US: Spin Master teams with WBCP on The Hobbit

Branded strategy games on the way for The Hobbit Trilogy after two firms strike deal.
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Spin Master has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create Stratego - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Created for ages eight and up, the game combines Classic Stratego battlefield strategy with the world of The Hobbit Trilogy.

There are two ways to play: one one side of the game board, there is original Stratego play with detailed artwork from The Hobbit Trilogy. Meanwhile, on the other side, players take the role of Bilbo Baggins and The Company of Dwarves to find a way to escape from Mirkwood.

They can also play as Spiders, Wargs and Orcs to keep Bilbo and the Dwarves trapped forever.

"The Stratego strategy game is a beloved classic and fans will be thrilled with its Middle-earth transformation that incorporates beautiful artwork from The Hobbit Trilogy," said Karen McTier, EVP, worldwide marketing and domestic licensing, WBCP. "Trusted licensing partners like Spin Master Games help generate excitement for The Hobbit films as fans countdown to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

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