Wizkids Announces Wartime A Real-Time War Game!

August 3, 2017 by stvitusdancern

It looks like everyone is trying to get in on the action including WizKids. They have announced Wartime, a fantasy based war game that is hex based and uses unit tokens ( a possible nod to the glory days of AH others?) What makes this game stand out is that each side uses sand timers (you know those things your Grandma cooked eggs with) for activating your units.

You can not activate units whenever you want, having to obey the sands of time, and choosing wisely which units you will send into battle when. All of this is done in real-time as well so your opponent isn’t waiting for you! There will be three timers available a 30, 60, and 90 seconds. I find this to be a very interesting twist and I wonder how well it will work.

They claim each game which is scenario driven will last about ten minutes. It makes you wonder will it become too stressful for some people to enjoy? It is slated for release in September, with an early release at Gen Con this month.

What do you think of this timer idea?

"It makes you wonder will it become too stressful for some people to enjoy?"