Cryptozoic Entertainment announced the release of three Steven Rhodes Games Vol. 2 titles: Cryptozoology for Beginners, Living Well Is the Best Revenge, and Let’s Call the Exorcist.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter last year, the games are based on the work of Steven Rhodes, an artist known for his offbeat reimagining of children’s activity books from the 1970s and 1980s. They hail from Dynomite Games, an old-school sub-brand of Cryptozoic that creates games featuring easy-to-learn gameplay with very little setup time, while offering hidden depth to satisfy hardcore gamers.
“It’s been a very cool experience to see how my designs have been adapted into a larger world of their own,” said Steven Rhodes. “Cryptozoic has done a phenomenal job of capturing the retro vibe and warped humor of my artwork to produce such a fun and collectible set of high quality games.”
“After the response to our first Steven Rhodes Games, we were thrilled to work with Steven again on three new games inspired by his hilarious art,” said Cory Jones, co-founder of Cryptozoic. “All three Vol. 2 titles embody our Dynomite Games brand, as we bring together rules that can be learned in five minutes and real elements of strategy. Whether you’re a casual or hobby gamer, there’s a ton of fun and surprises in each bite-sized game.”
Cryptozoology for Beginners is a creature-drafting set collection game for 2-4 players. Players are dealt Assignments and hands of cards, choosing to keep one before passing the rest to the next opponent. After drafting is complete, players play cards and activate abilities to gain points and complete their Assignments.
Living Well Is the Best Revenge is a fast-paced dice game in which 2-4 players try to bury their opponents. After unlocking cards, players can trigger special abilities that result in stealing points, reroll tokens, extra dice, and more.
Finally, Let’s Call the Exorcist is a social deduction game for 4-8 players. Players have hidden roles that determine whether they’re on the Innocent or the Possessed team. They may describe any cards in front of themselves, and then players choose from hidden cards until their team’s Artifacts are revealed.
All three Steven Rhodes Games Vol. 2 titles are available now on the Cryptozoic Shop and retailers everywhere for a suggested retail price of $19.99 per game or $59.97 for all three. Cryptozoic has a limited quantity of the Kickstarter edition available, which features all three games in a slipcase plus exclusive cards and other components, for $69.99.