice big colorful board of various terrains, castle walls, tokens and mini castles with pennants, and the centerpiece, a tower with a functioning door that has a skull/battle axe lever which, when pulled down, spins a wheel inside that randomizes one of four figures that fit inside it appearing in the door when it is opened. It is always a surprise.
There is also a flight of steps to assemble and attach to the tower. The object of the game is to defeat enemies on the board, and even, at times your fellow players, for which you collect pennants to affix to the mini castles. You land on tokens which, when turned up, reveal either spells, castles, or enemies. Its a 3-4 player game and each player plays a wizard protege of the Wizard King and has a special spell related to the four elemental types. As you move through the board you can land on tokens which transform whatever champion servants you began the game with into a different creature or character type and you have various movement rates and battle stats for each of these.
Transformation effected by using the magic tower and exchanging your current figure with whatever happens to appear in the door- one is a dragon that is exceptionally powerful compared to the others.
Each time a player is transformed, the Wizard King's figure ascends another step towards the tower, on some of them activating a game effect with various special tokens on the staircase. When the Wizard King reaches the top of the tower, the game is finished and the player with the most pennants becomes the new Wizard King as his master ascends to some mysterious, immaterial state of being.
I was fortunate to get a set in a great condition box, all pieces still in the punch out boards, the bags of figurines unopened, the game apparently never once played by the previous owner. The Tower works wonderfully (in researching the game I learned that a few people who played it often had one complaint, that after repeated use the Tower starts to jam occasionally). It was all there, down to a nice set of 6 sided dice. Cost me two Jacksons. However, in my excitement I missed one important matter- it did NOT contain the rules!!! ARRRGH!!
I figured I would ask here if anyone has this game and can either give me a brief summary or maybe even send me a copy, for which I would of course pay a little something for your trouble.
I am pretty sure I know exactly how to play it without the ruleset, thanks to the excellent review I watched on Youtube- problem is, I think some of the monster battle stats and movement rates are also contained in the book.
Thanks for any help. Xerxez