HoliDAY of Play 2015

Film Version of Hasbro’s Monopoly Advances Directly to Go

LIONSGATE LOGOLionsgate and Hasbro are partnering to bring Monopoly to the big screen. The film version has been described as centering on a boy from Baltic Avenue who uses both Chance and Community in a quest to make his fortune, taking him on a fun, adventure-filled journey.

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Disney Announces Sequel to Mega-Hit Frozen

FrozenFever1Earlier today, the Walt Disney Co. announced plans to make a sequel to 2013’s Disney Frozen at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco.

Since its release in November 2013, Disney Frozen has made nearly $1.3 billion globally at the box office and won the Academy Award for best animated feature. The largest grossing animated film ever, Frozen also inspired a robust line of consumer products, and was the No. 1 best-selling toy brand among girls in 2014, according to the NPD Group.

New Frozen Products from KidDesigns to Debut This Summer

KidDesigns.FrozenmicKidDesigns will have a collection of 12 new Frozen products, featuring Anna and Elsa. The items will arrive at retail in July, and two of them—Microphone with MP3 adaptability and Sing-a-Long Boombox—will feature the Academy Award-winning song, Let It Go.

Buffalo Games Returns to the Oscars

For the second consecutive year, Buffalo Games partnered with producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis, founder of The Cinema City International Film Festival, as a title sponsor for the 2011 Academy Awards Celebrity Gifting Suite.

Prior to the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, held last night, Oscar nominees and celebrities visited the Gifting Suite at Paramount Studios and took home a Buffalo Games party game such as Truth Be Told, Last Word, Likewise, and The T-Shirt Game, or a jigsaw puzzle by artists such as Darrell Bush, The Hautman Brothers, Art Poulin, and William Wegman. Other products in the bags included luxury items from companies such as Deanna Hodges of Macada Clothing and Design, Two Cosmetics, Revitae Skin Care Products, the Men’s Warehouse, and more.

All proceeds from the Gifting Suite will benefit soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq and their families.

Celebs Take Home Buffalo Party Games at Oscars

At the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, celebrities and Oscar nominees scored party games as part of a partnership between Buffalo Games and producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis, founder of The Cinema City International Film Festival.

Stars that attended the Celebrity Gifting Suite at the show received swag bags, which included a Buffalo Games product—such as Likewise, The T-Shirt Game, and Truth Be Told—and other items including Nicole Paxton Cosmetics, Azura Dawn products, and Jenny B Clothing. All proceeds from the Gifting Suite will benefit the Marine Corps Veterans Association and The Klass Kids Foundation.