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Get Up and Move or Practice a Steady Hand with Butts Up and Meltdown!

BELOIT, Wis. (February 6, 2019) — PlayMonster—the company behind award-winning games like Chrono Bomb®, Farkle and Stratego®—is launching two new games in the family category for 2019. Expanding their games offering is always a priority for PlayMonster, and this newest wave is full of exciting, unique ways for kids and families to have fun together! The new games will be revealed during North American International Toy Fair in New York, February 16 – 19 at booth #435.

Butts Up™, an exciting twist on musical chairs, urges players to fess up (or brag!) about things they’ve done, stuff they like, and things they want! All players but one sit in a chair, while one player stands in the middle and reads one of the 400 prompts from the electronic device, such as “Butts Up if you have gone zip lining.” If that applies to you, get up and race to another chair someone has vacated! The player left without a chair is the new one in the middle! It’s a great game for families or groups of kids. Player can choose from two modes of play: Full statements (“Butts Up if you like broccoli”) or open-ended statements that allow players to fill in the blank and customize (“Butts Up if you don’t like eating…[fill in the blank]”).This active play game is for 3 or more players ages 7 and up, and will ship in Fall 2019.

The new light strategy family game Meltdown™ is an innovative an unpredictable stacking game due to the unique putty goop used in game play! Players shape the putty goop however they want, place it atop the tower, and then stick the balancing platform on the goop. From there, they take turns stacking their cubes on the slippery, always-shifting plate without letting them fall. If there’s a “Meltdown” and any cubes fall, that player has to add them to their pile. The first player to get all of their cubes stacked wins! It’s a fun game that requires a bit of strategy, thought and skill. For 2 to 4 players ages 6 and up, Meltdown will be on shelves Fall 2019.


About PlayMonster LLC

Beloit, WI-based PlayMonster is a toy and game company that believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Delivering great play value by designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, fun products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti® and “TOTY Doll of the Year” Wonder Crew®, along with other award-winning toys and games like The Game of THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Mirari®, Farkle, OK to Wake!®, My Fairy Garden®, Automoblox®, Marbleocity®, Kid O® and Super Spinner® is how PlayMonster helps keep play alive for all ages.

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