CARLSBAD, Calif.—February 12, 2020— usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, in collaboration with Toho International, Inc., is excited for the North American launch of GODZILLA tabletop games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®.
From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings — such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme — and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board.
“Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis, The Op’s President and CEO. “Today, with our games, older fans can nostalgically relive childhood memories while introducing their families and younger generations to the world’s most revered monster.”
“Seeing what The Op has done to bring the world of GODZILLA into these classic games has been such an enjoyable experience” says Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager for Toho International, Inc. “The way they adapt the brand into these games to make them original and fresh is sure to please fans of all ages.”
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ABOUT THE OP
The Op, also known as usaopoly, is a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games and puzzles for over 25 years! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, BLANK SLATE™, and HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ 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, Marvel, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, FOX, and Nickelodeon. The Op is passionate about bringing family, friends and fans together to create memorable experiences through play! Learn more at www.TheOp.games.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan. To learn more, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
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