Classic Schoolgirl Game Now 'CAHOOTIE'

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At recess or at summer camp there are certain classic games that children (along with their parents and grandparents) love to play including hangman, tic-tac-toe and a paper-folding-game with fortunes hidden inside.

Toy company Green Rock Entertainment (GRE) predicts that hi-tech schoolgirls will thoroughly enjoy the old-fashioned paper game totally updated and called Cahootie. The modern twist on the beloved game features 40 repositionable fortune stickers, award-winning designs, laminated paper, and six themes -- allowing any game play to constantly change and surprise players. With an interactive website, http://www.cahootie.com, this classic game encourages creativity with thought-provoking questions and challenges that players randomly select.

Jeffrey Jurgensen, GRE founder, knows a thing or two about what today's kids want in entertainment. He created teenage spy Agent Cody Banks, which spawned two hit movies and millions in DVD and theatre sales! Jurgensen is blessed with the soul of a child, so creating a company for his true passion, toys and games, was a dream come true for him. His line of hip illustrated Cahootie toys is already proving to be popular with specialty toy retailers, parents and tweens. The line also won the spring 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

Recommended for children ages 7 and up, the six current Cahootie themes range from Sporty Girls to (mom-approved) Truth or Dare. Priced from $5.95, these games make a perfect add-on to a birthday gift, sleepover favor or good report card treat. And just in time for the Presidential race this November, Cahootie offers both Republican and Democrat games that are filled with political trivia (with answers) that showcase your American history knowledge. Consumers can currently choose from:

Wishes & Dreams -- look under Money, Love Letter or Fame and you might uncover
"You'll go to a top university! Study up!!!"    

Birthday Wishes -- look under Piñata, Balloons or Cupcake and you might reveal
"What famous person would you invite to your party?"    

Truth or Dare -- lift the flap on Truth or Dare and you might be asked "Using your toes, write your name with a pen!"

Sporty Girls -- flip the flap on Pitch, Ribbon Dance or First Place and you might read
"Who makes you nervous when they watch you play?"    

Democrat -- calling all Donkeys to choose Swing State, Jefferson or White House and ponder "True or False -- the First Lady is paid a salary of $50,000."    

Republican -- Elephants can pick such topics as November, Constitution and Senate to answer
"What does GOP stand for?"

What makes Cahootie even better than its homemade inspiration is the rip-resistant paper, 40 reusable stickers and a keepsake display case. Since each game comes with 40 peel-and-stick fortunes, the game can be constantly refreshed. This high-quality, social-interaction game allows tweens and teens to be surprised with what's revealed at the end of each round of play. Cahootie is 100% made in the U.S. and sold at more than 600 retail outlets nationwide.

The eye-catching packaging won the American Package Design Award for its retail category. Each see-through box includes game instructions, helpful tips, peel and stick fortunes and a durable Cahootie.
Directions lead players to the interactive website where everyone can join Club Cahootie.

Of course, Cahootie's designers understand that girls may still want to make a homemade game, hence they offer a free download template to design their own theme. The Cahootie website encourages young artists to photograph their creations and submit them online to be shared with other Club members.

Watch for new designs throughout 2008 and beyond. For more information, click on http://www.cahootie.com.

About Green Rock Entertainment
Screenwriter and entrepreneur Jeffrey Jurgensen came up with the idea for Cahootie over 10 years ago. He took a detour to Hollywood and created Agent Cody Banks and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London. The films' combined U.S. revenue topped $100 million in box office and DVD sales.

In 2005 Jurgensen's passion for toys and games finally took shape as he set up shop in Chicago. With six designs already in the marketplace, the company is looking forward to creating web-based customizable Cahootie games as well as new designs for the young and young-at-heart.

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