Z-Man Promotes New WOW Pandemic Game with Geocaching

WOW Pandemic Geocaching

Z-Man Games is partnering with a company that allows for what is basically a worldwide digital scavenger hunt. Is this interesting to you? Check out the press release below:

In order to celebrate the launch of World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King - A Pandemic System Board Game, Z-Man Games has partnered with Geocaching to bring you a globe spanning series of quests to help bring an end to the Lich King once and for all...and earn some exclusive bonus content for the board game.

Starting on September 14th, Z-Man Games and Geocaching will launch the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - A Pandemic System Board Game Geocaching Campaign, encouraging fans to collect unique trackables and trek around the world with them. The farther you go, the closer you come to helping the heroes of Azeroth defeat the Lich King, as well as unlocking brand new content for your copy of the board game.

Before we dive right in, what is Geocaching? Basically, it is a large- scale scavenger hunt for items, or “geocaches.” These caches are found at specific locations, marked by coordinates, all over the world. This outdoor recreational activity uses GPS and mobile devices, as well as other techniques, to track the caches and record their distance traveled and number of people who have interacted with them. There is an official Geocaching app available to download. Open that on your phone and you’ll find hundreds of caches all over the world on an interactive map.

For this Geocaching campaign, we have created 4,200 copies of seven unique trackables—a small, collectible, trackable graphic with a unique code on the back for logging and tracking. These seven trackables are in the form of the legendary heroes from World of Warcraft, and the same heroes available in the board game: Jaina Proudmoore, Lady Liadrin, Muradin Bronzebeard, Tirion Fordring, Sylvanas Windrunner, Thrall, and Varian Wrynn.

In order to take part in the campaign, players will need to find a hero trackable near them and move it to another location, helping to log mileage to complete the quest. Players can find a trackable near them by looking on the map in the Geocaching app or by checking the interactive map on the campaign page here. Each quest has a mileage goal that players must work together to conquer, working their way toward the final confrontation at Icecrown Citadel.

As each quest is completed, we’ll unlock print and play bonus content for the board game. Each quest will unlock a brand new reward card and the final quest at Icecrown Citadel, if completed, will unlock two new exclusive characters: Tyrande Whisperwind and Vol’jin.

Will you help the heroes of Azeroth bring an end to the Lich King’s reign of terror? Head over to our campaign landing page for more info. And don’t forget to pre-order your copy of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - A Pandemic System Board Game online or from your local game store today.



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5 days ago

So it is like Pokemon Go? I am interested...

6 days ago

As a geographer by trade I find this very exciting.  I don't do geocaching (cause i'm lazy) but I hope those who are interested in both the game and geocaching in general enjoy this. 

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