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'Ultimate Board Game Collection' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 13, 2007 @ 2:25 a.m. PST

Ultimate Board Game Collection contains 20 of the most recognizable and popular board and table top games played by families around the world.

"We are excited to work with Empire to bring these classic titles to the European market,” said Glenn Halseth, CEO of Valcon Games. “Given Empire’s direct marketing distribution network across Europe, we’re confident they can reproduce the phenomenal success we've enjoyed in North America."

Parents are often concerned about video games full of violence, but they can rest assured that the Ultimate Board Game Collection is full of good, clean family fun that everyone will enjoy. Each of the games will be fully customisable to suit any player’s tastes with different rule sets, environments, piece types and sound tracks. Also, every game will also have specific goals and award trophies to players who master them.

Ian Higgins, CEO Empire Interactive said, “We’re delighted to bring this collection of classic board and table games to European households. Publishing on a range of formats gives us an opportunity to fulfill the sales potential and family wide appeal of these timeless games and the Wii console provides the perfect demographic for our first launch on this platform.”

Clive Kabatznik, CEO of Silverstar Holdings, added, “Ultimate Board Game Collection is our first Wii release and another milestone in our plan to maximize product potential across all game formats and leverage the power of Empire’s unique European distribution network. This is also a significant move for us into the casual game market and the Ultimate Board Game Collection is a fantastic title to lead this initiative.”

Key Features

  • 24 Classic board game style games, PSP, (20 on PS2).
  • Enhanced physical gesturing and unique game play via the hand held wireless controller on Wii (12 games).
  • Customise each game by selecting different rules, environments, piece type and sound tracks.
  • Play against the CPU or up to 6 other players.
  • User selectable sound track; chose from 4 different styles.
  • CPU opponent has multiple difficulty levels.
  • Includes 100 different Jigsaw pictures.
  • Each game has a trophy that can be unlocked by completing a specific goal. Can you unlock all twenty trophies?
  • Suitable for players of all ages.

Games Include:

  • Chess
  • Quatro
  • Checkers
  • Enigma
  • Backgammon
  • Reversi
  • Snakes & Ladders
  • Parcheesi
  • Dice
  • Dominoes
  • Go
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Word Cubes
  • Mahjong Solitaire
  • Anagrams
  • Concentration
  • 3D Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Mancala
  • Jigsaws

Ultimate Board Game Collection will be released Q1 2008. RRP tbc.

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