Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Now Available!

By Sara Erickson

Cryptozoic Entertainment is proud to announce two new releases today! Both Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hit the shelves just in time to bring some extra holiday cheer to gaming groups around the globe. 

In Gravwell, after being pulled through a black hole, four spaceships find themselves in a dimension with physics never before encountered and without fuel. By mining and collecting basic elements from the space dust and asteroids in the area, you can muster just enough thrust to move your ship. But in this bizarre dimension, gravity is not working like how you’ve been taught. Your ship will typically travel towards the nearest object… which is usually another ship… and those ships are moving. Sometimes forwards, and sometimes backwards. It’s a real mind-bender!

It was no surprise to watch players light up at Gen Con and BBGCon as we taught them the rules for Gravwell. The elegant and simple mechanics from new game designer, Corey Young, will draw you in while the intriguing strategy will keep you entertained. There's a ton of great buzz about this game and it is perfect for holiday gatherings. Make sure to pick up your copy as soon as possible! 

Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension is designed for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up and can be purchased for $35.00 at your local retail hobby store or ordered online at the Cryptozoic Entertainment E-Store. For the latest information on Gravwell: Escape from the 9th Dimension, please visit the product page and be sure to keep up to date with special contest, promotions on game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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The epic adventure continues! From master game designer Reiner Knizia comes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Board Game, an exciting game of adventure in which you join Bilbo Baggins™ and his 13 Dwarven companions on their journey through the Mirkwood Forest and Lake-town, to the gold-filled caverns of Lonely Mountain. Along the way The Company will encounter spiders, elves, orcs, and finally the dragon Smaug himself. Traverse your way through two boards, each more difficult than the last, with the goal of coming out alive and prepared for the dangers that lie ahead. Your accumulated points at the end of the game will be your group’s mark for finding out how good of a team you really are!

This is a standalone game, but it’s also an expansion to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. New elements not found in the first game include “The Dragon’s Path” and the “Dwarven Barrel Escape.” Each will add new twists and tension to the game. Combine the two games for a wild ride and see how well your team can do!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is designed for 1-4 players, ages 15 and up and can be purchased for $40.00 at your local retail hobby store or ordered online at the Cryptozoic Entertainment E-Store. For the latest information on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, please visit the product page and be sure to keep up to date with special contest, promotions on game information on Cryptozoic Entertainment’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Toshirauma's picture Sara Erickson

Sara Erickson is Cryptozoic Enertainment's National Hobby Channel Manager and has worked with Cryptozoic since March 2012. She has been in the industry for over 7 years and currently owns Rook's Comics and Games in Montana. When she's off the clock, Sara spends her free time playing new games and chatting with customers at her store.