PRESSMAN TOY INTRODUCES BOARD GAMES BASED ON THE HOTTEST ENTERTAINMENT PROPERTIES IN 2010
Games Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Vampire Diaries, and NCIS Among Those Showcased at the American International Toy Fair in New York City, Booth #1903
New York, February 14, 2010 – Pressman Toy Corporation will introduce board games based on popular kid, teen and adult entertainment properties in 2010, adding to its already extensive line of licensed, original and classic board games. Tops on the list are the hit CBS primetime drama NCIS, the book series turned TV show The Vampire Diaries, and the popular book series, soon-to-be feature film Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
“Our games will let fans engage with the brands and characters they love,” said Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toy Corporation. “Pressman’s licensed game line-up for this year will be popular with people of all ages.”
2010 Product Highlights:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cheese Touch Game
For 3 or 4 players; Ages 7 and up; MSRP: $24.99
In The New York Times best-selling book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, author and illustrator Jeff Kinney shares what it’s like to be a kid growing up in middle school. Kids and parents alike have fallen in love with his humorous stories and cartoons. The Diary of Wimpy Kid Movie from 20th Century Fox will be in theaters on March 19.
In Pressman Toy’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cheese Touch Game, kids face creative, social and intellectual challenges as they move around the game board. But beware—wrong answers could get them stuck with the moldy cheese that was found on the basketball court! Game pieces depict favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid characters, including Greg, Rowley, Fregley and Manny. To win the game, they must be the first player to reach the Finish space without having the Cheese Touch.
The Vampire Diaries
For 2 to 4 players; Ages teen to adult; MSRP: $19.99
The Vampire Diaries started as a successful series of books by L. J. Smith. Then, in September
2009, The Vampire Diaries was launched as a TV show on The CW, which became an instant sensation. The show currently ranks #2 on Thursday nights among teens.
In 2010, fans can join their favorite characters from Mystic Falls with Pressman Toy’s exciting new board game with unique game pieces that transform the show’s characters into vampires. In this action-packed game, players move around the game board and try to be the last person left who’s not a vampire. Players land on special spaces, like the fang space which allows them to “bite” a player of their choice using a special vampire fangs rubber stamp. They also land spaces that allow them to remove a bite, protect themselves from bites (the ring space), and exchange their character with another player’s. Features four human-to-vampire transformation photo-frames, a replica of Katherine’s ring, and a vampire fangs rubber stamp.
For up to 6 players; Ages 13 and up; MSRP: $24.99
Fans of the CBS hit primetime military police drama NCIS will love this classic ‘who dunnit’ game from Pressman Toy. Like their favorite characters on the show, players work as a team to solve crimes involving members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. They must talk to suspects, examine evidence and make an arrest.
Although each player takes the role of one of the six main NCIS characters (Lead Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs; Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo; Agent Diva David; forensic specialist Abby Sciuto; computer specialist Timothy McGee; and medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard) they work collaboratively to solve the crime. Utilizing each of the characters’ skills, players work together using clues from the crime scenes and suspects. After all clues gathered have been thoroughly analyzed, players collectively decide which one of six suspects they will arrest. As in the TV show, Gibbs has the final say and will determine if the NCIS team got it right. Features original cases written by NCIS writers.
The Office: The Sequel Trivia Game
For 3 to 6 adult players; MSRP: $19.99
A follow-up to Pressman Toy’s popular The Office Trivia Game, this sequel edition features all new trivia questions based on the hit NBC sitcom The Office. Players join the fun at Dunder Mifflin as they visit cubicles, and even the warehouse, answering trivia questions about seasons 4, 5, and 6, while collecting Dundies. Features two levels of difficulty, which lets casual viewers play against die-hard fans.
For 3 or 4 players; Ages 8 to adult; MSRP: $17.99
In fall 2009, CBS launched a new version of the top-rated TV game show Let’s Make a Deal with comedian/host Wayne Brady. This family game from Pressman Toy allows players to join in the fun and suspense of making deals for “what’s inside the box” or “behind the curtains” in their
Dinosaur Train Games
Ages 3-5 and up, MSRP: $7.99-12.99
Pressman Toy introduces a series of preschool board games for 2010 based on The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train, PBS KIDS’ #1 rated show. Set in a prehistoric world of jungles, swamps, active volcanoes and oceans, Dinosaur Train promotes critical thinking skills for preschoolers based on an engaging and creative curriculum. The show helps children ages 3 to 6 to apply scientific thinking as they discover new types of dinosaur species, compare and contrast dinosaurs to today's creatures, and embrace the living sciences of paleontology and natural science.
The games, which feature the show’s main characters and include educational content from the program, include: Dinosaur Train All Aboard Game, Dinosaur Train “Pop ‘N’ Race Game, Dinosaur Train Big Roll Bingo, and Dinosaur Train Make a Match Game.
Hold On Scooby-Doo!™
For 2 or more players; Ages 5 and up; MSRP: $17.99
This game of skill from Pressman Toy puts children’s dexterity to the test. Scooby-Doo! and Shaggy are sitting on top of a wall of bricks. On each turn players use the spooky green hand to push out bricks one at a time without letting Scooby-Doo and Shaggy fall! On someone’s turn Scooby-Doo! and Shaggy are going to tumble down. Yipes! Players must be careful that it doesn’t happen on their turn.
Don’t Drop Scooby- Doo!™
For 1 to 4 players; Ages 5 and up; MSRP: $14.99
In this game from Pressman Toy, children practice their skillfulness as they help Scooby-Doo! try to keep his balance. Scooby-Doo! is balancing atop a column of “Shaggys.” On each roll of the die, players see if they have to add or take away another Shaggy. The suspense builds as the column of Shaggys grows higher and higher, making it harder to keep Scooby from falling. The player who doesn’t make Scooby-Doo! come crashing down wins!
Looney Tunes Who Is It?
For 2 players; Ages 6 and up; MSRP: $14.99
Children must use their deduction skills in this game of “Who Is It?” from Pressman Toy featuring their favorite Looney Tunes characters. Players ask a series of yes or no questions on their turn, as they try to narrow down and figure out who their opponent has selected—Bugs Bunny? Tweety? Daffy Duck? The first player to guess correctly wins!
Looney Tunes Pop ‘N’ Race Game
For 2 to 4 players; Ages 5 and up; MSRP: $9.99
Pressman Toy’s latest “Pop ‘N’ Race Game” features kids’ favorite Looney Tunes characters, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Taz, Sylvester, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. On their turn, players press on the plastic dome in the center of the game and the self-contained game die pops up a number. Players race their game pieces around the Looney Tunes-themed game board and must get all their pieces home to win.
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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 www.pressmantoy.com.