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Ultimate Board Game Collection headed to Europe

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on 29 October 2007

Empire Interactive has announced that it has acquired distribution rights to publish Valcon Games’ Ultimate Board Game Collection throughout European territories in early 2008.

Having previously enjoyed considerable success in North America, where the game has sold nearly 500,000 copies to date, Ultimate Board Game Collection contains 20 of world’s most popular board and tabletop games enjoyed by users of a variety of age groups.

Titles include:

·Snakes & Ladders
·Chinese Checkers
·Word Cubes
·Mahjong Solitaire
·3D Tic-Tac-Toe

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

“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”, added Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive.

Ultimate Board Games Collection is due for release in Europe in early 2008.