USAopoly presented a number of new projects featuring the films of Tim Burton and a variety of toon properties at the recent New York Toy Fair.  The Burton range includes both the classic Nightmare before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland, premiering this week.






The classic Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was the subject of a number of titles originally released as Barnes & Nobles exclusives, including Yahtzee, Trivial Pursuit, and Jenga, which will now be available to specialty stores.  Coffin-shaped packaging for the NBX Trivial Pursuit and a special Jack Skellington head dice cup for NBX Yahtzee are highlights.  A Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly is also in the works. 


Burton’s upcoming Alice in Wonderland film is the theme for a special edition of Yahtzee, packaged in a travel-sized dice cup with custom Wonderland dice; it is now available.  An Alice-themed Monopoly game is planned for late spring.





Family Guy, the hit animated TV show, provides the setting for a new variation on the classic game Clue.  Players must use their powers of deduction to determine which member of the family killed Ernie the Giant Chicken.


The game of Operation also gets the Family Guy treatment in a new version featuring Peter.  Five custom sounds have been taken from the program for this version of the game.


Long-time fan-favorite Japanese character Hello Kitty will also appear in two new games.  The Yahtzee: Hello Kitty game will feature a special Hello Kitty dice cup, and Monopoly: Hello Kitty will include some of the favorite images of the feline icon.


Monopoly: Peanuts Edition will have a new look for the year.  It will be available starting in March.