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Playroom Entertainment Playing Games at Toy Fair 2012


New York, NY - (February 10, 2012) - (Virtual Press Office) - Constantly playing games in Booth 6127 at Toy Fair 2012, Playroom Entertainment will be holding game sessions to introduce its all new games.

This year's debut games from Playroom Entertainment include: Barnyard Buddies™, Catch a Falling Star™, Broomsticks and Backflips™, Magician's Cookbook™, Peek-A-BOO!™, and Zozzle™.

Dan Rowen, President of Playroom Entertainment, said, “We are pleased to present several all new games as well as our perennial favorites and new expansions to our game lines.”

The new games are:
Barnyard Buddies™ (MSRP $10 for ages 5 and up) joins Playroom Entertainment's multi-award winning line of games under its Bright Idea Games™ line, affordable, fun learning games designed for younger players. Barnyard Buddies is a card game where players need to help Farmer Brown find the animals on his farm. As the story goes, every night before he goes to bed, Famer Brown looks in the barnyard to make sure all of his animals are there. However, today, they are playing hide and seek with Farmer Brown. He needs help to find his animals so he can go to bed. He has horses, cats, dogs, pigs, and cows in each of his favorite colors: red, blue, yellow, green, and purple. Players practice quick-thinking logic and deductive reasoning, color recognition and counting skills to try to find out which animal is missing and quickly grab the card showing that animal before the other players get it. Whoever collects the most animals wins the game! Designed by Reinhard Staupe, the game contains 50 playing cards and instructions in English, Spanish and French.

A challenge for players to help a fallen star shine bright again, Playroom Entertainment offers the new Catch a Falling Star™ (MSRP $35 for ages 5 and up). In this game, a mysterious shooting star has fallen to earth and is stuck on the washing line! It is the job of each player to try to give the little star's rays back, without letting any of them fall down. Some rays will stick to the star, while others will not. Skill and luck is needed to help the fallen star be complete again! Designed by Christian Sovis, the game contains 1 game board, a star with 3 magnets, a wishing line, 2 wooden poles, 12 long star rays with a metal ring, 20 long star rays without a metal ring and instructions.

Broomsticks and Backflips™ (MSRP $30 for ages 4 and up) is a new game with the setting of a wondrous witch‘s cottage. Excitedly, the little witch points to the magic ball and challenges players to a race. The first player to reach the magic ball wins! Players roll the die and move their witch figures accordingly, or, sometimes can use a magic broom to travel faster. However, there's a catch; only one side of each figure can be attached to the broom. In order to fly the broom, players have to learn and remember which side of their figure will attach to the broom! If you want your broom to fly, you have to watch on which side you lie! Who will be the first to reach the magic ball at the top of the tower? Designed by Klaus Kreowski, the game contains, 1 game board, 4 witch figures with a built-in metal clip, 4 magnetic witch's brooms, a die and easy to follow instructions.

Cooking up a cool new game twist, Playroom introduces Magician's Cookbook™ (MSRP $30 for ages 7 and up). In this enchanted game of potion commotion, there may not be enough ingredients for the magic potion. Players need to use the magical mirrors to multiply the ingredients, and then try to cook the magic potions from the old Magician's Cookbook™ as fast as possible. When all of the ingredients aren't always available, players face even further challenges to complete task. Designed by Gebrüder Frei, the game contents: 4 magic cauldron sets, 4 wooden pawns, 16 mirror foil stickers, 32 wooden firestones, 8 fireplaces, 22 recipe tiles, 2 cookbook covers, a mouse assistant, game board and instructions.

Peek-A-BOO!™ (MSRP $40 for ages 6 and up) is a ghostly game where pawns that look like children, disguised as ghosts, tiptoe secretly through an old mansion game board. Little do they know that a real ghost has joined them! Use the mirrors to discover each person's true identity and unveil the real ghost. The game contains a mechanical turning game board, 4 ghost pawns, 4 candles, 32 chips, 4 mirrors, 12 cards, a die and instructions.

Also new this year is a children's version of Zozzle™ (MSRP $12 for ages 6 and up) memory puzzles. In Zozzle™, players need a good memory to complete their puzzles before their opponents. To play, Zoozle™, 45 tiles are placed face-down and shuffled. On each turn, a player reveals two tiles. If the images match, the tile is added to the player's own puzzle. If the images don't match, the turn is over and the tiles remain. The player who finishes his/her image first wins! Zozzle is available in four fun editions - On Safari, Under the Sea, Fun on the Farm and Deep in Space! Each game contains 45 tiles and instructions in English, Spanish and French. Zozzle was designed by Elena Fyrogeni.


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About Playroom Entertainment:
Playroom Entertainment, based in Sherman Oaks, California, is a leading marketer of original board games and card games. The company was founded in 2000 on a commitment to produce high-quality games from the best designers in the world and bring them into homes for families to enjoy together. Led by the phenomenal success of its Killer Bunnies® and the Quest for the Magic CarrotÔ card game series, Playroom Entertainment currently boasts an award-winning line-up of over 75 products that have been individually honored and brand recognized. Playroom's wide range of games are sold at specialty toy, game, gift, educational and book retailers nationwide. For more information on Playroom Entertainment products, call 866-999-9654 or visit http://www.PlayroomEnt.com.