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Die Hard Board Game Slated For Spring 2019 Release

USAopoly, a leading board game and puzzle publisher, and FOX Consumer Products announced plans to release Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game this spring. This is the first time the suspenseful action classic, which made its theatrical debut in 1988, has been officially licensed for a board game.

“Die Hard’s influence over the action-thriller genre is staggering, so we were beyond excited for the opportunity to harness the movie’s expert blend of action, intelligence and drama into a unique tabletop experience,” said Pat Marino, Lead Game Designer, USAopoly. “We are developing a game that will deeply resonate with Die Hard enthusiasts, incorporating even the slightest details to create a rich and entertaining experience that properly pays tribute to arguably the greatest action movie of all time.”

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will leverage one-versus-many, asymmetric gameplay to pit protagonist John McClane against others acting as thieves, cooperating to foil the hero’s plan, which is to save the hostages in the iconic Nakatomi Plaza high-rise. Movie buffs and hobby game enthusiasts will appreciate the forthcoming release’s distinct homage to the 1988 film, which packs rules and gameplay to the air vents with callbacks to Die Hard’s most memorable scenes, characters, and events. 

Federico San Martin, Vice President of Global Toys and Hardlines, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products added: “The Die Hard board game from USAopoly provides an engaging touch point for fans seeking a nostalgic trip back to Nakatomi Tower and, three decades after the film’s release, allows a new generation of fans to play a unique game experience showcasing this incredible property.”

The OP, the award-winning publisher behind hit party games Telestrations® and Blank Slate™, as well as popular hobby games Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, has worked with FOX Consumer Products for 13 years. The company has created compelling board game experiences for a variety of their licenses, including Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama and Planet of the Apes. 

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game will be available Spring 2019 in select retailers, encouraging friends to come out to the table, get together, have a few laughs. Debates over whether the title will be considered a Christmas game or an action game to play year-round are expected to surface among fans waiting to relive the pop-culture hit on the table top. 

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Horrified: Universal Monsters Board Game 

Featuring the iconic and infamous Universal Monsters, Dracula, Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Horrified will include seven sculpted figures and unique gameplay where only you and your friends can save the village from rampaging monsters!

Game play is intended for 1 to 5 players ages 10 and up. Horrified: Universal Monsters Board Game will be released in August 2019.

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The LEGO Group Introduces LEGO Hidden Side, Combining Building With Augmented Reality To Create A New Way of Play

The LEGO Group today unveiled LEGO Hidden Side, an augmented reality enhanced LEGO play theme where kids must turn a haunted world back to normal, one ghost at a time. It is the only play experience available today that fully and seamlessly integrates augmented reality (AR) with physical construction to reveal a hidden world of interactive play. 

Developed for children 7 years and up, LEGO Hidden Side is showcased to buyers, media and influencers for the first time at American International Toy Fair Booth in Booth 1335 of Hall 3B at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, February 16-19. 

LEGO Hidden Side includes a series of eight “haunted” building sets full of awesome functionality and secret surprises that, on their own, provide the build and roleplay fun of any LEGO play theme. 

Activating the bespoke AR app developed together with the theme brings the models to life, revealing a hidden world of interactive mysteries and challenges to solve. When combined, the two worlds make each other even more compelling and fun. LEGO Hidden Side marks the first time the company introduces one of its play themes as a service.After launch, the app experience will continue to expand with the addition of new ghosts, new game challenges, and randomization of gameplay so the experience is different every time kids play. 

LEGO Hidden Side will be available globally in late summer 2019. Physical sets will range in price from $19.99 to $129.99 (USD). The LEGO Hidden Side app will be a free download from the App Store and Google Play.

For more information, visit www.lego.com/hiddenside

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Stranger Things-Themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

At New York Toy Fair 2019, Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast unveiled a Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons starter set!

According to the description, the starter set allows players “to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler created for his friends”. 

The set includes 5 Stranger Things character sheets that are based on classes used in the show (such as Will the Wise and Dustin the Dwarf). It also includes two exclusive Demogorgon figures, one of which players can paint and customize. 

You can pre-order a copy of the set on Amazon for $24.99 with shipping slated for May 1st, 2019.

Features:

– Stranger Things themed Dungeons & Dragons set: embark on an exciting dungeon & Dragons adventure, hunt for the Thessalhydra, “created” By the character Mike from the Netflix original series, Stranger Things
– Great game for new dungeon & Dragons players: whether players are new to D&D, or looking for a new adventure, this Stranger Things themed roleplaying game includes everything a group needs to play
– Detailed rules, adventure book and game dice: The exciting adventure book and colorful rulebook contain tons of information on how to play the game, strategy, and tips for players to advance a character beyond the Fifth level, plus 6 Polyhedral dice so you’re ready to play
– Stranger things character sheets: play as a favorite Stranger Things character
– Includes 2 Demogorgon figures: the game includes 2 Demogorgon figures, one that players can paint and customize

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Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege Board Game Coming August 2018

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege, from IDW Games is the first in a series of tabletop games based on the legendary cartoon franchise.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege is game for 1-5 players who take on the role of the caped crusader and his allies as they protect Gotham from the full range of Batman’s Rogues Gallery. Designed by Richard Launius (Elder Sign, Planet of the Apes) known for creating thematic and challenging tabletop games and co-designed by Michael Guigliano, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege puts players in the role of Gotham’s heroes as they use dice allocation and threat management to defend the city against henchmen and bosses, and fight to save the city from being destroyed.

This game features all new artwork, character miniatures, 3D city buildings, and other board game elements, Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege captures the action and adventures of the animated series right on the tabletop.

Subsequent releases in the series will capture and celebrate the Batman Animated universe, packed with heroes and villains, featuring them in settings new and still familiar to fans and gamers. Developed with renowned artists and designers, IDW Games is excited to bring these beloved characters to the tabletop for fans of Batman: The Animated Series to enjoy for years to come.

Batman: The Animated Series – Gotham Under Siege will be available in August 2018, with a preview at Origins Game Fair 2018.

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Scrabble Mechanical Keyboard & Keycap Set

Massdrop has released an amazing Scrabble themed mechanical keyboard and keycap set that are officially licensed by Hasbro. 

The keyboard features 87-keys using Cherry MX Brown switches and colors similar to the official Scrabble board game. Massdrop‘s custom Scrabble keyboard and keycap set are available to purchase from the Massdrop shop.

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Mattel Announces DOS, The Sequel To The Card Game UNO

Mattel is rolling out a sequel to its popular card game UNO, and it’s being called DOS. After almost half a century of UNO being a mainstay of family game nights, you’ll soon have the option of playing a brand new successor.

DOS works similarly to its predecessor, but with one big twist hinted at by the game’s name. Players still compete using the familiar system of matching numbered and colored cards, but they can now make two piles of cards and can throw down two at a time instead of just one. Also, this time around players win after earning enough points, not by ditching all of their cards like in UNO. But, of course, similar to it’s predecessor, if you’re down to just two cards, you have to enthusiastically shout “DOS,” and if another player calls “DOS” before you do, you have to pick up two cards. New shiny look, same old brutality.

DOS is the first total reinvention of UNO since the original game was first introduced in 1971.

DOS will go on sale for $5.99 exclusively at Target starting March 4, and it’ll be available at more retailers in August.

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Stranger Things: Eggo Card Game

Play as your favorite characters from the hit Netflix Series Stranger Things with the Stranger Things: Eggo Card Game!

To begin, two to five players choose to play as Will, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Eleven, Hopper, or Barb and draw four Eggo cards with a variety of suspenseful outcomes. Cards can either send a player’s character to the Upside Down, make an opponent draw 2, reverse the order of play, summon the Demogorgon, or cause a rift that sends everyone who was right side up to the Upside Down, and vice versa! To win and escape the Upside Down, get rid of all your Eggs cards before the Demogorgon attacks or be toast! Game includes 106 EGGO-shaped game cards and 7 character cards.

The Stranger Things Eggo Card Game will be released by Hasbro this fall for $15.

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Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game

Launch real Hot Wheels cars at the starting line, send them speeding down the ramp and — ZOOM! — you’re racing through amazing digital worlds.

The Osmo Hot Wheels MindRacers Game allows players to race through 8 different worlds, on tracks that deliver unique thrills and challenges around every corner. MindRacers comes with 6 Hot Wheels cars that have their own unique personalities and super automotive powers.

Strategize, anticipate and react for real-time results. Throw down tangible tokens to control your race car’s actions. Each race is a new challenge for players’ brains and reflexes.

Share fast-paced fun with friends and family. Race each other one-on-one in competitive mode. Or work together to win challenges in cooperative mode. You can even race solo against built-in competition! However you want to play, MindRacers is always ready to test your skill and daring.

Order HERE for $59.

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Spin Master Presents Escape Room The Game

Can you keep your cool under pressure? Escape Room The Game from Spin Master brings the thrill and mystery of an escape room to your home. Work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to escape before time runs out! The Chrono Decoder counts down from 60 minutes and creates a real escape room atmosphere. Play 1 of 4 different escape room adventures with varying levels of difficulty: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown, and Temple of the Aztec. You win or lose together with Escape Room The Game.

Features:

– Bring home the fun and excitement of an escape room to play with friends and family at home!
– You have 60 minutes to enter the correct keys on the Chrono Decoder to escape: it will count down remaining time, and emit intense sounds to let you know you’re almost out of time.
– Features 4 thrilling escape rooms: Prison Break, Virus, Nuclear Countdown, and Temple of the Aztec.
– Escape Room The Game is for 3-5 players ages 16 and up, and requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Escape Room the Game is available on Amazon and additional expansion packs, Murder Mystery and Welcome To Funland, can be purchased separately.

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