Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Toy Fair 2013: Curious About: USAopoly

What's the best way to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz film?  Simple.  Meld a classic movie with a classic game and while you're at it, make it a pop-up game board complete with yellow brick road. 

WHAT: USAopoly
Curious About:  What happens when you redefine a classic game with a completely brand-new theme?  I have never really purchased such games so I am not sure. On one hand, it could be just a passing fancy but then core fans might love it more than the original, right?  Anyway, take a look at all these Monopoly games below.  You can't help but want to open the box and see how they are all different.

The photo displays all the faces of Dr. Who.  The one that I recognized made me feel really old.
I don't know a thing about Power Rangers.  I wonder if they are all supposed to wear red like this.

I HEART Chun Li.  Gosh, I remember playing this in the arcade.  I always died within seconds.
My favorite was X-Men. 
Of course, this is my kids' favorite.  I still don't understand why Mario is so popular.
One of the testers really likes Adventure Time.  I think I would too but my kids like nothing I like. 
Would you like to remember your family vacation on family game night? This is one very good idea.  I bring games to family vacations because you just have to take a break once in a while.  But I can imagine it might be tempting to want to buy a theme park-themed game in a theme park gift shop (if you are having a good time, that is)
I know nothing about these guys.  Who's the good guy and who's the bad guy? They all look kinda angry, right?
I must admit that I did collect these.   Who was your favorite?  My favorite was Papa Smurf.



This is Yahtzee in Dr. Who format.  I love this box!

I watched this being played.  It looks like fun.

This looks fun!  I think my number lover will enjoy this!

This game seems to be synonymous with active learning. Excellent for pre-K and Kindy.

 You know there aren't that many age-appropriate memory games for kids 8+.   I am interested to see what will happen.

Sorry So Sloppy Note: To bring you as many images as possible, I've decided to skip writing estimated availability dates and prices.  I'd feel awful if I made a mistake.  If you are curious about something, send me a message or leave a comment here.  Also, look through the company website as well since some products are already available.  Please be aware that some games featured in the Toy Fair coverage may still be in the prototype stage and so the final product appearance may be different.

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Disclosure: Toys are Tools has NOT been compensated by the manufacturer in exchange for the publication of this post.

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