It's about time! Last year’s launch of TIME’S UP! was such a hit for R&R Games, Inc. that the company is introducing two expansion decks for the game at this year’s International Toy Fair.
After being recognized by some of the nation’s top toy testers and ranking as one of the Top 10 Best New Games by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune, as well as a top party game in Games Magazine, R&R Games felt the time was right for TIME'S UP! expansion.
Frank DiLorenzo, president of R&R Games, said, "We always knew it was a good game as we were developing it, but I didn’t expect such a quick surge of demand for more TIME'S UP!”
R&R quickly retooled, and is prepared to reveal, not just one, but two, expansion decks for TIME’S UP! The Expansion Deck of Fame I and Expansion Deck of Fame II will be chauffeured into Toy Fair carrying a suggested retail price of $9.99 each, and a wide variety of characters, ranging from movie stars and fairy tale characters to rock stars and historical figures.
The new decks can be combined with the TIME'S UP! fast-paced party game, and supplement the over 800 character name cards that players must try to describe and imitate in 30 seconds, before the deck is handed over to the next player.
TIME'S UP! ($19.99), intended for four or more players ages 12 and up, takes about one hour to see who can collect the most celebrity cards from the TIME'S UP! Deck of Fame.
To begin, players get a sneak peek at a portion of the Deck of Fame. At first, almost anything goes as players coax the answers from their teammates. More and more characters are revealed as each team collects cards. However, TIME'S UP! is played in three rounds… with each round limiting what players can say or do. By the final round, players must imitate the distinct quirks of the people named on the cards in order to collect them.
“TIME'S UP! was the first party style game offered in the R&R Games product line. It has been a great product for us because it possesses the qualities that retailers and consumers want – it’s a fast-paced, easy-to-learn, easy-to-play game that rewards quick thinking and improvisation; carries a reasonable price; uses relatively half the shelf space of most board games; is backed by the nation's top game critics; and best of all, it’s a lot of fun and makes people laugh," DiLorenzo explained.
TIME'S UP! is sold at Barnes & Noble, B. Dalton, Wizards of the Coast, and other fine retailers, as well as on the Internet at Amazon.com and ToysRus.com.
Last year, R&R Games hogged the Game Zone with the introduction of TIME'S UP! and the company's other runaway hit card game, PIG PILEÔ.
This year, in addition to the TIME’S UP! Expansion Decks of Fame, the company unveils TIN SOLDIERSÔ, a hilarious new card game that pits canned food against each other in a kitchen cupboard war. It’ll add to the depth of R&R’s impressive line of products, that already include, RIDDLES & RICHESÒ, SOLD!Ô and OVERTHRONEÒ games, plus others.