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Kingdom Hearts board game coming in 2019

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition is based on Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game

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Artwork of Sora, Riku, and other characters silhouetted against a heart-shaped moon, from the original Kingdom Hearts. Square Enix
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Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series has made its way to a variety of gaming platforms over the past two decades, from consoles to portable gaming devices to mobile phones. Now, Sora and friends are tackling a new medium of play: board games.

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition is in development at The OP (aka USAopoly), the company that publishes licensed versions of classic games like Monopoly, Clue, and Risk based on pop culture properties like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Marvel. Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition is based on Warhammer maker Games Workshop’s Talisman: The Magical Quest Game, the classic tabletop game that was first published more than 35 years ago and is now in its revised fourth edition.

The Kingdom Hearts-inspired version of Talisman will be playable for two to six players. As Sora, Kairi, Riku, King Mickey, and Goofy, players will need to “acquire the needed Strength and Magic to seal the Door to Darkness and keep Heartless from consuming the communal worlds,” according to an official press release.

Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition will feature a game board with three regions (including locations like Neverland and Traverse Town), custom six-sided dice, Munny-themed currency, and the requisite Disney-fueled nostalgia.

USAopoly announced a licensing deal with Games Workshop earlier this year. Here’s a look at the box art from their first game under that partnership, Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition:

Box art for Talisman: Kingdom Hearts Edition The OP/Games Workshop/Square Enix

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