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Train Heist: Designing the Ultimate Western Board Game, Part 2

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:55

Welcome to the second (and final) entry in my series about the creation of Train Heist! If you missed Part 1, click here to check it out. Now, let’s continue the story right where we left of!

 

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Cryptozoic Will Demo and Sell Games at Origins Game Fair

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 13:00

Cryptozoic Will Demo and Sell Games at Origins Game Fair

Limited Quantities of Upcoming Titles Will Be Available for Purchase for the First Time

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DC's The Joker Calling Card Statue – “Bloody Noir” Edition (Comic-Con Exclusive)

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 20:36

Cryptozoic’s latest San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive is here! Don’t miss your chance to own DC’s The Joker Calling Card Statue – “Bloody Noir” Edition, made for San Diego Comic-Con 2017! Can’t make it to Comic-Con during the frenzied opening hours? This pre-order makes it possible for you to get this killer version of The Joker before it sells out!

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Master of Orion: The Board Game - 4x Gaming in an Hour.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:00

I’ve also had to chance to play a lot of WG Labs’ recently released Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars on my laptop as well. In fact, I have it open in the other window right now. Because I’ve been playing both the tabletop and PC iterations so much, I really have to give kudos to Hobby World and designers Igor Sklyuev and Ekaterina Gorin for capturing the essence of a 4X empire-building game like Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (and all of its classic predecessors) in a board game. Not only did they stay faithful to all the key aspects of a 4X game, but they streamlined them into an hour-long experience.

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Wonder Woman Day Giveaway

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:27

Celebrate the upcoming Wonder Woman Day with our Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win some amazing Wonder Woman prizes including original art and limited edition vinyl figures! See all of the prizes here... 

   
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Introducing STR PWR

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:05

In recent years, we have introduced new products to our trading cards like Totally Fabricated and Cryptomium cards. This year, we have introduced STR PWR cards.

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The Flash Trading Cards Season 2 Preview

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 18:40

We're happy to announce that this set will be released next week, on May 24th. Here's a quick look at a few of the set's components.

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Cryptozoic to Demo Games at ACD Distribution’s Games Day 2017

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will be demoing games at ACD Distribution’s Games Day 2017.

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Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of The Flash Trading Cards Season 2

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 00:20

Lake Forest, CA – May 12, 2017 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, today announced the May 24 release of The Flash Trading Cards Season 2

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DC Comics Lil Bombshells Series 1.5: A Closer Look at the Fresh Colors (Part 2)

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 20:00

Last time, we showed you five of the powerful women who are part of DC Comics Lil’ Bombshells Series 1.5, which refreshes the Series 1 figures with variant paint designs. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the fresh looks of the five other characters you can find in the Series 1.5 collectible tins:

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DC Comics Lil Bombshells Series 1.5: A Closer Look at the Fresh Colors (Part 1)

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 19:14

Our DC Comics Lil Bombshells Series 1 figures sold out so fast and received such positive feedback that we wanted to provide a special follow-up for the growing number of fans out there. So, we created Series 1.5 of  these lovable little  DC Comics characters, refreshing the Series 1 figures with eye- poppingly  cool variant paint designs. Coming in blind-reveal tins, Series 1.5 is available nationwide right now! Given the excitement out there, we’d like to give you a closer look at all 10 of the powerful female characters in the set. Let’s start with five of them today:

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Train Heist: Designing the Ultimate Western Board Game, Part 1

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 21:15

I love racing games, both in video game and board game form. When designed with a good catch-up mechanic, there’s an extra thrill when you can compare yourself directly to the other players in terms of placement—knowing it could still be anyone’s game—and see how close you truly are to the end of the game. I get a rush from it. Some non-racing board and video games can make it hard to figure out the player in the lead until the points are tallied up at the end, whereas racing games present it front and center. 

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Attack on Titan: The Last Stand - Gameplay Report.

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 18:08

A few weeks ago was Peachstate Hobby’s Speed Gaming event in Dallas, Texas. The game I had on my table at this particular event was Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc’s Attack on Titan: The Last Stand, which we are publishing alongside Don't Panic Games this summer. You might have first heard about this game back in 2015 when we first started demoing it at our Gen Con booth. Well, now it's 2017 and we’ve gone through a ton of testing, refinement, and polish. After playing it over 100 times at the Speed Gaming event, I have a feeling this game will be huge!

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Comic-Con Metallic Red 25th Anniversary Harley Quinn DC Lil Bombshells Figure

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 00:06

Don’t miss your chance to own the Metallic Red 25th Anniversary DC Lil Bombshells Harley Quinn figure made for San Diego Comic-Con 2017! Can’t make it to Comic-Con during the frenzied opening hours? This pre-order makes it possible for you to get this red hot limited version of Harley before it sells out!

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Mighty Meeples Preview Series #3: What’s Next?

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 16:16

So, now you’re saying, “All right, I’m sold. I’ve got the whole collection of Series 1 Mighty Meeples lined up on my desk. But what do I do with all of these extra Superman figures I’ve collected?” Well, have you ever considered using these collectible game pieces as, well, game pieces? A fun trend in board gaming right now is bringing your own pieces to a game night in order to customize your play. Instead of playing as boring old blue, you can now play as Batman.

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Visit Cryptozoic Entertainment at 66th Philly Non-Sports Card Show

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 01:49

Who: Cryptozoic Entertainment + You
Where: Merchants Square Mall, Allentown, PA 18103
When: April 22-23, 2017
Why: Look at Cryptozoic’s new Trading Card products.

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DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box Blog 2: A Convergence of Cards Both Old and New

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 17:29

The DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box is a fantastic place to store all of your cards from the DC Deck-Building Game and its expansions, as we explained a few weeks ago. While that alone would make it a great addition to your collection, we weren’t content to just stop there! The box comes with the exclusive Multiverse Crossover Pack, an expansion based on the epic DC “Convergence” comic book storyline.

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Mighty Meeples Preview Series #2: Rarity

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 18:00

Series 1 of DC Comics Mighty Meeples consists of 30 different classic heroes and villains reimagined as collectible 1” wooden board game figures. Unless you are getting the Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Hall of Justice Collection or the Mighty Meeples: DC Comics Batman Rogues Gallery Collection next year, you will find these figures in three-pack foil bags. 

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Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of Gotham Trading Cards Season 2

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 13:00

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV, today announced the release of Gotham Trading Cards Season 2. Based on the second season of the hit Warner Bros. Television series, which tells the story of Gotham City in the years before Batman’s emergence, the set features a 72-card Base Set, four Chase Sets, and randomly inserted authentic Autograph and Wardrobe Cards.

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Cryptozoic to Demo Games at Peachstate Hobby Distribution’s Speed Gaming 2017

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 13:00

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will be demoing games at Peachstate Hobby Distribution’s Speed Gaming 2017 at the Wyndham Dallas Suites, April 12-14. This annual organized play event gives retailers a chance to play tabletop games with numerous manufacturers, getting twenty-five minutes of playing time with each manufacturer. Hosted by Peachstate Hobby Distribution (PHD), the largest gaming distributor in the South, the event will feature several winners and prizes. 

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