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Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate Challenges Players to Work Together – Until Someone Becomes a Traitor!
Seattle, WA – October 6, 2017 – Avalon Hill and Dungeons & Dragons today released the highly-anticipated Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, a new board game based on the award-winning Betrayal at House on the Hill. With one of Forgotten Realms’ most iconic locations serving as the backdrop, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate players work together to explore the city and defeat monsters from the D&D universe like beholders, mind flayers and other horrors emerging from the darkness. That is, until an unspeakable evil force turns one or more players against the group.
A shadow has fallen over Baldur’s Gate, summoning evil from the depths, and it is up to the players to build and explore the iconic city’s seedy alleys and deadly catacombs to vanquish the dark forces.
“Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate combines the strengths of both Dungeons & Dragons and the original Betrayal at House on the Hill,” says Mike Mearls, Senior Manager, Dungeons & Dragons Design and Development. “Both games are about exploring strange places and facing horrible monsters. Betrayal adds an element of horror and mistrust to the mix that D&D has never quite had before. If our playtests are anything to go by, it’s an addition that D&D fans are eager to embrace.”
Designed for ages 12 and up, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate allows players to take on the role of an iconic D&D character class and race as they embark on a thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue making it the perfect introduction to the world of Dungeons & Dragons. The city of Baldur’s Gate is revealed tile by tile, creating a completely new game every time. With 50 unique haunts each telling a different D&D-themed story, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate keeps players coming back for a new challenge again and again. The game is now available nationwide with an MSRP of $50.
ABOUT AVALON HILL
Avalon Hill has been entertaining strategy and cooperative gamers for more than sixty years. Acquired by Hasbro in 2003 and managed by Wizards of the Coast since, new board game favorites like Betrayal at House on the Hill and Robo Rally have joined the ranks of classics such as Diplomacy,Axis & Allies, and Acquire. For more information, AvalonHill.com.
ABOUT WIZARDS OF THE COAST
Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and AVALON HILL. For more information about our world-renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast web site at www.wizards.com.
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