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Risk Now Available on Arcade1Up’s Infinity Game Table

One of the most popular strategy games of all time, Risk, is now available on the Infinity Game Table, Arcade1Up announced.  A high-fidelity touchscreen board game table, the Infinity Game Table revolutionizes game night with digital versions of popular games. Risk joins the nearly 100 other classic titles available including Scrabble, Monopoly, Chutes & Ladders, Clue, Harry Potter’s Wizard’s Chess, and Ticket to Ride. A fan-favorite for more than 60 years, Risk is a game filled with diplomacy, conflict and conquest. The goal is simple – conquer your enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their Troops in and engaging in battle. The player who completes the secret mission first wins! On the Infinity Game Table (IGT), you can play in single player mode against the computer or with 2-6 other players. Built-in Wi-Fi allows for virtual game nights with friends and family. 

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Paramount CP Celebrates ‘Reindeer in Here’ with Target Exclusive Product Line

Paramount Consumer Products announced the launch of an array of exclusive products to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the CBS Original Reindeer in Here, a one-hour animated holiday special starring Adam Devine premiering Tuesday, November 29 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Families can start a new holiday tradition with a keepsake deluxe giftable book and plush set that comes with a timeless picture book, along with a lovable, huggable plush Reindeer, complete with air holes for the Reindeer to breathe on its long trip from the North Pole into children’s arms to spend the entire month of December together. This deluxe edition also includes coloring sheets, stickers, and a photo ornament sold exclusively at Target. Additional products inspired by Reindeer in Here, will include pajama sets, cozy throw blankets, and two standalone plush characters; a “Blizzard Plush” reindeer with two mismatched antlers, and a “Pinky Plush,” the only all pink reindeer at the North Pole. All of these items are also available exclusively at Target and Target.com.

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People of Play Announce Winners of the 15th Annual TAGIE Awards

More than 300 people from 20 countries gathered under the lights at the Epiphany Center for the Arts in Chicago, and another 260 via livestream, to celebrate and honor the winners of People of Play’s 15th annual Toy & Game International Excellence Awards (The TAGIE Awards). The event, which was back in person for the first time in two years, was sponsored by Disney, Oxford Games, Mattel, The Michael Kohner Corporation, Hasbro, TOMY, Longshore, Nextoy, Spin Master, Super Impulse, Backdrop.com, Peggy Brown Creative and Barry and Jason.

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Gaming News
Global Sales of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for Nintendo Switch Surpass 10 Million in First Three Days

Nintendo has announced that global sales of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for the Nintendo Switch family of systems have surpassed 10 million combined units in the first three days since their worldwide launch on Nov. 18, 2022. This is the highest global sales level for any software on any Nintendo platform within the first three days. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the latest mainline games in the Pokémon series, releasing three years after the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games, also for Nintendo Switch. In these newest titles, which welcome series newcomers and veterans alike, players experience a unique open-world Pokémon adventure for the first time in the franchise.

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Ion8 Water Bottles and Angry Birds Come Together to Make Hydration Fun

Ion8, one of the fastest growing hydration specialists in Europe, has partnered with Rovio to release an eye-catching series of Angry Birds water bottles that aim to make hydration fun for all ages. In a deal facilitated by Angry Birds’ global licensing agency IMG, the companies came together to release 10 bespoke bottles made out of a mix of eco-friendly Recyclon and stainless steel, featuring fan-favorite Angry Birds characters in stunning raised prints. Ion8 bottles all feature an exclusive full flip-lid with integrated carry handle and sliding safety lock to make sure the bottle never leaks. Effortless and stylish with on-trend colors, the bottles’ 3D prints and designs are inspired by environments and characters from well-known games and movies. They are dishwasher safe, with durable scratch resistant powder paints, all products are certified carbon neutral making them ideal for drinking on the go.

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Maria Vera Whelan Promoted to VP of Marketing and Brand Management at PBS Kids

Maria Vera Whelan will be promoted to Vice President, Marketing & Brand Engagement, PBS KIDS. She will oversee the marketing of PBS KIDS across all user touch points, leading a holistic strategy to engage new and existing audiences with PBS KIDS’ mission, values, content and distribution platforms. Maria Vera Whelan starts when she returns to PBS from parental leave.  

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Stranger Things: Demopets Funboxx with Ultra-Rare Eleven Drops Nov 30

Eleven is here to defend against the horde of creatures from the Upside Down…just in time for the holidays. Mighty Jaxx, the award-winning integrated future culture platform, is releasing a new Stranger Things: Demopets Funboxx series.  This collection offers something for casual collectors and impresses hardcore collectors with quality vinyl art toys, all connected by a captivating story. Fans can collect all six demo species and potentially find the ultra-rare Eleven herself in these fun and exciting blind boxes – Stranger Things: Demopets Funboxx.

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MGA Entertainment Launches Its New MGA’s Miniverse Make It Mini Food Line

MGA Entertainment, Inc. (MGA), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing privately held toy and entertainment companies, has announced two never-before-seen, innovative collections just in time for holiday gift giving – MGA’s Miniverse Make It Mini Food Diner Edition and Make It Mini Food Café Edition. Delivering hands-on fun to make a mini food masterpiece for the first time ever, MGA’s Miniverse is the only brand of toys bringing highly detailed, fully functional everyday items into mini form. The new line is expected to grow into the company’s next billion-dollar ball brand.