ABC Studios and Cryptozoic Entertainment Announce Castle: The Detective Card Game

By Mike Rosenberg

ABC Studios And Cryptozoic Entertainment


Castle: The Detective Card Game

All-New Board Game Based on ABC’s Hit TV Show Coming in Early 2013

Irvine, CA (October 30, 2012)—ABC Studios and Cryptozoic Entertainment™, the premier developer of original and licensed games, are pleased to announce Castle: The Detective Card Game, an original board game based on ABC’s award winning comedy-drama, “Castle.” Channeling the hit comedy-drama series, Castle: The Detective Card Game is an easy-to-play game and will be available in hobby and retail stores in early 2013. Tune into “Castle” on ABC Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Cryptozoic’s Castle: The Detective Card Game is a murder mystery card game that captures all the wit and drama of the show, bringing fans even closer to the action. Players will compete as one of their favorite characters from the show, including best-selling mystery novelist Richard Castle or Detective Kate Beckett, to solve a murder case. Players will collect and use investigation cards throughout the game to narrow down the case’s suspects until they find the killer. The first person to find the guilty suspect wins the game! The game also features specials event cards that create new twists in the investigation. Additionally, each character has a unique ability that can be used once during each game.

Created for two to five players (ages 15 and up), Castle: The Detective Card Game will be available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $30.00. For more information on Castle: The Detective Card Game, please visit, and be sure to keep up to date with special contests, promotions and game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Produced by ABC Studios, “Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly C. Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan. Andrew Marlowe is the show's creator/executive producer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, David Amann, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.

About Cryptozoic Entertainment

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 World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, The Lookouts comic book, The Big Bang Theory Party Game and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. 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 additional product and event information.

About ABC Studios

ABC Studios, part of ABC Entertainment Group, is a leader in the development, production and strategic distribution of entertainment content across television and emerging digital platforms. As a key content driver for the Disney/ABC Television Group, the studio has produced multiple seasons of primetime series, such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Castle,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Private Practice,” “Army Wives” and “Criminal Minds,” which have fed the company's distribution pipelines worldwide with programming and related product lines.  During the 2011-12 season (September-May), ABC Studios claimed 4 of the top 5 broadcast dramas among Adults 18-49, with “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Once Upon a Time,” Criminal Minds” and “Desperate Housewives.”  “Grey’s Anatomy” stood as the season’s top-rated drama overall in the key young adult sales demo, and “Once Upon a Time” ranked as the # 1 new drama, finishing as TV’s highest-rated freshman drama in 4 years – since the 2007-08 season.  ABC Studios continues its history of producing memorable television programming with the recent orders of seven new series set to debut during the 2012-2013 television season (“Malibu Country,” “Zero Hour,” “Red Widow,” “The Neighbors,” “Family Tools,” “Nashville” and “Mistresses”), along with the recent renewal of “Perception” on TNT, comedy “Cougar Town” premiering on TBS on January 8, 2013, and new drama “Devious Maids” premiering on Lifetime in 2013.

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Rosenfloggen's picture Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg has been a long-time trading card game fan and an active freelancer in the hobby game industry since 2004. He wrote, editted, and managed web content for Cryptozoic Entertainment from March 2012 until October 2013.