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Industry-Leading Toyco Celebrates Award-Winning Card Game with Limited Edition Release

BELOIT, Wisc. (June 2, 2021) — Five Crowns goes WILD this June, as the five-suited rummy-style card game celebrates a quarter-century of books and runs, and years of fun with PlayMonster’s limited Five Crowns 25th Anniversary edition release.

Throughout its 25-year production, Five Crowns has been a staple in exciting game nights and many social gatherings. The game has even earned itself a multitude of awards from toy industry experts, which includes the Parents’ Choice Award in 1996, Games Magazine’s ‘Games 100’ Award in 1997, and a spot on Toy Directory Monthly’s Top-10 Most Wanted Card Games in 2008. This year, Five Crowns has also received praise from Yahoo! News and The Daily Beast as a game that is “easy to pick up” and become “instantly hooked” on, for people seeking engaging play and relief during an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“I loved games that made me think, so it has always been my goal to create games that are fun but challenging for players of most ages.” says Marsha Jean Falco, inventor of Five Crowns. “With Five Crowns, I wanted it to be as accessible as it is challenging – and it’s won some awards. I think people like it.”

With summer on the way, PlayMonster is also collaborating with Pitch, an on-demand camping concierge service, to provide decks of the award-winning card game in the welcome coolers of campers across midwestern America. With this year’s camping season currently underway, now is as good a time as any to enjoy the outdoors and make some memories over the perfect game of Five Crowns.

“We’ve noticed that Five Crowns has become a must-have item on game night lists over the years,” says Lisa Wuennemann, Associate VP of Marketing at PlayMonster. “Since 1996, there has been so much love and appreciation for this game, and we’re very excited to celebrate its 25th year with the release of a limited, collector’s edition of Five Crowns.”

PlayMonster’s Five Crowns 25th Anniversary Edition will feature a specially designed collectors tin, 116 cards, a custom scorepad, and a rulebook for 1-7 players, ages 8 and up. The product will be available at Barnes and Noble for $14.99, this June.

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About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, SET®, Five Crowns®,  Spirograph®, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Face Paintoos™, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, and Snap Ships™.

About Pitch
Pitch is an on-demand camping concierge service that provides adventure seekers a more approachable solution to tent camping in the Midwest. Pitch provides the access and opportunity to experience camping without the heavy investment in equipment and planning. When renting camping gear, campers experience top notch equipment without the financial commitment. There is absolutely NO hassle of setting up your campsite. It will be ready and waiting for you to enjoy.



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Lisa Wuennemann
PlayMonster LLC
(800) 524-4263
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Talya Gaborieau
ChizComm (on behalf of PlayMonster)
(416) 230-7607
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