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WizKids Wins Six Origins Awards

July 6, 2004 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., makers of the best-selling HeroClix® and MLB™ SportsClix™ collectable miniatures games (CMGs), won an amazing six statues at this year's 2004 Origins Awards ceremony, including the coveted Game of the Year award for Indy HeroClix.

"We couldn't be happier," said Jordan Weisman, WizKids® CEO. "It's an honor to be recognized among the greatest games out there, and even more of an honor to be recognized by our peers in the gaming industry." This year's Origins Awards were voted on by other members of the Academy and by members of the gaming public.

In addition to the Game of the Year award for Indy HeroClix, WizKids won awards for Best Game Aid or Accessory (Mage Knight™ 3D Dungeons Tiles), Best Game-Related Fiction Short (Podo and the Magic Shield by Steve Sullivan), Best SF Miniatures Rules (Shadowrun® Duels), Best SF Miniatures Series (MechWarrior®: Liao Incursion) and Best Miniatures Terrain or Accessory (MechWarrior Aurora-class DropShip).

Founded by 20-year game-industry veteran Jordan Weisman, WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its Mage Knight, MechWarrior, MLB™ SportsClix and HeroClix CMGs are among the most successful games on the market today, and the company has sold hundreds of millions of figures worldwide. WizKids' games are fully supported with organized play at conventions and retail venues. For additional information, visit wizkidsgames.com.

2004 WizKids Inc. All rights reserved. MechWarrior, HeroClix, Shadowrun, SportsClix, Mage Knight and WizKids are trademarks of WizKids Inc. Official Licensee Major League Baseball Players Association. www.bigleaguers.com. Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of Major League Baseball Properties Inc. MLB.com.

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