As it seems to be the thing these days at game companies, North Star Games has announced a new imprint within their company, simply called Happy Planet Games. The games under this name are said to “raise the happiness level of everyone playing”, which is a lofty and noble goal to have. The first game that will grace this line is one that is already out, Happy Salmon. The name Happy Planet derived from the fact that everyone who played the game commented on how fun it was and that they felt happier after playing. So to continue the warm and fuzzy feelings North Star has announced two other games in the line, Funky Chicken and Monster Match.
Funky Chicken is a new party game n the style of Happy Salmon, but instead of different handshakes now you are performing different dance moves. You might be bumping hips, spinning people around, or even doing the funky chicken to get your cards played out first. There is even the possibility to mix Funky Chicken and Happy Salmon to have a really crazy game.
The other is a simpler, but just as fast paced game, called Monster Match. What’s simple is that in the game you roll a die that gives you some attribute, like three eyes or four arms. Then it’s a race to see who can find this monster and catch it first. Each successful capture gets you donut points, and the person with the most points at the end is the winner.
You can find Happy Salmon on shelves now in two different colors, and look for Funky Chicken and Monster Match to make their debut at the New York Toy Fair. You can find out more in the press release below.
North Star Games Launches Happy Planet Games
Kensington, MD (February 12, 2018) – Set to be introduced at this year’s American International Toy Fair in New York City, North Star Games is excited to announce its new line of games called Happy Planet. It’s not just a new line of games – it’s a brand-new breed of games.
Happy Planet games are unique because they all share one quality: they raise the happiness level of everyone playing. Yes, these games make people happier!
After countless hours of observing people worldwide playing the wildly successful Happy Salmon card game, a 2018 TOTY Game of the Year Finalist, the folks at North Star Games noticed something fascinating: players always commented on how much fun they had and how happy they felt after playing the game – they always had big smiles on their faces. Even those watching the game were laughing and having a great time. North Star Games realized that playing, and even watching, Happy Salmon increased a player’s happiness level. The plan quickly became clear: create games that make people happy.
“Many games are great fun to play, but do they really make people happy? Happy Planet games have the ability to increase a player’s level of happiness” states Dominic Crapuchettes, Founder and Co-President of North Star Games. “We’ve seen it countless times. These quick and extremely fun games instantly get everyone, whether playing or observing, smiling, laughing and feeling energized. As an added bonus, nobody really cares who wins – they just want to play again!”
Funky Chicken and Monster Match join Happy Salmon as the newest members of the Happy Planet line. North Star Games will be playing these games and more at their Toy Fair Booth, #6629.
About Funky Chicken
Take all the excitement of Happy Salmon, add funky dance moves, pack it in a chicken, and you’ve got… Funky Chicken! You’ll be spinning in place, hip-bumping, swinging with your partner and, of course, doing the iconic “Funky Chicken”. Play Funky Chicken by itself or combine it with Green Happy Salmon to create a n- apping, feather- ying good time! Players: 3-6; Ages 6+; Playtime: 2 Minutes
About Monster Match
Monster Match is the screaming-fast game of catching cute, donut-eating monsters. Players roll the special “Monster Dice” and race to find a monster that matches the dice rolled. How fast can you find a monster with 3 eyes…or 4 arms? Just be faster than the other players to win donut points! But watch out… if you go too fast, you might catch the wrong monster and lose your donuts!
Players: 2-6; Ages 6+; Playtime: 10 Minutes
About North Star Games
North Star Games is the publisher of award-winning party, family, and strategy games. Wits & Wagers is the most award-winning party game in history, Evolution is used in the Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Oxford, and Happy Salmon has become a gaming phenomenon. For more information on these games and more, visit www.NorthStarGames.com.