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PARKER BROTHERS MAKES A GAME OUT OF TRAVELING; ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH CLASSIC GOOD VACATION FUN

 BEVERLY, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- By the year 2000, experts believe tourism will be the number one industry in the world.(a) More than 46 million adults in the United States are expected to vacation with children in 1993, an increase of almost 7 million from last year.(b)
 With this surge in family travel, record numbers of adults are haring the age-old question "Are we there yet?" To make traveling fun for kids and help adults achieve piece of mind, Parker Brothers offers an entire line of classic travel games -- perfect for the car, the plane, the boat, as well as the final destination.
 "Since finding on-the-road entertainment for children is a top priority for adults, Parker Brothers has captured all the fun of its calssic games in travel size versions," said Alfred Carosi, senior vice president of marketing for Parker Brothers. "The very games that adults have loved since they were children are now available in a take anywhere, easy-to-pack format."
 Whether still en route or at the final destination, hours will pass quickly as children (and parents) play with MONOPOLY(R) Junior Travel, CLUE(R) Travel, BOGGLE(R) Travel, SORRY!(R) Travel, TRIVIAL PURSUIT(R) Travel Packs and Parker Brothers' newest addition to its line of classic Travel games -- BOGGLE(R) Junior Travel.
 -- MONOPOLY Junior Travel Edition -- Children will discover the same carnival theme as the full-size junior version of the world's most popular game -- packed in a small, take anywhere case. Players set up ticket booths on the boardwalk amusementS, collect fees from players who land on them and use simple arithmetic to count the money they collect. Ages 5-8. Approximate retail price: $6.99.
 -- CLUE Travel Edition -- It's a case of murder-to-go in this travel edition of the world famous murder mystery game. Played right in the case, it has all the parts you need to solve the ever changing mystery. Ages 8 to adult. Approximate retail price: $6.99.
 -- BOGGLE Travel Edition -- The classic three-minute word game is completely self-contained in its portable travel version. Opponents race to find hidden words by joining letters up, down and diagonally. Players scroll to a new letter grid for an entirely different challenge. Ages 8 and up. Approximate retail price: $6.99.
 --SORRY! Travel Edition -- This travel version captures all the Switch, Slide, and Bump action of the original slide pursuit game, and is played right in its case. Ages 6 and up. Approximate retail price: $6.99.
 -- BOGGLE Junior Travel -- This portable version of the popular matching-spelling letters game is completely self-contained, with no loose parts. By turning the 8-foot rolling scroll, pre-schoolers match colorful pictures and printed words. Skill level can be tailored for each child. Ages 3 to 6. Approximate retail price: $6.99.
 Parker Brothers has not forgotten adults when it comes to travel fun. TRIVIAL PURSUIT travel packs and a new dice game called SHOOTERS -- are easy-to-pack adult games.
 -- TRIVIAL PUSUIT Travel Packs -- Joining the line of TRIVIAL PURSUIT travel packs this this year is the Country Music mini- collection. Test your love of trivia about four additional topics -- Rock & Pop, TV, Sports and Flicks. Ages teen to adult. Approximate retail: $5.99 per card pack.
 -- SHOOTERS(tm) -- Nine cubes. Five have a bead inside -- but which ones? Players roll the cubes and then try to find just cubes with beads inside to accumulate points. Stop with one, or two, or push your luck and chance it all. The more you risk, the more you can score. Ages teen to adult. Approximate retail price: $4.99.
 Parker Brothers is owned by Hasbro, Inc., the world's largest toy and game company.
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 /NOTE: (a) Data available through the World Tourism Organization.
 (b) Statistics compiled by the U.S. Travel Data Center for
 Better Homes and Gardens./
 /CONTACT: Ronni Heyman or Parna Sarkar of Ingalls, Quinn & Johnson PR, 617-954-1772/1609, for Parker Brothers/


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