Cryptozoic Entertainment, LLC
FoundedMarch 2010; 12 years ago (2010-03) in Irvine, California
Headquarters25351 Commercentre Drive Suite 250, ,
Area served
Key people
Cory Jones (President and CCO)
John Nee (CO-CEO)
John Sepenuk (CO-CEO)
Bill Schanes(COO)
Scott Gaeta (Founder)[1]

Cryptozoic Entertainment is an American publisher of board and card games, trading cards and collectibles based on both licensed and original intellectual properties. The company is well known for its "Cerberus Engine Game", the catch name for its series of deck-building games. Cryptozoic's first game was based on DC Comics characters, having been released in 2012. The Cerberus engine is utilized in various games; all Cerberus games are compatible with each other, allowing gamers to intermix different decks and characters from different universes.

Cryptozoic Entertainment has also produced products based on The Lord of the Rings, Attack on Titan, Ghostbusters, AMC's The Walking Dead, Portal, Rick and Morty, various Cartoon Network series, DC Comics characters and other IPs.[2]


Founded in March 2010, Cryptozoic's first product was the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game expansion Wrathgate, released in May 2010. Cryptozoic produced 12 sets for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. The last set, Timewalkers: Reign of Fire, was released in July 2013.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Cryptozoic Entertainment expanded its product line-up with numerous tabletop games beginning in 2011. The DC Comics Deck-Building Game franchise represents its best-selling series of products to date, with five standalone base games and seven expansions. Other popular titles include Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre, Ghostbusters: The Board Game, Spyfall, and Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game.[9]

Trading cards were also added to Cryptozoic Entertainment's catalog in 2011 with the launch of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Liberty Trading Card Set.[10] Since then, Cryptozoic has released over 50 different trading card sets featuring properties such as DC Comics, The Flash, Gotham, The Hobbit, The Big Bang Theory, Ghostbusters, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and Outlander. These trading card sets have included signatures from numerous well-known actors, including Harrison Ford, Norman Reedus, Evangeline Lilly, Dan Aykroyd, Leonard Nimoy, and Tatiana Maslany.[11]

In 2016, a third product category was added to Cryptozoic Entertainment's slate of offerings: collectibles. Products featuring Ghostbusters, DC Comics, and Cartoon Books characters were first made available at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.[12] The company's collectibles include DC Comics Lil’ Bombshells, Ghostbusters Micro Figures, the Fone Bone Vinyl Figure, Mighty Meeples, and many other items.[13]

Licensed products

The list includes licensed games and collectibles by Cryptozoic:[14][15][16]

Board games

Card games

Deck-building games

Trading cards

Other collectibles


Other sculptures

  1. ^ Credited as "by Martin Wallace".
  2. ^ Illustrated game.
  3. ^ a b Two different versions of TWD were released, a board game in 2011 and a card game in 2013.
  4. ^ Cryptozoic also launched several "crossover packs" for this game, they are: New Gods, The Rogues, Watchmen, Legion of Super-Heroes, Batman Ninja, Birds of Prey and * Arrow The Television Series.
  5. ^ Illustrated cards.
  6. ^ Consists of 2,625" vinyl figures, featuring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn.
  7. ^ Based on the Superman (1940s cartoons).
  8. ^ Consists of DC's heroes and villains mini-shoes (2,5"), including Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Supergirl, and Batgirl.


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  2. ^ "Products | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "WoW TCG introduces Timewalkers: Reign of Fire and more loot cards". Engadget. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  4. ^ "World of Warcraft Trading Card Game - WoW". World of Warcraft. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  5. ^ "Cryptozoic Gets 'WoW TCG'". ICv2. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Cryptozoic Entertainment Acquires World of Warcraft Trading Card Game License". Cryptozoic Entertainment. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  7. ^ "World of Warcraft TCG: Wrathgate Expansion". ICv2. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Раскрыты подробности нового сета карт WoW TCG". GoHa.Ru. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Games | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  10. ^ "The Secret Origin of CBLDF Liberty Trading Cards | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  11. ^ "Trading Cards | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  12. ^ "Visit Cryptozoic Entertainment at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  13. ^ "Collectibles | Cryptozoic Entertainment". Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  14. ^ Games
  15. ^ Trading cards
  16. ^ Collectibles
  17. ^ Challenge of the Super Friends
  18. ^ Beach a Palooza game release
  19. ^ "Cryptozoic Entertainment Product Page: Batman: The Animated Series Almost Got 'Im Card Game".