Upper Deck has been in the business of figures and sports cards for years before they made the jump to the miniature games. Fortunately for them, their first game, World of Warcraft Minis, turned out pretty good. Based on the super successful MMORPG of the same name, players battle it out in multi-player death match style games. Games boards are expandable and customizable. Characters and scenarios have similar amounts of customization. This allows for all sorts of fun and enjoyable scenarios. Don't expect much in the way of movement tactics though. WOW Minis is excellent at creating the feel of Azeroth and its citizens. Sculpts, powers, and names are all true the license. As a bonus, fans of the computer name will recognize some of the more famous characters such as Leroy Jenkins. The second expansion 'Spoils of War' was released in the middle of 2009 and Upper Deck is looking forward to releasing more.
While Upper Deck is new to the gaming world, they have been involved with related issues for many years. From sports cards to action figures, Upper Deck has seen success in many industries. It was a logical progression for them to then enter the market of collectible card games. For a while their two big games were Yu-Gui-Oh and World of Warcraft until a lawsuit by Konami ended the Yu-Gui-Oh deal. Several months before that event in late 2008, Upper Deck entered the miniature game market with World of Warcraft Miniatures and saw a growing tournament scene throughout 2009. Some predicted that the loss of Yu-Gui-Oh would kill the company, but Upper Deck continues to persevere.