Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box
Storage Box Holds All the Different Sets for Popular DC Deck-Building Game and Includes New Multiverse Crossover Pack
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the release of the DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box. The storage box holds all the different sets that have been released for the popular DC Deck-Building Game, utilizing set dividers and foam inserts to keep all the cards organized, and has extra room for expansions to come. It comes exclusively with the Multiverse Crossover Pack, which draws from the “Convergence” comic book storyline and offers an experience that takes advantage of a DC Deck-Building Game fan’s entire box of cards.
“We wanted to give players a new, competitive game format that takes advantage of all your neatly-organized cards,” said Matt Hyra, Lead Game Designer at Cryptozoic. “Players always talk about mixing all of their cards together. With the Multiverse format, you get to do that … a little bit at a time.”
In the Multiverse Crossover Pack included with DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box, players battle to get past their rivals’ Champions. Each player receives an oversized Multiverse Location card (from the pack), an oversized DC Super Hero/Super-Villain card (from the collection of DC Deck-Building Game cards players have placed in their box) and three DC Super Hero/Super-Villain cards (from the collection in their box) that are his or her Champions. To set up the game, players select a main deck from any of the four current DC Deck-Building Game base sets, shuffle in the 19 new main deck cards, and lay out the standard five-card Line-Up.
The Multiverse Crossover Pack expands gameplay by adding a second Line-Up of five cards, allowing players to build up their decks more easily than ever before. Built using a card set determined by the Randomizer deck, this new Event Line-Up does not refill like the main deck Line-Up does. Instead, when the last card in the Event Line-Up has been removed, a new Event card is flipped face up, creating a new five-card Line-Up from a different random set. The old Event goes away, and a new Ongoing effect is active while these new five cards are around.
There are three new DC Super-Villains in the Multiverse pack: Brainiac, Telos, and Deimos. A player can end the game by being the last man standing (he or she wins!) or by defeating Deimos (highest Victory Point total wins). Note that there is no player elimination in this game.
The DC Deck-Building Game Multiverse Box is available now at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $25.
Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the release of DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 6: Birds of Prey. The expansion for the popular DC Deck-Building Game series allows players to play as the popular all-female DC Super Hero team the Birds of Prey. The team utilizes a brand-new “Rotated Cards” mechanic.
“Lots of the cards in the set have Ongoing, so they stay in play turn after turn,” said Matt Hyra, Lead Game Designer at Cryptozoic. “They can be rotated through card effects and they keep that rotation. When they rotate upright, you get a big bonus, and they remain in play to do it all over again!”
Each player chooses a Birds of Prey Super Hero to play as—Oracle, Black Canary, Huntress, Catwoman, Katana, or Batwoman—and then they shuffle in the pack’s 23 new main deck cards into any DC Deck-Building Game base set, instantly adding all-new Equipment, Villain, Hero, Super Power, and Location cards. The pack even comes with eight Super-Villains for the Birds of Prey to battle.
With the “Rotated Cards” mechanic, certain card effects allow players to rotate their cards. There are many bonuses simply for controlling rotated cards, making Ongoing cards especially beneficial since they maintain their rotated status. Moreover, some Ongoing cards generate a large bonus when they rotate for a fourth time, returning upright.
DC Deck-Building Game Crossover Pack 6: Birds of Prey is available at retailers nationwide now for a suggested retail price of $13. It requires a copy of the original DC Deck-Building Game or one of its standalone expansions—Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans—to play.
Number of players: 2-5
Playtime: 30-45 minutes
6 Oversized DC Birds of Prey Super Hero Cards
8 Super-Villain Cards
23 Main Deck Cards
Requires a copy of DC Deck-Building Game or one of its standalone expansions: Heroes Unite, Forever Evil, or Teen Titans