New Agreement Also Grants International Rights to Select Current and Future Disney Licensed Products Developed by USAopoly
CARLSBAD, Calif.– April 17, 2019 – USAopoly® (The OP), the board game and puzzle publisher behind the best-selling party games Telestrations® and Blank Slate™, and Disney Consumer Products UK today announced plans to develop new Star Wars™ themed games for the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) regions. The initial Star Wars™ lineup will feature a light strategy tabletop game.
“Star Wars has an unparalleled ability to connect people from different generations, cultures and backgrounds, which is an important value shared by USAopoly,” said Candace Brenner, Vice President of Marketing for USAopoly. “Whether we stood in line for the debut motion picture or watched the television series with our children, Star Wars has had a significant impact on many of us here at USAopoly. We are thrilled to be partnering with Disney Consumer Products to create another avenue where rebels, Jedi and fans alike can come together to enjoy the vast universe.”
USAopoly has partnered with Disney on numerous products over the last 15 years, including Codenames: Disney Family Edition, Munchkin®: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Edition and Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: A Gemstone Mining Game. The new agreement grants USAopoly international distribution rights to some of their most popular titles from their current portfolio of over 70 Disney-licensed products as well as select unannounced upcoming games.
This will be the first time the award-winning board game company has worked with the Star Wars™ license. To stay up to date with the latest USAopoly news and upcoming games, visit: www.TheOP.games.
About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company’s stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises four main lines of business: Global Licensing, Disney Retail, Publishing and Digital Media, and Games, Apps, and Labs. The segment is home to world-class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations and bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world.
About USAopoly (The OP)
USAopoly (The OP) celebrates 25 years as a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games, collectibles, and puzzles! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, TAPPLE®, HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ and BLANK SLATE™, as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, MUNCHKIN®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, CODENAMES, and more. The OP continues to partner with marquee brands and licensors such as Hasbro, Disney, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, HBO, FOX, HBO and CBS. We are passionate about creating memories through games that bring together family, friends, and fans who love to play! Learn more at www.TheOP.games.
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