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Hasbro Introduces Trivial Pursuit Tap, Among First Games to Use Amazon Echo Buttons

Hasbro will be bringing Trivial Pursuit Tap to the Amazon Alexa, the game will be the first title to support Amazon Echo buttons.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. Today, players can test their trivia skills like never before with the
launch of Trivial Pursuit Tap, an interactive game that brings together Amazon Alexa and Hasbro, Inc.’s iconic and popular trivia game.

Amazon Echo Buttons are a simple but creative way for customers to play
interactive games with their friends and Alexa, adding new and
innovative methods of game play for beloved brands like Trivial Pursuit.
Paired with the introduction of new Echo Buttons, Trivial Pursuit Tap
provides a fun, game show-style competition with “buzzers” and all.
Compete with friends to be the first to buzz in and answer questions
from one of six categories. If you answer correctly, you can push your
luck and attempt more questions.

Each Echo Button connects via Bluetooth to a customers’ compatible Echo
device. The buttons illuminate and can be pressed to trigger a variety
of multiplayer and single-player game experiences through Alexa skills.

This innovative integration is timed perfectly to the holiday family
gaming season, and is a first for Amazon and Trivial Pursuit.

“This transformative, in-home technology will make Trivial Pursuit more
animated and exciting than ever,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice
president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming. “At Hasbro Gaming, we’re
consistently working with the best minds both inside the company and
beyond to create the world’s best – and most unique – play experiences
for our fans across the globe, and we’re confident this collaboration
with Amazon will do just that.”

“We’re excited that customers can now play the iconic Trivial Pursuit
game with Alexa,” said Scott Van Vliet, Director, Amazon Alexa. “With
Echo Buttons, game night can feel like a game show – and Alexa is the
host. We can’t wait for customers to start playing.”

Trivial Pursuit is the first major board game to be adapted for Alexa
with Echo Button capabilities. Initially, Trivial Pursuit Tap will
launch in the U.S., UK and Germany. Amazon Echo buttons will be
available as 2-packs for $19.99; up to 4 buttons can be connected to a
compatible Echo device. Players can use the buttons as triggers to
answer questions, and the buttons light up and assign different colors
for each player.


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