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Pressman Toy New Versions of Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Chinese Checkers Showcased at The American International Toy Fair in New York City, Booth #1903

New York, February 14, 2010 – Pressman Toy’s 2010 line-up features some of its classic games all with exciting fresh twists. Licensed and new editions of Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Chinese Checkers will make children fall in love with the same games their parents and grandparents enjoyed more than 40 years ago! “We are excited to reinvent the games that families have been playing for generations,” said Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation. “Our 2010 take on Pressman Toy’s classic games will allow us to introduce the games to a whole new generation of players.”

For more than 50 years, Rummikub, everyone’s favorite fast moving rummy tile game, one of the top three most popular family games in the world, has brought family and friends together. In 2010, Pressman Toy will introduce a new card version as well as a new licensed edition from Disney designed for preschoolers. MASTERMIND is a classic game of strategy that has had players making and breaking codes for more than 40 years. In 2010, MASTERMIND is going vertical with a new towered version of the classic game designed for kids.

After selling Chinese Checkers for more than 80 years, Pressman Toy has decided it’s time for a revolution. A spin-off of Chinese Checkers, Chinese Revolution has more challenging goals and a game base that rotates.

The new games will be on display at the Pressman Toy booth (#1903) at The Toy Industry Association’s (TIA) American International Toy Fair, February 14-17, 2010 in New York City. The new games are scheduled to be in stores for 2010.

2010 Product Highlights:

    Players must create “runs” and “groups” of numbers with their tiles and try to be the first player to lay down all their tiles to win each round.

    Disney Rummikub® for Kids
    For 2 to 4 players; Ages 4 and up; MSRP: $14.99
    All of your favorite Disney classic characters join in creating a version of Rummikub that’s a totally fun experience while helping kids learn about numbers, colors and shape recognition. There are three levels of play that allow the child to develop at their own pace while feeling good about themselves every step of the way.

    Rummikub® 8 Round Rummy Card Game
    For 2 for 6 players; Ages 7 and up; MSRP: $5.99
    This new card game from Rummikub promises eight fast-paced rounds of fun! Each round has a different goal and different ways for players to make sets. Getting points becomes more challenging as rounds increase in difficulty. But don’t worry; you could be lucky enough to get the Rummikub joker to help you pull off the big win!

    It’s the codemaker vs. the codebreaker! Solve your opponent's code in fewer turns than it takes your opponent to solve your code. With 2,401 combinations possible, it’s a mind-bending challenge every time the game is played.

    MASTERMIND Animal Towers
    For 2 or more players; Ages 6 and up; MSRP: $11.99
    In this exciting vertical version of MASTERMIND designed for kids, players secretly stack their animals into a tower. By asking yes or no questions, skillfully try to get inside your opponents mind. The game can be played at three different levels. The first player to break the code of your opponent wins!

    Chinese Revolution
    For 2 to 6 players; Ages 6 and up; MSRP: $24.99
    The classic game of Chinese Checkers has finally been revolutionized! In this challenging new version, players must jump to get all of their pieces to the opposite side of the game board. If you pick a card that instructs you to “turn,” then the entire center ring of the game board shifts. You never know if this will help you by putting you closer to your goal or set you back!

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About Pressman Toy Corporation
Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest game manufacturer in the United States, was founded in 1922. The company has released many strong brands that consumers have enjoyed for generations, such as Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Tri-Ominos. One of the first companies in the industry to begin licensing popular characters and content for toys and games, Pressman Toy has created games and puzzles based on NBC’s The Office, Seinfeld, Hello Kitty, Ben 10, and Scooby-Doo! as well as popular games shows Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune (including Disney Wheel of Fortune). Further information about Pressman Toy can be found at