CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- USAopoly will unveil a line-up of cool new board games based on some of the most popular licenses mashed up with the most iconic game brands (under license from Hasbro, Inc.). These new launches, plus four brand new family, party and preschool games will debut at the 110th American International Toy Fair beginning Sunday, February 10 in New York City at booth #457.
"First it was video games. Then it was DVD games. Now it's social media, tablet and app games. Did board games disappear? No. They're still here and they're here to stay. People are always looking for good games to play. It's human nature," said John M. Davis, President of USAopoly. "Though video and app games have their place, people need social engagement. They will continue to seek and enjoy fun interactive game experiences with friends and family. USAOPOLY is proud to kick off 2013 with another new line-up of board games that will delight families, collectors and gamers alike."USAopoly's Toy Fair product introductions include:
CrossWays™This fresh, light strategy game is easy for kids to play yet challenging enough for adults to enjoy. CrossWays is a game of playing cards, placing markers, and making paths across the board. But watch out for your opponents! They can block your way or remove your markers. The path to victory is not always straight, but it's always fun! For ages 8+. Available to retailers in Summer 2013. Suggested Retail $24.95.
Tapple™ This fast-paced family party game challenges players to choose a category card and, in just 10 seconds, name a word matching the category, press the first letter of that word on the TAPPLE wheel, hit the button to reset the timer, and pass it along. Letters already pressed may not be used again, so the pressure mounts! Can't think of a word in time, you're out for the round. The player who collects the most cards wins! For ages 8+. Available to retailers in Summer 2013. Suggested Retail $24.95. Treasure Trax™ An exciting preschool play 'n learn game where kids search for clues to find hidden animals. In just minutes, parents can set up the cards around the house and even hide a surprise at the end of this fun fast adventure. Whether it's a rainy day or an everyday afternoon, Treasure Trax is a creative and fun way to keep kids entertained and active around the house, while at the same time teach colors, letters, and image/word recognition. For ages 3 to 5. Available to retailers in Summer 2013. Suggested Retail $16.95. Ratuki®This card-slamming game is easy to play, and totally addictive for the whole family. Players are challenged to build piles of cards from 1 to 5. Be the first to slam a 5 on top of the pile, shout Ratuki and collect the cards. This quick play card game helps build hand-eye coordination and dexterity, and teaches roman numerals and Spanish numbers. For ages 7+. Available to retailers in Summer 2013. Suggested Retail $9.95 MONOPOLY®: The Wizard of Oz™ 75th Anniversary Collector's EditionClassic scenes come to life in this one-of-a-kind MONOPOLY®: The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Edition, which features custom houses, hotels, tokens and a beautifully designed pop-up game board center created by award winning illustrators Otto Sturcke and Mike Butkus, and the paper engineering mastery of Bruce Foster. The first hand cut pop-up game board will be under glass display in the USAopoly booth for a special preview. Ages 8+. Available to retailers Early Fall 2013. Suggested Retail $49.95 Clue®: The Big Bang TheorySheldon has been betrayed! Upon discovery of the inconsiderate and heinous deed, Sheldon sequesters six suspects and demands justice in this all-new Who, What, Where edition of the Classic Mystery Game. Fans will especially appreciate the six custom items involved in the "act of betrayal: " Equation Board, Damaged Comic, Laptop, Sheldon's Couch, Sheldon's Toothbrush, and Dismantled Shelbot. Ages 9+. Available to retailers: Late Spring 2013. Suggested Retail $39.95 MONOPOLY®: The Beatles Yellow SubmarineFans get to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies as they set forth on a quest to own it all in this colorful MONOPOLY® game paying homage to the classic Fab Four film. Designed by renowned artist Jon Blosdale, this special collector's game features over 60 different images that Yellow Submarine movie and Beatles fans will appreciate. Ages 8+. Available to retailers April 2013. Suggested Retail $39.95 Other exciting new USAopoly game introductions include: