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2011-07-21 11:17:00

DALLAS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- They will arrive in Dallas from 40 states and several foreign countries, carrying worn dictionaries, secret word lists and customized playing equipment. They range from 12 to 81 years-old and know thousands of more words than the average person. These word experts will play 31 intense matches at the 2011 National SCRABBLE® Championship (NSC), which takes place August 6-10 at the Hotel InterContinental Dallas. Current champion Nigel...

2011-07-07 10:37:00

NEW YORK, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack Meller, an 11-year-old from Bedford, N.Y. has recently become the youngest expert in official tournament SCRABBLE® history. Almost all of Mack's competitors were adults when he finished in 2nd place in a June 25th tournament. As a result, his official SCRABBLE® rating shot up by 53 points to 1638. In tournament SCRABBLE®, an expert rating is 1600 and above. There are currently 308...

2011-06-22 14:55:00

LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- meemo LLC, the Virtual Goods marketing, licensing and distribution company, has formalized a worldwide Virtual Goods license for Hasbro to take the TRANSFORMERS brand into additional channels of digital distribution. The announcement was made jointly today at the 2011 Licensing Show by Simon Waters, SVP Licensing, Hasbro, Inc. and Steve Sterling and Jed Corenthal, co-founders of meemo LLC. Focusing on Hasbro's iconic TRANSFORMERS brand, meemo will...

2011-06-14 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The colossal battle between the AUTOBOTS(TM) and DECEPTICONS(TM) is underway as Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) new video game Transformers: Dark of the Moon ships to retail stores nationwide today. Created by acclaimed developer High Moon Studios and based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property, the game lets fans fight through epic battles as they unravel MEGATRON'S sinister plan and is set in the world of director...

2011-05-26 07:00:00

Annual Awards Presented in Partnership with generationOn Recognize Youth Leaders Committed to Community Service and Volunteering NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six young people from across the United States will be honored as Hasbro Community Action Heroes this evening at generationOn's Art of Giving Benefit in New York City. The six young leaders, ranging in age from 7 to 17, will be recognized for their achievements in volunteer service and their contributions to...

2011-04-08 04:00:00

SEATTLE, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Bay Games is excited to announce three key new hires: Marisa Pena, Chief Creative Officer; Colt Tipton, Senior Producer of Ideation; and Clinton Fowler, Senior Director of Mobile Product Strategy. Marisa Pena, Chief Creative Officer, has been designing interactive entertainment for kids and families for more than 15 years; from her first CD-ROM title, Explore the Grand Canyon, to online games, websites, and community applications for kids,...

2011-02-15 09:37:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon Consumer Products will unveil a broad new lineup of SpongeBob SquarePants toys for fans of all ages from The LEGO Group, Hasbro, THQ, and Cardinal at Toy Fair 2011. The new products include SpongeBob-themed building sets, games, videogames and more. In addition, Nickelodeon has announced a multiyear renewal with The LEGO Group as a global licensee for SpongeBob SquarePants construction toys. The LEGO Group will unveil two new building...

2011-02-14 09:32:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sakar Electronics, under license from Hasbro, Inc., (Nasdaq: HAS), today announced plans for a line of NERF-branded audio and video electronics and optics. The collection will offer products inspired by the iconic NERF brand and be available during the 2011 holiday season in the U.S. and Canada. The initial product lineup will feature digital and video cameras and cases, MP3 players, walkie talkies, binoculars, flashlights and headlamps - all with...

2011-02-14 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The next colossal entry in the TRANSFORMERS saga on Earth is on the way as Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon is in development by the critically acclaimed developers at High Moon Studios. Based on Hasbro's legendary TRANSFORMERS property and featuring a brand-new 'Stealth Force' conversion mode, the game thrusts players directly into an original prologue storyline to experience...

2010-12-11 16:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Liam Hopfensperger and Amalan Iyengar, seventh graders from R.D. & E.P. Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, N.C., accept a check for $2,000 at the first annual School SCRABBLE® Capitol Cup in Washington, D.C. 37 teams of 5th-8th graders from 8 states plus the District of Columbia competed in 5 grueling rounds of SCRABBLE®. The School SCRABBLE® Capitol Cup is a new annual event to highlight...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.