Cryptozoic to Demo Games at Southern Hobby Retail Expo 2016

By Shahriar Fouladi

Cryptozoic to Demo Games at Southern Hobby Retail Expo 2016

Many of Cryptozoic’s Upcoming 2016 and 2017 Games Will Be Showcased

Lake Forest, CA – October 31, 2016 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, today announced that it will be demoing games at the 2016 Southern Hobby Retail Expo in Nashville, November 6-8. The annual open house provides companies a chance to show new products to gaming industry leaders, retail store owners, and the sales team from host Southern Hobby Supply, the long-time wholesale distributor of sports cards, games, memorabilia, and supply products.

“We’re excited to play the Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game. The spatial addition to the Cerberus Engine is great! It adds a whole new layer of tactics and strategy to an already fun, familiar system,” said, William Sobel, Corporate Board Game Buyer at Southern Hobby Supply.

Cryptozoic will be at PSI’s booth demoing and offering chances to play many of its current and upcoming game releases, such as: Assault — The card game transforms poker into an easy-to-learn, 2-4 player game of combat in which players join factions and craft poker hands that the others must try to defend against. Each player chooses to join one of four factions: the Wolf Pack, Vampire Court, Rocket Patrol, or Invaders. The game adds another twist with cards that have special abilities in each deck, as well as formidable Power Cards that players can acquire if they make certain hands. on Titan Deck-Building Game — The 1-5 player card game is based on the hit anime series in which heroes try to protect the walls of the last remaining human city from the onslaught of giant carnivorous Titans. The game uses Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine with the addition of movement, as well as other unique gameplay features that place players inside the world of Attack on Titan. This is the first Cerberus deck-building title to offer completely cooperative play. 2 — The hit social party game returns, now with a maximum of 12 players, up to two Spies in a game, and 20 new locations. At the start of each round, all players receive secret cards letting them know where they are, except for the one or two players who receive Spy Cards instead. Spies don’t know where they are, but can win by figuring out their location before blowing their cover. Non-Spy players try to ask questions and give answers that prove to the others that they know where they are without the Spies guessing the location. The Spies will also sometimes be asked questions and have to come up with plausible questions without knowing where they really are! 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.

Master of Orion: The Board Game — Based on the classic strategy video game, the 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. Using art based on the 2016 reimagining of the video game, the space-themed game is one of the most anticipated releases of the coming year. Comics Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 5: The Rogues — In this expansion for Cryptozoic’s popular DC Comics Deck-Building Game series, players can play as one of six of the Flash’s worst enemies, who must work together using the new “Teamwork” mechanic. There will only be one winner, however, so don’t help your fellow villains too much! Players can shuffle the 23 included main deck cards into any DC Comics base set to add variety to gameplay. The pack comes with eight Super Heroes to battle, presenting fresh challenges for fans of the deck-building game series and its expansions.

About Cryptozoic
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics, and trading cards, including the DC Comics™ Deck-Building Game, The Walking Dead™ Board Game, The Big Bang Theory: The Party Game, and Ghostbusters™:The Board Game, one of the most funded tabletop games in Kickstarter history. Following a philosophy and core principle of "Fans First," the dedicated gamers and fans of the Cryptozoic Entertainment team are focused on producing fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit for more information about product releases, events, and news.


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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.