Cursed Items & The Undead! Fantasy Realms’ New Expansion

May 3, 2021 by fcostin

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Fantasy Realms from WizKids is truly and honestly one of the reasons why I love card games. Why? Because they are quick, they are fun, and if they are strong enough - they do not take too long to pick up the rules.

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Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard // WizKids

If you haven't played Fantasy Realms, it is quite honestly one of the simplest games to pick up. You draw a card, and you discard a card. That is it! However, the story of Fantasy Realms adds to the simplicity, as it is indeed based within a fantasy realm.

You can choose to follow the military and use brute force in your path, you can utilise magic and use your attack and defence in your favour of the elements. You can create combos, and even pick up from the discard pile too! The game is truly fantastic, and your game will be unlike anybody else's due to the nature of making your own choices.

Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard // WizKids

And exactly what I was hoping: The Cursed Hoard expansion does exactly what an expansion on a game like this should. It expands on the original concept of simplicity. Providing not just one... but two modular expansions which can be added to play together, or separately.

Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard // WizKids

You can now add Cursed Items to your deck, adding more mystery and power to your Kingdom. These cards have incredible perks, they may offer you to skip your go, look at the other player's cards or even take more than one turn. But what is the catch? Every time a Cursed Item is used within the game, the player is forced to receive negative points to tally up at the end game.

You may look like the winner steadily throughout, but when those points become tallied and you have been cursed, you could potentially throw the whole game. Therefore, I suggest using them tactically!

Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard // WizKids

It's not all doom, gloom and curses. There have been three new suits added to the game too. So you can now expand your realm with buildings, start to attract some powerful outsiders (mystical and/or magical) and even grasp the power to raise the undead, to cause nothing but sweet, sweet havoc.

Fantasy Realms: The Cursed Hoard is out in North America as we speak, so I anticipate the secondary worldwide release won't be too far behind.

What is your favourite card game to play for simplicity? 

"It's not all doom, gloom and curses. There have been three new suits added to the game too..."

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