has announced two new games set in the DC universe, both of which are scheduled to release in June of 2018.
The wildly popular social deduction game Spyfall
gets some licensing love from DC with DC Spyfall
. Now 3-8 players will take on roles other than beach-goer or cruise-ship-captain and instead fill the roles of DC superheroes in more familiar fictional locations.
In this Spyfall variant up to 8 superheroes are planning a secret meeting at iconic locations including the Fortress of Solitude, the Daily Planet, and the Batcave. The only hiccup in this plan is one of them is secretly The Joker in disguise. Using traditional Spyfall mechanics players take turns asking and answering questions to suss out who the real superheroes are and who the traitor is before The Joker figures out where the meeting is.
The Joker always has a sidekick. Harley Quinn has followed the Joker, and knows where the meeting is taking place. In each of the rounds one player might have a Harley Quinn image on the card. If that's the case, that player needs to secretly feed The Joker information without actually knowing who The Joker is. In this case if The Joker wins both The Joker and Harley score points!
You wouldn't be a superhero without some super-abilities. Ability cards add a new twist in the game. Special ability cards include the power to dodge a question, require answers to be three words of fewer, and many more.
Multiverse decks have the superheroes in eight different locations, rather than one unified location, but players won't know if they are in a Multiverse until the end of the round. Sounds like the makings of a wild round with incoherent answers, just like The Joker likes it.
The final twist - all Jokers. In this round all the questions and answers are based on no information at all. It's the makings of a house of mirrors!
DC Deck-Building Crossover Pack 7: New Gods
The ever expanding DC Comics Deck-Building Game
received an jumbo Multiverse Box
this summer, and now some additional content is coming to help fill it via the New Gods Crossover Pack
If you are Darkseid, you seek to conquer New Genesis…but so do your fellow Super-Villain players. The Super Heroes, conversely, compete to conquer Apokolips.
A new keyword has also been added to the game: Protector
. Reveal the protector card to attempt to thwart an invasion on your Homeworld.
Instead of Super-Villain stacks, two new stacks of Homeworld cards have entered the game. Each Homeworld has a special ability that any player can take advantage of. If the Level 3 New Genesis or Apokolips is conquered the game ends and the player with the most victory points wins.
Both the DC Crossover 7 expansion and the DC Spyfall game are scheduled for a June 2018 release.