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Gamewright and Ceaco Sneak Peek at NYC Toy Fair Offerings

As the New York Toy Fair approaches, Gamewright and Ceaco have announced some of their upcoming family titles for the first half of 2011. You don’t have to be heading to the Big Apple to get a quick look at some of the releases coming within the next few months.

Thanks to Emily Giurleo, Marketing Coordinator, for sharing the following information for our visitors:

Splish Splash!
The Game That’s Swimming With Fun!

Ages 4 and up

2 to 4 players

Playing time: About 15 minutes

No reading required

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!

Contents

50 wooden droplets

4 character boards

1 custom die

1 wooden pebble

1 game board

rules of play

rules in Spanish

Availability: Spring 2011

Mermaid Beach
A Very Splashy Card Game

Ages 6 and up

2 to 5 players

Playing time: About 15 minutes

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!

Contents

77 cards

rules of play

rules in Spanish

Availability: Spring 2011

City Square Off
Plan to Win

Ages 8 and up

2 teams or players

Playing time: About 15 minutes

No reading required

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!

Contents

42 city tiles

21 cards

4 starter tiles

2 game boards

rules of play

rules in Spanish

Availability: Spring 2011

FlipOut
The Switching, Swapping, and Swiping Card Game

Ages 8 and up

2 to 5 players

Playing time: About 15 minutes

No reading required

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!

Contents

90 double-sided playing cards

  • 5 card holders

rules of play

rules in Spanish

Availability: PRE-ORDER NOW!

Knock Your Blocks Off
The Game of Wall-to-Wall Fun

Stack ‘em up … Knock ‘em down! First, race to build a structure by matching up the patterns on your blocks. Then use the battle 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.

Ages 8 and up

2 to 4 players

Playing time: About 15 minutes

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.

Contents

30 victory tokens

28 wooden blocks

4 structure guides

1 demolition die

rules of play

rules in Spanish

Availability: Spring 2011

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