Michelle Quillen

Copywriter, Copy Editor, Content Writer, Brand Journalist

United States


New Board Games and Puzzles from The Op

Serve Up Sizzling Competition with YAHTZEE® SPAM® Brand – Available Now

Think you’ve seen every combo there was when it came to the game of YAHTZEE? Feast your eyes on the newest edition of America’s number one dice game — and “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve fried it!” YAHTZEE: SPAM brand puts together two classic products known around the world for bringing excitement to the family table and it’s available now from The Op!

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Strategize Your Way to the Surface in Mountains Out Of Molehills – Coming Soon from The Op

Start preparing now to attend the annual Mountain Maker tournament, where the title of “Top Tunneler” is up for grabs by moles all over the world! If you’ve never tested your digging skills before to rise above the rest, you’re in luck—sharp-clawed competitors are needed both underground and above ground in an all-new signature game by The Op! Mountains Out Of Molehills is the perfect light strategy game for players of all skill levels, and it’s coming soon!

The Op
Be the Cleverest in Jurassic Park Trilogy Facts with Jurassic Park Bid to Win Trivia Game –...

If you’re not only a fan of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s first three prehistoric blockbusters but have watched them with more wide-eyed fascination each time, here’s your chance to prove you’re the biggest fan! Jurassic Park Bid to Win Trivia Game is a one-of-a-kind, bidding style trivia game that puts your knowledge about the Jurassic Park film trilogy to the test, and it’s available now!

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Keep Calm and Throw Flame in The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 – Available Now

Chaotic agendas. Shuffling priorities. Proximity to a team of “sus” colleagues. Compound this with being isolated in a research facility in Antarctica, and it sounds less like life back at the office but instead the premise of a suspenseful tabletop game you may know. A different type of challenge we’ve been anticipating is among us, and it’s a welcome chill and thrill to this already spooky season. “Trust is a hard thing to come by these days” because The Op and Mondo’s The Thing: Infection...

Celebrate 50 Years of History-Making Rock Music with MONOPOLY®: Queen Edition – Available Now!

In a timely encore for Queen’s 50th anniversary this year, classic rock and a classic game come together in a collection-bound edition made for the dedicated fans of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, and Roger Taylor. The MONOPOLY: Queen Edition game pays tribute to one of the world’s most influential rock bands of all time, and it’s available now from The Op!

The Op Games
Prepare to Prove Your Wizarding World Alliance in Talisman: Harry Potter™ - Coming Soon

The conflict between Hogwarts™ heroes and villains is calling for witches and wizards to strengthen their forces-and time is closing in to decide where you stand! Talisman: Harry Potter™ is the newest title to combine the classic roll-and-move adventure game with the beloved characters of the Wizarding World, and it's coming to fans everywhere this fall!

The Op Games
Have a Sit-Down with Your Other Family in MONOPOLY®: The Sopranos - Available Now

Make your way from the vinyl-covered couch to meet at the table for a real treat that's on the record, and we don't mean pasta and gabagool (though you will be getting money-hungry). MONOPOLY: The Sopranos lets players relive the HBO hit that's taken over our hearts and vocabs since its debut two decades ago, and it's available now to prove you're the top earner!

The Op Games
Fend for Yourself to Represent the Light or Dark Side in Talisman: Star Wars - Available Now

A classic role-playing adventure needs YOU at the tabletop as Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi and others race to prove their mastery of The Force in a game that takes place far, far away! Talisman: Star Wars is now available to Europe, Middle East, and African (EMEA) regions, welcoming brave contenders to choose their side and rule the galaxy!

The Op
All Work and All Play Awaits in The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel - Available Now

Fans of suspense and escape rooms can now face the dread of having to flee from insanity with the most unsettling addition to The Op's line of puzzle games yet! The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel - a Coded Chronicles Game puts players in the middle of unpredictable twists and turns to find a way out to save their own lives-and it's available now!

The Op
Get a Hold of Halloween Town, Hogwarts, and Ohana in These Exclusive Rubik's Cubes - Available...

Start organizing your stocking stuffers with the latest from The Op and Rubik's® Cube! We're wrapping up celebrating the 3D puzzle's 40th anniversary with even more designs featuring franchises you can't get enough of, including a troublemaker who discovers the meaning of Ohana, another who sets out on a merry misadventure, and a spellbinding addition to your Hogwarts shrine...

The Op
Spread Christmas Cheer Any Time of Year with MONOPOLY®: Elf - Available Now

Treat every day like Christmas and take your family game night to new levels of laughter all year round with MONOPOLY: Elf , available now from The Op! 'Tis the season to bankrupt your friends and family as you innocently take over the board in this custom edition of the classic game based on the hilarious holiday comedy!

The Op
Take a Chance and Play with Your Food with YAHTZEE®: Cup Noodles - Available Now!

The trademark "Much More Than a Soup"™ phrase found on every familiar red and yellow container of Cup Noodles™ couldn't sum up instant fun better, now that you can enjoy your favorite on-the-go ramen in its most irresistible form yet! Grab a hold of delicious victory and satisfying surprise with YAHTZEE: Cup Noodles, available now!

The Op
Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion Available Now

The lovable clue sniffer Scooby-Doo and his adventure-seeking friends Mystery Incorporated are hot on the trail of all things paranormal, and the chance to tap your inner detective has arrived with Scooby-Doo: Escape from the Haunted Mansion - the newest Coded Chronicles escape room game from The Op Games is available now!

The Op
Rock Paper Scissors Card Game Super Cats is Available Now | The Op Games

Our pets' daily routines are becoming more familiar to us as we spend each day staying in, napping, and playing with toys to pass the time, but a quick and easy way to supercharge domestic life is here thanks to our work with GRRRE Games to bring fans this brand new release!

The Op
The Shining Escape Room Coming Soon | The Op Games

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film's release date, The Op is announcing the newest addition to our line of Coded Chronicles™ at-home escape room style games. The Shining: Escape from the Overlook Hotel is the ultimate chance for fans to test their puzzle-solving skills, and it's coming this fall!

The Op
Decimate Your Way to Victory in MONOPOLY® and JENGA®: Godzilla

The city-stomping kaiju is back and leading the charge for you to stake claim of valuable properties in this nostalgic twist on your favorite board games. Join the ranks of gigantic monsters in attacking with reckless abandon and demolish your rivals in MONOPOLY: Godzilla and JENGA: Godzilla, available now!

The Op
Stimulate Your Mind's Eye with the Colorful Guessing Game of Hues and Cues

Bring the fun and eye-catching game of Hues and Cues home today - available now from The Op! Earn points for being accurate, find surprise in exploring the many ways colors leave an impression on us-from holidays or hobbies, to emotions and experiences, references and examples are endless!

The Op
Litter Your Game Night with Nostalgia in MONOPOLY®: Garbage Pail Kids

"One man's trash is another man's treasure" has never been more literal now that the absurdly comical stickers you lovingly hoarded in your youth are making a comeback-this time with the objective of making you disgustingly rich! Flashback to the 80s as you fast track to victory with MONOPOLY: Garbage Pail Kids, available now from The Op!

The Op
Corner All the Cash as Others Tread Lightly with MONOPOLY®: Breaking Bad

Dive into the empire business with MONOPOLY®: Breaking Bad - a bespoke spin on the fast-dealing property game! Developed out of a collaboration with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and the Breaking Bad team, this new edition of the game is packed with so much series iconography that fierce competitors might try to throw a pizza onto the roof!

The Op
A Grimdark Game of Strategic Conquest is Coming This Fall with RISK®: Warhammer 40,000®

The chance to combine the quintessential strategy board game with the far future of the 41st millennium has finally arrived, and countless hours of enjoyment for fans of both of these world-renowned properties await. Dominate your opponents in battles set during the War of Beasts across Vigilus and control the far future this fall with RISK: Warhammer 40,000!

The Op
Rise. Conquer. Rule. Court of the Dead: Mourners Call Retail Edition is Available Now

Heaven and Hell have been engaged in a celestial war that enslaves all of existence, requiring the harvest of etherea from human souls to use as fuel for their ongoing battle. Caught in the constant imbalance of good and evil, the Alltaker of the Underworld, also known as Death, assembles a council called The Court of the Dead to try and control the fate of this destructive power struggle.

The Op
Fans of The Simpsons have just the game in time for their dysfunctional family get-togethers.

This version of MONOPOLY®: The Simpsons offers fans even more nuance as it makes its return into the family game night rotation. The commemorative 30-year release boasts six gold-plated tokens which represent more than the show's namesake family members, a collection of usual and unusual suspects: a costumed Homer as the Monorail Conductor, hometown hero Jebediah Springfield, tri-ocular fish Blinky, and Planet Rigel VII's resident Kang to name a few.

The Op
The Toy Story Collector's Chess Set - Available Now | The OP

CARLSBAD, Calif. - October 10, 2019 - Bursting with nostalgia and bound for the tabletop, the Toy Story Collector's Chess Set presents Pixar's most unforgettable characters in a full-color and displayable collection for fans and game enthusiasts to take home today!

The Op
Retro-activate Game Nights with The Op's Match-O-Rama, Available Now!

Hey everybody, it's time for MATCH-O-RAMA™! Trade in the usual dice-rolling routine for a game night that will have you looking for lights and cameras-can you dig it? The OP's newest signature guessing game puts you in the seat of the shows you love to play along with at home.

The Op
Give Your Opponents Some Space with Astro Trash-Available Now!

"1, 2, 3... Ditch it!" Prepare for this rallying call to launch you and a few other environmental do-gooders on a fun and frantic mission at warp speed! Join the race to declutter your planet by reporting to the tabletop with Astro Trash, a new original, non-stop dice-rolling game by The OP!

The Op
It's Do or Die for The Losers' Club in IT: Evil Below, The OP's Forthcoming Survival Game

If you're still getting chills from the shocking trailer for It: Chapter Two, we can't promise that the imagery from The OP's forthcoming game and its unfortunate familiarity will offer any solace. Based on the 2017 remake of the Stephen King classic, IT: Evil Below puts you in the middle of Derry, ME, where players will take on the role of the all-vigilant Losers' Club.

The Op
Conquer Monsters and Take Potions to Graduate Dungeon Academy - Coming Soon from The OP! | The OP

Take the mighty pen as your proverbial sword for the fight to earn your Adventurer's Diploma from Dungeon Academy, the exciting roll-and-write game coming soon to North America through The OP! Face threatening foes and collect life-restoring potions in this fast and competitive light strategy game, where players take on the role of students pining to graduate from the most renowned school in the realm.

Report to the Tower, Guardian. Destiny Collector's Chess is Available Now!

Super charge your Destiny collection and play your favorite game in an eye-catching and all new form with the Destiny Collector's Chess Set, available now! Bungie's hit first-person shooter meets the timeless tabletop strategy game in this must-have for Destiny enthusiasts and gamers of all levels.

The Op
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! MONOPOLY: Ren & Stimpy Memories Edition is Available Now!

It may not be your first material possession, but this box is bursting with enough nostalgia to get you out of the Big House and into the most absurd "Landlord's Game" yet! Take home the ultimate source of all things happy and joyous at once with MONOPOLY: Ren and Stimpy - Memories Edition, available in stores now!

The Op
More "Mystery" Than "Meat". CLUE: Bob's Burgers is Now On the Menu!

Perhaps Bob and Linda Belcher thought hosting a dinner party was one way to share their namesake fare without a glaring health inspection. But protests and grease traps have been replaced with an even bigger problem for the restaurateurs, now that guest "Ned Boddy" has wound up dead!

No Need for a Time Portal - Samurai Jack: Back to the Past is Available Now!

If you've been seeking an escape from the drabness of reality since the last episode aired of Adult Swim's Samurai Jack, pass up perusing your archives and pick up a new way to "get back, back to the past"! It's your chance to embark with friends on a fateful quest to restore the land's virtue and dominate Jack's archenemy.

Checkmate! A Collector's Chess Set to Celebrate Mickey Mouse is Coming Soon!

It doesn't take more than two round ears and a waving white glove to see that a certain character is about to transport you to a happy place, just with his high-pitched chuckle! Joined as always by familiar friends, the one and only Mickey Mouse is celebrating a milestone-90 magical years since his remarkable debut!

The OP
Senior Wisdom for the Win-Trivial Pursuit®: The Golden Girls is Available Now!

Picture it: A seven-year journey with your best friends from which you've taken away countless moments of prudence, humor, and sarcasm. Now, conveniently and carefully, the experience is packaged up like a freshly set cheesecake, ready to open whenever the moment calls for a slice of friendly competition.

Product Showcase Blogs

Hang with Your Favorite Crew from These Iconic New Rubik’s® Cubes – Available Now!

The Op’s latest collection of officially licensed Rubik’s Cubes has a posse. It’s composed of nine actually, each with their own new twist on the classic 3D puzzle! Find familiars such as crime-fighting ninjas, classic Disney characters, rampant dinos, “trashy” kids, and even metal icons among these oldies but goodies. They’ve held up through generations of fans, and screens big and small, and we’ve harnessed them below for a mixed bag of nostalgia.

Fixated: The Op’s Newest Fandom-Friendly Jigsaw Puzzles Need No Explanation

This edition of Fixated features full-color jigsaw puzzles of oddly recognizable figures from all facets of pop culture, from music to TV and video games. Their eye-catching appearances are likely followed with “if you get, you get it”, so try associating at least one of these new releases with someone in your life who’d surely be able to fill you in.

The Op Games
Fixated: From Plushies to Pixels, Reconnect with The Op's Latest Puzzles - May 2021 | The Op Games

The month of April's colorful 1,000-piece pastimes ended up creating a happily accidental throwback to animated classics, including Hallmark characters turned cuddly toys, and a mustachioed plumber that went from breaking bricks to burning rubber. Nintendo ported our favorite console and handheld franchises into playful 2D challenges, giving our eyes a new prize and game closets a "Breath" of fresh air.

The Op
What We Love About SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising

When The Op partnered with Nickelodeon to bring the very first officially licensed SpongeBob SquarePants hobby game to market, a school of our in-house, diehard SpongeBob fans soaked up the opportunity to lend their talents, and brought to life the charming, challenging, and one-of-a-kind cooperative card and dice game-SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton Rising.

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Fixated: The Op's Newest Jigsaw Puzzles Put Familiar Faces Together - June 2020

There's no "character" limit on the newest batch of jigsaw puzzles introduced by The Op over the last few weeks! These instantly recognizable visuals from classic movies and nostalgic cartoons packs this month's Fixated series with franchises that span various decades, literally putting together a collection of puzzles for everyone in the family.

Arm The Animals Clothing Co.
ATA Ambassador Feature: This is Michelle

Learn more about the emotional rewards of being an advocate for animal rescue in this guest blog by ATA Ambassador, Michelle Quillen.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Father's Day Gifts for The Guy Who Has Enough Ties

With the breadth of fictional action heroes fighting steadfastly from the big screen with tales of bravery, triumph, and defeat, it's easy to forget that the real MVPs of the summer season are the ones who will be spearheading an inevitable stream of barbecues, camping trips, and ballgames.

Merriment Unlocked: a Holiday Gift Guide for Video Gamers

The last time we anticipated Santa bringing us a new game console was probably before "staying up past 12" meant waiting in line for a midnight release. In a day and age where you can simply tell if someone's been bad or good just by their gamerscore, surprising an achievement junkie with something unique can require some extra help.

Make It a Human Holiday: A Gift Guide for the Rick and Morty Fan

You don't need knowledge of theoretical physics to explain what attracts sci-fi animated series buffs to Cartoon Network's Rick and Morty. The clever humor and mind-numbing story twists hurled at its late-night Adult Swim audience might make it obvious what kind of gifts a Rick and Morty fan has at the top of their list, but how exactly does one procure a portal gun?

Buzztime Business
Get The Buzz on Nightclub and Bar 2015

The taxing preparation and long hours invested by thousands of exhibitors from the bar and restaurant industry came to fruition last week at Nightclub and Bar 2015, where new products were demonstrated, connections were made, and entrepreneurs and bar managers alike came to capitalize on the annual experience.

Advertorials (online/print)

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Get an Inside Look at Talisman: Batman™ Super-Villains Edition

Not only is Talisman: Batman™ Super-Villains Edition now available, but The Op's own “masterminds” are offering up how the plan was built to capture exactly what board game and Batman fans have been looking for with this sinister twist on the classic tabletop RPG.

Enthusiastic Harry Potter Fans and What to Buy Them

Look no further for a little help with gift-giving this year if surprising a Harry Potter fan involves working some magic. This holiday guide contains the best Harry Potter gifts of 2017 to guarantee that any WizKid can claim a new addition to their ever-growing collection.

Fanboys Anonymous
10 Things You Didn't Know About E3

This is the first time in 4 years that I won't be able to attend E3. The times I have attended certainly proved to be memorable; I wasn't there to work, so my exploration of its technical playground abounded.

Fanboys Anonymous
Blue Kitty Boutique Delivers Geek Chic

With the holiday one week away, the need for a last-minute gift or perfect accessory for your New Year's Eve ensemble may be becoming urgent as 2014 quickly approaches. Luckily for you, Blue Kitty Boutique has you covered with her impressive and adorable collection of handcrafted goods.

Fanboys Anonymous
Retro Game Cartridge Soap Will Clean Out Your Wallet

You might think that soap shaped like a game cartridge would be the perfect gift for a gamer. It might also be a subtle hint that the recipient should shower him- or herself with actual water rather than achievements. While the former is pretty accurate, the latter ruse would be futile.

Fanboys Anonymous
Top 10 Collectibles Gift List from Entertainment Earth

If there's anywhere you should go to comb through thousands of options for getting the collector in your life something he or she doesn't yet own, consider your destination Entertainment Earth. The Simi Valley-based company and online licensed product powerhouse came from the humble beginnings of a garage operation 17 years ago and has grown to currently offer almost 15,000 individual items from their online store.

Fanboys Anonymous
Epic Rights Brings All New KISS Toy Lines to Fans in 2015

As if licensed clothing, condoms, and coffins weren't enough to accommodate the ultimate KISS fan's rock and roll lifestyle, global branding company Epic Rights has announced a forthcoming KISS merchandise lineup to strum the heartstrings of collectors in 2015.

The Game Fanatics
Choose Your Side... The One to Go with Your Star Wars Burger

"Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D" is invading Europe, and fast-food chain Quick is commemorating the arrival by adding three Star Wars-themed burgers to their menu. The marketing campaign-which compels hungry, option-laden customers to "Choose your side of the Force"-features pictures of their sinister "Dark Vador" [sic] burger and mildly-rebellious "Dark Burger" pitted against a comparably angelic and acid-washed version of both.

Press Releases

The Op
AEG and The Op Games Smash Up Forces to Bring New Factions in 2020

CARLSBAD, Calif. - November 13, 2019 - The Op Games | usaopoly, the Carlsbad board game and puzzle publisher behind best-selling party games Telestrations® and Blank Slate™, along with Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), publishers of hit games Tiny Towns™ and Ecos: First Continent™, are thrilled to announce their new partnership to bring officially licensed factions to AEG's flagship card game Smash Up in 2020 and beyond.

Hi-Def Ninja
Project Raygun Announces Adult Swim Samurai Jack: Back To The Past Board Game

USAopoly Inc., announced today a partnership with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim division and Project Raygun to release a new board game that lets fans of the award-winning, hit animated series trail a well-known hero's journey in Samurai Jack: Back to the Past. Project Raygun is a revolutionary boutique board game, puzzle, and collectibles brand division within USAopoly.

Dice Tower News
USAopoly Introduces Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War

USAopoly has been foraging more into the hobby board game industry as time goes by. With huge hits such as Harry Potter: Hogwart's Battle, USAopoly has shown that they are growing into much more than a Monopoly re-skin company.

Product Packagaing | Copy Editing

The Op Games
Geek Out! Disney packaging copy

Packaging for officially licensed Disney verison of social trivia game Geek Out! by Ultra Pro Entertainment and The Op Games

MONOPOLY: Coraline

Copy written for box bottom of officially licensed Coraline version of Monopoly by USAopoly

MONOPOLY: BoJack Horseman

Officially licensed BoJack Horseman (Netflix) edition of Monopoly box bottom packaging

MONOPOLY: Riverdale

Officially licensed Riverdale edition of Monopoly box bottom packaging

USAopoly 2018 Product Catalog

USAopoly's newest catalog of hobby, party, classic, original, and co-branded games for 2018 edited for product description accuracy and consistency.

News and Interviews | Gaming and Entertainment

Fanboys Anonymous
Capcom's Game Lineup for E3 2014, Latest Titles Announced

E3 2014 is four days away, and as per usual, social networks are abuzz with excitement for what this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will bring us. Among what's ahead are the latest titles from Capcom, which were just announced, along with the lineup of playable games that will be available to us at the Capcom booth.

Fanboys Anonymous
Capcom and Twitch Unite Street Fighter Fans with Capcom Pro Tour

If there was ever a winning combo in fighting game history, the latest collaboration between Capcom and Twitch should have Street Fighter fans celebrating a major victory. Recently announced by the industry leader who brought us the Mega Man, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry franchises, the Capcom Pro Tour will celebrate the popularity of the Street Fighter franchise by forming the first-ever fighting game league for its series.

Fanboys Anonymous
Dustforce Keeps it Clean on Consoles, Out Today on PSN and Vita

In the same fashion that BurgerTime may have enticed our earliest aspirations to be a home cook or Mario Kart gave us all Mario Andretti envy, present day gamers yearning to be maids and custodians now have a game to inspire them.

Fanboys Anonymous
Steam's Early Access MMO Entropy Gives Players Some Space

Earlier this week, Steam released the latest title by the makers of Battlestar Galactica Online through its Early Access program. Entropy is an open-universe MMO that places gamers in an expansive cosmos, challenging them to both battle and cooperate with each other to hold up an interplanetary evolution.

Fanboys Anonymous
Toon Up and Creep Out at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con, November 23-24

The Long Beach Comic & Horror Con (LBCHC) will be rearing its ugly head at the Long Beach Convention Center on November 23 and 24. Having recently announced a partnership with ComicVine, fans can expect the exclusive interview segment The Marshall Report to return with host Rick Marshall.

Fanboys Anonymous
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Crash Lands in Los Angeles November 1-3

Stan Lee was reported missing. Choppers swarmed overhead while news commentary doubted his emergence from the valleys of Southern California, just days before the weekend of a scheduled appearance. The imagery was unreal. He's 90 years old, I thought. What about his fans...?

Fanboys Anonymous
Vanguard Princess Up for Votes on Steam Greenlight

San Francisco-based publishing company eigoMANGA announced this week that its latest title, Vanguard Princess, has been launched on Steam Greenlight for your upvoting pleasure. Anime aficionados' eyes will be drawn to this 2D fighting game's design, which users can "rate up" to make it available on Steam's digital distribution marketplace.

Fanboys Anonymous
Extra Life 2013 | Enter to Win Visceral Signed Dead Space 3 Schwag

Let's face it, not all of us are fortunate or strong enough to fight off the necromorphs in our life. That's why I've decided to participate in this year's Extra Life gaming marathon to benefit a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for the third year in a row.

The Game Fanatics
Rovio Entertainment and PowerA Licensing Partnership is for The (Angry) Birds

Continuing their footsteps of adding huge franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, and Call of Duty to their lineup, the Washington-based game accessory company recently showcased items from the Rovio Entertainment’s properties of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Space, and Bad Piggies among their booth displays at this year’s E3.

The Game Fanatics
Justice is Served with KontrolFreek's New GoW-Inspired Thumb Grip

KontrolFreek, the aptly named company out of Atlanta who creates accessories that improve leverage and comfort for gaming, has introduced Justice , the newest addition to their thumbstick collection. Inspired by Gears of War: Judgment , Justice 's design was actually the winner of a contest held by KontrolFreek among the Gears of War community.

The Game Fanatics
Rock and Road This Summer with Ride to Hell: Route 666

In between watching episodes of Sons of Anarchy and fixing up that ol' chopper you don't even have, look forward to living out your dreams of feasting on pavement this June with Ride to Hell: Route 666 , coming to PlayStation3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.

The Game Fanatics
Capcom Announces New Multiplayer Modes for Lost Planet 3

Capcom has provided us with details and screenshots of two of the four new multiplayer modes featured in the latest installment of the game, Scenario Mode and Akrid Survival. Spanning over six different maps, you’ll be able to side with the Snow Pirates or join the NEVEC forces.

The Game Fanatics
Tribes: Ascend Game of the Year Edition Available on 2/15

Available as a single-purchase digital download, this release commemorates the acclaimed multiplayer shooter's reception of five editor's choice awards and its Game of the Year recognition since being released by Hi-Res Studio last April.

The Game Fanatics
Award-Winning RPG Series Ends with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Yesterday, The Game Fanatics brought you the release announcement for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and artwork featured in Game Informer. Since then, we've received more details and a closer look at the dynamics of this title from the perspective of studio head Adam Badowski.

The Game Fanatics
Beta Testers Needed for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

A revamped version of Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix's MMORPG, is opening up its beta version for fans who want to give the title another go. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn literally indicates with its title that this is a do-over of the original game which, as you may remember, was released more than a couple years ago (but most likely you're still trying to forget.)

The Game Fanatics
TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning Brings Lara Croft to Comics

Square Enix and Dark Horse have partnered up to produce a comic book prequel to the highly anticipated release TOMB RAIDER game, as announced yesterday by the publisher. Titled "TOMB RAIDER: The Beginning", the series' debut is the collaboration of Square Enix studio Crystal Dynamics and the US's largest independent domestic comic publisher.

The Game Fanatics
Take off with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition

If this package doesn't launch your interest in Ubisoft's forthcoming release, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist , you might want to check your fuel gauge. The action-adventure series' latest release is coming to the US and Latin America on August 20, 2013 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but fans who hop on board prior to its release will have a hard time keeping the pre-order bonus items in their box.

The Game Fanatics
New Max Payne 3 DLC is a Deathmatch Made in Heaven

Rockstar has announced the release of the last DLC for Max Payne 3, the "Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack". Available now on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC, the pack includes five game modes full of new weapons, items, achievements and trophies to feed your need for more of the action-packed third person shooter.

The Game Fanatics
J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams has been announced as the director for the newest installment of the ultimate franchise, Star Wars: Episode VII . It's more of a commotion than a disturbance that you're sensing in the force. Abrams , producer of films such as Star Trek, Cloverfield, and Super 8 is no newcomer to the sci-fi scene.

The Game Fanatics
Premature Star Wars 1313 Release Announcement Keeps Details Underground

Star Wars fans were in flight this morning with excitement over the news that Star Wars 1313 , the newest game from LucasArts, was to be released this year for the PlayStation 3. Thanks to a flub on PlayStation Germany's Facebook page, however, that new hope met the ground like a jet pack fresh out of fuel.

The Game Fanatics
Q&A with Guinness World Record Gamer Efren Ballestamon

It's not every day one of your friend's friends makes the Guinness Book of World Records. We first introduced you to Efren Ballestamon Jr. the day after he won the record for "Longest Gaming on a Tablet" at this year's E3.

The Game Fanatics
Exclusive Batman: Arkham City Replica Coming to San Diego Comic Con 2012 * The Game Fanatics

New York-based creator of high end replicas and exclusive producer of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City collectibles, TriForce, will be offering their newest creation at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Exclusive to this year's event, the Pink Catwoman Riddler Trophy Full Scale Replica will be available to pre-order from the show floor over the four-day gathering.

The Game Fanatics
Robert Kirkman's Thief of Thieves Picked Up for Fourth Printing * The Game Fanatics

Creator of the post-apocalyptic graphic novel and AMC addiction The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman is leaving yet another legion of fans hungry for more, this time with cinematic crime comic Thief of Thieves . The series has become one of the best-selling indie releases of the year, with only four issues having been published, which are now entering its third and fourth printings to boot.

Direct Marketing | Storyboarding

Gen Con June Newsletter
The OP's Latest Battle for Harry Potter Fans is the Game That Must Be Seen

Let the magic of USAopoly's latest creation attract you to booth #137 as Harry Potter™: Death Eaters™ Rising makes its magical debut at Gen Con this year! Prepare to be spellbound by an eye-catching display featuring He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named at the center of this cooperative dice and card game for collectors and hobby gamers of all skill levels!

New Release Rundown on Gen Con TV!

Check out this week's newsletter for information about a new tabletop news program on Gen Con TV! Plus Trade Day Events, Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist, The Eldritch Foundry on Kickstarter, Codenames: DUet XXL, and new merch from OffWorld!!

USAopoly on Facebook
Celebrate National Puzzle Day!

USApopoly Facebook page post copy promoting Legend of Zelda line of puzzles for National Puzzle Day 2018

Focus Group landing page

Focus Group / Play Test copy for online survey page with CTA to get people excited about participating and wanting to share with friends and family.

Buzztime Tablet Single Player Arcade - product page

In addition to 15 hours of programmed trivia on the Buzztime network, did you know there is an on-demand suite of single-player arcade games for players of all ages and skill levels? It's right on the tablets you're already offering and it's perfect for families dining together, trivia players between rounds, sports fans during commercials and anyone looking to fill downtime with fun.

Chappie Promo Page

Copy for Buzztime's partnership with Columbia Pictures to promote "Chappie" via movie pass giveaway.