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DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4 Gets a Limited Release at Gen Con and Full Release August 8

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have announced the limited release of DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4 at Gen ConAugust 2-5, followed by a full retail release on August 8. The expansion can be added to any game in the popular DC Deck-Building Game series to introduce cooperative play, Unity cards that can combine for powerful effects, and Personal Crisis cards that directly affect the owner of the card.

In the expansion, the keyword “Unity” is found on several Ongoing cards. When a Unity card is played, the player gains the benefit of that card, as well as well the benefits of any other Unity cards that are already in play. Therefore, gameplay rewards teamwork, as players can take advantage of each other’s Unity cards.

The set’s Personal Crisis cards cause Ongoing detrimental effects that impact individual members of the team, frequently hampering them in some way. Despite being targeted at one player, Personal Crises can end up taking down the whole team by depleting the main deck. The other players can help a player overcome a Personal Crisis, underlining again that teamwork is the key to victory.

Though the game works with any DC Deck-Building Game base set, it is optimized to work with DC Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans. It features Crisis versions of eight DC Teen Titans Super Heroes and comes with six DC Super Hero cards based on the Titans, original members of the Teen Titans who are all grown up: Arsenal, Donna Troy, Nightwing, Omen, Tempest, and The Flash.

DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4will be available in limited quantities at Cryptozoic’s Booth #601 at Gen Con before hitting retailers nationwide August 8 for a suggested retail price of $20.

The expansion is for 1-5 players ages 15+. Designed by Matt Dunn and Richard Brady, games take 60-120 minutes. The expansion includes 14 Oversized DC Super Heroes, 9 Impossible DC Super-Villains, 4 Crisis-Only DC Super-Villains, 12 Personal Crisis Cards, 32 Main Deck Cards and a rulebook. The expansion requires a copy of DC Deck-Building Game or one of its standalone expansions: Heroes UniteForever Evil, or Teen Titans.

Gen Con 2018: Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk From Renegade Game Studios this October

Renegade Game Studios and Dire Wolf Digital have announced a new series of expansions for the internationally successful Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure! Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silk will be the first title in this line! Enjoy two more maps and dwarvishly-cute meeples!

You can find this title on game shelves beginning in October 2018. However, you can also find it at the Renegade booth #2209 at Gen Con one month before the release!! Hurry to the booth to get your copy!

If you have an insatiable thirst for plunder, Clank! Expeditions: Gold and Silkis for you: a series of boards to continue your deck-building adventures.

This first expedition begins in a mine abandoned by the Ruin Dwarven Mining Company (Ruin DMC) when it became infested with monsters. But it still holds plenty of fold for those daring enough to enter.

Still more wealth awaits in the Spider Queen’s Lair. Surely the Spider Queen herself is just a legend meant to scare people away from such a fancy castle…

You’ll need Clank! A Deck-Building Adventure to play.

The expansion retails for $16 for 2-4 players ages 12+ and should be able to be played in 30-60 minutes. The expansion includes a 1 Two-Sided Game Board, 50+ Tokens, 1 Market Board, 1 Spider Marker, 4 Player Markers, and 1 Rulebook.

DC Spyfall Debuts at Gen Con Follow By a Retail Release a Week Later

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, have announced the limited release of DC Spyfall at Gen ConAugust 2-5, followed by a full retail release on August 8.

In this new iteration of the social deduction game Spyfall, 3-8 players take on the roles of DC’s greatest Super Heroes as they have a secret meeting at an iconic location, such as the Batcave, Daily Planet, or the Fortress of Solitude. The twist is that one of them is secretly The Joker in disguise. In the intense 8-minute rounds, the non-Joker players ask questions and give answers to deduce which one of them is the Clown Prince of Crime without giving away the location, while The Joker player tries to figure out the location before his or her identity is revealed.

DC Spyfall features four modules that add even more variety to the classic Spyfall gameplay. The Powered-Up Module gives each player an Ability card that can provide a One-Shot ability or give that player a restriction. When playing with the Harley Quinn Helper Module, one player is secretly Harley Quinn and tries to help The Joker player win without knowing that player’s identity or revealing his or her own identity

Creating even more zany gameplay are the last two modules. The Joker’s Jest Module introduces an all-Joker deck that can result in everyone playing as The Joker. The player who stops play and correctly recognizes that everyone has Joker cards is the winner. Finally, the Multiverse Madness Module gives most or all of the players different Location cards. It is up to a player to recognize this and get a majority of the others to agree with him or her.

DC Spyfall will be available in limited quantities at Cryptozoic’s Booth #601 at Gen Con before hitting retailers nationwide August 8 for a suggested retail price of $25. At Gen Con, fans who purchase the game will receive a promo The Swamp Location deck. In addition, anyone who spends $15 at Cryptozoic’s booth will get a free Comic Book Convention Location deck.

The game is for 3-8 players ages 13+ and takes between 15 and 45 minutes. Created by Alexander Ushan, additional modules were designed by Matt Hyra and Dekan Wheeler with art by Rob Mommaerts.

The game includes 196 cards including: 1 Ability Deck (12 Cards), 2 Multiverse Decks (8 Cards Each), 1 The Joker Deck (8 Cards), and 20 Standard Location Decks (8 Cards Each). Also included are 24 resealable bags and a mission briefing booklet.

Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast Reveal the Transformers Trading Card Game Starting at San Diego Comic-Con

Hasbro, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast have released more details the Transformers Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the Transformers Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.

The Transformers Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of Transformers character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. Transformers character cards are huge – character cards in the Autobots Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance Transformers character cards.

At launch, Transformers fans can look forward to the following:

  • AUTOBOTS Starter Set – The Autobots Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Red Alert character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
  • Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs – Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 Transformers character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

Fans can get a first look at four cards for the Transformers Trading Card Game in July with the Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic-Con, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two Transformers character cards (Cliff jumper – Renegade Warrior and Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Autobots Starter Set or the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Starter Deck: Codebreaker Out Today

Whether you’re a seasoned Duelist or a newcomer just finding their footing, the future is now in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game (TCG). This July, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. prepares to usher in a new generation of competitors, and delves into the past to weave an electrifying future. Starter Deck: Codebreaker is the gateway to glory for new Duelists, guided by the coveted Linkuriboh! Then, a new dawn approaches on the Cybernetic Horizon: fan-favorite themes return, new strategies arise, and Ritual Monsters are reborn like never before in the next big booster set.

Ready to start your Dueling journey? Starter Deck: Codebreaker is your portal into the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, offering new Duelists a ready-to-go Deck filled with strong cards selected for ease of play. Built to teach the basics of Dueling and Link Summoning, you can combine Starter Deck: Codebreaker with “Cyberse” monsters and “Code Talker” Link Monsters from releases like Structure Deck: Cyberse Link and Extreme Force to grow your Deck as you improve your skills. Starter Deck: Codebreaker even includes the essential Link Monster Linkuriboh to jumpstart your Dueling career – a powerful card never released before in Latin American and European territories.

Starter Deck: Codebreaker launches on July 13 with 45 cards: 2 Ultra Rares, 3 Super Rares, and 40 Commons, and includes 1 Beginner’s Guide and 1 Game Mat. MSRP: $9.99 per box.

Classic monsters and powerful themes from Dueling’s most treasured eras are unleashed in all-new forms with the Cybernetic Horizon booster pack! Ritual Monsters are back and better than ever, with two new versions of the devastating Ruin, Queen of Oblivion and the world-shattering Demise, King of Armaggedon. The Cyberse power-up with new Ritual versions of Cyberse Wizard and their very own “Paladin” monster in the tradition of Paladin of White Dragon!  Plus, both strategies wield powerful Ritual Spells that make repeat Ritual Summons easier than ever before.

Then, a new tribe of monsters built on Link Summoning enter the fray! Legendary Link Monsters let you Special Summon their servants to the Monster Zones they point to, using them to bolster their own attacks. New cards for the Gouki, Dragunity, “Borrel” Dragon, and “Cyber Dragon” themes make Cybernetic Horizon one of the most anticipated releases of the year, while powerful highlights – like an incredible new Field Spell that turns your high-Level monsters into a powerful draw engine, and the long-awaited arrival of the DARK Attribute Elemental Lord – bring untold power to established strategies.

Finally, the Noble Knights take up their Arms and return to battle once more! Noble Knight Custennin is an explosive Special Summon granting extra Normal Summons to help you assemble your party. Overlay your Noble Knights to unleash Sacred Noble Knight of King Custennin, a Rank 4 field-sweeper that bounces opposing cards! When it’s destroyed, King Custennin replaces itself with another “Noble Knight” Xyz Monster from your Extra Deck, holding the line against your opponent’s forces.

The Cybernetic Horizon breaks on July 27, a 100-card set with 8 Secret Rares, 10 Ultra Rares, 14 Super Rares, 20 Rares, and 48 Commons. MSRP: $3.99 per 9-card pack.

Become the World’s Greatest Secret Agent in Spy Tricks! Available Now!

WizKids has announced the release of its newest game of intrigue, Spy Tricks, designed by Susumu Kawasaki! In this trick taking game of intelligence and espionage, players are spies from different countries seeking to learn the information contained within the Secret Document – information that has the potential to influence the entire world!

In order to deduce what the Secret Document is, players will need to use their hands as well as observe the other players’ actions. There is even an element of gambling as they bet on the content of the Secret Document – each bet on the content locks out other players from guessing the same thing. At the end of 5 rounds of betting and guessing, the Secret Document is revealed.  Players receive points based on how accurate their guess was, and a new round begins. When all players have been the start player once each, the game ends, and players add their points together to determine the winner.

Think you have what it takes to be the world’s greatest spy? Sneak on over to your Friendly Local Game Store and pick up your copy for only $19.99.

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is Out this Week from Oni Press and Renegade Games

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game is based on the celebrated Oni Press book, The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill!

Discover the ancient art form of Tea Dragon care taking within this enchanting world of friendship and fantasy. Create a bond between yourself and your Tea Dragon that grows as you progress through the seasons creating memories to share forever.

Each player’s deck represents their own Tea Dragon. From turn to turn, players will choose to draw a card, triggering effects and strengthening their position, or buy a card, improving their deck or scoring points.

The game takes place over four seasons, starting in spring and ending in winter. At the end of winter, the player who has the most points is the winner.

The Tea Dragon Society Card Game can be found at game stores and comic shops near you, priced at $20!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss this September

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss spans the 5 previous iterations of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and animated series starting with the original, then moving through GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V! Focusing primarily on famous rivals like Seto Kaiba and Zane Truesdale, this booster continues to power-up popular strategies based around famous monsters like Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Cyber Dragon!

Following up from Legendary Collection Kaiba, Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss includes cards to power up both regular Blue-Eyes White Dragon Decks as well as versions of the Deck that employ the Ritual Summoning tactics introduced in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Movie Pack.

By combining the Deck basics from Legendary Dragon Decks with the new cards from Cybernetic Horizon, Duelists can create a brand-new Cyber Dragon strategy that employs Link Summoning, Xyz Summoning, and Fusion Summoning all in one Deck!

Returning from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Crow’s Blackwings make their first appearance since The Dark Illusion with a new Synchro Monster inspired by the very first Blackwing Synchro Monster: Blackwing Armor Master! This new Level 10 Synchro Monster is guarded against all other card effects and lets you gain control of – and later destroy – monsters that dare to activate their effects!

If you’re looking for “Photon” and “Galaxy” monsters to use with your Number 90: Galaxy-Eyes Photon Lord from Battles of Legend: Relentless Revenge, look no further because Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes new cards for Kite’s “Photon” Deck from Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL!

Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss also includes cards representing famous scenes from the anime series, like the fateful match selection of the Battle City Finals, and Kite’s ruthless “Photon Hand” technique he uses to claim “Number” monsters from his foes.

The complete set of Legendary Duelists: White Dragon Abyss contains 55 cards.*

*Set content and set size subject to change.

Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game is Added to the Unrivaled Tournament Lineup

Valiant has announced that Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game, created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs, has been selected as a featured game for this year’s Unrivaled, the world’s largest tabletop game tournament!

Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game joins 15 other tabletop games as part of 2018’s Unrivaled Tournament, including Kingdomino by Blue Orange Games, Onitama by Arcane Wonders, Evolution by North Star Games, and Exploding Kittens by The Oatmeal. Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game is available to play now at satellite qualifiers and regional tournaments in participating local game stores and game conventions across North America all summer, culminating in a Grand Finale that will be broadcast live from Las Vegas this late Fall. After a successful inaugural year in 2017, this year’s Unrivaled prize pool is up to $300,000, with top players eligible to win $10,000 each!

Taken from the pages of Valiant’s critically acclaimed line of comics, in Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game, players go up against Project Rising Spirit to infiltrate and seize their massive, hidden research installation located under Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. Codenamed “the Facility,” the structure uses unknown energies to morph and transform itself at will to keep horrid villains, dangerous creatures, alien entities, and top-secret research projects trapped within. Rumors of the Facility’s existence and its most prized possessions have leaked, and the Valiant Universe’s most powerful organizations – The Harbinger Foundation, the Renegades, G.A.T.E., and more – are taking an interest. Players purchase cards to craft a unique deck, then battle their way through the ever-changing Facility grid that moves during play, maneuvering their superhero miniatures to battle it out with other heroes for ultimate control!

Unrivaled Tournament regional events bring employees and customers from local game stores together at parties held at GameWorks or comparable venues around the country to compete for prizes and a chance to win a seat at the four-day Grand Finale in Las Vegas. The Unrivaled Road Crew also recently set off in May to tour the country, appearing at local stores and gaming conventions, such as Gen Con and Origins, and offering additional opportunities for players to secure an entry in the Finale. Awards will also be earned by the stores represented by the players, so they can join them at the Finale. All game stores registering to become a sanctioned Unrivaled venue for 2018 will be invited to the regional events, space permitting. The first Regional event was held in Salt Lake City, Utah at Oasis Games on May 19th.

Konami Releases New Info on the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition Super Rare Variant Reprints

If you’re looking to get some additional value with Cybernetic Horizon, look no further than the Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition for theYu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game! Each box includes 3 booster packs of Cybernetic Horizon, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set!

Past and present collide in Cybernetic Horizon, the first 100-card booster set of the 2018-2019 Dueling season! This set modernizes popular themes from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX5D’s, and ZEXAL eras, provides brand-new Link Monsters, and new cards to bolster strategies introduced in Code of the DuelistCircuit BreakExtreme ForceFlames of DestructionDark Saviors, and more! Here’s just some of what you have to look forward to!

  • Upgrade your Cyber Dragon Deck for the new era of Dueling! Cyber Dragon returned in last year’s Legendary Dragon Decks, and Cybernetic Horizon includes brand-new cards for Cyber Dragon Decks, including a Link Monster that grafts its 2100 ATK on to other Machines!
  • Famous Ritual Monsters return! Demise, King of Armageddon was once the king of competition. Now, new forms of Demise as well as Ruin, Queen of Oblivion tell the tale of these memorable monsters. You’ll also find Cyberse Ritual Monsters, and new cards to help assemble the required components of a Ritual Summon without spending your all-important Normal Summon for the turn!
  • A speck of dust on a camera lens, or a monster hiding in plain sight? Monsters have allegedly walked, swam, and flown among us since the beginning of recorded history, but no one has been able to produce solid evidence of their existence – until now! These monsters lurk in your hand and force your opponent to try and discover them. If they fail, the monster is Summoned to your field and you draw a card!

You can also find new cards for strategies like Mekk-Knight, Neo-Spacian, Dragunity, Noble Knight, Sky Striker, and more!

Each Cybernetic Horizon Special Edition contains: 3 Cybernetic Horizon booster packs, along with 1 of 2 Super Rare variants of sought-after cards, either Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy or SPYRAL Super Agent, as well as 1 of 2 Super Rare variant preview cards from the upcoming Fall 2018 booster set.

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