SACRAMENTO, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2004 -
Â Booktastic! today announced the official release of its new literary board game by the same name. Booktastic! is the first board game of its kind and includes over 800 questions about modern fiction authors and their works. The game was designed for the huge market of readers, book collectors, their friends and families. Because the game can be played by individual players or teams, it also appeals to book clubs.
"I am extremely pleased by the positive response we are receiving on this game," said Laine Keneller, president of Booktastic!. "My hope for the game is to get people reading and talking to each other. Every time I play this game with my friends, we learn things about each other we never knew. A married couple of 12 years learned new things about each other, and one woman liked the questions so much, she hid a few in her purse so that she could get reacquainted with her husband on an upcoming, long-overdue date they had planned."
Booktastic! Modern Fiction Edition (Ages: 12 and up; Players: 2 or more; Retail: $29.95). Players move around a quaint town square of bookstores to buy, sell, and trade books according to a collection card they receive at the beginning of the game. Before each turn, players earn money by choosing question cards. The questions are broken down into three levels of difficulty: Casual reader questions have no wrong answer. Avid reader questions are multiple choice. Collector questions are open-ended; the most difficult category. The "books" in each store contain real-life book and author information, along with their associated true values for first editions, so players can learn how book collecting can really pay off.
"The game has appealed to many people on an educational level as well," said Keneller. "I have spoken to librarians, teachers, literary coaches and parents who are home schooling, and all feel this game is a fun way to help young adults develop an early appreciation for literature."
Booktastic! is available online at http://www.booktasticgame.com/WhereToBuy.html and in a number of California bookstores. Booktastic! is a registered trademark of Canyon Productions. Â© 2004 Canyon Productions. All rights reserved.
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