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Cryptozoic’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns— The Game a Prelaunch Page

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Cryptozoic has revealed the Prelaunch page for Batman: The Dark Knight Returns— The Game. The game is coming soon to Kickstarter! Sign-up to get notified when the project launches.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns— The Game is a solo board game experience in which a player dons the cowl and journeys through one of the most popular Batman stories ever told. Instead of traditional leveling up, this is a game of attrition. Batman comes out of retirement and tries to survive one final gauntlet, facing old and new villains…and even his most powerful ally, Superman! Playable as standalone missions or one epic playthrough where results of each mission carry over to the next.

Plus, sure to satisfy gamers and collectors alike, the deluxe version of the game will include 16+ minis designed in the distinct Frank Miller art style of the comic!

Cryptozoic Kickstarts a 3-Pack of Steven Rhodes Games

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Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Steven Rhodes has launched the Kickstarter campaign for three Steven Rhodes Games.

Steven Rhodes is a graphic artist and illustrator best known for his offbeat reimagining of children’s activity books from the 70s and 80s. The Let’s Dig for TreasureLet’s Summon Demons, and Don’t Talk to Strangers games will immerse you into these hilariously dark retro worlds. Featuring clever and beautiful fan-favorite artwork, each game is a wild romp through the parallel Rhodes universe. The games are quick to learn, are created for 2-6 players, ages 14 and up, and will be released through Dynomite Games, an old-school sub-brand of Cryptozoic Entertainment.

All three games will come with one Kickstarter-exclusive card and will be offered individually or all together in a sleek and convenient Kickstarter-exclusive slipcase.

The Dark Knight Returns is Coming to the Tabletop

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Cryptozoic has announced that their Dark Knight Returns Board Game is coming to Kickstarter in early 2021!

The game is designed by award-winning designer, Daryl Andrews (Sagrada) and Morgan Dontanville (Asgard’s Chosen), from the ground up as a solo board game experience in which a player dons the cowl and journeys through one of the most popular Batman stories ever told!

Instead of traditional leveling up, this is a game of attrition. An old Batman tries to survive one final gauntlet, facing old and new villains… and even his most powerful ally. The Dark Knight Returns Board Game is playable as standalone “missions” or one epic playthrough where results of each mission carry over to the next.

We’ll have more news as it becomes available.

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

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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.

Master of Orion: The Board Game is Out September 6

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Cryptozoic Entertainment and WG Labs today announced the September 6 release of Master of Orion: The Board Game. Based on the classic Master of Orion video game series and utilizing art from 2016’s Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, the competitive tableau-building game requires 2-4 players to choose from several races (Humans and various alien races), build Systems using their cards, and manage their resources in order to win. Designed by Ekaterina Gorn and Igor Sklyuev, the tabletop game captures the essence of a 4X empire-building video game like Master of Orion in which players “eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate,” but streamlines it into an experience that takes an hour or less. Cryptozoic recently sold out of the limited pre-release quantities of the game that were made available at this year’s Gen Con.

In Master of Orion: The Board Game, each player begins with a board that has four tracks: Food, Fleet, Production, and Morale. The starting numbers on these tracks depend on the race a player chooses, with choices including fan-favorite alien races the Darloks, Psilons, and Meklar. Each round, players gain resources, as indicated on their cards, and a number of actions, as determined by their Exertion Levels. Players spend their action cubes on each turn to manage their resources and build Systems. Since this is a tableau-building game, players use the cards in the deck to build up to four Systems, each comprised of a maximum of five cards that represent various Structures. Victory Points are gained by playing cards, attacking opponents, and having certain resources and cards at the end of the game.

The game’s end is triggered in one of three ways: when a player has 0 Morale, a player has five Structure cards in each of their Systems, or eight rounds of play have been completed. There are different paths to victory as players can focus on military means—training spies and attacking alien planets—or the path of creation—controlling the weather and advancing their civilizations. The winner is the player with the most Victory Points, who is deemed the leader of the most developed civilization and therefore appointed as the Emperor at the Galactic Council.

Master of Orion: The Board Game will be available at retailers nationwide September 6 for a suggested retail price of $35.

The game for 2-4 players ages 12+ can be plaued in 40-60 minutes. The game comes with 90 Structure Cards, 8 Advisor Cards, 6 Civilization Boards, 60 Wooden Cubes, 16 Tokens, Scoring Board, and Rulebook.

Board Game Bento Goes Super with a Super Theme

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Get your cape ready! Prepare to fight your rival! Track down the villain! And save the world!

This month’s Board Game Bento theme is SUPER. Each of these three games includes unique game mechanics that focus on different aspects of superheroes and comic books. Also featuring one of the coolest add-ons we’ve ever included.

If that’s not enough to get you into a spandex suit, SUPER includes:

  • DC Comics licensed content;
  • The highest valued box we’ve ever offered;
  • Two games from publishers in their first Board Game Bento;
  • The return of Cryptozoic to Board Game Bento.

Don’t stay at home washing your tights! Make sure to subscribe by June 28th at 11:59 pm EST!

 

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Cryptozoic Announces Epic Spell Wars Will Be Part of Unrivaled Tournament Series

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Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced that its hit game Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill will be part of the upcoming Unrivaled Tournament Series, powered by Oomba, Inc. Featuring six different groundbreaking tabletop games, Unrivaled launches with Satellite tournaments from April to June at local game stores all across the United States. Winners move on to Regional tournaments to be conducted in July, with champions winning a paid trip to compete in the Grand Finals that will be held this October in Las Vegas. The prizes provided by Unrivaled for players at the Grand Finals will total $250,000. Fans of Epic Spell Wars can sign up for the Unrivaled Tournament Series right now by visiting any participating local game store.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill is the sequel to the original Epic Spell Wars. Featuring game design and art from the original creative team of Cory Jones, Rob Heinsoo, and Nick Edwards, the rules are accessible to all, but there are layers of deep strategic gameplay that reward experience and skill. The game is entertaining for players and spectators alike, with over 100 original humorous illustrations and a comical spell-combining mechanic that invites players to explore different winning combos. The second game in the series adds Creatures that can become pets, Blood that can make spells even more powerful, and Reactions that allow spells to resolve even if a player’s character dies prematurely.

Store owners interested in the Unrivaled Tournament Series, featuring Epic Spell Wars and other popular tabletop games, can register on Unrivaled.com now to become officially sanctioned for a one-time fee of $250. Each store will receive a kit that includes all six games involved in the tournament series, tournament rules, and various extras, such as shirts and a dice tray. Players can sign up by visiting a local sanctioned game store, which can be found using the “Search for Your Store” feature on Unrivaled.com.

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Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues

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Asking for help is never a strong suit for villains, but sometimes they need a helping hand to snag a big score or take down a worthy hero. Villains like Captain Cold, Weather Wizard, Heatwave and the rest often need to work together to take down The Flash and his speedy allies. With DC Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues, you become a Super-Villain who always has some help within reach, thanks to Teamwork.

“Teamwork” is a keyword found on each of the oversized Super-Villain cards and several new cards for the main deck. It allows you to play the top card of another player’s deck. The code “honor among thieves” usually applies here, as the player who you chose to assist you gets a piece of the action.

Speaking of action, every Rogues card in the set immediately grants you Victory Point tokens when acquired. These VP tokens will come in handy during the game. After all, it takes money to make money . . .

We crack open and show off this new expansion for the DC Comics Deck-Building Game.

You can order your copy:
Amazon
Cool Stuff Inc
Miniature Market

 

 

Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review
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Unboxing: Batman The Animated Series: Almost Got Im Card Game

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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 I’m”, 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. No 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!

Based on the classic Batman: The Animated Series episode this card/social game from Crytpozoic Entertainment is for 5 to 8 players.

We open up the box to show off what’s inside!

You can order your copy now!

 

 

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