- Firebox.com announces perplexing board game -
Courage, Taste, a Brain, a Heart, a Home. If you know the odd one out of this classic grouping then perhaps you should be playing the brand new game based on the enigmatic world of Perplex City.
Gameplay involves players (or teams) answering a range of questions against the clock, including anagrams, potluck, number trivia, word play and visual puzzles. The object of the game is to collect six coloured glass stones scattered across the “city”. Opposing teams can then challenge opponents and relieve them of their stones. The first team to collect all six wins.
Fun and challenging, the new boardgame can accomodate up to 24 players, and with over 1,200 puzzles included in the pack, there won’t be any shortage of brain teaser questions to stump players.
The game, launched by puzzle design agency Mind Candy, is an extension to the Perplex City brand (the cross media game that’s part puzzle mystery, part treasure hunt) and can be played independently of the main £100,000 treasure hunt.
Beautifully designed using contemporary patterns and pastel colours, Perplex City: The Board game, supposedly heralds from ancient “Perplexian” history and includes an 8-page mini-magazine with background information on the game and the world it originated from. Launching this October, the game will be available exclusively online at Firebox.com, the purveyors of quirky games, unusual gifts and cool gadgets.
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Available from www.firebox.com / 0870 241 4289
Over 1,200 Questions
For more information about Perplex City: The Board Game, sample question cards and images please contact Charlie or Jackie on 0870 420 4478 / 4489 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Perplex City
Perplex City, fondly known as PXC, blends real-life treasure hunting, interactive fiction, puzzle solving, online communities, and live events in cities around the world to offer players the most intense interactive experience imaginable. At this very moment thousands of players from all over the world are all taking part in the biggest treasure hunt ever created.
About Mind Candy Design:
Mind Candy is a media and entertainment company that specialises in puzzles - from Su Doku style logic puzzles at one extreme, to global, cross-media, treasure hunts, at the other. Mind Candy’s particular focus at the moment is on the rapidly expanding fields of Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) and Cross Media Entertainment (XME).
University friends Michael Smith and Tom Boardman set up Firebox.com in 1998 with the dream of retailing, marketing and manufacturing a select range of new and unusual products from around the world.
The company survived the dotcom boom and bust and has developed into a successful multi-channel retail operation including an award-winning website and a mail-order catalogue.
Originally building a reputation for having the latest gadgets, games and boys toys for men, Firebox now services a broader market, identifying the latest trends in consumer products to bring quirky and unusual designer homewares, innovative gadgets and amusing gift ideas to their customers ahead of mainstream retailers.
Firebox is one of the most successful online retailers in the UK, having recently been featured in 13th place on The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 list of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the UK.
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