Patch Products to begin distributing classic board game Stratego

10/29/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact       
Lisa Wuennemann                       
Patch Products, Inc.
(800) 524-4263, ext. 275
lisaw@patchproducts.com

BELOIT, Wis.— Patch Products is pleased to announce they have signed a license and distribution agreement with Royal Jumbo, which grants Patch the exclusive right to market and distribute Stratego products in the United States and Canada, effective January 1, 2014.

Stratego is the classic game of battlefield strategy that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. For over 50 years, Stratego has thrilled strategy game fans by inspiring them to challenge an opponent and attempt to lead their army to victory. Over the years, Stratego has had a variety of different themes, looks and rules, but the challenge always remains the same: Capture the Flag!

Bob Wann, CEO of Patch Products says, “We are very excited that Jumbo has chosen Patch to be their new partner on this great and time-proven brand. With the continued expansion of the Patch game line and the current growth of the strategic game category, we believe the timing is perfect to capitalize on this classic and consistently successful strategy game Stratego. Patch’s partnership with Jumbo will allow Stratego to be distributed in our diverse channels of distribution. We plan to offer unique products for both the mass and specialty channels.”

Arend Smit, CEO of Jumbo, says, “We’re excited to start our cooperation with Patch Products for our famous and much nurtured Stratego brand. After launching our online version last year this is another big step for the brand. To be successful in the market of strategic board games one needs to have knowledge, passion and drive.  I’m sure Patch Products has it all!”

Patch Products is a family-owned company, leading the toy industry in design, manufacturing and marketing of games, children’s puzzles, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword®, What’s Yours Like?®, Lauri® and Wooly Willy®. Patch focuses on innovation through building brands and creating new categories.

Royal Jumbo, a 160-year-old company, is a leading innovative Dutch publisher and manufacturer of games and puzzles. Top-selling brands include Stratego®, Party & Co®, Wasgij®, Jan van Haasteren® cartoon puzzles.