NEW DISNEY, DISNEY•PIXAR AND MARVEL VERSIONS OF POPULAR CODENAMES GAME COMING FALL 2017
February 16, 2017 Carlsbad, CA – USAopoly Inc., announced today that themed versions of the highly acclaimed tabletop game Codenames inspired by Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel will be released this fall.
“We recognized that Codenames was perfect for pairing with the Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel franchises. We are confident the Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel versions of Codenames will complement our extraordinary portfolio of game brands,” noted USAopoly President and CEO John M. Davis.
In 2016, Codenames was the winner of the board game industry’s most prestigious award— the Spiel des Jahres— in addition to numerous other accolades.
Codenames Disney Family Edition will feature characters and locations from Disney and Disney•Pixar films throughout the last 90 years. Codenames Marvel Edition will appeal to Marvel fans and will be more of a traditional party game. The game will incorporate many fan favorites, including Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s Avengers, Doctor Strange, and Spider‑Man.
“We’re particularly enthusiastic about the artwork, as it includes a great mix of characters and locations that Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel fans will appreciate,” Davis went on to say.
Codenames Disney Family Edition and Codenames Marvel Edition will be available in Fall 2017 and will retail for $24.95. Both games are targeted for players ages 8 and up and will be sold exclusively in North America.
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About Czech Games Edition (the Maker of Codenames)
Czech Games is a group of people who love board games and enjoy creating entertainment for genuine players.
Back in 2006, a small team worked with Vlaada Chvátil to create the first edition of Through the Ages. After its huge success at the Spiel in Essen—the biggest European Game Fair— Czech Games Edition was founded.
Since then, CGE has published more than 30 games (many well-‐‑known, award-‐‑winning games such as Through the Ages, Space Alert, and Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar, Galaxy Trucker, Codenames, and more.
CGE is focused on publishing games by Czech and Slovak designers, such as Vlaada Chvátil, Vladimír Suchý and Matúš Kotry, but they have also cooperated with designers from Croatia (Filip Neduk) and Italy (Daniele Tascini, Simone Luciani).
Fans can find walkthroughs of many CGE games on Paul Grogan's Gaming Rules! YouTube channel. A demoing machine, Paul has represented CGE at conventions for many years.
CGE’s American translator, Jason A. Holt, also writes fantasy novels. He has worked on all our games, including Alchemists, which won the 2015 Essener Feder prize for best rulebook. Most of Czech Games’ high quality components are manufactured and printed in Europe and, in particular, the Czech Republic.
Czech Games Edition has its own in house digital department. Galaxy Trucker was the first digital implementation of a CGE game. Vlaada Chvatil works closely with the developers to bring unparalleled board gaming to digital platforms with upcoming adaptations of Through the Ages and award winning Codenames. Petr Murmak, CEO of Czech Games Edition, said the company chose to develop the implementation of CGE games in house in order to ensure they are of the highest quality.
About USAopoly, Inc.
USAopoly Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of board games, collectibles and puzzles. We’ve been producing the world’s most beloved games “with a twist,” under license from Hasbro, since 1994. Our partners include marquee brands and licensors such as Disney, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, HBO, FOX and CBS. With the 2009 release of Telestrations®, named the #1 Party Game by Board Game Geek, we launched our original game business. Our portfolio of signature games is constantly growing and now includes the award-‐‑winning games: Telestrations After Dark®, Lift it! Deluxe®, Tapple®, Rollers®, Nefarious™ The Mad Scientist Game, and many more.
USAopoly is serious about fun and games! Our goal is to show our passion through each and every game we make. Our games are created to bring people together to share an emotional connection and make memorable, fun experiences for families, friends, game enthusiasts, fans, and collectors alike.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly‑owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character‑based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy‑five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2017 MARVEL
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