Wizards of the Coast is an American games publisher founded by Peter Adkison in 1990 just outside Seattle, WA. The company mainly publishes table top games in the fantasy and science-fiction genres.
Wizards of the Coast started as a basement-run RPG publisher and popularized the collectible card game genre thanks to the success of Magic: The Gathering. They are also known for publishing the Dungeons & Dragons RPG after purchasing the original D&D developer TSR in the mid-1990s. Until 2003, Wizards published the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Theyalso publish novels based on games such as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Legend of the Five Rings.
Wizards of the Coast has been a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999.
Magic: The Gathering, the premier trading card game created by Wizards of the Coast, has been given notoriety as the most complex TCG in the world, and even managed to consistently stump famed AI program Deep Blue, according to Newsweek. But one website claims they have an app that can predict the outcome of players' […]
WizKids and Critical Role have revealed a new line of figures on the way as they bring more characters from the world of Exandria. A new line of high-quality miniatures focused on characters and monsters from the series will be coming sometime in Q1 of 2021. According to the info, many of the iconic monsters […]
According to the collectible grading website CGC Trading Cards, a one-of-a-kind test print copy of the Pokémon Trading Card Game's Base Set has set a major milestone for the TCG community and sold for $360,000, the highest amount that any English-language Pokémon TCG card has ever sold for. This amount does not officially break any […]
Dungeons & Dragons unveiled their first book for 2021 with a short adventures collection called Candlekeep Mysteries. This book contains 17 different miniature adventures from which you can either start a campaign or insert a tale into one of your existing campaigns, all centered around the magical and mysterious fortress known as Candlekeep. Which for […]
Magic: The Gathering, a game which to many needs no introduction, is the oldest trading card game out there today. Millions of players play this card game, some even professionally both on paper and through digital means such as MTG Arena. Others are in the game's throes, specifically not to play but to collect. This […]
Every tabletop game needs a test print in order to receive final print approval by the company producing it. Card games are no exception. It can be argued that games like Magic: The Gathering or the Pokémon Trading Card Game needs this sort of thing more than something like a board game or wargame due […]
Wizards of the Coast dropped a ton of new information today about the next Magic: The Gathering set, Kaldheim. This morning during a Twitch preview stream, the team revealed that the next expansion will drop into Magic: The Gathering Arena starting January 28th and then become available everywhere else on February 5th. As you might […]
In the fall of 2020, the cast of Critical Role made what, at the time to them, was a geek dream come true announcement with Funko. In what some of them have admitted was a fun discussion they never thought would come true, the two companies came together to make a collection of Funko POP […]
The cast of Stranger Things will be getting together, sort of, as they will be playing a special holiday game of D&D. Dungeons & Dragons has a special spot in the Netflix series as it has played both a storyline role and a fun '80s throwback role to how influential the game was back in […]
Auction website eBay has announced a new way of shipping certain packages that may affect the card game industry in a big way. In January of next year, eBay will have the option available of shipping out trading cards for just one American dollar. This is a big deal because as many eBay sellers can […]
Wizards of the Coast has activated another Magic: The Gathering Secret Lair on Cyber Monday this year, and shoppers can find more limited-time prints in the Secretversary, another release featuring thematic reprints. We're taking a look to offer a value recap but, be forewarned — these sales have about as much to do with Cyber […]
Magic: The Gathering is celebrating Secret Lair's First Anniversary by releasing five new cards with a Bob Ross touch to them. Starting tomorrow on Cyber Monday (November 30th) and running all the way through December 14th, fans can order a few different sets featuring memorable and dynamic illustrations, featuring some of the game's most renowned artists as […]
It's not every day that Magic: The Gathering players can get their hands on original, iconic art from the game. What's more, usually the art of older cards is sold are repaints or fabrications of the original art pieces used for the card illustrations. For example, artist Christopher Rush's iconic art for Black Lotus has often been […]
Kaladesh Remastered entered the fray in Magic: The Gathering Arena last Thursday, and opened a new world of possible plays. Featuring selected reprints from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt — with each card being new to Arena — this set brings back three planeswalkers who've been on hiatus since War of the Spark, three other active […]
Would you like to win a pack of Dungeons & Dragons books from Ten Speed Press? All you need is a Twitter account to do so. We've teamed up with the publisher to give out a small collection of books that have recently been released, which includes the Young Adventurer's Collection box set, the latest […]
Last month, Critical Role announced they were starting their own tabletop wing of the company with Darrington Press. As part of the launch of this new endeavor, the company brought on Ivan Van Norman to help get things going as they ambitiously announced four new tabletop games will be coming throughout 2021. All of them […]
Wizards of the Coast and eBay have come together for a special auction of items to help benefit Extra Life. The company is holding two auctions, the first of which kicked off on October 28th and will be running all the way to November 7th, in which they will be selling some special Magic: The […]
College Humor and DROPOUT revealed today that Dimension 20 is coming back for season two of The Unsleeping City. A return to one of the most popular campaigns they've done since launching the tabletop RPG series, it appears the crew for this particular story has been called back to defend a fantasy version of NYC. […]
The folks at Critical Role have expanded their business yet again as they have launched a new publishing wing called Darrington Press. For people who may not be aware of the reference, the name comes from the character Taryon Darrington, played by Sam Reigel for a few months in the first campaign while his main […]
Lost Odyssey revealed this week that actor Matthew Lillard will be throwing his own Halloween D&D charity game called Night Of Dread. Working in partnership with Lost Odyssey and Wizards of the Coast, Lillard will be hosting/DM'ing an all-women cost fo characters in a special spooky edition of the game that we're sure will eventually […]