WizKids, LLC, was founded in July 2000 by twenty-year industry
veteran and award-winning game designer Jordan Weisman, and
his wife Dawne. Their goal was to develop a game that reduced
the large barrier of entry into traditional miniature gaming.
They wanted to create games that are both affordable and playable
right out of the box.
With this objective in mind, Jordan designed the patent-pending
combat dial base. The WizKids combat dial has
revolutionized miniature gaming by incorporating game statistics
and record keeping into a simple mechanism on the base of
every figure. The combat dial eliminates the need for cumbersome
charts and sourcebooks.
WizKids first release, Mage Knight Rebellion, launched worldwide
on November 1st, 2000. Gone forever were miniatures that had
to be assembled and painted, tables to reference and numbers
to track. Players could now focus more on the fun of miniature
gaming with a simpler and faster playing system. Mage Knight
Rebellion took the industry by storm with more than 40 million
figures sold in the first 14 months.
WizKids has released many hit game systems since Rebellion
Mage Knight Dungeons is a new take on dungeon crawling
and features heroes, monsters, traps and treasure!
Mage Knight Unlimited replaces the now retired line, Mage
Knight Rebellion as the basic set introducing players to the
fantasy Mage Knight Universe Marvel HeroClix brings
comic book heroes and villains to life with actual super-powers
and team abilities found in the comics.
WizKids continues to develop new and exciting games. Look
out for the upcoming releases like, MechWarrior: Dark age
set in the ever-popular BattleTech Universe - DC HeroClix,
featuring all your favorite heroes and villains from the highly
acclaimed DC Comics Universe and - Crimson Skies, featuring
non-stop, high-flying aerial combat action.