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Gen Con 2019: Cryptozoic and Hobby World Announce a Spyfall: Time Travel Limited Release

Spyfall: Time Travel

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Hobby World have announced the limited release of Spyfall: Time Travel at Gen Con, August 1-4, followed by a full retail release in September. Fans who purchase the game at Cryptozoic’s Booth #503 at Gen Con, the annual tabletop convention in Indianapolis, will receive the exclusive Dracula’s Castle Location Deck, while supplies last.

In this latest social deduction card game in the popular Spyfall series, 2-8 players take on roles in memorable locations from history, as well as some futuristic locations. The twist is that one of the players is secretly a spy and does not know the location. In the intense timed rounds, the non-spy players ask questions and give answers to deduce which one of them is the spy without giving away the location, while the spy player tries to figure out the location before his or her identity is revealed. The locations include the Colosseum, the French Revolution, Leonardo’s Studio, and a Lunar Base, among many others across time.

The game is played over an agreed-upon number of rounds with the winner being the player who scores the most points. Each time the spy wins, that player earns points, and can score bonus points for stopping the game to guess the location correctly or convincing other players to accuse someone else of being the spy. When the non-spies win, each of those players earns a point, with an additional point given to any player who initiates the accusation of the spy.

Spyfall: Time Travel

The game features 2- and 3-player variants, as well as a team variant for 7 or more players, adding even more ways to play. It is fully compatible with previous games in the Spyfall series.

Spyfall: Time Travel will be sold in limited prerelease quantities at Gen Con, August 1-4, and will subsequently be available at retailers across the U.S. in September for a retail price of $25.

The game is for 2-8 players age 13+ with playtime listed at 15 minutes. The game is designed by Alexander Ushan, developed by Petr Tyulenev, and art by Sergey Dulin, Anton Kvasovarov, and uildrim. Contents feature 240 Location cards, 30 resealable bags, and 1 rulebook.

Build Your Chain in Sovereign’s Chain. Coming Soon from WizKids

Sovereign’s Chain

WizKids has announced the upcoming release of Sovereign’s Chaina new, futuristic hand management card game!

In this 2-4 player game, players will seek to achieve the highest score by placing Class cards in their chain—a row of cards in front of them with a variety of abilities and numbered values. Each card is one of two suits, designated by either a Star or a Planet symbol in the upper left-hand corner. Players must end the game with the greatest difference between the total values of each of the suits in their chain.

Each turn, players must play a Class card from their hand into either their chain or the chain of an opponent. Class cards must always be played faceup (unless otherwise indicated) and adjacent right to the last card in the target chain. After resolving the card’s ability, they draw a new card and end their turn. There is no minimum or maximum hand size.

If a Class card’s ability results in a card being removed from a player’s chain, all remaining cards immediately shift to the left, reforming the chain and filling in the gap. When a card is discarded, it is placed facedown. If the draw pile is empty, the discard pile is shuffled and becomes the new draw pile. Certain Class cards allow players to take a Shield or Modifier token. These tokens can either modify the score of a target card (adding or subtracting 1 point to/from its value) or prevent a card from being targeted by another card’s abilities. The game also includes Suit tokens, which can alter the suit of the card they are placed on.

The game immediately ends when any player’s chain reaches 7 Class cards at the end of their turn. Players will then reveal 1 facedown card in their chain, and activate its abilities. This process continues with each player revealing 1 card until all facedown cards have been revealed. Scoring then begins, and players will calculate the difference between the total points granted by each suit, respectively. The player with the greatest difference wins the game! Sovereign’s Chain is coming soon!

Sovereign’s Chain

Modiphius Entertainment invites you to a murder mystery with Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards

Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards

Welcome to Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards! The world of beloved mystery author Agatha Christie is translated into a tense but fun card game of mystery, bluffing and deduction – where everyone is guilty but only one of them is guilty of murder!

Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards is designed for 2-6 players and uses a beautifully illustrated deck of 80 cards. Players work cooperatively to solve a murder, using their detective skills to unmask the culprit and prevent their escape. The twist is that one of the players is the murderer and must work against the group to keep themselves hidden. Players also have dark secrets from their past they want to keep hidden from the other players.

Who can you trust?

Designed by Dr Tomas Rawlings (of Auroch Digital), the Agatha Christie Card Game aims to bring the feeling of the classic novel series to the tabletop. The Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards Game is lightweight, designed to be played in 30 minutes or under and aimed towards both older children and adults. Perfect for a family gathering or an after-dinner spot of murder most horrid.

In bringing the game to life the design team at Modiphius Entertainment drew on the rich literary history of Agatha Christie’s gripping stories. Detective Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Harley Quin & Mr Satterthwaite, Parker Pyne, Lady Eileen ’Bundle’ Brent, Tommy & Tuppence and Ariadne Oliver all feature within the game seeking to find the murderer. Collect sets of these familiar characters to help reveal each player’s secrets.

The Agatha Christie Card game consists of 80 full color, illustrated cards with 18 secret cards, 25 detective cards, 22 event cards, 4 devious cards, 10 ‘Not so Fast’ cards and 1 Murderer Escapes! Card. Agatha Christie – Death on the Cards will be available in retail this Christmas.

Agatha Christie - Death on the Cards

Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Hex Card Case and Sleeves this September

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Case! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, this Card Case is as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each Card Case can fit a full Main, Side, and Extra Deck for a total of 70 sleeved cards. It also includes a divider featuring a matching design.

Dark is the new black with the Dark Hex Card Sleeves! Featuring a holographic hexagon pattern with a glittering foil effect that really makes it pop, these Sleeves are as slick and stylish as a Duelist could dream.

Each pack contains 50 Sleeves designed to meet tournament regulation standards.

Wizards of the Coast Releases the Full Trailer for Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark

At Magic: The Gathering’s PAX East panel this morning, they unveiled the full trailer for War of the Spark!

What are your predictions about the new set?

Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark is out May 3, 2019 in stores and as a new content package for Magic: The Gathering Arena. The novel Ravnica: War of the Spark by Greg Weisman is out April 23 from Del Rey.

Toy Fair 2019: Wizards of the Coast Teases Magic: The Gathering – War of the Spark

In advance of New York Toy Fair, Wizards of the Coast has just dropped a video teaser for the upcoming Magic: The Gathering card set War of the Spark, releasing this spring in stores and as a new content package for digital card game Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Be there when it ends. Find out what’s at stake during PAX East 2019.

Prerelease April 27, 2019
Play it first on MTG Arena April 25, 2019

Combiners Take Shape in “Rise of the Combiners” for Transformers Trading Card Game

Transformers Trading Card Game: Rise of the Combiners

This March a new set for Transformers Trading Card Game hits shelves and it’s bringing with it super-sized Transformers in the shape of Combiners! Five cards will combine to create one giant robot. Predaking is just one of the six combiners that will be part of “Rise of the Combiners” set.

A new mechanic in the expansion has players collect the five Transformers that make up the torso, arms, and legs, and then form them together. You’ll need special cards called “Enigma” and players will need all five of the combiners in bot form in their battlefield or KO area. You then activate the enigma card bringing the Transformers together.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predacon Enigma

In the example released, the Decepticon Predaking, you’d need Torox, Divebomb, Headstrong, Razerclaw, and Rampage in play. Play their Enigma card you you can form Predaking! You can see the character has lots of health, a solid attack rating, and a room for five upgrades but a big robot also equals big target so the defense isn’t all that great.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Predaking

But, it’s not just combiners!

Fan favorite Windblade gets in on the action and is a combiner hunter, helping you take down the giant beasts.

Transformers Trading Card Game Rise of the Combiners Windblade

The new set features 46 new charater cards and 81 battle cards.

Rise Like a Titan with All-New Metroplex Deck for Transformers Trading Card Game

Hot off the heels of the Transformers Trading Card Game’s successful September launch is the latest and greatest addition to the card game – the Metroplex Deck, a ready-to-play team and deck starring the famed Autobot Titan Metroplex, and it is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers for $19.99!

The Metroplex Deck is a pre-built deck for one player and contains cards not found in the Autobots Starter Set or in the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs, including:

  • The all-new Titan-sized Character Card Metroplex that stands at 200mm tall – nearly 8 inches!
  • 40 battle cards three unique Battle Cards not found in Wave 1 Booster Packs– Rally the City, Height Advantage, and Protected by Metroplex
  • Three all-new character cards – Scamper, Six-Gun, and Slammer

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