Today’s preview of Trek’s Spring Collection brings us to two new games coming from Mattel. Due out in March, Mattel is releasing a Star Trek version of their popular hand-held 20Q trivia game and also a Trek version of the SceneIt? DVD board game. Mattel have provided us with details, images and video from these fun new games.
Star Trek SceneIt?
The ‘SceneIt?’ DVD trivia games are some of today’s most popular board games. Made by Mattel and Screen Life, the original general SceneIt? trivia games have spawned a number versions based on well-known licenses, such as James Bond, Harry Potter, Seinfeld, Pirates of Caribbean, Friends, Disney, and more. The "Scene It? Star Trek Edition" version is based on trivia questions from all six Trek television shows (TAS is included) and the 10 Trek feature films. You can have up to four players (although you can play in teams for larger groups), and players move around a board answer trivia questions on both cards and via an interactive DVD. The board can be configured in two ways for either an extended game or a quick game.
Everything about the game from the board, the pieces, and the DVD are fully customized with Star Trek imagery. The standard version of the game retails for $29.99 and is just starting to arrive at retailers. It should be available at Toys R’ US, Target, Wal-mart and other big stores. There is also a ‘Deluxe’ version of the game that comes in a collectible metal tin (with either pictures of the Trek captains, or Trek ships on the cover). The Deluxe version also has metal pieces instead of plastic and retails for $44.99, and will mostly be available online.
Mattel have also provided us with this promotional video for the game.
Star Trek 20Q
Another very popular game made by Mattel and Radica, is 20Q, the game that can ‘read your mind.’ There are many versions of these hand-held games, from basic trivia, to versions for the Simpsons, Harry Potter and many other popular franchises. And this Spring you can get one made just for Star Trek.
The way the game works is that you think of anything from Star Trek (a planet, a thing, a person from the entire Trek franchise) and then the device asks you a series of questions. You answer Yes, No, Unknown or Sometimes and the device will eventually make a guess as to what you are thinking. You ‘beat’ the 20Q if it can’t ‘read your mind’ within 20 questions.
The game you hold in your hand is shaped like the saucer of the USS Enterprise and you can sit it on a stand shaped like the rest of the ship. The 20Q game will be available at most big retailers around June for between $10 – $20, but will be available from online retailers for around $20 in early March.
Next Spring Collection Preview – something yummy
The next item we will preview this week will be a new Trek item you can literally sink your teeth into.