Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced that it will demo several of its new and upcoming games March 12-16 at the Game Manufacturers Association Trade Show (GAMA) at Booth #325.
Cryptozoic’s lineup for 2018 include The Arrival, Bronze, Wallet, and the fourth Epic Spell Wars game. They are also introducing new games for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty TV series and the DC Deck-Building Game series.
“Innovation is a word bandied about in every industry, but it really was what guided us as we worked to create our latest games,” commented Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “If we had a game idea that didn’t push us forward as a company and didn’t provide hobby gamers something fresh, we left it behind. With releases like Wallet, Bronze, and Cult: Choose Your God Wisely, as well as exciting new Rick and Morty and DC games, we are going into GAMA feeling confident that our fans are going to have an amazing time playing our games this year.”
If attending GAMA you can check out these upcoming games (as described by Cryptozoic):
The Arrival: Created by famed designer Martin Wallace, the strategy board game puts 2-4 players in the roles of Tribe Leaders as they vie with each other and the demon-like Fomori for control of ancient Ireland.
The unique gameplay includes two different victory conditions as determined by whether the Tribe Leaders or the Fomori control more of the map at the end of play. Cryptozoic’s recent wide release of the acclaimed game—previously released in limited quantities at the Essen Game Fair in 2016—upgrades the art, improves various components, and adds a new Advanced Game variant.
Bronze: In this strategy board game, 2-4 players travel 5000 years to the past as they become rulers trying to spread their societies across the world. They attempt to make great discoveries, establish trade routes, and exchange knowledge with great cities like Babylon, Troy, and Mycenae. The game is played on a modular board featuring spots for Settlements of three different types—farmers, herders, and hunters—in seven different landscapes.
Players utilize Technology cards that allow them to build specific types of settlements on designated kinds of terrain. By achieving a majority in Land tiles, building continuous chains of Settlements, and entering new lands, players gain Province tokens, Trade Route tokens, and City cards that give them victory points at the end of the game.
Wallet: A 2-7 player party game, players become colorful characters and compete to find money and an ID that will convince the cops of their innocence. Holding multiple IDs and several types of currency will result in a player being found guilty.
The game is played using an actual wallet with multiple pockets and zippered areas that allow players to bluff their opponents or lead them into traps. Each fast-paced round lasts only 10 minutes, and an entire game is over in just 30 minutes.
Wallet card game
Cult: Choose Your God Wisely: This board game allows 2-5 players to choose Gods (each with special abilities) and send their Priests to places in the Eternal City in an attempt to bring their deity victory over the minds and souls of humanity. In the Intention Phase, players place their free Priests onto Locations on the board, with more Locations becoming available as a Cult gains Followers.
During the Resolution Phase, a winner is determined in each Location based on the Influence of the players’ Priests, with Miracle and Intrigue Cards capable of changing the outcome of each conflict dramatically. The game can be played now on Tabletopia, a virtual platform for board games co-founded by Igrology. Following the Kickstarter campaign, which is currently running, it will be available at retailers before the end of 2018.
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace: The fourth game in the Epic Spell Wars series takes the trademark humor-filled, mature gameplay and artwork to a new level for 2-6 players. Magically Transmitted Diseases (MTDs) are a powerful addition to the proceedings, leading Wizards to suffer Crotch Krakens, Genital Harpies, and Gorgonorrhea, among other enchanted afflictions.
MTDs also give players glyphs that lead to Spells that are more epic than ever. In addition, players vie for control of the Standee, which protects them from the MTDs that might come their way.
If you are visiting GAMA make sure to stop by Cryptozoic’s Booth #325 to see these and more fun games.