Award-Winning Game Produced by Kirkland, WA-Based Start Up is Newest Addition to Nordstrom Annual Holiday Game Feature Line Up

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Fashion specialty retailer selects "EVOLUTION: The Game That Evolves As You Play" for traditional holiday game product offerings

Platypus Games, the award-winning game company, has signed an agreement with Nordstrom, Inc. that provides the start-up game company its first national distribution deal through the fashion specialty retailer.

This is the second time Nordstrom has selected a small, Seattle-area game company to feature in its Christmas display. The first was ScreenLife LLC, creators of SceneIt?, which has gone on to international fame as the game has sold millions of copies.

Nordstrom is featuring EVOLUTION: The Game That Evolves As You Play in 74 Nordstrom stores nationwide. The retail price for the game is $34.95.

Evolution: The Game That Evolves As You Play was selected by Nordstrom from dozens of new games submitted to company buyers last summer. Nordstrom chose Evolution… after seeing strong potential for the game through its play testing and feedback from professional game reviewers.

Designed for groups of children, families and friends alike, Evolution, The Game That Evolves As You Play brings people together through a wild and wonderful race up the evolutionary ladder as players draw, decode puzzles, decipher clues, mime, rhyme, act, sing, answer trivia and, ultimately, read minds and predict the future.

While the board game itself has nothing to do with Darwin's theory, company founders and game inventors Karl and Julie Archer surmised "evolution" would be the perfect backdrop for a game which actually seems to evolve as it is played.

"We wanted to give people a game that was like a rollercoaster ride for the imagination. One with a lot of twists, adventure, and excitement around every turn," said game creator, Karl Archer. "Julie and I knew that if we could create a game that gave us that kind of ride, then other people would love the ride too."

"We are thrilled with the opportunity to sell our game through Nordstrom," said Julie Archer, Platypus Games Founder and President. "The game's family and educational appeal is translating into strong sales, and now the whole country will be able to experience the fun."

"We are excited for the opportunity to carry EVOLUTION: The Game That Evolves As You Play in Nordstrom stores across the country, making it available to our customers this holiday season," said Lisa Stell, National Buyer for Men's Accessories, for Nordstrom, Inc. "The number of parenting and educational awards already earned by such a young game and company speaks well to its potential. Evolution, The Game That Evolves As You Play will be a wonderful compliment to our game selection."

About Platypus Games™

Platypus Games is a Kirkland, Washington game company driven by one simple philosophy, "Never lose your audience." By combining the company founders' experience in education, entertainment and story-telling, Platypus Games has created an award-winning game, EVOLUTION, The Game That Evolves As You Play. More information about the company can be found at

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