Spin Master Games Acquires Worldwide Rights to Perplexus™
TORONTO & LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Spin Master Games is
thrilled to announce it is the #3 Games Manufacturer in Annual 2012
according to The NPD Group and has recently acquired the worldwide
rights to Perplexus™.
Spin Master Games has seen remarkable growth over the last year. The
launch of the new kids game Fibber™ in Fall 2012 was extremely
successful and was #1 dollar growth games property in Q4 2012 according
to NPD and was nominated for Game of the Year by the Toy Industry
Association. Popular games, Hedbanz™ and Logo™, continued to be top
sellers, Logo™ being the #1 in family games and Hedbanz™ is the #1
children's game, according to NPD in 2012.
Following these accolades, Spin Master acquired the worldwide rights to
Perplexus™. Beginning April 1st, 2013, Spin Master Games will distribute Perplexus™ Epic, Original, and
Rookie to specialty and all mass retailers and will be supported by a
full marketing campaign this fall.
In addition to Perplexus™, key highlights include Boom Boom Balloon™ for
kids and two new exciting family games, Logo Party™ and Hedbanz Act
Up™, all available in August.
"Spin Master Games had an amazing year," said Anton Rabie, Co-CEO and
Founder. "We are thrilled about our increasing share in the category
and look forward to another amazing year as we expand our portfolio
through acquisitions of proven brands and continuing to add innovation
to our current line, bringing new ways to play games to consumers and
Spin Master Games New for Fall 2013:
Master the challenge of the crazy fun world of Perplexus™! Inside the
Perplexus™ Original you'll face 22 feet worth of challenging twists,
turns and obstacles! Flip twist and spin Perplexus™ to move the ball
along the numbered path. When you fall off the track (Yes, it will
happen!) head back to the start and try again. There are multiple
levels of difficulty to master! Try the Perplexus™ Rookie and
Perplexus™ Epic. They're easy to play, but hard to master. It's a
bendy, trendy, can't put it down challenge!
Boom Boom Balloon™ is the kids game that's a real blast! Each player
rolls the die and carefully pushes a stick until it clicks. Watch as
the balloon squishes and squeezes, stretches and strains. Will the next
click of the stick make it pop? You never know when the balloon will go
BOOM! If it pops on your turn, you're out!
Hedbanz Act Up™, the game where actions speak louder than words! Each
player takes turns putting a card in their headband and must guess
their card before time runs out. However, there is a catch. No talking
allowed! Watch others act out your card in this hilarious version of
the original Hedbanz game. The first player to get rid of their tokens
Logo Party™ is the Party Edition of the popular, award-winning LOGO
Board Game! As in the original game, the LOGO Party Edition highlights
well-known logos, brands and product mascots. But in this game, there
is no trivia. Each team has 20 seconds to figure out Brand names from
one of four card categories: Do It!, Draw It!, Describe It!, or Reveal
It! The first team to reach the end of the game board wins!
*Source: The NPD Group / Consumer Tracking Service (represents 100% of
Traditional Toy Industry Sales)
About Spin Master Games:
A subsidiary of Spin Master Ltd, Spin Master Games was established in
2011 after acquiring the U.S.-based, global games and entertainment
company, Imagination Games, known for titles such as Quelf, Quelf Jr.,
Fact or Crap, Urban Myth, Would You Rather?, Beat the Parents and
Battle of the Sexes, the acquisition helped to build a solid roster for
the company. Now, with over twenty board, word and card games for kids,
adults and families, including the ever-popular and award-winning
games, Hedbanz and Stratego, Spin Master Games has become a leading
force within the game aisle. Since its inception, Spin Master Games
has become an industry leader, winning many notable awards from
organizations such as the National Parenting Center, Dr. Toy, Parents
Choice, Family Fun, Mensa, the Canadian Toy Testing Council, Oppenheim
Toy Portfolio and has received a prestigious Toy of the Year Award
Nomination for Hedbanz in the Game of the Year category. For more
information, please visit: www.spinmastergames.com.
About Spin Master Ltd.
A multi-category children‟s entertainment company since 1994, Spin
Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing
consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a
global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known
for such popular brands as boy‟s action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boys
Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning
brands Air Hogs®, Appfinity™, Aquadoodle™, La Dee Da™, Nano Speed™,
Spin Master Games™, Tech Deck™, and Zoobles™. The company has also
marked an entry into children‟s media with the launch of Spin Master
Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and
production of television and other media properties. Spin Master
employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London,
Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico, Munich, Italy, Spain and central Europe. For
additional information please visit: www.spinmaster.com.
SOURCE: Spin Master Ltd.
For further information:
Rachel H. Griffin
Director of Global Communications
Spin Master (Los Angeles)
Public Relations Manager
Spin Master (Toronto)