Attack on Titan: The Last Stand board game to be released July 26
Cryptozoic and Don’t Panic Games Announce Release of Attack on Titan: The Last Stand
Board Game Based on Hit Anime Series Features Unique Vertical Gameplay and 15-Inch Tall Titan
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, in partnership with Don’t Panic Games, today announced the July 26 release of Attack on Titan: The Last Stand. Based on the popular Attack on Titan anime series, this 2-5 player asymmetric board game puts one player in the role of a fearsome Titan, while the other players are brave Heroes trying to protect the Tower that guards the last human city. Designed by the award-winning Antoine Bauza and Ludovic Maublanc, the game requires strategic utilization of dice and features unique vertical gameplay, as the Heroes move up and down both the Tower and the 15-inch tall Titan Standee.
“Players are going to love the unique play experience crafted by Antoine and Ludo,” said Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “They’ve captured the essence of an epic fight between humans and a monstrous Titan, creatively using a Titan itself as the setting for the battle.”
In Attack on Titan: The Last Stand, up to 4 players become Heroes, with choices including fan-favorite characters Eren, Mikasa, and Armin. Each Hero has a standee and a card with distinctive abilities that the player must utilize in order to take down the Titan. Teamwork is key to victory, as the Hero players need to work together to use Tactics Cards that have powerful effects. Players each roll five custom dice that let them move between the different Levels of the Titan and Tower, attack with Cannons or swords, and dodge devastating blows. Players can re-roll these dice as many times as they want, with one caveat: Every time they roll a Titan symbol, they lose that die.
The dice with the Titan symbol can be used by the Titan player, who can choose to be either a Basic, Destructive, Deviant, or Voracious Titan. During each round, the Titan’s first Action Card is placed face up, and the second one face down. Therefore, the Hero players know what the Titan intends to do with the first Action Card, and may try to thwart his plans by allocating the dice symbols shown on the card. But since the second Action Card is a complete mystery (and can be deadly), the Heroes may sometimes choose to suffer the effects of the first Action Card so they can keep their symbols for the hidden card.
If the Titan eats all 12 Citizens, destroys all six cannons, or crushes a Hero’s three hearts, humanity’s last stand fails and the Titan wins. Just like the anime, the Heroes can only win one way: They must kill the Titan by slashing his neck. With eight different Heroes and four Titans—each with a separate oversized card and deck—every game will be markedly different.
Attack on Titan: The Last Stand will be available at retailers nationwide July 26 for a suggested retail price of $40.
Cooperative Board Game Allows 2-4 Players to Rob Trains and Battle the Sheriff in the Old West
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, in partnership with Tower Guard Games, today announced the July 26 release of Train Heist. In this cooperative board game, 2-4 players become cowboys in the Old West who must work together to stop the corrupt Sheriff and the rich folks of Notting County from stealing all of the townspeople’s earnings.
Creator Sean McDonald ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for the game in 2015 that earned double its initial funding goal, numerous positive reviews, and a place on BoardGameGeek’s “Hotness” list for most of that year. Subsequently, Cryptozoic agreed to publish Train Heist in an effort to bring the game to a wider audience, working with McDonald to refine gameplay.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Cryptozoic on the wide release of Train Heist,” said Sean McDonald, creator of the game and founder of Tower Guard Games. “I am looking forward to seeing it on store shelves and in many board game collections!”
Train Heist 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.
Making the game even more complex are Event Cards, which can cause the train suddenly to speed up or switch tracks. Other features on the map are Crackpot Canyon, natives, and a tunnel, which will knock a cowboy off if he is on the roof of the train or help a cowboy escape the Sheriff if they are both inside the train. Plus, there’s a deck of Wanted Cards that give players colorful nicknames and special abilities if they perform impressive feats that bring them renown.
Players win if they acquire enough loot for the Train Heist Goal Marker to reach the goal set at the beginning of the game. Players lose if the train stops at a town without loot too many times, causing the Hangman Marker to reach the noose.
Train Heist will be available at retailers nationwide on July 26 for $45. Sean McDonald’s first-hand account of the creation of the game can be found on the Cryptozoic Blog.
Since 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment has been dedicated to the concept of “Fans First,” striving to develop the most creative and sought-after products for pop culture enthusiasts worldwide. As an entertainment company with a diverse portfolio of licensed and original IPs, its catalog covers a broad spectrum of tabletop games and collectibles. The passionate team at Cryptozoic aims to inspire gamers and collectors all around the globe, while bringing fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for more information about product releases, events, and news.