DC Comics and Cryptozoic Entertainment Partner for All-New Deck-building Game, Trading Cards
June 27, 2012

 DC Comics: The New 52 Trading Cards and DC Comics Deck-building Game Launching in Summer 2012

Demo the DC Comics Deck-building game exclusively at the Cryptozoic Comic-Con Store, 411 Market Street 

DC Comics and  Cryptozoic Entertainment, the premier developer of licensed and original games and trading cards including The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game and Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, are partnering for an all-new deck-building game and a trading card set, both launching in late summer 2012.

Offering DC fans the opportunity to play as BatmanTM, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, or Cyborg, the DC Comics Deck-building Game will be available for demonstrations for the first time exclusively at the Cryptozoic Comic-Con store at 411 Market Street, throughout San Diego Comic-Con.

The DC Comics: The New 52 Trading Cards will include a 61-card base set, each featuring brand new art commissioned exclusively for the set.

Please visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about Cryptozoic and the company’s upcoming products, and join Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter.

Contents Summary:
214 Game Cards; 7 Oversized Super Hero Cards

Game Summary:
Each player starts with his own basic 10-card deck and draws a hand of 5 cards each turn. Power is the currency you will use to buy new, stronger cards to add to your deck. The goal of a deck-building game is to craft your personal deck into a well-oiled machine. There are five different types of cards that can be acquired: Villains, Heroes, Equipment, Super Powers, and Locations.

A large, central stack of cards supplies a five-card “Line-Up” from which players make their purchases. Each player will always have five face-up cards to choose from each turn, so every turn there are new options and surprises.

When a player has amassed enough Power, he or she may defeat the current Super-Villain. When a Super-Villain is defeated, a new one appears and makes an Attack against each player in the game! Players can defend themselves with Defense cards like The Batsuit, Super Speed, Bulletproof, or several others.
In the end, the player who has accumulated the most Victory Points from the cards in his or her deck wins the game.

Key Points:
•    Play as BatmanTM, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, or Cyborg. The Justice League of America is ready for action!
•    Each Super Hero has a unique special ability that will open up different strategies to the player. Follow that strategy or break away with a plan of your own.
•    Card combos, strategy, and fun abound in this game where every card is a well-known, fan-favorite card with amazing art.
•    Easy to learn, entertaining and engaging gameplay. 


At a Glance:
•    Number of Players: 2-5
•    Ages: 15+
•    Time to Play One Game: 30-45

DC ComicsTM: The New 52 Trading Cards
Contents Summary:
•    61-card base set
•    “The Lanterns” chase set, featuring iconic Lanterns
•    “Work in Progress” chase set, featuring lenticular sketch to full-color
•    Sketch cards of some of DC Comics’ most popular characters (1:24 packs)

Key Points:
•    First DC Comics trading card set in 3 years
•    All base cards feature original art commissioned exclusively for the DC Comics: The New 52 Trading Card 
set
•    Sketch cards featuring some of the leading artists in comics and sketch card

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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