New DC Comics Deck-Building, Spyfall, and Epic Spell Wars games from Cryptozoic

February 27, 2019 - 7:05am

Cryptozoic Entertainment revealed more details regarding a few of their games releasing later this year.

Spyfall: Time Travel

"The world of Spyfall has been turned upside down, like sand through an hourglass. The classic game of probing questions, clever answers, and lots of suspicions is back, and it’s heading to the past…and the future! Get ready to travel to memorable eras and locations across space and time! Expose a spy in a Neanderthal Cave or a Lunar Base. Avoid spilling secrets in an Old West Saloon, Leonardo’s Studio, or a certain period of time in Spain that no one expects! Time is of the essence!" [source]

Spyfall: Time Travel is the 3rd release in the core Spyfall series. It can be played as a standalone game or combined with previous releases to add variety with 240 new location cards. Spyfall is a party game which features bluffing, accusation, devious questions, and suspicious answers. After each round, all players (except one, who receives the spy card) receives a secret card informing them of the group's shared location. While the spy doesn't know where (or when) they are, they try to figure out the location before their cover is blown. The spy wins the round if they escape detection, while the other players win if they catch the spy.

The Spyfall: Time Travel game supports 2-8 players, aged 13+, and plays in about 15 mins. It's expected to release in the 2nd half of 2019.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth

The Cerberus Engine, which powers the DC Deck-Building Game, has been upgraded and expanded over the years, and the latest DC Deck-Building Game, based on the DC Comics Rebirth story line which reset the DC Universe, seeks to do the same to the card game's series.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth adds campaign scenarios, character progression, and movement between DC Universe locations. Players will move their characters around the board (composed of cards), to acquire cards for their deck and defeat the villain. Staying close to allies allows players to play cards to help each other out. While the game features the Justice League characters from the original game, it does replace Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, with 2 new Green Lanterns, Simon Baz, and Jessica Cruz.

This incarnation of the game allows for 1-4 players, aged 15+, and plays in 60 mins. It's expected to release in the Summer of 2019.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Annihilageddon Deck-Building Game

Also built on the Cerberus Engine, this release of the Epic Spell Wars series is an all-out battle to the death for the Annihilageddon trophy between crazy mages. Over 220 new cards are added to the series, including Mayhem events, signature cards, past champions, wizards, spells, creatures, treasure, and wild magic. This game allows for 2-5 players, aged 17+, and plays in 60 mins. Its expected to release in the Summer of 2019.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games