Spin Master is by no means giving up on the mass collectible market, but they did confirm at the show their strong interest in traditional board games. The company’s plans include both extending existing brands and further acquisitions. While they wouldn’t give any specifics regarding potential acquisitions, Spin Master did feature board games prominently in their booth (actually, more like a walled-off compound). Most interesting, at least to me, were the company’s samples for Stratego, a license which they were quite proud to have stolen from Hasbro.
Spin Master will be offering Stratego in two versions, one for specialty shops and one for the chain stores. For the specialty shops, Stratego will come in a 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition at a suggested retail price of $40. It will feature a leather-like cover, a divider board to make secret setup easier, and artwork with a Napoleonic theme. The $25 mass market version of Stratego is based on a science fiction theme.
What I want to know, is how the pieces will be numbered.