Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of  DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro

Second Rivals Card Game Features One-on-One Gameplay as Players Become the Iconic DC Super Hero and DC Super-Villain and Engage in Confrontations

Lake Forest, CA – October 23, 2018 – Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of board games, trading cards, and physical and digital collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, today announced the October 31 release of DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro. In this deck-building game that utilizes Cryptozoic’s popular Cerberus Engine, two players become iconic DC rivals Green Lantern and Sinestro and engage in direct Confrontations. As the game progresses, players buy more powerful cards and attack and defend until their opponent’s three oversized Character cards are defeated.

“This game simulates one of the greatest rivalries in the DC Universe with head-to-head Confrontations,” said Nathaniel Yamaguchi, the game’s designer. “Sinestro forces his foes to cower in fear from his onslaught of attacks. Green Lantern builds up his defenses until he has the willpower to strike back. The victor will need to be more effective at building up their Lantern Corps and slinging Constructs.”

In the game, a player can either take a Normal Turn, buying cards to build up his or her deck, or a Confrontation Turn, challenging his or her opponent directly. During a Confrontation, a player must have Power equal or exceeding his or her opponent’s current oversized Character to defeat it. Green Lantern and Sinestro each have three unique Character cards, each with more formidable abilities and a higher cost than the previous one.

The winner is the player who defeats his or her opponent’s final Character card first or, if they are unable to refill the Line-Up at any point, the player who has the most Victory Points.

The game is fully compatible with the other games in the Confrontations line: DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations and DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Batman vs. The Joker. It can also be combined with other Cerberus Engine deck-building games to create a custom game experience.

DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Green Lantern vs. Sinestro will be available at retailers nationwide starting October 31 for a suggested retail price of $20.

To coincide with the game’s release, Cryptozoic will also make available DC Deck-Building Game: 2018 Organized Play Kit 2, which includes instructions for stores to run tournaments for this and other games in the DC Deck-Building Game series. It includes a limited-edition Playmat, 12 Gypsy Hero Promo Cards, and a Gypsy poster. Retailers can order it from their distributors.

Product Details:

  • Number of players: 2
  • Ages: 15+
  • Playtime: 30 minutes
  • Game Design by Nathaniel Yamaguchi
  • Contents Summary:
    • 98 Game Cards
      • 60 Main Deck Cards
      • 14 Punch Starter Cards
      • 6 Vulnerability Starter Cards
      • 8 Hard-Light Construct Cards
      • 10 Weakness Cards
    • 6 Oversized DC Character Cards
    • Rulebook
  • Compatible with DC Deck-Building Game: Confrontations, DC Deck-Building Game: Rivals — Batman vs. The Joker, and other Cerberus Engine games

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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.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Warner Media. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

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