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DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro, Out Soon!

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have announced the October 31 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro. In this deck-building game that utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, two players become iconic DC rivals Green Lantern and Sinestro and engage in direct Confrontations. As the game progresses, players buy more powerful cards and attack and defend until their opponent’s three oversized Character cards are defeated.

In the game, a player can either take a Normal Turn, buying cards to build up his or her deck, or a Confrontation Turn, challenging his or her opponent directly. During a Confrontation, a player must have Power equal or exceeding his or her opponent’s current oversized Character to defeat it. Green Lantern and Sinestro each have three unique Character cards, each with more formidable abilities and a higher cost than the previous one.

The winner is the player who defeats his or her opponent’s final Character card first or, if they are unable to refill the Line-Up at any point, the player who has the most Victory Points.

The game is fully compatible with the other games in the Confrontations line: DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations and DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Batman vs. The Joker. It can also be combined with other Cerberus Engine deck-building games to create a custom game experience.

Designed by Nathaniel Yamaguchi, the game is for two players ages 15 and up and should take about 30 minutes. The set includes 98 game cards including; 60 main deck cards, 14 punch starter cards, 6 vulnerability starter cards, 8 hard-light construct cards, 10 weakness cards, 6 oversized DC character cards, and a rulebook.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestrowill be available at retailers nationwide starting October 31 for a suggested retail price of $20.

To coincide with the game’s release, Cryptozoic will also make available DC Deck-Building Game: 2018 Organized Play Kit 2, which includes instructions for stores to run tournaments for this and other games in the DC Deck-Building Game series. It includes a limited-edition Playmat, 12 Gypsy Hero Promo Cards, and a Gypsy poster. Retailers can order it from their distributors.

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.

DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit Coming This Summer

Cryptozoic Entertainment will be releasing the first DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit. Designed for the popular DC Deck-Building Game series, the kit includes instructions for retail stores to run tournaments, as well as prizes for participants. Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products plan to release kits biannually, launching this premiere kit alongside the DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box this summer and the subsequent kit in the late fall or winter of 2017.

The first DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit will be sold exclusively to local game and hobby stores through PSI Distribution for $25. The instructions outline various options for tournaments (Single Elimination, Point-Based) and league play (Competitive League, Cooperative “Crisis” League). In addition, there are suggestions for how to configure tournaments depending on the number of players, spread the word about tournaments, and utilize the included limited-edition Playmat and 12 Vixen Super Hero Promo Cards as prizes. To help stores promote their organized play events, each kit also comes with a poster featuring DC’s Vixen that encourages players to sign up for an upcoming tournament.

Future kits will have similar content with a rotating roster of Promo Cards. The late 2017 kit will come with Black Lightning Promo Cards. Starting this year, players at Gen Con will have a chance to preview and win the following year’s DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit Promo Cards before their wider release to stores via the kits.

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

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

 

 

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Cryptozoic Entertainment Releases DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 3 this Week

DC Comics Deck Building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 3Cryptozoic Entertainment this week releases the DC Comics Deck Building Game: Crisis Expansion Pack 3. After successful releases in this product line, including standalone versions as well as expansion and crossover packs, increased consumer demand for new game content continues.

The newest add-on release within the DC Comics Deck-Building game line, the Crisis Expansion Pack 3 will release on March 2 and is fully compatible with all previous standalone releases of the product line. The expansion pack adds further customization to the game.

In the DC Comics Deck-building Game Crisis Expansion Pack 3, players will face some of the most epic challenges, events, and destructive forces in the history of the DC Comics universe. Players will find 14 “Impossible Mode” Crime Syndicate Super-Villains to battle against and Crisis versions of eight oversized characters such as Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Bane and many more. Also included are six new playable oversized characters and new main deck cards for competitive players.

This Crisis Pack features two unique modes of cooperative play, one is a completely cooperative mode, where players all work together to overcome challenges and foes. The other is a “Hidden Objective” mode, which has never before been seen in a deck-building game. The Suicide Squad makes its debut in this game as playable oversized characters. With this team, it seems someone always has their own agenda when they take on a mission. In this mode, players are still working together, but everyone has their own definition of what a win means. One player may be secretly working against the rest of the team.

This is not a standalone product. DC Comics Deck-building Game, Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans is required to play.

  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Playing Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Retail Price: $20
  • Fully compatible with the original set, Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, and Teen Titans
  • Two unique modes of co-operative play
  • Eight oversized crisis versions of Super-Villain characters originally found in “Forever Evil”
  • Six all-new playable oversized Super-Villain characters
  • Impossible Mode” Super-Villains

Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building: Crossover Expansion Pack 4: Watchmen

Cryptozoic‘s DC Comics Deck-Building game is one of our favorite deck-building games out there. With each release they slowly add new mechanics, as well as new characters, that always change up the game just enough to make it feel fresh, but never over the top to make it feel like something completely different.

The company’s latest Crossover Expansion features cards based on the classic graphic novel Watchmen.

We open up the pack and go over the cards, talking about the new mechanics, and what they might bring to the game.

DC Comics Deck-building Game Crossover Pack 4: Watchmen Out Now

DC Comics Deck-building Game Crossover Pack 4 Watchmen1986’s Watchmen is one of the most celebrated stories in the history of comics. And now that world is available as a new Crossover Pack for the DC Comics Deck-Building Game. This expanded Crossover pack includes Hidden Roles, Villainous Machinations, Challenge Cards, Mastermind Plots, plus new main deck cards and new oversized Super Hero cards.

This Watchmen set adds a new element to deck-building games: Hidden Roles! As in the original story, one of the members of the team has their own ideas on the best way to solve the world’s problems. The Villain must work towards his or her secret plot while not making it too obvious. “Loyal” players will strive to overcome various challenges, though the “Villain” of the story can disguise his or her intentions by helping with these challenges as well. Should the Mastermind Plot become hatched, the Loyal players will certainly have their work cut out for them…

It adds yet another way to enjoy the DC Comics Deck-Building Game with a new mechanic that you can choose when you’d like and with set you’d like.

You’ll need a base game to use it, and we’ll have our review soon.

The Legion of Super-Heroes is out now for the DC Comics Deck-Building Game

DC Comics Deck-building Game Crossover Pack 3 Legion of Super-HeroesA legion of young guns from the DC Universe are ready for their time in the spotlight! Play as a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Lightining Lad, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and more in the DC Comics Deck-Building Game! Take on Super-Villains like Time Trapper, Emerald Empress, Persuader, and many others. Find interesting new Heroes, Villains, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations in this set as well.

For those who have never played the DC Comics Deck-Building Game, you use a starting hand of cards to buy new cards… building your deck. You’re goal? Beating a group of DC super villains and in the end gaining more points than your opponent. The DC Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 3: Legion of Super-Heroes adds new mechanics to the game, and the crossover packs aren’t a game unto themselves. You’ll need the main DC Comics Deck-Building Game, Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans to play. Each game comes with their own unique spin.

This set features an exciting new keyword sure to throw DC Deck-building Game players for a loop. A time loop, that is! The keyword is Time Travel, and almost every card in this set has it. A Time Travel card can be played while in the Line-Up or on the Super-Villain stack at the cost of discarding a card from hand. It will give you a bonus for the turn, but then you can’t buy or gain that card. Players will have interesting decisions to make each turn. If you use a Time Travel ability, it limits your purchase options, and it also means the next player will be able to use that Time Travel card as well. Now you need brains, skill, and timing to beat your foes!

You can get the expansion now.

 

 

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Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building Game: Teen Titans

Cryptozoic‘s DC Comics Deck-Building game is one of our favorite deck-building games out there. With each release they slowly add new mechanics, as well as new characters, that always change up the game just enough to make it feel fresh, but never over the top to make it feel like something completely different.

The company’s latest stand alone set features cards based on the Teen Titans, and also some new mechanics too!

We open up the pack and go over the cards, talking about the new mechanics, and what they might bring to the game.

You can get your set now.

 

 

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Unboxing: DC Comics Deck-Building: Crossover Expansion Pack 2: Arrow TV Series Card Game

Cryptozoic‘s DC Comics Deck-Building game is one of our favorite deck-building games out there. With each release they slowly add new mechanics, as well as new characters, that always change up the game just enough to make it feel fresh, but never over the top to make it feel like something completely different.

The company’s latest Crossover Expansion features cards based on The CW’s television show Arrow.

We open up the pack and go over the cards, talking about the new mechanics, and what they might bring to the game.

You can get your expansion pack now.

This video contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links and make a purchase, we’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Graphic Policy does purchase items from this site. Making purchases through these links helps support the site.

Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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