"World of Warcraft (WoW): Wrath of the Lich King" developers have announced that the WoW expansion is going to be turned into a board game. 

Described as a board game that makes use of the rules of the "Pandemic" board game series, its retail price is at $60. The "WoW" board game will ship no later than November 30. 

Pre-order for the Wrath of the Lich King" has already been opened and interested buyers can head on to the Blizzard Gear Store to order. According to GameSpot, pre-orders can also be done via Z-man Games and Target. 

As "WoW" fans all over the world wait for the arrival of the "Wrath of the Lich King" board game, let's look back at the video game expansion at the heart of the board game. 

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' Expansion

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Board Game
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"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" is the second expansion set of "WoW" that was launched for Microsoft Windows and OS X on November 13, 2008. It follows the first "WoW" expansion, "The Burning Crusade."

The expansion added more content to the "WoW" game world, including a new continent called Northrend. Northrend is considered as the home of the Lich King, after whom the expansion was named, and his undead minions. 

"Wrath of the Lich King" also introduced the death knight, the first hero level in the game. In the game's story, death knights are the fallen heroes of the Alliance and the Horde that have been raised by the Lich King. The death knight has three different specializations: frost, blood, and unholy. 

"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" raised the game's maximum level to 80 from the previous 70 that "The Burning Crusade" set. Players are required to be at level 68 at the very least in order to advance through Northrend.

"World of Warcraft": What It Is

In case you also need a refresher on basic "World of Warcraft'' facts, "WoW" is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMPORG that was released on November 23, 2004. It was developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment.

In the game, players get to create their own avatars, explore the open world, and fight in-game monsters. There are also quests to be completed in the game and players can even interact with fellow players or NPCs. 

"WoW" has a total of eight major expansions. "Wrath of the Lich King" is the second of the eight. Other expansions that have not yet been mentioned include "Cataclysm," "Mists of Pandaria," "Warlords of Draenor," "Legion," "Battle for Azeroth," and "Shadowlands."

"World of Warcraft: Shadowlands," the latest expansion, was released last year. 

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"Pandemic" Board Game Series

Pandemic Board Game
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Now that the news of the "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" board game is now out, some of you might be scratching your heads over what "Pandemic" is if you're not familiar with video games. Knowing what "Pandemic" is is going to be important should you wish to buy the "WoW" board game because "Wrath of the Lich King" is based on its rules. 

"Pandemic" is a board game series designed by Matt Leacock and published by Z-Man Games and first released in 2008. Two to four players can play the game. Each player takes on a role among seven possible choices. The seven options are dispatcher, quarantine specialist, medic, researcher, operations expert, scientist, and contingency planner. 

The premise of the game is that four diseases have broken out and players have to work together to find the cure for each disease. There are game-losing conditions in the game and should any of these happen before the cures are discovered, then the players lose. 

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