Cryptozoic bringing large stable of games to GAMA

The GAMA Trade Show is an event where publishers show off their upcoming games to distributors and game store owners.  Cryptozoic has several games in their stable for the upcoming year.  They’ve just announced the games they are showing off there.

Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will be demoing games at the 2017 GAMA Trade Show, which takes place at Bally’s in Las Vegas, March 13-17. Hosted by the Game Manufacturers Association, it is the largest annual event for the U.S. hobby gaming industry.

“We have a wide array of compelling games to show, as well as several programs designed to help retailers across the nation in the first half of 2017,” said Dekan Wheeler, Marketing Manager at Cryptozoic Entertainment. “GAMA is the best place to get our boots on the ground and talk face-to-face with local store owners about our upcoming products and how to support them best. So, we’re very excited to attend.”

Cryptozoic will be at Booth #92 at the Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino demoing and offering chances to play many of its upcoming early 2017 game releases, such as:

Attack on Titan: The Last Stand
Based on the popular anime series, this board game puts one player in the role of a fearsome Titan, threatening the last remaining human city. The other players are brave Heroes trying to protect the populace and preserve the supply depot in the final bastion of humanity! Designed by the award-winning Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, Attack on Titan: The Last Stand will please fans of the anime and hard core gamers alike.

DC Deck-Building Game
Several new products for the highly popular and ever-expanding DC Deck-Building Game are set to release early this year. The DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues expansion arrives in stores March 22 and allows players to play as six of the Flash’s worst enemies, who must work together using the new “Teamwork” mechanic. The DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box stores all the different sets that have been released for the DC Deck-Building Game, utilizing set dividers and foam inserts to keep all the cards organized. It comes exclusively with the Multiverse Crossover Pack, which creates an experience that takes advantage of a fan’s entire box of cards.

Launching at the same time as the DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box will be the new DC Deck-Building Game Organized Play Kit for the series. The kit includes instructions for retail stores to run tournaments, as well as prizes for participants (click here for more details). Matt Hyra, the game’s designer, and Dekan Wheeler will be at the booth both days to discuss all these new releases for the DC Deck-Building Game.

Rick and Morty: Anatomy Park Game
Based on the episode “Anatomy Park” from Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, the 2-4 player strategy game sends players into the body of Ruben, a homeless man in a Santa suit, in order to save the microscopic amusement park inside. Players must design the best park possible by placing tiles while simultaneously avoiding and fighting Diseases, such as Tuberculosis and Hepatitis A. Certain actions shift around Ruben’s internal organs during gameplay, causing unexpected effects and forcing players to act out embarrassing bodily functions!

Master of Orion: The Board Game
Utilizing art from the 2016 reimagining of the classic video game, this competitive tableau-building game requires 2-4 players to choose from several races (humans and various alien races), build systems using their cards, and manage their resources in order to win. Victory points are gained by playing cards, attacking opponents, and having certain resources and cards at the end of the game. The winner of the space-themed game will be anointed as the Emperor by the Galactic Counsel.

Train Heist
In this cooperative board game, 2 to 4 players take the role of a band of cowboys who work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of the county from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings. The game features wooden cowboy miniature figures, which can be used to move across the map, ride one of the two horse miniatures, and hop aboard the moving train, represented by five miniature train cars that travel between the towns on the map. After entering the train, the players move their figures to the top part of the game board, which provides a view of the inside of the train. Players then move their cowboys from car to car and loot the wealthy passengers, with certain poker hands allowing players to steal certain loot, all while evading the ever-watchful Sheriff.

Looks like a great year for Cryptozoic, with a wide variety of themes and mechanics.  Look for these throughout the year.

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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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