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The Fantastic Four Returns…. to Marvel Legendary from Upper Deck

For years now there’s been persistent rumors there’s been a ban/lower prioritization of the Fantastic Four and X-Men from Marvel due to their movie ownership at Fox. No actual evidence has been presented, just conspiratorial connect the dots that ignore the creation of new X-Men characters, the licensed material that does get released, and use of some of the Fantastic Four characters in the comics themselves. While it is clear “something” was up, exactly what isn’t beyond a “deemphasis.”

Part of the fuel to the fire was the discontinuation of the Marvel Legendary: Fantastic Four expansion by Upper Deck for their popular deck-building game.

As reported by ICv2, Upper Deck Senior Brand Manager Jason Brenner has said that the “company has been authorized to immediately go back to press on a new printing of the product, which will be available in six to eight weeks.”

The expansion was originally released in the fourth quarter of 2013 and went out of print due to a “licensor-controlled issue.” This out of print status has led the expansion to be covetted and the aftermarket price to incease over 10x. Originally retailing for $19.99, expansions are being sold for over $300.

Three out of the four of the Fantastic Four appeared in the first Dice Masters set, Avengers vs. X-Men by WizKids released in 2014. They haven’t appeared in the game since. The Thing was one of the releases for Knight Models’ Marvel Universe Miniature Game and was released last year.

Can the team’s return to comics be far behind?

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game from Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Press are bringing Scott Pilgrim to tabletop games. Scott Pilgrim‘s Precious Little Card Game is an innovative deck-building game by Keith Baker and based on the graphic novels by Bryan Lee O’Malley. Baker focused on the detail to stay true to the heart of the series, something fans will appreciate.

Being a grown-up is HARD and maybe not worth it? You might rather spend time tweaking your band’s set list until it’s guaranteed to get you that big gig opening for legit rockstars. Perhaps you’re better off dating someone a bit younger than chasing a fairytale romance with the age-appropriate girl (or boy) you met at a party. Maybe the drama constantly engulfing your pals feeds you, even if it is bringing your friends down. And don’t adults just sit at desks all day worrying about how bread makes you fat? Do adults ever even get attacked by random robot ruffians determined to pick a fight? Huh. Maybe there is something to getting it together…

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deckbuilding game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence.

Beyond the video-game-style combo moves unique to each character, fans will also appreciate the innovative double-sided cards. Players will be faced to make hard choices about whether to fight or upgrade their life with each card placed into the Plot line. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.

Create your perfect life with Scott Pilgrim‘s Precious Little Card Game in hobby stores summer 2017. This deck-building game will have an MSRP of $45, is designed for 2-6 players to enjoy in 45-60 min. per game, and will captivate gamers ages 13 and up.

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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Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game Out November 9th from Cryptozoic

attack-on-titan-deck-building-game-2Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced the November 9 release of the Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game. The 1-5 player card game is based on the hit anime series in which heroes try to protect the walls of the last remaining human city from the onslaught of giant carnivorous Titans. The game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine with the addition of movement, as well as other unique gameplay features that place players inside the world of Attack on Titan. In addition, this is the first Cerberus deck-building title to offer cooperative play from the start, without requiring an expansion.

As with other Cerberus games, in the Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game there are always five areas of cards available for players to acquire at any one time. What is different is that each of these five areas represents a “District,” which is in turn protected by a Wall. Cards that the Heroes can buy are placed on the inside of the Walls, while Titans that appear are placed on the outside of the Walls.

Players become Heroes from the anime, including Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, each of whom has a unique special ability that helps the team. Along with a Hero Card, players have a Hero standee, since movement is a factor in the game, as utilized through cards with movement values. Players must move Heroes from District to District to buy needed cards, such as Ally, Equipment, Location, and Maneuver Cards. When they’re ready, Heroes can be moved over Walls to fight off Titans or protect Walls from being destroyed.

The Titans appear out of the main deck in the game, coming into play at semi-regular intervals. Archenemy Titans—like the fan-favorite Colossal Titan—usually require the whole team to combat since they have Hit Points. When players attempt a kill shot on an Archenemy Titan, it lashes out with a Titans on Attack Card, causing an unexpected event that might hamper a team’s ability to get the kill or make it a very costly victory. There are 10 different Archenemy Titans, making the four that appear during any play session very unpredictable. These Titans are broken up into levels, so the later they appear, the stronger they are. As a result, players need to focus on building a stronger deck—making their characters stronger—to have a chance to defeat them.

To win, players must defeat all four Archenemy Titans. They lose if the main deck runs out of cards, all five Walls fall down, or two Heroes die (three Heroes in a 2-3 player game).

The Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game will be available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.99. The game gives fans a chance to relive the adventures of Season 1 in a complex deck-building experience before the premiere of Season 2 in 2017.

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Gen Con 2016: Valiant and Catalyst Debut Valiant Universe: The Deck Building Game

VALIANT UNIVERSE THE DECK BUILDING GAMEThe Valiant Universe enters its first-ever deck building game with an interactive story line, collectible figurines, and more!

Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment has announced the release of Valiant Universe: The Deck Building Game – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with Catalyst Game Labs! Following the success of the critically lauded Valiant Universe RPG, Catalyst Game Labs and Valiant are taking their partnership to new heights with the next astonishing game featuring your favorite superheroes! Command the Valiant Universe like never before with the first series of highly detailed figurines from the Valiant Universe, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Livewire, Bloodshot, and Ninjak, and immerse yourself in strategic deck building gameplay that includes over 200 unique playing cards!

Deep beneath Alcatraz prison lies a top secret base operated by the paramilitary contractor known as Project Rising Spirit. Known only as “the Facility,” P.R.S.’s secret bunker is armed with enough power to change the world—or destroy it. When word of the subterranean facility leaks, the Valiant Universe’s most powerful groups, including The Harbinger Foundation, G.A.T.E., and the Harbinger Renegades, race to acquire the deadly possessions and put the fate of the world in their hands! With a cataclysmic confrontation imminent, take control with your warring team and claim P.R.S.’s base for yourself! As the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes fight at your command, move your superhero miniatures through an interactive facility grid to acquire cards for an unbeatable deck and attack your opponents in a world-shaking battle for supremacy!

As your favorite heroes and villains assemble for an unprecedented battle royale, determine the very fate of the Valiant Universe with a jam-packed gaming experience exploding with the following items:

  • Five highly detailed superhero miniatures, including X-O Manowar, Faith, Bloodshot, Livewire, and Ninjak!
  • 5 Zone of Influence cards
  • 5 Organization cards
  • 25 Basic cards
  • 25 Shutdown cards
  • 15 Power cards
  • 175 Sector cards
  • 1 Facility Durability Tracker
  • 1 six-sided die
  • 1 sheet of cardboard counters

X-O Manowar! Bloodshot! Faith! The entire Valiant Universe is yours to direct in a table-shattering game that will leave you reeling for hours! Available online and in hobby shops everywhere this September for $59.95, assemble your deck, control your heroes, and enter the fight of your life!

Plus: Preorder your copy now, and receive a limited edition figurine of RAI, Valiant’s critically acclaimed hero of the 41st century, and the star of 2016’s best-selling summer event, 4001 A.D.!

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game is Out Now

Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game 1Cryptozoic Entertainment and Cartoon Network have announced the release of the Cartoon Network Crossover Crisis Deck-Building Game. With many successful launches in the Cerberus Engine line, including standalone versions as well as expansion packs, this new release is highly anticipated and features fan favorite characters from many current and classic Cartoon Network animated series. This newest standalone game is fully compatible with all previous Cerberus Engine releases.

What kind of craziness ensues when cartoon worlds collide? Cartoon Network’s mischievous nemeses are loose and it’s up to the players to stop them. Play as beloved heroes from Cartoon Network’s past and present original shows including Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Clarence, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Dexter’s Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Regular Show, Samurai Jack and Steven Universe to take them down. Every main deck card is unique and brimming with Cartoon Network characters.

In this wacky take on the world-renown Cerberus Engine, players will find everything they have come to expect in a Cryptozoic game including high drama and hijinks. Weakness cards are all unique and dangerous. Fortunately, Pratfall cards (which replace Vulnerabilities) are a great way to exit any scene (and get rid of Weaknesses).

Never before seen Event cards change things up in crazy ways when they appear out of the main deck. Players never know who will be the next victim, but everyone is in on the hilarity. In the end, only one player will be left laughing in this competitive game.

Included with the first print run is a promo oversized Dee Dee Character Card (from Dexter’s Laboratory). Stores who order in time for the first printing will receive boxes marked as First Printing Promo Inside. This card will become a collectible that customers will search for.

  • Number of Players: 2
  • For Ages: 15+
  • Playing Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Retail Price: $40
  • 206 Game Cards
  • 9 Oversized Character Cards + 1 Promo Oversized Character card
  • 1 Rulebook

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.

Upper Deck Releases Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game

Upper-Deck-Legendary-Deck-Building-Game-Encounters-PredatorUpper Deck and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have officially released Legendary Encounters: A Predator Deck Building Game, which is sure to become an instant hit with both Predator fans and gamers around the world.

This new release brings an exciting and unique element of gameplay to the popular Legendary Deck Building games, allowing players to choose a fully cooperative mode or fully competitive mode of play. In cooperative mode, players take on the role of the Humans and work together to complete objectives, stay alive and defeat the Predator.  In competitive mode, the basic game mechanics are the same, but players take on the role of the Predators, whose objective is to hunt their prey and earn the most honor.

The new game takes you through Predator 1 and 2 and is 100% compatible with Legendary Encounters: an Alien Deck Building Game.

Designed for 1 to five players, the game includes 700 cards featuring all new original art, a full color 33” x 14” game mat and color rule book, with a retail price of $59.99.

Get the game today!

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Cryptozoic provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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