CZE Holiday Gift Guide: Games

By Krystyl Chwa

The holiday season is upon us, and we’re all on the hunt for the best deals, the hottest products, and, of course, the perfect presents for all the loved ones in our lives. Luckily, our team at Cryptozoic has compiled a comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide of our tabletop games to help you find just what you’re looking for. Whether you’re into party games, competitive games, or hardcore hobby games, we’ve got you covered! 

If you’re also looking for vinyl figures and statues, check out our Holiday Gift Guide of our collectibles!

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PARTY GAMES

Pantone: The Game   

In this easy-to-learn competitive party game, 2-20 players try to recognize characters from pop culture who are represented only by abstract arrangements of colors, inspired by Pantone™, the world’s leading color expert. Designed by Scott Rogers (Rayguns and Rocketships, the God of War video game series), the game has garnered glowing reviews from many outlets, including highly regarded podcast and YouTube channel The Dice Tower.

$30 - Buy Now

 

DC SPYFALL is an easy-to-learn card game of bluffing, probing questions, clever answers, and suspicion. The Cryptozoic Store is your one stop for hit Trading Cards and Board Games.

DC Spyfall

In this new variation on the social deduction game Spyfall, 3-8 players take on the roles of DC’s greatest Super Heroes as they have a secret meeting at an iconic Location, such as the Batcave, Daily Planet, or Fortress of Solitude. The twist is that one of them is secretly the Joker in disguise! It was named as one of the “Top Anticipated Games - Gen Con 2018” by The Dice Tower, the highly regarded YouTube channel and audio podcast about board games.

$25 - Buy Now

 

Wallet

In this exciting party game, 2-7 players become colorful characters and compete to find money and an ID that will convince the cops of their innocence. Holding multiple IDs and several types of currency will result in a player getting locked up for sure. The game is played using an actual wallet with multiple pockets and zippered areas that allow players to bluff their opponents or lead them into traps. Each fast-paced game last only 10 minutes, and an entire match is over in just 30 minutes.

$30 - Buy online or at your Friendly Local Game Store

 

 

Mr. Meeseeks' Box o' Fun

Rick and Morty: Mr. Meeseeks’ Box o’ Fun Game of Dice & Dares

In this adult dice game based on the Rick and Morty episode “Meeseeks and Destroy,” 2-6 players complete Requests and perform Dares to earn points. If a player cannot allocate the required dice to a Request, he or she presses the button on top of the Meeseeks Box and draws a Mr. Meeseeks card for help. If the player still can’t complete the Request, he or she has to do an embarrassing Dare. This can quickly get out of hand, as the player draws more Meeseeks cards and does more Dares turn after turn. If there are too many Meeseeks around, they turn angry and try to kill the player!

$40 - Buy Now

 

COMPETITIVE GAMES

 

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

In this 2-player deck-building game that utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, players compete head to head using direct “confrontations” to take down their opponent’s oversized character cards.

Players take on the roles of Green Lantern™ and Sinestro™. Each oversized character card has a cost of 9, 12, or 15 and has a unique ability. As they are defeated, the characters grow in difficulty to take down, and their abilities also improve. Players start off on an even playing field with identical decks of cards. They then use the cards in their hands and special abilities to buy bigger and better cards. As the game progresses, each player’s deck becomes unique, strengthened by his or her decisions. Players attack and defend until Green Lantern™ or Sinestro™ stands supreme over his iconic rival!

$20 - Buy online or at your Friendly Local Game Store

 

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Panic at the Pleasure Palace

The fourth game in the Epic Spell WarsTM series takes the trademark humor-filled, mature gameplay and artwork to a new level for 2-6 players. Magically Transmitted Diseases (MTDs) are a powerful addition to the proceedings, leading Wizards to suffer Crotch Krakens, Genital Harpies, and Gorgonorrhea, among other enchanted afflictions. The game looks to continue the growth of the series, which has gained a legion of fans since the first game was featured on the hit web series TableTop.

$30 - Buy Now

Rick and Morty: The Pickle Rick Game

This intense 1-2 player game is based on the hugely popular “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. One player becomes Pickle Rick as he tries to escape a heavily armed compound, while the other player takes on the roles of both the Russians and Jaguar as they try to stop him. Adding to the off-the-wall fun is the collectible Pickle Rick game case that measures approximately 12.75 inches tall and holds all of the game’s components, including custom Pickle Rick and Jaguar playing pieces!

$45 - Buy Now

 

HARDCORE HOBBY GAMES

 

Cult: Choose Your God Wisely

This 2-5 player board game is a worker/Priest placement game with a unique take on in-game currency: Followers. Players choose Gods (each with special abilities) and send their Priests to places in the Eternal City in an attempt to bring their deities victory over the minds and souls of humanity. Followers are gained and sacrificed and Altars are built to the different Gods as they clash in this exciting new take on the genre. The game can be played now on Tabletopia, a virtual platform for board games co-founded by Igrology, allowing people to check it out before purchasing the physical game.

$60 - Buy online or at your Friendly Local Game Store

 

The Arrival

Created by famed designer Martin Wallace, the strategy board game puts 2-4 players in the roles of Tribe Leaders as they vie with each other and the demon-like Fomori for control of ancient Ireland. The unique gameplay includes two different victory conditions as determined by whether the Tribe Leaders or the Fomori control more of the map at the end of play. Cryptozoic’s wide release of the acclaimed game, previously released in limited quantities at the Essen Game Fair in 2016, upgrades the art, improves various components, and adds a new Advanced Game variant.

$40 - Buy Now

 

Rick and Morty: The Ricks Must Be Crazy Multiverse Game

In this engine-building game based on the unforgettable episode of Rick and Morty, 2-4 players take on the roles of Rick, Morty, Zeep, and Kyle as they introduce Power-making technology to different worlds, and then try to get that Power before their opponents.

$20 - Buy online or at your Friendly Local Game Store

 
krystylchwa's picture Krystyl Chwa

Krystyl is the Marketing Coordinator at Cryptozoic Entertainment. She loves superheroes, sugary snacks, and petting small animals. On most days you'll probably find her watching Netflix with her dog, cooking up new recipes in the kitchen, or playing board games with her friends!