Tucson, AZ – (March 1, 2017) – “Discover” the new Animal Planet game line from Masterpieces Inc., as the company expands its licensing agreement with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications to add games to its already successful Animal Planet puzzle line.

MasterPieces releases the first two games, Animal Planet Matching and Animal Planet Explorer-Oploy Jr., this Spring and the line of games arrive later this year.

David Rolls, President of MasterPieces, said, “Animal lovers everywhere have embraced the Animal Planet brand. MasterPieces is pleased to add a line of games that continue to engage and entertain consumer’s ‘natural’ affinity for animals.”

The new games include:

  • Animal Planet Matching Game (for 2 or more players, ages 3+) is a colorful memory, matching card game featuring all of the amazing different animals from around the world.
  • Animal Planet Explorer-Opoly Jr. (for 2-4 players, ages 6+) is a fresh take on the popular board game brand in a junior version that has players embark on a board game adventure around the world to collect animal species.

    MasterPieces’ Animal Planet Explorer-Opoly Junior

The new Animal Planet games join the successful line of MasterPieces Animal Planet puzzles that already includes several 100-piece, 300-piece and 1000-piece puzzles.

“There is a strong consumer demand for entertainment activities focused on animals from trusted brands like Animal Planet” said Carolann Dunn, Vice President of Licensing Consumer Products North America. “We are excited to continue providing consumers with these types of products through our expanded MasterPieces partnership which will include new exciting puzzles and games.”

About Animal Planet: Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet’s programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the US, that is complimented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom.

About MasterPieces: MasterPieces Inc. was founded by David Rolls, former 8-year professional baseball player for the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers organizations, in 1995 with a passion to serve diverse retail markets and partner with evergreen brands and top puzzle artists. Twenty years later, MasterPieces has established itself as the market leader for combining the best quality products with the best value. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, MasterPieces reputation for producing innovative and high-quality products has propelled its global growth and the company’s commitment to ensuring great value and superior customer support has earned its dedicated, worldwide customer loyalty. MasterPieces creates some of the world most elegant puzzles and innovative packaging, as well as toys and gifts, while also partnering with brands such as John Deere, John Wayne, Tetris, Animal Planet, Hershey’s, and sports licensing with MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL organizations.  For more information about MasterPieces, visit the company website at MasterPiecesInc and for the most immediate information and interaction with the company, please like and follow MasterPieces on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

For Sales information, contact:  David Rolls, Phone: (520) 741-1315 ext 115; E-mail: david.rolls@masterpiecesinc.com

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