Canada's top-rated entertainment program, DRAGONS' DEN, airs Wednesdays
at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Have you ever thought you had a flair for
investing? Can you sense when a new invention will be a success or a
disaster? What are your business talents - Negotiating? Marketing?
Selling? Now you can put your abilities to the test with the new DRAGONS' DEN Board Game, the official game of the top-rated entertainment program on Canadian
television, DRAGONS' DEN, which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Television.
Here's your chance to be a "Dragon" and evaluate investment pitches
based on over 300 actual inventions from Victorian times to present
day. Each game, you are dealt three Dragon Cards which give you
strategic abilities. Will you be a marketing guru or a financial
genius? You've got half a million dollars to invest and six inventions
to assess in each game.
The DRAGONS' DEN Board Game takes many of the elements from the show that has captured the
attention of millions of Canadians over the past six seasons on CBC
This family game, for up to six people to play, adults and kids age 8
and up, will give you lots to think about and even more to talk about
as you hear about concepts for products and services; decide which ones
have potential and how much you are prepared to invest. It's never
straightforward because other players can force a bidding war, sabotage
an investment and even steal money from the bank or another player! At
the end of the investment round, turn over the Invention Card to hear
the verdict and the story. Was the idea a goldmine that made the
inventor great wealth, a moderate success or a flop that was a disaster
when launched or just a pipe dream? If you backed a winner and
outsmarted the other 'Dragons', you could double your money. Complete
the round of six inventions and the player who made the most return on
their investments wins the game.
The DRAGONS' DEN Board Game, priced under $30, is hitting retail shelves just in time for this
holiday season and will make an ideal gift for any of the millions of
fans of the show in Canada. It will be available nationally at Toys R
Us stores and online at www.cbcshop.ca as well as at a number of specialty toys and games retailers. For a
complete list of retail locations, go to the licensee/distributor's
ABOUT DRAGONS' DEN:
DRAGONS' DEN is the top-rated Canadian entertainment program on television, with over one and a half million Canadians tuning in each week. Every week, DRAGONS' DEN gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a
panel of wealthy businesspeople, otherwise known as the Dragons, on
national television. The prize is real investment from one of the
following five Dragons': Internet Mogul, Bruce Croxon; Marketing Maven, Arlene Dickinson; Technology Titan, Robert Herjavec; Investment Guru, Kevin O'Leary; and Franchise Baron, Jim Treliving. A special holiday episode of DRAGONS' DEN will air on Wednesday, December 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. MT) - holiday
wrapping meets its match, a new seasonal light dazzles the Dragons and
it is Hockey Night in the Den with an original sporty belt.
In addition to its success on air, DRAGONS' DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community.
Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. DRAGONS' DEN is filmed at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, ON and airs
Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television.
Dragons' Den is…
On the web:
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diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
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SOURCE Dragons' Den
For further information:
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