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'Walking Dead,' 'Archer,' 'Portal,' 'NHL' and 'Sleepy Hollow' from Cryptozoic

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Published: 02/21/2014 05:21pm
Cryptozoic Entertainment showcased several upcoming game releases for 2014 and announced a new licensing deal for the Fox TV series Sleepy Hollow at Toy Fair, in addition to its announcements for the DC Deck-Building Game and new Adventure Time products (see "'DC Deck-Building' Expansion and New Game" and "Cryptozoic 'Adventure Time' Releases").
 
In August, Cryptozoic will release the The Walking Dead: Don’t Look Back Dice Game.  Details on the competitive dice game were not released, but MSRP is tentatively $20.00.
 
April will see the release of Archer: The Danger Zone! Board Game.  Based on the FX animated comedy series (see "'Archer: The Game'"), the game is billed as "a high-stakes game of espionage, international intrigue, and screwing over your co-workers."  The goal is to be the first player to get 20 Upper Hand cards, by insulting opponents, doing well on missions, and encountering guest stars and secondary characters from the show.
 
The box contains 6 oversized location tiles, 8 oversized character cards, 8 character decks (20 cards each), 8 sets of 7 character tokens, 25 event cards, 52 challenge cards, an oversized scoring track tile, an initiative token, a mission leader token, 3 dice and a rulebook.  The game is for 2 – 8 players, ages 15 and up, and plays in 30 – 45 minutes. MSRP is $40.00.
 
The Portal Board Game, based on the Valve Corporation video game property, is planned for October.  "It’s a big box game, lots of miniatures," said Scott Gaeta, Cryptozoic COO.  "There will be little turrets in there.  And cake!"  MSRP is tentatively $45.00.
 




The NHL Power Play Team Building Card Game is also planned for October release.  "A gamer would know it as a deck building game, but for the sports market, it’s more about team-building and drafting," Gaeta said.  MSRP is tentatively $40.00.
 
Cryptozoic has also secured a license to produce trading cards, novelties and gift items for Fox’s supernatural/police drama series Sleepy Hollow.  The show, which is a modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, just completed its first season, and will return for a second in the fall.
 
 
Asmodee Acquires Days of Wonder
With 'Ticket to Ride,' 'Small World'
The Ticket to Ride and Small World company will be a subsidiary of Asmodee.