EA Challenges Players To Master Popular Pastimes With New For Dummies Games
October 30, 2008
EA CHALLENGES PLAYERS TO MASTER POPULAR PASTIMES WITH NEW FOR DUMMIES GAMES FOR NINTENDO DS AND PC
At Home or on the Road, Have Fun Playing and Learning Travel Games, Poker and Brain Training
The Casual Entertainment Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today three new video games inspired by the world famous For Dummies® brand are available in stores now: Travel Games For Dummies® for Nintendo DS™, Brain Training For Dummies® for the PC, and Poker For Dummies® for the PC. Developed in collaboration with Beanbag Studios, under license from Wiley Publishing, Inc., the For Dummies titles enable players to learn, improve or find new ways to play the world’s most popular games and activities.
“The For Dummies titles provide a fresh approach to playing your favorite games,” said Robert Nashak, Vice President of EA Casual Studios. “Whether you’re a poker buff, a sudoku master, or a crosswords enthusiast, these games will provide you with hours of engaging game play, and teach you something new along the way.”
Travel Games For Dummies is the first title for Nintendo DS in EA’s For Dummies series of games, and offers three exciting games in one. The game is packed with over 600 puzzles for Solitaire, Sodoku and Crosswords enthusiasts. In Solitaire, players can try their hand at 10 different Solitaire games from the classic Klondike, to more advanced versions like Pyramid and Scorpion. Sudoku fans will learn to play like pros as they choose from hundreds of puzzles, using the full-featured practice mode with optional hints to solve them in record time. Fans of Crosswords will be completing puzzles in no time, using hint options like clues and letter choices when they need help. Travel Games For Dummies arrives on store shelves today in the US and Canada. Travel Games For Dummies will also be available in select countries across Europe in early 2009 and will feature Solitaire, Sudoku and Chess.
Players can also learn, practice and play For Dummies titles on their PC with the release of Brain Training For Dummies and Poker For Dummies. Brain Training For Dummies gives players a mental workout as they tackle 15 fun and interactive brain games, including Shape Sense, Memory Math, and Lightning Letters, with more than 350 total puzzles to play. Poker For Dummies provides both novices and experts with the tools to master three popular Poker games: Texas Hold’Em, Omaha and Seven-Card Stud.
EA’s series of For Dummies games make learning new ways to play easy and fun. Each title features an easy to navigate interface that enables players to progress at their own pace. Players can choose to begin reviewing the basics in a simple tutorial mode or they can quickly jump into a practice mode getting hints, tips and help as they play. Then, players put their new skills to use in a full game play mode that provides hours of challenging fun!
Travel Games For Dummies is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $29.99. Brain Training For Dummies, rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, and Poker For Dummies, rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB with a descriptor of Simulated Gambling, are available for the PC at retail stores now and have a US MSRP of $19.99. Several fun and challenging For Dummies games are also available for download on EA’s online gaming destination, Pogo™, at www.pogo.com including Poker For Dummies, Brain Training For Dummies and Solitaire For Dummies. Additional For Dummies titles will become available on Pogo throughout the year and into 2009.
For more information on EA’s For Dummies titles, visit http://www.fordummies.ea.com.