The movie Ice Age 3 isn’t due until July, 2009, but deals are already in the works to produce the puzzles, cards, and board games that are (obviously) required to turn a profit.

Ravensberger, the licensee, says: “The licence [sic] has a proven track record on box office receipts and merchandise sales. And it’s a growing phenomenon – the franchise grew with the second film.”

Wow. Makes me want to play the game already. :-(