WizKids provided GenCon attendees with a preview of their upcoming X-Men board game. Scheduled to release later this year, Marvel: Age of X-Men Heroes is a new game about sending a team of X-Men to defeat various iconic villains. According to ICV2, players will spend their turn gathering resources and recruiting allies so they can deal damage to various baddies. Each character will have different unique mutant abilities that can be used in-game, and players will be able to play through three distinct scenarios in-game. X-Men confirmed for Marvel: Age of Heroes includes Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Storm, Forge, Lockheed, Jubilee, Gambit and Rogue, all of which are represented by 2D plastic stand-ins.
WizKids unveiled for the first time Marvel: Age of X-Men Heroes earlier this year at GAMA Expo, a gaming convention exclusively for retailers and members of the tabletop gaming industry. The game was designed by Rodney Thompson, best known as the creator of Lords of Waterdeep, a worker control game set in the Dungeons & Dragons City of Waterdeep. While Thompson is best known for his RPG work, he also designed several popular games. Dungeons & Dragons-thematic games including Tyrants of the Underdark.
The X-Men had a busy GenCon weekend, with the announcement that Wolverine and Mojo would both be added to Marvel Champions: The Card Game in the next weeks. Additionally, Fantasy Flight Games also announced plans for a new Marvel board game titled Marvel DAGGER., though they declined to provide any further details about the new game.
Although we don’t yet have too many details about Marvel: Age of X-Men Heroes, we know the game will be released in Q4 2022 and will have a retail price of $69.99.