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Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game is out now from Cryptozoic

Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced the release of Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game. Featuring imagery from the acclaimed Wonder Woman 1984 movie, this fast-paced card game lets up to four players take on the role of the Amazonian Princess as she fights off enemies and saves innocent civilians.

In the game, each player has a deck comprised of cards with four different actions—block, lasso, sprint, and punch—that they utilize to defeat the lineup of enemies. Each deck also contains special “Dual Action” cards that are even more powerful and skill-testing. Each enemy requires a unique combination of these actions to be taken out, but only those players who additionally meet the unique goals for each enemy (such as “highest diversity of actions”) will get a share of the rewards, in the form of rescued civilians. Defeating an enemy may yield 1, 2, or even 3 civilians, so there’s always a chance to catch back up. The player who saves the most civilians wins. 

Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game is for 2-4 players ages 14+. Games take about 25 minutes. The game features 162 include 4 action Decks, 1 Enemy Deck, and 30 Civilian Tokens, and 1 Rulebook. The Enemy Deck features 22 Enemy Cards while the Action Decks feature 35 cards consisting of 7 Lasso Cards, 7 Block Cards, 7 Sprint Cards, 7 Punch Cards, 6 Split Action Cards, and 1 Avatar Card.

Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game is now online and at retailers nationwide for $19.99.


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Wonder Woman 1984 Card Game

Yukon Salon is the frontier of style for the tabletop

Bears have hair, lumberjacks have beards, and they both need your hairdressing help! Match each style in your repertoire to just the right client, making outrageous claims as necessary to keep them from walking out.

Any style can become a hairdo or beard

Roll custom wooden dice with bears for 1s to style your clients.

In Yukon Salon, you’re a stylist at a Yukon salon! Your clients are grizzly bears and lumberjacks. You’ll need to get the right Clients in your gallery to win!

From Atlas Games, Yukon Salon is out May 7, 2021 and is a quick, humorous family-friendly card game.


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Hellboy: The Board Game is Getting Expansions and Dice Game through Kickstarter

Mantic Games has more to come for their popular Hellboy: The Board Game. While specifics are still coming, the game is getting four new expansions plus an all-new dice game based on the character and comics created by Mike Mignola.

Mantic launched the original campaign for Hellboy: The Board Game in April 2018. It went on to raise £1,454,343 from 12,716 backers. A follow-up roleplaying game based on the property was also Kickstarted in August 2020 raising £360,519 from 6,071 backers.

The campaign is coming soon and you can sign up to get notified.

Hellboy: The Board Game

Dawn of Majesty and Structure Deck: Cyber Strike are Coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Stardust Dragon takes flight once more in Dawn of Majesty for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! This Fall’s 100-card core booster set transforms Yusei’s signature Synchro Monster, hosts a gathering of Gizmeks, introduces a new Insect World Premiere theme, and more!

Dawn of Majesty is out August 13, 2021.

Let’s rev it up again! Yusei’s Stardust Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s takes flight with a brand-new slate of cards! Speed up your Stardust Dragon strategy with new Tuner monsters that can Special Summon themselves, making it easy to Synchro Summon Stardust Dragon and then upgrade it into a brand-new “Majestic” form. Draw up the blueprints for your victory with Spell and Trap Cards that benefit you further for Summoning Stardust Dragon and its more advanced forms, as well as activating their effects.

After sitting out for two sets, the Gizmeks are back in force and becoming a full-fledged theme with 4 new “Gizmek” monsters as well as their own Field Spell! These magnificent machines excel on utilizing other machines with identical ATK and DEF, so the synergy not only works with the original Gizmeks, but also with monsters from the past! Now it’s up to you to find out the hidden potential of machines yet to be in the spotlight! Duelists who missed out on the original Gizmeks can find two of them in Egyptian God Deck: Obelisk the Tormentor and another in Structure Deck: Cyber Strike.

What’s scarier: a swarm of small angry insects or one very big, very angry insect? Whichever you choose, you’ll be glad it’s on your side when you play with the brand-new World Premiere theme introduced in Dawn of Majesty! Gather a swarm of Insects that can link together to create a 3000 ATK Insect that can Tribute other Insects to deploy a stronger one or to prepare an attack with its power to climb all the way to 5000 ATK!

Dawn of Majesty also introduces:

  • A new theme that can Fusion Summon or Ritual Summon…using the same Spell Card!
  • A new Xyz Summoning theme driven by the taste and texture of sushi!
  • A new theme that continues the story of Fallen of Albaz and Dogmatika Ecclesia that began in Rise of the Duelist!
  • New cards for themes introduced in Genesis Impact, Blazing Vortex, Ancient Guardians, and Lightning Overdrive!
  • A Ritual Spell that lets you Ritual Summon monsters from your Deck instead of your hand!
  • And more!

The Dawn of Majesty booster set contains 100 new cards:

  • 50 Commons
  • 26 Super Rares
  • 14 Ultra Rares
  • 10 Secret Rares

Master the forbidden Fusion arts that combine fierce Dragon and Machine monsters with Structure Deck: Cyber Strike!

Structure Deck: Cyber Strike is out July 30, 2021.

Structure Deck: Cyber Strike enhances both of Zane Truesdale’s strategies from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime! This is one of the most customizable Structure Decks yet. You can choose to focus on Zane’s original Cyber Dragon Fusion strategy, his Dragon-based Cyberdark strategy, or play both together in a single Deck like in the later seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.

Cyber Dragons!

You can fuse together multiple copies of Cyber Dragon with Power Bond to create Zane’s signature Cyber End Dragon and raise its ATK all the way to 8000! It’s easier than ever thanks to a brand-new monster that can add Power Bond from your Deck and let you use monsters in your Graveyard as Fusion Materials for it.

Cyberdarks!

Load your Graveyard with Dragons, then equip them to your “Cyberdark” monsters to power them up! Use Cyberdark Impact! to fuse together the original 3 “Cyberdark” monsters to create Cyberdark Dragon or use Overload Fusion to fuse any 5 “Cyberdark” Effect Monsters to create Cyberdarkness Dragon instead.

Both!

Why choose just one when you can have both? Structure Deck: Cyber Strike specializes in fusing these two strategies together into a powerful hybrid strategy, and the ultimate symbol of this fusion is a new fusion of Cyberdark Dragon and Cyber End Dragon! This 5000 ATK powerhouse can also be Summoned by Tributing Cyberdarkness Dragon while equipped with Cyber End Dragon, so even the requirements for playing your new boss monster are flexible!

And More!

With the new Spell Card Cybernetic Horizon, both strategies can fuse with no malfunctions! This card allows you to add a Dragon or Machine “Cyber” monster to your hand and fill your GY with “Cyber” Dragon or Machine monsters necessary for Overload Fusion! Reach for the horizon and grasp your victory.

Structure Deck: Cyber Strike is slated to contain a 43-card Main Deck as well as a 5-card Extra Deck for a total of 48 cards*

  • 5 Ultra Rares
  • 3 Super Rares
  • 40 Commons
  • 1 Deluxe Double-Sided Game Mat/Dueling Guide

*Name and content subject to change.

Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm and 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Revealed

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

The second piece of an ancient legend stands before you!

The 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles builds (literally!) on the foundation of the 2020 Tin of Lost Memories, featuring the middle section of the mysterious Pharaonic tablet discovered in Egypt!

(Most Duelists never noticed, but the 2020 tins, and now the 2021 tins, have embossed/debossed sides, and rimless lids that fit flush with the tin body, allowing the tins to be stacked on top of each other to build the entire Pharaonic tablet – once all three pieces have been assembled!)

The eternal clash between the spirits of the Dark Magician and the Blue-Eyes White Dragon are immortalized in this carving, along with 3 brand-new World Premiere cards to give these monsters a new power boost.

Like the 2020 Tin, each 2021 Tin of Ancient Battles will contain 3 extra-large Mega-Packs, each with 1 Prismatic Secret Rare, 2 Ultra Rares, 2 Super Rares, 1 Rare, and 12 Commons.

Each Tin’s total haul will be:

  • 3 Prismatic Secret Rares
  • 6 Ultra Rares
  • 6 Super Rares
  • 3 Rares
  • 36 Commons

The 2021 Tin Mega-Pack mega-set is made up of popular cards released in 2020, including cards from Ignition Assault, Eternity Code, Rise of the Duelist, Phantom Rage, and more!

*Name, contents, and specifications subject to change


The winds of victory are swift and sure! Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm powers up three strategies used by Duelists that specialize in WIND monsters!

First, appearing in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Yugo’s “Speedroid” monsters excel at quick, consecutive Synchro Summons! Start off with Summoning his signature monster, Clear Wing Synchro Dragon, then use the rest of your Speedroids to upgrade it into more advanced forms like Crystal Wing Synchro Dragon or even a brand-new WIND Synchro Dragon!

Originally released as videogame promotional cards, Sherry LeBlanc’s strategy is resurrected and revolutionized in Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm! Hailing from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Sherry’s cards specialize in fielding a single powerful WIND Synchro Monster. Her ace monster from the anime, Chevalier de Fleur, is a Level 8 WIND Synchro Monster that prevents your opponent from blocking your wind of victory by negating the opponent’s Spell or Trap cards during your turn.

Finally, Lulu’s Lyrilusc strategy from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V flies back in with the new support cards! This strategy stacks up Level 1 Winged Beasts to Xyz Summon Rank 1 Xyz Monsters with as many Xyz Materials as possible. You can even combine them with “Tri-Brigade” cards from Phantom Rage, Blazing Vortex, and Lightning Overdrive to create a cool hybrid strategy!

Topping it all off, Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm will include a hard-to-find Ghost Rare version of one of its coolest cards!

The complete Legendary Duelists: Synchro Storm booster set contains 56 cards:

  • 9 Ultra Rares
  • 8 Super Rares
  • 10 Rares
  • 29 Commons
  • 1 card from the set will also appear as a Ghost Rare.

Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign Expansion Introduces More Battle Styles Cards—Plus Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres

Inspired by The Crown Tundra expansion for the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield video games, Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign introduces over 70 new Battle Styles cards for Trainers to improve their Single Strike or Rapid Strike deck.
 
Calyrex will make its Pokémon TCG debut as a Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX in both Ice Rider and Shadow Rider forms, allowing players to bolster their decks, or create new ones, centered around this powerful Pokémon that will deliver exciting gameplay strategies. In addition, Trainers can look forward to playing with many new Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX, including cards featuring Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres.
 
Available in booster packs, special collections, and two versions of the Elite Trainer Box featuring Ice Rider Calyrex and Shadow Rider Calyrex, the full Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign expansion includes the following:

  • Eight Pokémon VMAX
  • 15 Pokémon V and 26 full-art Pokémon V
  • 28 Trainer cards and 13 full-art Supporter cards
  • Three new Special Energy cards

Trainers interested in playing with the expansion before it launches can do so by grabbing the Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign Build & Battle Box, available through their local participating Pokémon TCG retailer starting June 5. Each box contains four Sword & Shield—Chilling Reign booster packs; a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including one of four alternate-art promo cards; and a deck-building tip sheet.

Konami Releases a Statement about the status of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Organized Play and Promotional Events

As the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, Konami has been releasing updates concerning Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Organized Play and promotional events. Check out the latest update released below from Konami.

To the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) community –

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe.

Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. continues to monitor developments and updates related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we remain diligent about prioritizing the overall health and safety of our fan base, Tournament Store owners and staff, and all business partners. With this in mind, although state and local openings are at various stages throughout the country, we believe it is still in the best interests of our community to extend the postponement of our Organized Play and in-store promotional events through at least Friday, April 30, 2021.

To continue supporting Official Tournament Stores (OTS) during this challenging time, we introduced Remote Duel, an Organized Play initiative to run sanctioned tournaments using Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel LinksLegacy of the DuelistLegacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution, and the traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in 2020. We have been pleased to host numerous Remote Duel Extravaganzas and four successful Remote Duel Invitational virtual events since the iteration of the program. Full information about this program is shared directly with OTS and on the Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Website (https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/remoteduel/index.html), as well as via our official social media channels on an ongoing basis.

We share our community’s enthusiasm to resume Organized Play and promotional events, and, in this vein, we are working closely with our OTS contacts and business partners, while heeding public health guidance, to determine how and when we can do this safely.

At the end of April, we will review government health authority guidelines and provide another update relating to the status of local Organized Play and promotional events.

Please continue to visit our official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website and official social media channels on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates:

Official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG website: https://www.yugioh-card.com/en/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YuGiOh_TCG
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialYuGiOhTCG/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialyugiohtcg/

Additionally, those with non-press-related inquiries regarding event cancellations and updates on future events and Organized Play initiatives are encouraged to contact us-opsupport@konami.com for more information.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by this pandemic and we are grateful for everyone’s commitment to the safety of our community. We thank the Yu-Gi-Oh! community for their patience and understanding during this time and look forward to sharing additional ways to connect and enjoy the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

The King’s Court gathers for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game!. King’s Court

The King of Games shall see you now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game!. King’s Court revitalizes Yugi’s “Three Musketeers of Face Cards” – King’s Knight, Queen’s Knight, and Jack’s Knight – with a new high-speed Summoning strategy that always leaves you with a full hand! The new set arrives on June 25, 2021.

Joining the royal court is the World Premiere Joker’s Knight, a 2000 ATK monster similar to Magician’s Souls that can assume the identity of all 3 of the Knights. You can return Joker’s Knight from your Graveyard to your hand during each End Phase by shuffling another LIGHT Warrior from your Graveyard into your Deck, giving you a beefy, free Summon to use every turn without depleting your hand!

Joker’s Knight isn’t the only new card that’s going to keep returning to your hand though! Two more World Premiere “Joker” cards, 1 Spell and 1 Trap, will provide you with powerful effects and then return to your hand in the End Phase. Keeping your hand full is important for maximizing the power of the World Premiere Arcana Triumph Joker, who powers up based on the total number of cards in both players’ hands and lets you discard cards to destroy all face-up cards your opponent controls with the same card type!

Of course, Arcana Triumph Joker isn’t the only monster out there that powers up based on cards in-hand. If you’re looking to power up your Egyptian God Deck: Slifer the Sky Dragon, you can use these new cards to gather Tributes, add to your Summoning power, and keep Slifer the Sky Dragon strong without forgoing your ability to play your cards. Use Slifer and Arcana Triumph Joker in the same Deck for even more firepower!

King’s Court also has new cards to help out a wide variety of Decks you might have started building in 2021, including new cards related to Deck strategies and themes introduced or supported in Legendary Duelists: Season 2, Lightning Overdrive, and more! Be on the look out for Collector’s Rare versions of World Premiere cards and previously unreleased cards from Japan as well as classic and competitive favorites!

The complete King’s Court booster set contains 62-cards*:

10 Ultra Rares
15 Super Rares
37 Rares
15 cards in the set are also available as Collector’s Rares

Each booster pack contains 7 cards:
1 Foil card per pack
6 Rare cards per pack

*Contents subject to change

White Wizard Games is Now Wise Wizards Plus New Games Revealed

Wise Wizard Games logo

White Wizard Games LLC, the makers of Star Realms ​, announced today that they have changed the company name to Wise Wizard Games. As the company continues to expand, they want to have a name that best represents their vision and their community. The company has raised over $4.5M on Kickstarter, the Star Realms digital app has been downloaded over 1M times, and WWG had over 20% growth in revenues in 2020.

The company has plans for continued growth, including a new arena strategy game designed by Richard Garfield. Coinciding with this renaming, Wise Wizard Games launched an updated website and social media channels. Any new reprints going forward will use the updated company name. The short abbreviation for the company name (WWG), all SKU numbers, and the WWG hat logo remain unchanged to make the transition as easy as possible for their channel partners.

Wise Wizard Games announced new games in the design and development pipeline:

  • Riders of Chaos: An audacious arena battle game designed by Richard Garfield. Choose your skilled warrior, select your unpredictable beast, and play with crazy combos as you battle in the arena with stunning miniatures in an immersive play experience.
  • Robot Quest Arena: A deckbuilding game of robot battles! Do you have what it takes to be the best Robot Tech in the world? Control your adorable battle bot miniature with the skills of your driver and the cards in your deck! Acquire powerful new upgrades for your bot. Destroyed bots respawn each round, so you’re never out of the action!
  • Hero Realms: Dungeon of Thandar: An all-new adventure deckbuilding game box set that includes everything you need to adventure through the Dungeon of Thandar as your party fights off evil bosses and minions, leveling up and gaining skills, treasure, and magical items as they go!
  • Star Realms Rise of Empire: Before Star Realms, there was war and decimation. Rise of Empire tells the origin story of the Star Empire. In this legacy-style game, players will battle each other for survival, and in the end, will walk away with a fully playable Star Realms set that includes all-new factions!
Rise of Empire

Warhammer 40,000 is Coming to Magic: The Gathering with Universes Beyond

Warhammer 40,000 Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond

They’ve teamed with Bandai, McFarlane Toys, and Marvel, and now Games Workshop has announced a new partnership that’s unexpected, Wizards of the Coast for the newly announced Universes Beyond.

The two game companies are working together to bring the world of Warhammer 40,000 to the world of Magic: The Gathering. The property will appear in Universes Beyond, a new premium card set for the popular card game.

Universes Beyond will bring the heroes, villains, and xenos races of the 41st Millenium to the card game all featuring brand new art.

Universes Beyond is a new expansion for Magic: The Gathering that combines the card game with worlds, characters, and stories beyond its universe.

Along with Warhammer 40,000, The Lord of the Rings will also join Universes Beyond. Universes Beyond is a brand within Magic: The Gathering and will exist alongside the main games’ products. The expansion of the game mechanic can include properties from comics, novels, and other games, as examples.

The Universes Beyond expansions will look a little different than other Magic: The Gathering sets but the frame will be distinct and the cards will have a special holofoil stamp denoting that they’re from these sets. Secret Lair X The Walking Dead is now considered part of this new direction and is the first to feature the holofoil stamp.

Unlike The Walking Dead set, Universes Beyond will be available in the normal places Magic is available though there may be special Secret Lair releases as well.

The 40K property has appeared in multiple card games on its own and Magic: The Gathering has recently teamed up with numerous unexpected properties like My Little Pony and The Walking Dead. Still, this one is a bit unexpected. You can read more about the new direction for Magic: The Gathering in the official announcement.

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