Mattel Games feeds demand for ‘active and social gameplay with Crossed Signals

Mattel is continuing to tap into the growing audience for active and social games nights with the launch of Crossed Signals, a fast-paced electronic light and sound matching game that offers players ‘an interactive challenge’ for indoor and outdoor play.

The latest title to join the Mattel Games portfolio – one that spans some of the biggest names in family gaming, including UNO, Pictionary, and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots – Crossed Signals has been developed to feed the demand for active and social gaming solutions from families today.

Combining physical play with electronics, Crossed Signals challenges its players to a frenzied game of trying to match light and voice commands using the joysticks before the timer runs out.

“The Mattel Games portfolio features some of the most popular games in the world, and we continue to create innovative products that are simple to understand and beloved by families,” said Ray Adler, vice president, global head of games, Mattel.

“With more people seeking active and social gameplay options than ever before, Crossed Signals gets players up on their feet for an exciting and interactive challenge, perfect for indoor and outdoor game nights.”

Crossed Signals aims to test players’ speed and accuracy by moving their joysticks to match the game’s light and voice commands before the timer runs out. With four different gameplay variations, players can master their skills in a solo round, or challenge up to three other friends to a game utilizing the built-in multiplayer mode and digital scorekeeping.

The four different Crossed Signals gameplay variations include Light Pursuit, in which players follow light commands as the game gets progressively more challenging, Speed Signals in which players see how many points they can score in a minute, Go-No-Go, a game in which on the command ‘go’ players must follow the light commands, but on ‘no’ they must hold the stick still, and Signal Showdown, a head-to-head battle in which the player that follows the light signal first scores the point.

Crossed Signals is available now in the US at Target stores and online for $19.99, and will be available globally this autumn.

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