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Cryptozoic Announces Seven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game Kickstarter

Steven Universe. It's a beloved cartoon that taught a lot of really hard lessons while still being incredibly entertaining. And while they tackled hard-hitting issues in the show, soon, you'll be able to tackle and hard-hit one-another in the Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game, coming from Cryptozoic to Kickstarter next month.

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Cryptozoic Entertainment, leading creator of tabletop games, trading cards, and collectibles, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of Cartoon Network today announced the July 14 launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game. The game will be a Kickstarter Exclusive, only available to backers, and will not be sold at retail. Fans can check out the Kickstarter page at this link and sign-up to be notified when the campaign goes live.

Based on Cartoon Network’s beloved series, Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game is an easy-to-learn card-drafting game featuring a fun battle-of-the-bands theme and eye-catching art with fan-favorite characters. Designed by Erica Bouyouris and Andrew Wolf, it lets 2-6 players each become a Steven and try to recruit characters to their Stage and Audience at Beach City’s event of the year. At the same time, they must fend off Party Crashers—Corrupted and Homeworld Gems—who want to ruin their amazing performance.

“We worked hard to make an amazing game for Steven Universe fans that was created by Steven Universe fans,” said John Sepenuk, CEO of Cryptozoic. “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t possible to get the support to release the game at retail and align with the airing of the final season. But we know there is a loyal community who loves the show, including several members of our team. The Kickstarter campaign lets us offer the game directly to the passionate Steven Universe fans out there. This is the only way for them to get the game and we won’t be able to make the game without their support!”

In Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game, players each begin with a unique Steven card and Energy in the form of gems. Over the course of play, they spend Energy to Recruit up to three other Characters to their Stage, as well as multiple Characters to their Audience. All Characters have unique abilities, such as specific attacks and bonuses.

In the Attack Phase, players spend Energy to have their Stage Characters attack Party Crashers. Each spot on a Party Crasher card requires an attack of a particular value, with players gaining bonuses for spots they are able to hit. To aid them in winning, players can create Fusions, powerful Characters who can be played only if they have the required Characters to fuse together.

Gameplay takes place over three Acts, each featuring different decks of Character Cards and lasting three Rounds. After three Acts of play, the winner is the player with the most Victory Points, as tracked on the Cookie Cat Scoreboard.

Steven Universe: Beach-a-Palooza Card Battling Game exclusively hits Kickstarter on July 14, with the campaign running until July 30. The plan is to ship the game to backers before the end of 2020.