Cryptozoic Will Demo Upcoming Games at GAMA Trade Show 2019

By Shahriar Fouladi

Cryptozoic Will Demo Upcoming Games at GAMA Trade Show 2019

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth, First Epic Spell WarsTM Deck-Building Game, and Rick and Morty and Challenge of the Superfriends Card Games to Be Featured at Booth #325

Lake Forest, CA — February 28, 2019 — Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, today announced that it will demo several upcoming games at the GAMA Trade Show, March 11-15 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada. Hosted by the Game Manufacturers Association, the show is the largest annual business-to-business event for the U.S. hobby gaming industry, with retailers, manufacturers, publishers, and distributors among those who attend.

At Booth #325, Cryptozoic will feature two soon-to-be released titles that use its new Gryphon card game engine: Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game and Rick and Morty: Look Who’s Purging Now Card Game. Any retailer that comes to the booth will receive a free demo copy of one of the Gryphon games. In addition, Cryptozoic will show the long-awaited DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth, the first entry in the series to include Campaign Scenarios, along with various other gameplay innovations. Finally, Cryptozoic’s popular Epic Spell WarsTMseries offers up a new way to play with Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: ANNIHILAGEDDON Deck-Building Game.

“GAMA provides an amazing opportunity to show the hobby industry that our 2019 slate of games is full of innovative gameplay and properties that our fans love,” commented Adam Sblendorio, Vice President of Creative at Cryptozoic. “We are excited to demo our brand new Gryphon Engine card games that bring together lightning fast, easy-to-learn gameplay with IPs like Rick and Morty and Challenge of the Superfriends. For DC Deck-Building Game fans, Rebirth introduces Campaign Scenarios and character movement and progression, adding layers of complexity and depth to the series. If that weren’t enough, Epic Spell Wars is entering the world of deck-building games, bringing along all off-the-wall art and themes fans have come to expect.”

The titles demoed at Cryptozoic’s booth include:

Gryphon Engine

Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game: Based on the classic TV series, this game uses Cryptozoic’s new Gryphon card game engine for fast-paced, easy-to-learn gameplay for 2-4 players. Taking on the roles of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Batman and Robin, all players simultaneously reveal their Power Cards to call forth allies or Super Powers that can change the course of the battle against the Legion of Doom.

Challenge of the Superfriends Card Game

Gryphon Engine

Rick and Morty: Look Who’s Purging Now Card Game: Based on the popular episode of the TV show, this game utilizes Cryptozoic’s new Gryphon card game engine to deliver gameplay that unfolds at lightning speed and is easy to learn. It features simultaneous play, as 2 to 4 players become Rick, Morty, and others and play their Weapon Cards at the same time to rack up kills during the annual Festival.

Rick and Morty: Look Who's Purging Now Card Game



DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth: This entry in the popular DC Deck-Building Game series breaks fresh ground with linked Campaign Scenarios, character progression, and character movement between iconic locations from the DC Universe. In the game, 2-4 players become members of the Justice League and move their standees to find cards for their decks and defeat dastardly Villains. Each Scenario includes special rules, new cards, and different locations.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rebirth


Epic Spell WarsTM of the Battle Wizards: ANNIHILAGEDDON Deck-Building Game: The first Epic Spell Wars deck-building game features the popular series’ trademark mature themes and art. In the game, 2-5 players battle each other for magical Mayhem, Spell, Wizard, Treasure, and Creature cards (among other card types) in order to win the Annihilageddon trophy. Players must show no mercy in this over-the-top, humorous game experience.

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: ANNIHILAGEDDON Deck-Building Game


About Cryptozoic
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 for more information about product releases, events, and news.


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Shahriar's picture Shahriar Fouladi

Shahriar has been working as a writer and editor for Cryptozoic since 2014. When not berating people about incorrect usage of commas, he enjoys staring at walls, eating fruit, and telling toddlers he's taller than them. He also likes superheroes, comic books, TV shows, and Alfred Hitchcock movies. In his free time, you can usually find him hanging out with his wife Laura, enacting some sort of mischief together.