Fast-Playing Board Games Deliver Face-to-Face Fun for Busy Families
Winning Moves Games unveils speedy versions of family favorites - from Monopoly®: The Mega Edition Game to Power Yahtzee® - and new word, puzzle and strategy games at 2007 American International Toy Fair
DANVERS, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- Feb. 8, 2007 Winning Moves Games is stocking the game shelves with fast-playing board games that deliver face-to-face fun and challenge, no matter how much (or little) time a person has. The quick-thinking, quick-playing titles provide a "no excuses" reason for a truly social entertainment experience that kids, parents and other adults seem to have less opportunity for in their time-crunched lives. The new games and puzzlers, scheduled to be shown at the 2007 American International Toy Fair this month, are packed with fun for all ages and interests.
As its name implies, Monopoly®: The Mega Edition features many new bigger elements - allowing players to build skyscrapers, and play on an expanded board with 12 new spaces featuring seven new states, among them New Jersey, California and Florida. The game also features a "speed die" that helps players quickly move around the board.
The new version of the world's most popular game was designed by Phil Orbanes, a noted game historian and author of the new book, Monopoly®: The World's Most Famous Game & How It Got That Way. "We found through research that consumers - especially families and parents - love to unplug from their hectic schedules and play board games, but don't feel like they have the time," explains Orbanes. "We've created new game elements that enable consumers to play their favorite games in less time or play as long as they like - it's up to them."
In addition, Winning Moves Games will introduce new brain-teasing puzzlers, like Clue® Suspects and Rubik's® Brain Racker. And the millions of word-game enthusiasts will want to pick up the new Getta Letter™. Press can preview Winning Moves Games' new and classic games at the 2007 American International Toy Fair in New York (February 11-14, Booth #2063, Jacob Javits Center), including:
Test your skills in categories of food, destinations, pop culture and much more with Getta Letter, a fast-thinking, letter-flipping category game where players race to determine the most words from A to Z in a particular category.
Ages: 10+; Players: 2 teams of any number; Approximate Retail Price: $19.95; Available: March 2007
Monopoly®: The Mega Edition
For a twist on the world's favorite board game, try the bigger, faster Monopoly®: The Mega Edition featuring 7 new states! Own more properties, build more buildings, handle more cash (including $1,000 bills)...AND play faster than ever before!
Ages: 8+; Players: 2-8; Approximate Retail Price: $39.99; Available: Now
Super Scrabble®: The Deluxe Edition
Super Scrabble®: The Deluxe Edition makes word-building more fluid with a new rotating game board and raised grid spaces for the ultimate Scrabble game experience.
Ages: 8+; Players: 2-4; Approximate Retail Price: $49.95; Available: February 2007
With Power Yahtzee, players can score double and triple points and even a fourth roll if luck strikes, thanks to the new Yahtzee Power Die.
Ages: 8+; Players: 2-4; Approximate Retail Price: $14.95; Available: February 2007
Clue® Suspects, a new "whodunit" puzzler, is the first ever, one-player game of Clue. Solve each mystery by following the clues according to the clever hints printed on the Suspect Cards. Clue® Suspects is great for travel and no paper and pencil are needed.
Ages: 10+; Players: 1; Approximate Retail Price: $14.95; Available: January 2007
Rubik's® Brain Racker
In this Rubik's puzzle, players are given four colors, each numbered one through five. Remove the starter piece and begin moving the triangles to form the perfect combination of red, yellow, green, and blue.
Ages: 8+; Players: 1; Approximate Retail Price: $12.95; Available: January 2007
Rubik's® Ice Cube
The Rubik's Mini Cube has been given a fresh blast of cold, cold air and transformed into the Rubik's Ice Cube! Complete with an iceberg stand.
Ages: 7+; Players: 1; Approximate Retail Price: $8.95; Available: January 2007
Snout®: The Pass the Pigs® Card Game
Skill & Action Games
Snout is the newest addition to the Pass the Pigs family since the original "roll the pigs" game was introduced over a quarter century ago!
Ages: 7+; Players: 2-6; Approximate Retail Price: $9.95; Available: January 2007
King of the Hill™
King of the Hill is an updated version of the 1960's classic, retro and cool marble hopping game. A whirling vortex crater in the middle of the hill makes for an extra fun game play experience.
Ages: 8+; Players: 2-4; Approximate Retail Price: $13.95; Available: January 2007
Mystical birds battle for their place in the pecking order with the new game for adults. This charming two-player-only game of bluffing, strategizing, and good old-fashioned luck, is fun for game enthusiasts.
Ages: Teen to Adult; Players: 2; Approximate Retail Price: $23.00; Available: Now
Conquest of Pangea™
The Conquest of Pangea is a fascinating game of dominance set in the distant past when all the world's land masses were joined in a single super-continent: Pangea.
Ages: Teen to Adult; Players: 2 to 4; Approximate Retail Price: $40.00; Available: Now
With Terra Nova players lead nations into a new world where the most valuable resource is the land itself, incorporating a clever system of movement and boundary-building.
Ages: Teen to Adult; Players: 2 to 4; Approximate Retail Price: $30.00; Available: Now
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RUBIK®, and RUBIK'S® are trademarks of Seven Towns ltd., used under license. All rights reserved. PASS THE PIGS® is a registered trademark of David Moffat Enterprises. (C) 2005 David Moffat Enterprises. All Rights Reserved. SNOUT!® is a registered trademark of Winning Moves, Inc. Used under license from David Moffat Enterprises. (C) 2005 David Moffat Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.
The MONOPOLY name and logo, the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro for its property trading game and game equipment. SCRABBLE, the associated logo, the design of the distinctive SCRABBLE brand game board, and the distinctive letter tile designs are trademarks of Hasbro in the United States and Canada. Yahtzee, and Clue are registered trademarks of Hasbro. Used with permission. (C) 2007 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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