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  PLAYDEK RELEASES UNDERMOUNTAIN EXPANSION FOR POPULAR LORDS OF WATERDEEP MOBILE GAME
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03/25/2014
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 24, 2014– Playdek, a leading mobile video games publisher, today announced the release of Undermountain, an in-app expansion for its award-winning Lords of Waterdeep game for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Both Lords of Waterdeep and the Undermountain expansion are set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.  Available on the App Store, Undermountain for Lords of Waterdeep gives players new challenges in a new setting beneath the city of Waterdeep.

The new expansion gives players the chance to explore Undermountain, a vast and multileveled dungeon beneath Mount Waterdeep that once served the crazed wizard Halaster as a site for magical experiments. In this labyrinthine with few refuges for weary adventurers, players can enter new quests to discover rumored wealth but must brave the mysteries and monsters beneath the City of Splendors.

With three new Lord cards including the Wizard Halaster Black Cloak, clever dandy Danilo Thann, and Halaster’s apprentice Trobirand, players can test their skills on four new quests and new intrigue cards. An expanded gameboard with three new buildings and an extra agent, as well as a handful of new buildings for purchase, keep the gameplay challenging.

“The Undermountain expansion is a highly-anticipated release that fans have been asking for since day one,” said Joel Goodman, CEO, Playdek. “Being able to work with the talented people over at Wizards of the Coast on this expansion has been exciting and we are happy to be able to bring this out for our fans to enjoy.”

With the expansion, the game supports up to six players (up from five) in pass-and-play and asynchronous online multiplayer, as well as player-versus-computer, giving even more players the chance to engage in D&D action whenever they want.

A strategic board game with worker placement mechanics, Lords of Waterdeep allows players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. At the end, the player with the most victory points wins.

To see images, technical requirements and more information, please visit playdekgames.com.  To celebrate the arrival of the Undermountain expansion, Lords of Waterdeep is on sale for one week for $4.99 and Undermountain is available for $ $2.99 on the App Store

About Wizards   of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards' players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

About Playdek, Inc.:

Playdek is a premier developer, publisher and platform for the world’s best tabletop gaming. Winner of Boardgamegeek’s Golden Geek award for Best Mobile/Handheld game (2011, 2012) and Pocket Tactics “Publisher of the Year” (2012), Playdek brings the best of hobby gaming to digital.  www.playdekgames.com | facebook/playdek | twitter/playdek

 

Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, D&D, Lords of Waterdeep, Forgotten Realms, and Magic: The Gathering are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the USA and other countries. Kaijudo is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast/Shogakukan/Mitsui-Kids.

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