New DVD Board Game Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey Series Will Rival Popular "Scene It?" Franchise
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FREMONT, Calif., November 1 /Christian Newswire/ -- In celebration of the 20th birthday of Focus on the Family's beloved audio series Adventures in Odyssey®, Christian entertainment company Digital Praise Inc. today announced it is now shipping Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition. The Family DVD Trivia Game presents a fun and fast-paced way for families to relive the memorable characters, stories and lessons of small-town Odyssey.
Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition is the first-ever DVD-based board game from Digital Praise, and the very first Adventures in Odyssey game produced for DVD. The game, designed for one to four people (even more in team format), challenges players to correctly answer stimulating trivia questions about the show and its storylines, enabling them to race around the board to the final destination.
Questions on the DVD are grouped into seven different categories, incorporating radio episodes, book excerpts, song snippets as well as clips from Odyssey’s animated films and Digital Praise's three award-winning Adventures in Odyssey PC games--Sword of the Spirit, Treasure of the Incas and The Great Escape. To complement the interactive DVD, trivia cards contain Bible questions, character quotes and "Eugenius" trivia for longtime fans. However, even if players haven’t had any exposure to Adventures in Odyssey, they'll be able to answer many questions thanks to on-screen audio and video "hints" a key to the game's multi-generational appeal.
"DVD games have become a favorite of kids and families alike because they are a total interactive experience. By using a DVD on Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition, we're able to bring the best moments from the series to life, right in people's living rooms," said Tom Bean, president and CEO of Digital Praise, Inc. "Each time players take their turn, they'll experience all the adventure, humor and Biblical wisdom that have attracted millions of Adventures in Odyssey fans over the years."
Multiple Modes of Play
One of the most attractive features of Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition is the variety of ways the game can be played. The game board's multiple configurations let participants choose the length of play they want--a quick or medium-length game when time is limited, or the full game for an evening's entertainment.
The game's lightning round, exclusively using the DVD, lets participants test their skills in rapid-fire fashion. Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition is even suited for travel, using trivia cards as the challenge when a DVD player isn't available.
Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition is a focal point of the 20th birthday celebration of Adventures in Odyssey. Focus on the Family and Digital Praise are coordinating a major, multi-faceted marketing and promotional program for the game.
Among the program's many elements are planned print ads in Clubhouse Magazine, Focus on the Family Magazine, and the Focus On Your Child newsletters. The game will also be featured in various direct mailings and Focus on the Family's 2007 Christmas Catalog.
Radio and audio support will include 30-second and 60-second spots on the Adventures in Odyssey radio program and the Focus on the Family Weekend Magazine. Ads will also appear on several Web sites including Family.org and WhitsEnd.org. The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast--a hit on the iTunes charts that's just behind Disney and Cartoon Network podcasts--will devote a full podcast to the DVD game, and an email campaign will also increase awareness of this new release.
Pricing and Availability
Answer That! Adventures in Odyssey Edition, including the game DVD, game board, dice, category reference cards, character play pieces, trivia cards and instruction sheet, carries an MSRP of $39.95. The game is now available for purchase from leading Christian retailers, Amazon.com, or direct from Digital Praise. To order, go to www.digitalpraise.com.
About Digital Praise, Inc.:
Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers. The company produces and publishes faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and "just good clean fun." Digital Praise products have achieved top recognition from leading children's gaming and advocacy groups including Parents Choice, iParenting Media, the National Parenting Center, The Dove Foundation, Dr. Toy and Plain Games. For more information, visit www.digitalpraise.com.
About Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey:
Produced by Focus on the Family, Adventures in Odyssey presents exciting entertainment that brings moral and biblical principles to life. The best-selling audio series has over 600 half-hour episodes produced. Now in its 20th year, Adventures in Odyssey continues to expand with original novels, CD-ROM games, apparel, 17 animated films and more adventures to come. Focus on the Family, founded in 1977, is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and defending families worldwide. The "Focus on the Family" broadcast has over 1.5 million listeners daily in the United States alone. Focus on the Family has offices worldwide with a total audience of over 200 million.
©2007 Digital Praise, Inc. All rights reserved. Digital Praise is a trademark of Digital Praise, Inc. Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family are registered trademarks of Focus on the Family. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.