DropMix Country

The DropMix music-mixing audio card game was on display Tuesday at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas), where Hasbro and Harmonix partner NXP Semiconductors is hoping the demonstration will inspire additional uses of its near field communications technology in “areas like consumer engagement in smart toys, smart clothing, smart packages and more.” Fans of the game attending CES will be happy to note that the convention-exclusive Transformers DropMix cards are also being distributed at NXP’s booth (CP-25).

Shipping February 1st is the next DropMix expansion, the Country “Lucky” Playlist Pack, which includes 15 DropMix cards and one hidden track card. with music from Big & Rich, Carrie Underwood, Poison, Sam Hunt, and the Zac Brown Band.

For those interested but previously put off by the game’s full retail price, Amazon is currently offering DropMix at a 50% discount.

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Hasbro has announced for fall release DropMix, an app-integrated, music-mixing card game. Developed in collaboration with Harmonix Music Systems (creators of the video games Rock Band and Dance Central), DropMix assigns different elements of popular songs (such as the bass, beat, loop, or vocals) to individual cards. When a player puts one of those cards in a slot on the DropMix board, the app mixes that element in to the music it plays through the linked mobile device (iOS or Android).

Little information has been revealed on DropMix game-play. However, Hasbro and Harmonix have said there’s a fair degree of strategy in what they call “Clash Mode“, which is played 1-against-1 or 2-against-2 to 21 points. The app also allows players to save any mix for play later on their mobile device.

Just a few of the songs featured in DropMix are “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars, “Sing” by Ed Sheeran, “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood, “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, and “It’s Tricky” by Run-D.M.C.

DropMix will retail for around $100 and come with 60 cards. Additional Playlist Packs and Discover Packs will also be available—the latter including a randomized selection of cards for about $5.

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