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Cryptozoic Announces Attack on Titan: The Last Stand

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July 18, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment in partnership with Don’t Panic Games, announced the July 26 release of Attack on Titan: The Last Stand.

Based on the popular Attack on Titan anime series, this 2-5 player asymmetric board game puts one player in the role of a fearsome Titan, while the other players are brave Heroes trying to protect the Tower that guards the last human city. Designed by the award-winning Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, the game requires strategic utilization of dice and features unique vertical gameplay, as the Heroes move up and down both the Tower and the 15-inch tall Titan Standee.

In Attack on Titan: The Last Stand, up to 4 players become Heroes, with choices including fan-favorite characters Eren, Mikasa, and Armin. Each Hero has a standee and a card with distinctive abilities that the player must utilize in order to take down the Titan. Teamwork is key to victory, as the Hero players need to work together to use Tactics Cards that have powerful effects. Players each roll five custom dice that let them move between the different Levels of the Titan and Tower, attack with Cannons or swords, and dodge devastating blows. Players can re-roll these dice as many times as they want, with one caveat: Every time they roll a Titan symbol, they lose that die.

The dice with the Titan symbol can be used by the Titan player, who can choose to be either a Basic, Destructive, Deviant, or Voracious Titan. During each round, the Titan’s first Action Card is placed face up, and the second one face down. Therefore, the Hero players know what the Titan intends to do with the first Action Card, and may try to thwart his plans by allocating the dice symbols shown on the card. But since the second Action Card is a complete mystery (and can be deadly), the Heroes may sometimes choose to suffer the effects of the first Action Card so they can keep their symbols for the hidden card.

If the Titan eats all 12 Citizens, destroys all six cannons, or crushes a Hero’s three hearts, humanity’s last stand fails and the Titan wins. Just like the anime, the Heroes can only win one way: They must kill the Titan by slashing his neck. With eight different Heroes and four Titans—each with a separate oversized card and deck—every game will be markedly different.

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand will be available at retailers nationwide July 26 for a suggested retail price of $40.

Cryptozoic Announces Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park

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June 30, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Cartoon Network Enterprises today announced the July 12 release of Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park — The Game. Based on the “Anatomy Park” episode of Adult Swim’s popular Rick and Morty animated TV series, the theme park-building, tile-laying game sends 2-4 players into the body of Ruben, a homeless department store Santa, in order to save the microscopic amusement park built from his organs. Players must design the best park possible by placing Tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases.

In Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park — The Game, players become characters from the episode—choosing from Rick, Morty, Dr. Xenon Bloom, Annie, Poncho, and Roger—as they try to build Anatomy Park. Most of a player’s turn is devoted to the Move and Action Phases, which consist of one Move and one Action each turn. During the Move Phase, a player can move his or her Character, a Tile, or all Diseases. Every time a player moves a Tile, he or she must draw a Bodily Reaction Card to reflect that Ruben’s internal organs are being shifted around. A Bodily Reaction Card can force the player to act out the (usually embarrassing) title of the card and result in various immediate or short-term ongoing effects, or it can cause a new Disease—such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A—to show up inside Ruben.

During the Action Phase, there are five Actions that can be chosen: Draw, Place a Tile, Play a Focus Group, Shoot a Disease, or Exit. Each Tile (types include Attraction, Food, and Ride) will score a certain number of Victory Points when placed in the park, with some Tiles scoring more points if placed next to specific other Tiles.

The winner is the player who scores the most Victory Points at the end of the game, which occurs when one of three conditions is met: drawing the first Heart Attack from the Bodily Reaction deck (giving players two rounds until the game ends), drawing the second Heart Attack, or running out of Tiles twice.

Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ‘Im Card Game Available

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March 11th, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment has released a new Batman: The Animated Series card game, Almost Got ‘Im.

The villains of Gotham City have gathered for a poker night and to share stories about the time they nearly dispensed with that troublesome caped crusader, Batman. Little do they know that the Dark Knight is in their midst, disguised as one of their own. Will the rogues be able to suss out the bat in their belfry before he clandestinely subdues them?

This variant on the popular Werewolf-style deduction game, inspired by the memorable Batman The Animated Series episode “Almost Got ‘Im”, adds a poker element to the proceedings, requiring participants to craft poker hands to activate their special abilities when the lights go out. Take on the personas of classic Batman baddies in a game where everyone has something to hide and no one is safe.

With Poker hands guiding the action, players have something to talk about. Everyone has an important role. No bystanders in this game! Too often, social deduction games begin with random accusations just to get the ball rolling. Not so here. Players can request Poker cards from other players, and often see what cards other players are taking. Enemies are made when someone takes the card you wanted. Now you have a reason to be suspicious of another player!

Cryptozoic Releases Mighty Meeples: DC Justice League Collection Tin

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January 17th, 2017

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, announce the release of the Mighty Meeples: DC Justice League Collection Tin.

The tin resembles the Hall of Justice, the iconic home of the Justice League, and provides a stylish home for the seven included Mighty Meeples figures, all depicting members of DC’s Justice League. The 1-inch wooden figures can be collected for display or can replace pieces in any board game to upgrade the experience.

Train Heist to release in early 2017 from Cryptozoic and Tower Guard Games

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October 11th, 2016

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced its partnership with Tower Guard Games for a wide release of Train Heist in early 2017.

In this cooperative board game of “rightin’ wrongs and robbin’ trains,” 2 to 4 players take the role of a band of cowboys who work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townsfolk’s earnings. Creator Sean McDonald ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2015 that earned double its initial funding goal. Reviews for the game were overwhelmingly positive and it stayed on BoardGameGeek’s “Hotness” list for most of 2015. As the publisher for the game, Cryptozoic will provide a widespread retail release and help it find a much larger audience.

In Train Heist, each player starts by choosing a cowboy miniature figure, which can be used to move across the map, ride one of the two horse miniatures, and hop aboard the moving train. The train is represented by five miniature train cars that travel between the three towns on the map. After entering the train, the players move their figures to the top part of the game board, which provides a view of the inside of the train. Players move their cowboys from car to car, looting the corrupt and wealthy passengers, with certain poker hands allowing players to steal certain loot. Simultaneously, players have to evade the evil Sheriff, who patrols the train and is looking to throw the cowboys in jail. After acquiring the loot, the players race on their horses to return it to the towns, so the townspeople have something to pay the Sheriff the next time he comes around. If a town has nothing to give the Sheriff, the players move the Hangman Marker one knot toward the noose.

Making the game even more complex are Event Cards, which can cause the train suddenly to speed up or switch tracks. Other features on the map are Crackpot Canyon and various tunnels, which knock a cowboy off if he is on the roof of the train or help a cowboy escape the Sheriff if they are both inside the train. Plus, there’s a deck of Wanted Cards that give players special abilities if they perform impressive feats that bring them renown

Players win if they acquire enough loot for the Train Heist Goal Marker to reach the goal set at the beginning of the game. Players lose if the train stops at a town without loot too many times, causing the Hangman Marker to reach the noose.

Train Heist will be available at retailers nationwide in early 2017. Cryptozoic will announce a specific release date in the coming months.

Cryptozoic previews Attack on Titan deck builder

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September 25th, 2016

The Attack on Titan Deck-building Game has been generating a lot of buzz for most of the year, and now the release date is near. November 9th!

Cryptozoic is providing the first real preview of the final game, along with images of the actual components.

In the Attack on Titan anime, the last human city is under constant siege by terrifying giant humanoids called Titans. Protecting the city are walls that must be defended. Our heroes are constantly on the move to get to the walls that are being threatened. Armed with swords and various other instruments of war, the heroes fight valiantly, but are in terrible danger at every turn…

This is a cooperative deck-building game for 1-5 players utilizing the popular Cerberus Engine, which powers the DC Comics Deck-building Game and many others. If you already know how to play DC, you are almost ready to dive right in. However, there are a few concepts that are new and unique to this game.

DC Comics Bombshells Pennant Collection

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July 13th, 2016

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, are proud to announce the release of the DC Comics Bombshells Pennant Collection.

The DC Comics Bombshells feature some of the most iconic DC Comics female characters reimagined in a 1940s-era pinup style. The line was launched in 2013 with Wonder Woman, and it’s become popular with collectors and cosplayers alike. The successful DC Comics Bombshells statues line was followed by the comic book series and now, a line of merchandise from Cryptozoic Entertainment.

These premium, 12×30″ soft felt pennants feature Ant Lucia’s1940’s pin-up style artwork. Designs include popular DC Bombshells heroines and villains including Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, and Supergirl.

Available for purchase on July 13th at numerous mom and pop stores, GameStop’s ThinkGeek stores, as well as TRU Canada. Packaged in a clear PVC tube, these will have a suggested retail price of $9.99 each.  An optional 16 count display is available to retailers.

 

The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary board game on Kickstarter

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July 13th, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD: NO SANCTUARY, Cryptozoic’s intense new 2-4 player board game based on the hit AMC TV show. The game redefines the survival horror genre with gameplay that emulates the group dynamics from the series, as one player takes on the reins of Leadership and the other players can decide whether or not to support his or her choices. With every defied decision, Trust can decrease and Stress and tension can increase, diminishing Group Morale and placing all the survivors in serious danger. Each player must balance his or her own motivations (which cannot be shared with the others) with the needs of the group, making survival much more complex than simply mowing down countless numbers of the dead.

Designed by the award-winning team of Adam and Brady Sadler, this is the game fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting for! With stunningly detailed miniatures, get ready to play as your favorite characters like Rick Grimes, Glenn Rhee, Andrea Harrison, and—of course—Daryl Dixon. The Scenarios are directly based on the events of the TV series.

The world is falling apart . . . can you and your fellow survivors come together to survive?