Drum roll please…

Next month marks one of the biggest events of the year. No, not Groundhog Day, silly. February is the month of Toy Fair! To give you a little idea of what it’s all about, Toy Fair is a HUGE trade show that takes place in the Javits Convention Center in NYC. Here are some pictures from our booth last year:

I use the term “booth” loosely, because as you see from the pictures, it’s really more like a large, open room. Toy Fair is when us manufacturers introduce our latest and greatest to eager buyers and retailers. It’s a surreal experience (one that usually results in me losing my voice and vowing to never wear high heels again). But in all seriousness, it’s rewarding to officially introduce the games we’ve been working hard on all year, see familiar faces, and check-out industry trends and new offerings from other companies. I’ll provide in depth post-Toy Fair coverage toward the end of February.

Because you’re an early Gamewright blog adopter, you don’t have to travel to NYC or wait until Toy Fair to see what’s new. You’re getting a sneak peek of some of our 2011 line-up, right now! Gamewright fans, here are a few of our new games (more to come shortly!):

Splish Splash!™
The Game That’s Swimming With Fun!
2 – 4 players * Ages 4+

Jump right into this lively game that’s sure to make a splash! Roll the die and then drop the wooden pebble into the pond. Did any colorful shapes splash out? If so, match them up to your playing board. Be the first to fill up your board and then dry off with a win!

Playing time: 15 minutes
Availability: Spring 2011

Mermaid Beach™
A Very Splashy Card Game
2 – 5 players * Ages 6+

Soak up the fun down at Mermaid Beach! Swim along with Swirly Shirley, Betsy Bubbles, Rip Rider, and a colorful cast of undersea characters as you try to collect the most seashell cards. Watch out for sneaky waves and icky seaweed along the way. Most of all – don’t get caught holding the sea monster at the end of the game!

Playing time: 15 minutes
Availability: Spring 2011

City Square Off™
Plan to Win
2 players or teams * Ages 8+

Go head-to-head against your opponent in this tactical game of city planning. Draw a shape card and then simultaneously try to fit the matching tile into your city grids. Plot wisely, as you must always have space to play your next piece. Build your city without going over the limits and consider yourself the master planner!

Playing time: 15 minutes
Availability: Spring 2011

FlipOut™
The Switching, Swapping, and Swiping Card Game
2 – 5 players * Ages 8+

Flip out for this colorful card game of back-to-back excitement! Switch, swap, and flip cards in order to get at least four-of-a-kind in a row. Sounds easy, but the cards in your hand are not necessarily your own! Every card is double-sided, so anyone can take and use any card in sight. Collect the most cards and, no matter how you look at it, you win!

Playing time: 15 minutes
Availability: PRE-ORDER NOW!

Knock Your Blocks Off™
The Game of Wall-to-Wall Fun
2 – 4 players * Ages 8+

Stack ‘em up … Knock ‘em down! First, race to build a structure by matching up the patterns on your blocks. Then use the demolition die to knock off your opponent’s crown! Depending on your roll, you may get to attack with an avalanche of boulders, a wall-smashing ogre, or even a fire-breathing dragon! Rack up the most victory points and crown yourself king of the block.

Playing time: 15 minutes
Availability: Spring 2011

**REMINDER: Our contest to win a FREE copy of Rory’s Story Cubes is still running! You have until noon on 1/25/11 to enter. We’ll pick a winner on 2/1/11. Please view the end of our last post here for all the details on how to win!

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About Gamewright

Gamewright is a leading manufacturer of family games, best known for such household hits as Slamwich, Rat-a-Tat Cat, In a Pickle, Rory's Story Cubes and The Scrambled States of America Game. Gamewright prides itself on making games that foster laughter, learning, friendship and fun. Kids, parents, grandparents, and educators all agree that Gamewright makes some of the best games on the planet. For more information, visit www.gamewright.com.
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2 Responses to Drum roll please…

  1. Cyrus says:

    These games look like a lot of fun! 2011 is looking better and better every day!

  2. Pingback: Gamewright Spring 2011 New Games Line-Up~ Early Entries!

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