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Cryptozoic Announces DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal Expansion

Let's begin with some appropriate music. (well, appropriate for the story. Maybe not for work. It's YouTube, but still, I don't need anyone in trouble over a link :P ) Better. Now, Cryptozoic is bringing you a new box set for the DC Deck-Building Game. It's called Dark Nights: Metal, and it's full of METAL! *devil horns*

From the announcement:

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC, today announced the August 12 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal at retailers everywhere. Based on the wildly popular Dark Nights: Metal DC comic book series, the latest entry in Cryptozoic’s long-running DC Deck-Building Game series lets 2-5 players join the Justice League to defeat The Batman Who Laughs and various other evil versions of the Dark Knight. Moreover, it features a foil-stamped box, over 20 foil Metal cards, and gameplay innovations like Recruiting additional DC Super Heroes.

“Each DC Deck-Building Game tries to create fresh challenges for diehard fans and in Dark Nights: Metal, the Batman Who Laughs torments players by constantly capturing their Characters,” said Cory Jones, Co-Founder of Cryptozoic. “To have any chance against him and the other intimidating DC Super-Villains, you’ll have to rescue your teammates as quickly as possible. The game is a ton of fun and, given how amazing the art is in the comic book series, it should come as no surprise that the cards and other components look spectacular!”

In DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth, players can play as members of the Justice League: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Plastic Man. The Batman Who Laughs menaces the team throughout the game by Capturing DC Super Heroes, beginning with Batman at game’s start. It’s up to players to rescue them and Recruit DC Super Heroes during play, potentially having multiple Characters and their abilities on their team.

In the game, Weakness cards are especially dangerous, since a player has to play these cards first if they have any in their hand. If they put two of these cards into play, the player’s DC Super Hero becomes Captured and their turn ends. Having too many Weakness cards in one’s deck will reduce Victory Points at the end of the game, making winning much more difficult.

In addition, the game features easy-to-distinguish foil cards with the subtype “Metal.” Other cards have unique effects based on whether players have these Metal cards.

DC Deck-Building Game: Dark Nights: Metal will be available August 12 at hobby retailers across the U.S. and the Cryptozoic Store for a retail price of $40.

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