|Trivial Pursuit Kicks-off 20th Anniversary With Sneak Peak At Toy Fair 2002|
|HASBRO ANNOUNCES "BE IN THE TRIVIAL PURSUIT® GAME" CONTEST|
February 2002 (Newstream) -- Hasbro Games today provided a sneak peek of just some of the questions to be included in its new TRIVIAL PURSUIT® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION game. Due to hit store shelves this fall, the game will feature questions on noteworthy and trivial events from the past twenty years.
While editors for the game are hard at work compiling the 4,800 questions for the 20th Anniversary edition, they are leaving room for one special question. Consumers are invited to submit a personal accomplishment of theirs to "Be in the TRIVIAL PURSUIT® Game" contest.
Starting February 11, 2002, consumers will have the opportunity to submit a TRIVIAL PURSUIT®-style question about a unique happening or event in which they participated. In keeping with the 20th anniversary spirit, this unique feat must have occurred between the years 1982 and 2002.
"If you have ever visited a famous landmark numerous times, invented your own sandwich or can claim any other trivial tidbit, your feat can be immortalized as a TRIVIAL PURSUIT® question," said John Chandler, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Hasbro Games. "The goal of the contest is to find someone whose personal claim to fame qualifies them to be a part of our celebration of all things trivial."
Entries must be accompanied by an essay of 100 words or less that provides specific details about the event. To enter, visit www.trivialpursuit.com between 12:01 a.m. Central Time (CT) on February 11, 2002 and 11:59 p.m. (CT) on March 11, 2002. A complete list of contest rules is available on the Website. The contest winner will become part of a trivia question in the TRIVIAL PURSUIT® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION game, as well as receive a cash prize.
Introduced at the 1982 Toy Fair, the TRIVIAL PURSUIT® game was created by two friends, Scott Abbott, a sports editor with The Canadian Press, and Chris Haney, photo editor for the Montreal Gazette. They created the game after a friendly argument over who was the better game player. Twenty years later and more than 70 million copies of the game, the TRIVIAL PURSUIT® game is still enjoyed in 17 countries and 26 languages.
The TRIVIAL PURSUIT® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION game features 4,800 new questions from 1982 to 2002 in six different categories. Here's a sample question from each category:Global View - What date keeps Las Vegas wedding parlors the busiest?
Sound & Screen - What U.S. State requires film crews to be blessed by a local priest before they can begin shooting?
News - What historic structure's 100th birthday drew over two million celebrants to the New York waterfront in 1983?
The Written Word - Where are more newspapers read per capita - New Zealand, Nicaragua or Norway?
Innovations - What common three-word phrase is familiar by the lengths of its words, in the beeper code "143?"
Game Time - What was the last year the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year?
Answers: February 14th, Hawaii, The Brooklyn Bridge, Norway, I Love You, 1992
Hasbro Games manufactures and markets games and puzzles under the brand names MILTON BRADLEY and PARKER BROTHERS. Included in its product line are some of the world's best-known games and puzzles including: CANDY LAND, the MONOPOLY game, SCRABBLE Brand Crossword Game, YAHTZEE, TWISTER, GAME OF LIFE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT and BIG BEN puzzles. The company also markets its games in three focused initiatives: MY FIRST GAMES (pre-school games), FAMILY GAME NIGHT (family games) and GET TOGETHER GAMES (adult games).
Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT is the registered trademark of Horn Abbot Ltd. for the games distributed under exclusive license to Hasbro, Inc.
SCRABBLE the associated logo, the design of the distinctive SCRABBLE brand gameboard, and the distinctive letter tile design are trademarks of Hasbro in the United States and Canada.
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