In World of Warcraft: The Board Game, players take on the roles of various characters such as hunters or warlocks of either the Alliance or Horde faction. During the game, players adventure across the continent of Lordaeron, earning experience as well as new items and abilities. The ultimate objective of the game is to defeat a powerful "Overlord". The basic game is timed to thirty turns; at the end of that time, if the Overlord has not been defeated, the game is settled by a player versus player battle between the two factions. Unlike most games of this type, play is (usually) cooperative between the members of each faction, as victory is earned collectively by all members of a faction. One of the game's expansions changes the endgame, however.