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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
February 14th, 2016
Guess who’s coming to save the world again? Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games and collectible cards, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products are proud to announce the upcoming April launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II!
Following on the heels of last year’s successful Kickstarter campaign and retail release of Ghostbusters: The Board Game, the second game in the series ups the ante with lots of new game elements, including Slime Blower Pack Ghostbusters, Ooze entities that can split apart and join back together, allies, new equipment like Ecto Goggles and Portal Destabilizers, and much more!
The game features an original story by Ghostbusters comics writer Erik Burnham that has the Ghostbusters investigating mood slime that has flooded the city, creating earthquakes and riots in another attempt to bring Vigo and his minions back. In line with the story, the map tiles in the game depict buildings destroyed by earthquakes and fires, as well as collapsed streets that expose sewers infested with slime, tunnels with derailed subway cars, and ghost trains. The impressive new figures are based on designs by Ghostbusters comic book artist Dan Schoening.
The Ghostbusters are back for more! Keep an eye out for the April launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II!
March 2nd, 2016
Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the release of the DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 3.
The newest add-on release within the DC Comics Deck-Building game line, the Crisis Expansion Pack 3 will release on March 2 and is fully compatible with all previous standalone releases of the product line. The expansion pack adds further customization to the game.
In the DC Comics Deck-building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 3, players will face some of the most epic challenges, events, and destructive forces in the history of the DC Comics universe. Players will find 14 “Impossible Mode” Crime Syndicate Super-Villains to battle against and Crisis versions of eight oversized characters such as Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Bane and many more. Also included are six new playable oversized characters and new main deck cards for competitive players.
This Crisis Pack features two unique modes of cooperative play, one is a completely cooperative mode, where players all work together to overcome challenges and foes. The other is a “Hidden Objective” mode, which has never before been seen in a deck-building game. The Suicide Squad makes its debut in this game as playable oversized characters. With this team, it seems someone always has their own agenda when they take on a mission. In this mode, players are still working together, but everyone has their own definition of what a win means. One player may be secretly working against the rest of the team.
This is not a standalone product. DC Comics Deck-building Game, Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans is required to play.