Word on the Street Game to Leave ‘Giant’ Impression on Chicago Toy & Game Fair with 50′ Game!

Word on the Street Game to Leave ‘Giant’ Impression on Chicago Toy & Game Fair with 50′ Game!

 

Windsor, Wisconsin – Out of the Box Publishing announces the first annual Giant Word on the Street National Championship, November 20th, 2010 from 2-5pm at the 2010 Chicago Toy & Game Fair at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.

Out of the Box Publishing has taken their award-winning party game Word on the Street and turned it into a fast-paced, fun, and frantic sport for the whole family! Team members brainstorm words that fit a category, while the other team tries to sidetrack them. For example, if the category is A Type of Tree, apple would be a good answer, but Christmas would be even better. Once the team agrees on a word, one player runs down the 50 foot game board moving the giant tiles to spell the word. The opposing team then has their chance to move the letters back with the next category.

“I have always wanted to create a board game that plays like a sport,” says Al Waller, President of Out of the Box Publishing. “Word on the Street is perfect– anyone can play, the tiles are fun to move and the sidetracking is hilarious!”

The Giant Word on the Street Championship will be held on Saturday, November 20th at 2:00pm, anyone can play and the cost is free with admission to the fair. The winning team will receive one copy of each current Out of the Box game—over 25 total games!

Held at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL, The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is the only toy and game fair open to the public. Every fall, fun-seekers come from far and wide for two whole days of previewing and playing the hottest and latest new toys and games! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair is open from 10am-6pm on November 20, 2010 and from 10am-5pm on November 21, 2010. The cost for admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Visit www.chitag.com for more information. To see Out of the Box’s other events, please visit www.chitag.com/ootb.htm.

Word on the Street is for 2 to 10 players, ages 12 to adult. Word on the Street is available at Borders, Barnes and Noble and specialty toy stores at a suggested retail of $24.99. High res images are available upon request.

About Out of the Box Publishing
Since 1999, Out of the Box Publishing has created family games that can be learned in minutes, played in less than an hour, and enjoyed for a lifetime. Headquartered in Windsor, WI, Out of the Box produces a gamut of games. From single-player to party games, from quick and light games to engaging strategy games, Out of the Box games are designed to please the entire family. Inspiring fun has always been our mission, and happiness can be found….right Out of the Box!

Visit www.otb-games.com to learn more.



Pack & Stack wins Major Fun Award

(Plant City, FL) – Mayfair Games’ Pack & Stack (MFG3308), designed by Bernd Eisenstein, has achieved recognition with a Major Fun Award.  Major Fun Awards are given to games and people that bring people fun, and to any organization managing to make the world more fun through its own personal contributions, and through the  products it has managed to bring to the market.

The Major Fun Awards program as been active for eight years and was created by Bernie DeKoven, an educator, game reviewer and game designer for the past 40 years.  His vision for the award was to identify and recognize games that have clear and comprehensive rules that can be read in 5-15 minutes, play in under an hour, are suitable for a wide audience, and are fun enough to make people laugh and want to play again.

This is the third award for Pack & Stack; it has also received the 2009 BoardGamer.ru Children’s Game of the Year and the 2009 Vuoden Perhepeli, Family Game of the Year.  Additionally it was a 2009 Arets Familiespill
(Family Game of the Year, Norway) nominee and a 2009 Spiel des Jahres Recommendation.  To read the Major Fun review of Pack & Stack or to learn more about the Major Fun Awards please visit:
http://www.majorfun.com/2010/10/pack-stack/

Mayfair Games, founded in 1981, is an independent publisher of high quality games designed for gamers and family play.

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Bill Fogarty
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Mayfair Games
P.O. Box 3815
Plant City, FL 33563
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