Cryptozoic Entertainment will preview several of its upcoming games at Toy Fair, February 17-20 at the Javits Center in New York City. Among the offerings are three new tabletop games based on popular episodes of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty TV series: “The Ricks Must Be Crazy,” “Pickle Rick,” and “The Rickshank Rickdemption.” In addition, the company has two new entries in the long-running DC Deck-Building series: a standalone game based on the “Rebirth” comic book storyline and the fourth Crisis Expansion. Finally, it will present the forthcoming original games The Arrival and Wallet. Cryptozoic will preview these games and more at its booth #5344.
The games being previewed at Toy Fair include:
Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game: In this engine-building game, 2-4 players take on the roles of Rick, Morty, Zeep, and Kyle as they introduce Power-making technology to different worlds, and then try to get that Power before their opponents. Based on the Rick and Morty episode “The Ricks Must Be Crazy,” gameplay takes place in four “’Verses” with unique attributes: the Rickverse, Microverse, Miniverse, and Teenyverse. Players spend Actions to build Power Supplies and Contraptions and move to different `Verses. At the end of each round, Power generates from the bottom ’Verse up, and players utilize it to play One-Shot abilities, use Character Abilities, and power-up their Contraptions.
Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game: This intense 1-2 player game is based on the hugely popular “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. One player plays as Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. The Pickle Rick player uses weapons cards to dole out damage and Air Vents to get out of jams as he or she tries to get to the Rooftop. The game includes both Pickle Rick and Jaguar miniatures that are moved across a dynamic board made up of tiles that are constantly being added, rotated, and flipped. Adding to the off-the-wall fun is the game’s packaging: It looks like a pickle!
Rick and Morty: The Rickshank Rickdemption Deck-Building Game: This 2-4 player sequel to Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game features a set of Council cards that cause players to vote to enact new rules, dramatic one-time effects, and other mysterious situations. Access Tokens give players votes and chances to devalue the Galactic Federation currency from 1 to 0. The game exudes off-the-wall Rick and Morty art and gameplay, even including a Szechuan Sauce card.
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DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth: The latest entry in the DC Deck-Building Game series introduces Movement using eight Mighty Meeples wooden figures, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman. The game features both competitive and cooperative modes, offering two distinctive ways to play. In both modes, Villains do not go into a player’s deck when defeated, but instead grant a one-time Reward. In competitive play, defeated Villains give players Victory Points and then go under their Super Hero cards. They can even be used to bribe rivals for various favors.
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DC Deck-Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 4: The latest Crisis expansion for the DC Deck-Building Game series introduces the keyword “Unity” for Ongoing cards that get better as more teammates have them in play. The pack focuses on the Teen Titans and includes six Super Heroes from the Titans, original members of the group who are now all grown up and have something to prove. Another fresh twist to gameplay comes in the form of Personal Crisis Cards, which may only directly affect one character, but can still take down the whole team if players don’t work together to solve the problem.
The Arrival: Created by famed designer Martin Wallace, the strategy board game puts 2-4 players in the roles of Tribe Leaders as they vie with each other and the demon-like Fomori for control of ancient Ireland. The unique gameplay includes two different victory conditions as determined by whether the Tribe Leaders or the Fomori control more of the map at the end of play. Cryptozoic’s wide release later this month of the acclaimed game—previously released in limited quantities at the Essen Game Fair in 2016—upgrades the art, improves various components, and adds a new Advanced Game variant.
Wallet: In this exciting 2-7 party game, players become colorful characters and compete to find money and an ID that’ll convince the cops of their innocence. Holding multiple IDs and several types of currency will result in the player being found guilty. The game is played using an actual wallet with multiple pockets and zippered areas that allow players to bluff their opponents or lead them into traps. Each fast-paced game last only 10 minutes, and an entire match is over in just 30 minutes.