Cryptozoic Previews Toy Fair Previews

Yeah, I know, it’s a funny headline, but it’s what we’ve got. Cryptozoic has posted up a preview of the games that they will be previewing at New York Toy Fair 2018 (which is less than a week away). They’ll have two Rick and Morty games, two DC Deck-Building sets, and a pair of standalone board games.
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The Arrival Now Available From Cryptozoic

I had really thought about making the headline, “Cryptozoic announces the arrival of The Arrival” but decided against it. Still, obviously I made it the opening to the post. Anyway, The Arrival puts players in control of a Tribe, and they are looking to gain more territory in ancient Ireland from the other Tribes, as well as the demon-like Fomori. It was originally a limited release at Essen, but the rest of us can now get a hold of the game.
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Cryptozoic Announces Teen Titans Go! Deck-Building Game

Well, this game’s name is at least a bit shorter than what Cryptozoic has been putting out lately. This time around, they take on Teen Titans Go! with a new Deck-Building game, appropriately titled the Teen Titans Go! Deck-Building Game (one thing you have to say, you know exactly what you’re getting when you read that name). So grab a cup of hot salad water and get ready to fight!
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Cryptozoic Announces Release of Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh

You know… I don’t think anyone makes games with names as long as Cryptozoic does. Full disclosure, I’m copy/pasting that name in this article. I’ve got to much to do to type out Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh every time I want to mention Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh. I mean, there’s just so many words in Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh, that if I were to simply type out Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Melee at Murdershroom Marsh every time, that’d be the second half of my day!
Anyway, the expansion’s coming later this month.
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Cryptozoic Announces DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations

Comic books are filled with confrontations. I mean, it wouldn’t be all that interesting if Superman just went to work as Clark Kent, had a standard day where nothing happened, and then went home at night. Not really thrilling. So you’ve got supervillains and even rogue superheroes and all other sorts of things going on. If you want to play some of those out on your tabletop, especially as a group effort, you can check out the new expansion for the DC Deck-Building Game. It’s called, appropriately enough, Confrontations. It’s due out in just under 2 weeks.
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Cryptozoic Announces Release Date for Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game

Cryptozoic: Home of the really long game names. O,o
But that’s what happens when you team up with some cool licensed properties. In this case, it’s basically all of Cartoon Network, as their Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis: Animation Annihilation Deck-Building Game will be coming out in just a couple of weeks.
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Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game Coming November 15th

I mean… I’ve seen games with long names before. But I think this one wins the overall record. Cryptozoic has announced that their new deck-building card game will be available on November 15th. The name of the game? Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game. Yes, I’m copy/pasting that, because it takes too long to type out Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game when you want to talk about the Rick and Morty: Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind Deck-Building Game.
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Review Roundup

Woo! Saturday! Woo!
As you’re reading this, I’m over at the LGS, hanging out and just taking it easy. I’m hoping you’re doing much the same (or have done so and are just reading this later, as I am typing this earlier). Either way, I hope you’re able to make good use out of the day.

As for reviews. Of course we have those for you.

Today we have: Anachrony, Elo Darkness, Don’t Mess With Cthulhu, Dragoon, Test of Honour Samurai Warband, Wreck and Ruin, Lignum, Downforce, Go Nuts for Donuts, Age of Rivals iOS, 1846: Race for the Midwest, Train Heist, and Posthuman.

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DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 6: Birds of Prey Now Available

The all-woman superhero group, the Birds of Prey, are getting their own Crossover Pack for the DC Deck-Building Game. The set also includes a new Rotation mechanic. Cards can be rotated to various orientations on the field, giving players bonuses for controlling them in such a way. So while they may be powerful, be careful for others taking those abilities away from you. The new set is available now.
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Cryptozoic Announces Multiverse Box For DC Deck-Building Game

Game storage is something we all have fought with at some point, I’m sure. This can particularly be troublesome with games that have lots of expansions. You want to have all the parts together, but the original box the game came in might not really be able to hold everything. So you are forced to figure out your own solution. In the case of the DC Deck-Building Game, however, Cryptozoic is helping you out with the Multiverse Box. Though it’s more than just a big box to place your cards and expansions, it has its own expansion cards, as well as rules for using all your previous sets together in one.
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Cryptozoic and Hobby World Release Master of Orion Board Game

Well, it seems that Catalyst Game Labs isn’t the only company making Master of Orion products. Cryptozoic and Hobby World are also coming out with games based on it. Their game will be available in just a couple weeks.
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Cryptozoic Announces Ghostbusters: the Board Game II

Who you gonna call?
Well, I’m kinda hungry, so I was thinking about calling for a pizza. But if it’s rivers of pink slime that causes people to go crazy, or paintings taking over people, you might just want to call the Ghostbusters. And you’ll be able to soon, as Cryptozoic has announced that they are coming out with Ghostbusters: the Board Game II.
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Cryptozoic Posts Gen Con Schedule Of Events and New Releases

One thing about Gen Con is that many companies will have the newest of their releases available for the first time at the show. Want to get a game before it’s made it to your LGS? Gen Con’s a good place to pick it up. Cryptozoic will certainly have some pre-releases at the show. Like what? Like read on and find out.
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Cryptozoic to Release Train Heist

It’s great to see a Kickstarter game make it to general release. That’s what we’ve got here, as Train Heist, which was originally run on Kickstarter from Tower Guard Games, will be seeing a wide release to gaming outlets via their teaming up with Cryptozoic. In the game, the players must work together to thwart the plans of a corrupt sheriff who is in league with the rich citizens of Notting County who are looking to rip off the other townspeople.
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Attack on Titan: The Last Stand Releasing This Month

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Attack on Titan anime. But, with so many things, I’ve just not gotten around to watching it. I might just do so, though, as it seems to be a favorite of many of my friends. Also, it might help me with strategy in Attack on Titan: The Last Stand, a new game coming from Cryptozoic and Don’t Panic Games that’s coming out this month.
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Cryptozoic Announces Release Date For Rick & Morty: Anatomy Park Game

I wish I had a chance to watch more Rick & Morty. I’ve seen several episodes, but need to get them on DVD or something. Though, even with my limited knowledge, I feel I’d still get a kick out of Rick & Morty: Anatomy Park, a new board game coming from Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network (hey, CN, where’s my Megas XLR game, eh?).
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DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues Now Available

Villains aren’t really known for doing team-ups. Most of the time, they tend to work on their own. But sometimes they realize that they, alone, won’t be able to finish their goals like they want. In such times, tenuous alliances have been formed. You get to do just that same thing in The Rogues, the 5th crossover pack for the DC Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic. It’s available now.
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Cryptozoic Announces DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues

Sometimes it’s good to be bad. Sure, most games have you playing as the goody-two-shoes heroes. But that can get old after a while. Well, thankfully, there’s occasionally times where you get to play as the villains in a game. Cryptozoic is letting you do just that with the next Crossover Pack for the DC Deck-Building Game. It’s called Rogues and it’s due out this week.
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Cryptozoic Announces DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit

So, I mentioned in the last article that gamers love exclusive swag. You can get that sort of thing via pre-release sets, like in that other article, or you can get them via Organized Play Kits. If you’re a fan of the DC Deck-Building Game from Cryptozoic, you’ll be excited to know that this summer, you’ll have a chance to get some cool, exclusive stuff.
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Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ’Im Card Game Now Available From Cryptozoic

It was a big rock!
Just about everyone I know will get that reference, since we all watched the hell out of the Batman: The Animated Series back in the day. And one of the best episodes of that series was Almost Got ‘Im. All the various villains are sitting around, playing cards, talking about times they nearly took out Batman. Now, that episode can come to your tabletops with the Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got ‘Im Card Game (bit of a mouthful, that is), available now from Cryptozoic.
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Review Roundup

Hello Saturday! How are you? Is everything going well? Of course it is! It’s Saturday!

So, let’s not wait around. Let’s get right to the reviews so we can get back to it being Saturday. Personally, I’m thinking of watching a movie and questioning Netflix’s algorithms in what “more like this” really means…

Today we have: The Pirate Republic, Kingdomino, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Board Game – Shadows of the Past, Adrenaline, Ave Roma, Hero Realms, Food Truck Champion, Sorcerers’ Skirmish, Carcassonne: Amazonas, Oceanos, The Flow of History, Citadels, Broken Legions, Haspelknecht, and GKR: Heavy Hitters.

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GKR: Heavy Hitters Up On Kickstarter

Long-time readers of TGN know that I love giant robots. At Gen Con this past year, one of the booths I came across was Weta Workshop and their GKR: Heavy Hitters game. The game really caught my attention, especially since GKR stands for “Giant Killer Robots” and all. They had said they were going to launch a Kickstarter to fund their game. Well, it’s on now!
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Cryptozoic To Release Two Rick and Morty Board Games

Let’s get schwifty!
Cryptozoic and Cartoon Network are teaming up to not just bring you one, but two new Rick & Morty tabletop games. One is a tile-laying board game for 2-4 players, while the other is a deck-builder using Cryptozoic’s Cerberus Engine.
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Midweek Snippets

The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And if we want to keep up our strength, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection Released by Cryptozoic; 4th Edition Preview Flames of War Preview: New Paint Sets, Spray Cans, Token Sets and Gaming Aids; Eye for an Eye: Arena Coming To Kickstarter; Acheson Creations announces two “Big Events” for February 2017; Numenera Audio Collection from Plate Mail Games; The Dragon Tray Up On Kickstarter; Aenor Miniatures Releases New Zombie Survivor; New Line of SCI-FI Miniatures by RBJ Game Company; Dice Base: Master GM Screen Up On Kickstarter; Black Earth tabletop wargame coming on IndieGoGo in February; F’aa’thum, Greater Stygian Wardemon of Fate Available From Kromlech; Baueda New DBA 3.0 Norse Irish Army Pack is Now Available; Elder Dice Coming to Kickstarter; and New Circular Ruler From Micro Art Studio.

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Cryptozoic Releases Spyfall 2 Card Game

When something is super-successful and is nominated/wins awards, there’s a good chance that there will be a follow-up sequel or expansion to it. Well, the original Spyfall card game was super-successful and was nominated/won some awards. As such, Cryptozoic and Hobby World are bringing you Spyfall 2.
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Review Roundup

It’s another beautiful day here in Atlanta. The clouds are out. It’s raining. There was dense fog this morning.
What? You don’t think that’s beautiful weather?
You know what they call a place that has nothing but “beautiful, sunny days”? The desert. Relatively few things live there.
You know what they call a place that has rain all the time? The rain forest, some of the most bio-diverse and bio-dense areas of the planet! So there!
Ok… that got weirdly antagonistic for no reason. Maybe I should just go check out some game reviews. Yeah. That’s a good idea.

Today we have: Everzone, Portal, The Captain Is Dead, Triumvirate of the Imperium – Inquisitor Greyfax, Triumvirate of the Imperium – Belisarius Cawl, Raise Your Goblets, The Three Little Pigs, Concordia, Adrenaline, Hands in the Sea, Neuroshima Hex iPad Edition, 7 Wonders: Duel, Klask, Rise of Mafia, and Cavern Tavern.

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Friday Snippets

Friiiiiiiidaaaaaaay!
Woo! We’ve made it, everyone! At least for me, it was a nice, calm, “standard” week. As a creature of habit, I’m very grateful for that. Many of us here in the US are also getting a 3-day weekend, what with Martin Luther King Jr. Day being this upcoming Monday. So that’s cool. I hope you have some cool weekend activities planned and that today being Friday the 13th doesn’t mean anything bad for you. But as we go into the weekend, we should stock up on bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New Ruler Designs From Kromlech, Cryptozoic Releases Mighty Meeples: DC Justice League Collection Tin, New Aufklarungs Passenger trays from Dark Art Miniatures, New Warbikes and Trikes from Raging Heroes, Rebel Minis Releases New 28mm Sci-Fi Packs, Cardstock Warriors Site is Live, Weekend Promo from Kromlech, and New Bases Available From Micro Art Studio.

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Midweek Snippets

We’re once more halfway through the week. So far, it’s been a pretty standard week. After the chaos of the week before, I’m not complaining about that at all. I’m also not complaining about the temperatures we’re supposed to get to today here in Atlanta. I might just open the windows when I get home. But that’s as may be. Right now, it’s time to stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Sector 6 on Kickstarter, Acheson Releases More Dungeon Worlds Part 2 Figures, Special Artizan Service Miniatures Presents: F.U.B.A.R 28mm WW2 Rangers Kickstarter, Life of the Party Comic Up On Kickstarter, 4th Canadian Mechanised Brigade Group KickOFF, New Bedlam Release from Kromlech, Win this pre-Release Combot kit, Flatminis releases a new wave of 2D heroes, and Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Series 1 Now Available.

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Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game Now Available

The Batman: The Animated Series show was one of the highest quality cartoon products I feel I’ve seen. It really captured the dark, dense world of Gotham and the inhabitants thereof. Though we watched it as kids (or, at least, I watched it as a kid), it really was full of grown-up themes and situations. Well, the Batman: The Animated Series Dice Game isn’t quite so dark, but it is just as fun. It’s also available now.
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Cryptozoic and Playroom Entertainment Announce The Big Ban Theory Geek Out

I know a lot of you have different opinions on The Big Bang Theory… I mean, the TV show, not the theory on how the universe began (though you might have different opinions on that, too), but I’m sure we can all agree that we like games (otherwise, you probably won’t find this site very enjoyable to you). Well, Cryptozoic Entertainment and Playroom Entertainment hope to bring you something very entertaining: The Big Bang Theory Geek Out game.
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Poker Assault Available Tomorrow

I lived in St. Louis when the “poker craze” of the 2000s hit. A lot of the guys at my LGS took to going to the casino boats not far from the shop to get in on the action. We’d also occasionally have nickel-ante poker night at my friend’s place. It was fun and being just a nickel per game, if you lost $10 over the course of the night, you really lost badly. We’d play all different sorts of poker-style games. Well, if I got everyone together, we could possibly play Poker Assault, a new card game coming out from Cryptozoic tomorrow.
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Attack On Titan Deck-Building Game Now Available

Humanity lives in fear. Outside the massive walls of the city, giant titans roam. The only thing the titans seem to want to do is to bash down the walls, rampage through the city, and eat humans. It’s up to the city’s defenders to keep the people safe, attacking any titans that come through before too much carnage is had. And that’s where you come in with the Attack on Titan deck-building game, now available from Cryptozoic.
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Cryptozoic To Release Master of Orion

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Hobby World are teaming up to bring a new game to US tabletops next year. Master of Orion takes its theme and gameplay from the classic strategy video game, putting you in control of either the humans or one of the various alien races in an attempt to prove that you have what it takes to be in control as the Emperor at the Galactic Council. But which path will you take to the top?
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Cryptozoic Announces Partnership to Release Train Heist

There’s little worse than when you find out that those you entrusted to take care of you are secretly looking to do you over. Well, the corrupt Sheriff and the rich people of Notting County are looking to do just that. They want to steal all of the townsfolk’s money. But there’s still some shining stars of virtue in the old west, and it’s time to rob a train… for the good of the people. That’s the story behind Train Heist. Tower Guard Games initially ran a successful Kickstarter for the game. Now they’ve teamed up with Cryptozoic to expand the game’s audience and reach.
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Cryptozoic Previews Attack On Titan Deck-Building Game

In a couple months, Cryptozoic will be coming out with the Attack On Titan Deck-Building Game. It puts players in the role of defenders of humanity against the rampaging Titans as they run through the city, snatching up anyone they can and devouring them. With the release date getting closer (that being November 9th, in case you didn’t know), Cryptozoic has posted up a nice preview article about what you can expect.
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