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SDCC 2018: Transformers Trading Card Game First Look

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.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 we got our first look at the cards and game with an exclusive as well as getting a chance to talk to one of the individuals behind the game.

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.

We open up the exclusives pack and you can see what you’ll be getting when the game rolls into stores later this year.

The Transformers Trading Card Game is out this September.

Mondo Reveals Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene Out Fall 2018

Mondo is celebrating 25 years of dinosaur chaos with their next board game – Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene! Movie fans and board game enthusiasts can expect exciting gameplay and gorgeous artwork, featuring the immensely talented artist Matthew Woodson. The game will be available online and in stores everywhere this Fall.

Mondo will have the box top on display at their booth at San Diego Comic-Con (#425), and attendees will have the opportunity to get a special Jurassic Park patch when visiting the booth.

Taking an asymmetrical approach to the game’s playable characters and factions, Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2-4 player adventure of varying strategies, objectives, and perspectives. While exploration of the park is at the core of each player’s motivation, the means by which separate factions achieve their goals couldn’t be more different. Through a scenario-based system, the game becomes a truly chaotic mix of modern humans and prehistoric beasts.

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene is a 2 to 4 player asymmetrical miniatures board game, for age 14 and up. Choose your faction from the following: InGen, Park Visitors, Raptors or the T. Rex. Find items needed for your faction, attack or avoid other dinosaurs, gain experience and customize your faction. With several scenarios and modular environment tiles for players to explore, each faction has unique objectives to complete in an effort to win the game!

If you’ll be at San Diego Comic-Con come find us – Mondo will be giving away Jurassic Park patches! These patches are free to Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene newsletter subscribers. Sign up at thechaosgene.com.

A limited number will be available at the Mondo Booth (#435). A different faction will be available each day:

Thursday: InGen Patch
Friday: Raptors Patch
Saturday: Visitors Patch
Sunday: T. Rex Patch

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.

Lion Forge Spotlights its Hybrid of Comics and Gaming at SDCC 2018

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Lion Forge will launch its new gaming imprint, Quillion, with a special free issue of the flagship publication Rolled & Told, available in the Lion Forge booth throughout the show (while supplies last).

For those looking to learn more about the publisher’s plans for this new hybrid of comics and gaming, join them at a special panel presentation on Thursday evening!

Representation in Gaming: From the Comic Shop to the Tabletop

Thursday, July 19, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Room: 32AB
Tabletop role-playing has been a staple in the nerd community, but it’s found a resurgence with podcasts like The Adventure Zone and Critical Role. Now, Lion Forge brings readers the perfect combination between a tabletop RPG magazine and a comic anthology with Rolled & Told, a monthly periodical that offers casual gamers fun-filled adventure modules, comics, art, and so much more. Join D20 Dames co-host Jen Vaughn and Lion Forge associate editor Christina “Steenz” Stewart, alongside artists Max Bare and Shing Yin Khor, and writer Josh Trujillo as we discuss where the tabletop gaming industry is going and how inclusive we can continue to make it! Attendees will receive a special exclusive Quillion dice bag (while supplies last)!

SDCC 2016: Magic: The Gathering Promos and Exclusives

Wizards of the Coast has revealed the cool Magic: The Gathering promos you can pick up at San Diego Comic-Con. They have also released the details of Magic‘s presence in a Daily Magic Update from last week. If you’re planning to attend SDCC this year and want to pick up a promo, you should probably stick around and do a few of the other cool things they have in store.

Check out these amazing promos available at San Diego Comic-Con this year (and yes, they are foil)! The price at San Diego Comic-Con will be $99.99 plus tax, which should come out to $108.

SDCC 2015: Magic: The Gathering Origins Pack – Featuring the Planeswalker Anthology

MAGIC: THE GATHERING ORIGINS PACK – FEATURING THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY

(Ages 13 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $110.99/Available through HasbroToyShop.com or Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)

Be among the first to experience cards from Wizards of the Coast’s highly anticipated new set MAGIC ORIGINS with this special edition box set! This collection includes a set of five cards from MAGIC ORIGINS with exclusive artwork by renowned MAGIC: THE GATHERING card illustrator Wayne Reynolds, spotlighting five PLANESWALKER characters: GIDEON JURA, JACE BELERAN, LILLIANA VESS, CHANDRA NALAAR and NISSA REVANE. The box set also includes THE PLANESWALKER ANTHOLOGY, an exclusive hardcover book exploring the pasts of these PLANESWALKERS. Following the convention, a limited number of sets will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.

SDCC 2015: Cryptozoic Entertainment Heads to the Convention with Demos and More!

CryptozoicCryptozoic Entertainment is heading to San Diego Comic Con 2015, July 9–12. Cryptozoic will be appearing at two panels during the convention as well as demonstrating games and participating in the Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Event.

The first programming panel consists of in-depth insight into the Ghostbusters franchise.

Ghostbusters: IDW & Cryptozoic Entertainment – Friday, 7/10/15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Room: 25ABC
Join us in celebrating 30+ years of Ghostbusters, the classic supernatural franchise that defined an era. Hear insight on the ongoing comic series by IDW Publishing, and see a demo of the successfully crowdfunded game by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

The second panel is about the process of creating a game from an expert’s point of view.
Cryptozoic Entertainment Games: Meet the Creators – Sunday, 7/12/15, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Room: 28DE
Cryptozoic Entertainment: Meet the Creators – Adam Sblendorio (VP of creative), Matt Hyra (lead game designer), and other seasoned game designers will share their secrets on how a game is designed and developed from start to finish. An amazing Q&A opportunity for aspiring game designers wanting to break into the business.

After each panel, members of the Cryptozoic team will also be on hand to answer questions from fans and press.

Game Demonstrations
Game demonstrations will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 4th floor – America’s Cup B-D, ThursdaySaturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Games to be demoed include Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Attack on Titan, DC Comics Teen Titans Deck-building Game, Adventure Time: Card Wars, Epic Spell Wars of The Battle Wizards II: Rumble At Castle Tentakill, Spyfall and Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game. The Naruto Shippuden Deck-building Game will also be demonstrated and sold at the VIZ booth, #2813.

The Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria Event
The free Ghostbusters Mass Hysteria event is organized by the Real Tampa Bay Ghostbusters group. The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 10, and will be held at The Werewolf restaurant/bar at 627 4th Ave., a few blocks from the convention center. The event will include Q&A’s, special guests, insider information and more. Cryptozoic Entertainment staff will be in attendance with a pre-production copy of Ghostbusters™: The Board Game to play.

Venue capacity is limited, first come, first serve for attendees. In order to secure your spot, arrive early. All ages are allowed until 9 p.m. then only 21 years old and up will be permitted entry.

SDCC 2014: Upper Deck's Appearance Will Be Legendary!

San Diego Comic-Con is under way and things are already buzzing. Upper Deck is heading to the show and you can find them at booth #307 in Lobby A with a variety of promotions exclusive for the convention.

As Upper Deck prepares to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with a new line of trading card products, the company will make four different promotional bags available to attendees for $10 each or $40 for all four. Each bag includes an exclusive San Diego Comic Con Hello Kitty promotional card and figure celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s – along with an Upper Deck Hello Kitty figure pack! Fans who purchase all four bags will also get a San Diego Comic Con exclusive black sparkle figure as a gift with purchase! Bags are limited to just 250 per day and will sell out! Additionally there will be a variety of Upper Deck Hello Kitty products for sale at show specials and free Hello Kitty temporary tattoos distributed to all fans. Even Hello Kitty herself will be making an appearance at the Upper Deck booth for photo opportunities with fans on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The core comic fans however will love to check out the latest from Upper Deck on the gaming side of the business with the company’s popular Legendary™ deck building game available for purchase and to just check out. Key staff involved in the game development will be on-hand to discuss and share details on upcoming expansions of the game.

One of the most exciting opportunities for comic fans however will come on Friday and Saturday when renowned artist Joe Jusko will be appearing LIVE at the Upper Deck booth to sign free oversized cards featuring his artwork for a future product release. Joe Jusko will appear Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, artist Neal Adams will be signing some of his Upper Deck artwork at his booth in “Artist Alley,” so we encourage fans to drop in to check that out as well!

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Those Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Heroclix

This July Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope gets a combo DVD pack with some HeroclixStan Lee, Joss Whedon, Harry Knowles and Morgan Spurlock get immortalized in the game/toys.  The limited edition combo-pack will be available at comic shops and specialty stores in time for San Diego Comic-Con 2012, with a number of the sets being sold at the show itself at the NECA booth.

You better believe I’ll be picking this up and I’ll let you know how their battle with Batman, Superman, Avengers and X-Men goes.

Futurama Monopoly Unveiled at Comic Con

Official Press Release

At Comic-Con, fans can catch a sneak peak of MONOPOLY®: Futurama Collector’s Edition designed by USAopoly and Futurama, on display at Fox Booth #4313. Even if you can’t make it to the show though, here’s a first look at the new game.

This marks the first time that Monopoly gets the Futurama treatment, thrusting the classic board game into the 31st century.

Game Description:  Oh. Your. God! America’s most popular board game is getting a 31st century spin! In New New York, you’ll use your millions to buy, sell, and trade properties from the animated series. From Mom’s Friendly Robot Company to Planet Express Headquarters, you can also build Resi-domes and People Hives as you battle for control of the galaxy.

MONOPOLY®: Futurama Collector’s Edition will be available this fall.