Blue Orange Games, leading designer and manufacturer of tabletop games for the family, announces their new product lineup premiering at The American International Toy Fair on February 16-19, 2014. Joining their collection of over 40 products are eight new games that showcase what Blue Orange is best known for—easy to learn, fast playing games that are stimulating regardless of skill or age.
The 2014 games will be available for purchase online and in specialty stores across the United States and Canada in late spring 2014. Visit the store locator on http://www.blueorangegames.com to find a retailer.
“For this year’s releases, we had the goal of adding diversity to our catalog. Our retailers and fans of Blue Orange can look forward to different game formats, new components, and fresh packaging designs. We tried to bring something unexpected to the table and hope to win over new audiences with some of the games. For example, BraveRats is a great microgame that crosses over into the hobby game market,” said Martin Marechal, the Director of Sales and Marketing. “We still have more surprises in store for the year, but for now we are very excited to introduce the new titles at Toy Fair.”
Ages 6 & Up / 1 to 4 Players
This unique drawing game takes kids on a deep sea adventure to fulfill underwater quests with the power of their pens. Each quest card has a detailed illustration and drawing instructions. On their separate transparent sheets, players complete the drawing and must trust their eyes in order to meet targets and avoid obstacles. The sheets are then placed over the card to score their sketch’s success. With 36 quests and two levels, the bait of the challenge hooks kids for hours of fun!
Ages 6 & Up / 2 to 4 Players
Enter the wacky world of WuzzIts and watch to see what monster they will morph into next! Clever choices and matching skills are rewarded in this charismatic card game. The WuzzIt population is divided in five families, but the mischievous WuzzIts like to combine with each other to create a confusing cast of characters. To unscramble them, players strategically exchange bottom cards and top cards to match up a monster and earn points. Playing is easy, but victory is tricky. Round up the most WuzzIts to win!
Ages 7 to Adult / 2 to 4 Players
Aztack dares players to stack up to the great Aztecs and build a temple following divine laws. The high quality playing pieces or “stones” are inscribed with two colored Aztec glyphs. Every added stone must bridge two underneath and match them by color or glyph. Strategic decisions like blocking your opponents’ next move will help a player stack the most stones to win!
Ages 7 to Adult / 2 to 4 Players
Rivaling sheep herds go to head to fluffy head in this quick moving strategy game. The goal is to have your sheep occupy the most pastures. On each turn, players split their stack of sheep and move a portion as far is it can go in a straight line to a new pasture. The winner will be watchful of sneaky sheep and successful at fencing out the foe. A different playing board is assembled before every game, so Battle Sheep is full of new challenges every time you play!
Spot it! Freeze
Ages 8 to Adult / 2 to 8 Players
Everyone’s favorite card game has gone sub-zero! Spot it! Freeze pits players against an electric timer and heats up the match fueled frenzy with three new games. Players race against the clock as they search for matches between temperature charged symbols, all while looking for their chance to freeze their opponents. Depending on the game, the clock can grant an advantage or cause a hair-pulling drawback. Beat the freeze to win! The handy timer opens up to store the playing cards.
Spot it! Splash
Ages 7 to Adult / 2 to 8 Players
The new waterproof version of the family favorite makes a splash wherever your adventures take you! Surf and sand are no match for these plastic cards, so you can play all five game variations any time, any place. Spot the single match between the most card combinations to win. Whether you’re pool side or inside, the summery symbols will put everyone in the mood for fun in the sun. Stash the cards in the waterproof travel bag and soak up the excitement on the go!
Ages 8 to Adult / 2 Players
Set in the Imperial Garden of Classical Japan, Niya centers on a dark political conspiracy among two influential clans. On every turn, players replace a garden tile with one of their clan tokens. The next player can only exchange a token for a garden tile that has an element in common with the previously chosen tile. The first to position their clan in a row, square, or blockade will win control of the garden…and power at court! A simple yet sophisticated strategy game, Niya captivates players young and old.
Ages 8 to Adult / 2 Players
In the Highlands of Medieval Scotland, an epic battle is taking place underfoot! Rivaling rat clans clash in a bid for the throne in this two player strategy game. Both players have a hand of eight cards, numbered 0 to 7, with each character on the card possessing a special power. Cards are revealed in a calculated duel with the victory going to the higher number, unless the special power overrules. The first player to win four rounds claims the kingdom for their clan. This minimalistic wonder plays in just minutes but packs rich game play and plenty of suspense.
Founded in 2000, Blue Orange Games is a leading creator of tabletop games that excite and challenge all ages. The company is driven to inspire families to “unplug” and connect face to face with the people who matter most by playing games together. Their catalog of over 40 award-winning products has earned a reputation for high play value, skill development, elegant simplicity, and continuous fun. The eco-friendly company focuses on high quality designs using durable materials and plants two trees for each tree used in game construction. The 2014 games will be available for purchase online and in specialty stores across the United States and Canada in late spring 2014. Visit the store locator on www.blueorangegames.com to find a retailer.