Players can now compete in weekly online tournaments to win prizes in the widely popular Star Realms app with a different format each week.

May 1, 2018 – Framingham, MA – Wise Wizard Games LLC, the company created by Magic: The Gathering Hal of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty, today announced that the United Heroes expansion and all-new in-app tournament play, Star Realms Arena, has been added to the popular Star Realms app. From its beginning in 2014, the Star Realms app has been a favorite for board gamers. The Star Realms app was recently selected as an Editor’s Choice Pick on the Android Play Store, has been featured on the Apple store, has won the Best Mobile BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Award, and was voted as the #1 “Top 10 Apps to Own for Board Gamers” in a 2018 BoardGameGeek Community Survey.

United Heroes is a $2 expansion with a new campaign chapter and 8 powerful new Heroes for your Trade Deck. More powerful than the heroes from the Crisis set, these cards generate a powerful effect and trigger unused ally abilities of their faction twice, once when you acquire them and again when you sacrifice them.

Star Realms Arena is a weekly tournament format with trophy stars and foil cards as prizes. In order to play in the Arena, players can download the Star Realms update, and then click on the Arena symbol in the top right-hand corner of the Play Online lobby. Each week, there is a different tournament format, and players can win prizes based on how many games they win. Once a player joins an Arena, they can play until they get 6 wins, or 2 losses, whichever comes first. All Arena games will be real-time, and extra time has been added to the clock so that players won’t feel too rushed.

Rob Dougherty, CEO of Wise Wizard Games says, “We are super excited about the new Star Realms Arena. Not only will players get to compete for prizes with a different format every week, but everyone will be able to play with all of our expansions in Arena.”

Arena will have a new format each week with its own special rules. Often these formats will be from the Scenarios set. For example, one week Arena may be Flare Mining, which allows each player to pay 1 trade to draw a card and then discard a card, once per turn. The next week Arena might be Rushed Defenses which makes bases cost 1 less and ships go on top of your deck when acquired. Arena will also use specific sets each week, but players will be able to play Arena using those sets even if they don’t own those sets! All players will get one free Arena Tournament entry each week, and they can purchase or win credits to play in additional Arena Tournament that same week. The first 100 players to reach 100 Trophy Stars will receive the Brain World avatar in the app!

Arena prizes are awarded based on the number of wins. Some prizes are available in every Arena tournament (like Trophy Stars). Other prizes are only available once per week (like Credits or weekly digital Foil Cards) or once per season (like Season Avatars or Season Foil Cards).

The new Star Realms update with the United Heroes expansion and Star Realms Arena will go live at 11 am EST today. Watch a livestream of Star Realms Arena play with the United Heroes expansion tonight at 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm EST on the Wise Wizard Games Twitch Channel at

About Wise Wizard Games

Wise Wizard Games LLC, was founded in 2013 by a team of seasoned professional gamers dedicated to creating games that are affordable and fun for everyone. Their first game, Star Realms, a space combat deckbuilding game, exploded in popularity and has won 7 Game of the Year awards. Their games are known for being easy to learn while also having enough strategic depth for even the most advanced gamers. The founders include Magic Hall of Famers Darwin Kastle and Rob Dougherty (developer and co-founder of the Ascension deckbuilding game) along with veteran app designer Tan Thor Jen.

Wise Wizard Games Press Contact: Debbie Moynihan | [email protected]