If you’re itching to relive some of those classic family nights when you all sat around the table trying to sink everyone’s battleship, then EA is hoping you bring your Microsoft Points with you. The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts today launched the HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT destination on Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) where players can access some of the world’s most beloved family-friendly board games. Inspired by Hasbro properties, fans can play digital versions of SCRABBLE, CONNECT 4 , BATTLESHIP, and YAHTZEE in a variety of classic and new modes of gameplay. The SCRABBLE game is available in the U.S. and Canada only.
“Hasbro’s games have always been about getting together to have a good time,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “Bringing these favorite brands to Xbox LIVE Arcade and allowing long-distance family and friends to join in the fun that is unfolding in your living room is incredibly exciting and takes casual gaming to an entirely new level. HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT has the potential to replace the weekly ‘check-in’ call with a weekly game night.”
The HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT destination on Xbox LIVE Arcade allows fans to join MR. POTATO HEAD, who acts as host, as they play classic and new-fangled versions of the following games: SCRABBLE, CONNECT 4, BATTLESHIP and YAHTZEE. BOGGLE, SORRY! and SORRY! Sliders will also be launching on Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming months. In addition to classic gameplay modes, each game offers brand new ways to play, including Advanced Mode and Party Mode, allowing players to play mini-game versions of each title.
HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT can be played locally or taken up a notch to challenge other Xbox LIVE Arcade players to online board game showdowns. SCRABBLE and YAHTZEE offer multiplayer functionality for up to four players, while CONNECT 4 and BATTLESHIP offer multiplayer capabilities for two players, similar to traditional gameplay.
HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT games are priced individually at 800 Microsoft Points. Yes, each one will have to be purchased separately if you want the complete journey back in time. You sank my points balance EA!