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Tactic Games, Inc., an international board games developer in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, has announced the launch of a bunch of new children’s games based on Ty® Beanie Boos™, the popular, cute plushies with huge eyes. There is already a Beanie Boos Friends game, which is a searching and memory game that teaches children about colors, shapes, and numbers (see the Dice Tower Review here). Three more games are coming out in the near future: Beanie Boos™ Kimble, Beanie Boos™ Party, and Beanie Boos™ Coconut, as well as classic games with the Beanie Boos™ theme.
To learn more, read the full press release below.

Grantsville, MD – (April 27, 2016) – Be on the lOOk out for more Ty® Beanie Boos™ games as Tactic Games, Inc. today announced the launch of several new games to its licensed line from Ty, Inc.

The new products from Tactic Games are additions to its preschool and children’s games category that feature the adorably cute Ty® Beanie Boos™ branded character property.
Jay Knox, President of Tactic Games, said, “Ty is the number one plush company in the world and the Beanie Boos™ have been the perfect property to bring engaging interest and a refreshing new look to children’s games. Our initial Beanie Boos Friends game has led the way to a very successful line of products. With Ty, Tactic is now able to develop even more fun, educational games featuring the Beanie Boos™ characters.”The new line-up of games includes:

  • Beanie Boos™ Kimble, a classic chase game with pawns and bubble-pop dice mechanic;
  • Beanie Boos™ Party, where players have to draw, act and guess at characters on headbands;
  • Beanie Boos™ Coconut game, a concentration-memory game with half-shell coconut shapes hiding the character matches;
  • and classic games with a Beanie Boos™ theme such as Go Fish, Dominoes and playing cards.

The new games are a follow-up to Tactic’s breakout hit, Beanie Boos™ Friends Game (MSRP $11.99, for 2-6 players, ages 4–8), a fun game that sharpens memory and practices shapes and colors recognition skills.

The new Tactic Games Ty® Beanie Boos™ games are set to follow the top recommendations and endorsements for the Beanie Boos™ Friends Game, which was honored with the Dr. Toy Best Products Award, National Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA) Award and Santa’s Choice Awards

About Ty, Inc: Ty Inc. is the largest manufacturer of plush in the world. Peek-a-Boo’s are the latest innovation from Ty, allowing you to use your phones hands-free and eliminate “tech neck”.

 About Tactic Games: Tactic Group® is an international and fast growing developer and marketer of board games in Europe, now launching in the U.S. and Canada.  For the past 49 years, the Finnish board game company has provided consumers with innovative, high-quality products that have been warmly received by the public, including award-winning Mölkky® and iKNOW®.  Their mission is to produce entertaining games that offer moments of genuine delight and entertainment to family and friends the world over.



The minions from Despicable Me have had their own cult following since the film’s release, so much so that they are getting their own film set to be released in the US in July.  To coincide with that Tactic Games has been able to secure the rights to release games based on the Despicable Me franchise as well as the all-new indoor/outdoor game, Minions Hit Them Out.  The game is reminiscent of the old milk bottle carnival games in that you have a set of seven minions that you will arrange on a flat surface (although not in a pyramid), and then with the included ball you will attempt to knock them over.  More points are awarded if you knock over specific minions as opposed to just laying them all out so be careful with your chucking.  The game is for 2+ players ages 5 and up and while no specific date is given for release, they do mention that it will be available for when the Minions movie releases so expect to see it late June to early July.