On August 18, Wizards of the Coast will release HECATOMB, a new multiplayer horror trading card game. Aimed at experienced players, HECATOMB stresses “fast, aggressive game play, quick thinking and merciless opportunism.” Each player is an Endbringer, an evil breeder of hybrid monsters which, if powerful enough, can eventually destroy an enemy’s forces and ultimately entire worlds in multiple dimensions. Each hecatomb card depicts one of a variety of creatures in the center, from beasts and demons to crazed shamans. Scores for power and abilities are listed on one edge of the card, and the other four edges are clear, so that players can create hybrids, or “Abominations,” viewing and using the total scores of up to five cards stacked together.
“We’re very excited about HECATOMB,” says Wendy Wallace, brand manager for Wizards of the Coast. “We put a lot of thought and time into the look and feel of the cards, the backstory behind the game and the play mechanics. The result is an edgy, exciting game with a darkly evocative style.”
Designed for two or more players, HECATOMB's base set is made up of 144 cards. The starter game will contain two 20-card decks, a rule book and a counter sheet and will have a suggested retail price of $12.99. Booster packs contain 13 cards and will have a suggested retail price of $4.99. More information on the setting, creatures and cards of HECATOMB can be found at www.wizards.com.