For more than six decades, people have played YAHTZEE. All it takes to get started are dice. Then players can shout as much as they would like to stay true to the name. While so many games have gone digital, YAHTZEE has remained offline. That changes because Hasbro, who owns the rights to the game, has partnered with Scopely to release a version of YAHZTEE for mobile devices.
This new version, titled YAHTZEE With Buddies, is the same game that people know and love, but with a social element included. The game is free-to-play and Scopely worked to make sure it has enhanced graphics and animations to engage players. Like any social game, YAHTZEE With Buddies has challenges, rewards, and leaderboards to remain competitive.
Hit the break for download links and full press release.
SCOPELY SHAKES IT UP AND SCORES WITH HASBRO TO BRING YAHTZEE TO MOBILE DEVICES WORLDWIDE
Official Free-to-Play YAHTZEE With Buddies Game Available for Download on iOS and Android
LOS ANGELES – April 9, 2015 – Scopely, a leading publisher of free to play games on mobile and tablet devices, together with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has launched the YAHTZEE With Buddies game, the officially licensed free-to-play YAHTZEE experience. The YAHTZEE With Buddies game- the shake, score and shout game, takes the addictive, unpredictable play of the classic family game and makes it mobile. You can play with your friends or test your skills in YAHTZEE tournaments anytime, anywhere. The YAHTZEE With Buddies game is available to download for free on iOS [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yahtzee-with-buddies/id967422975] and Android [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.withbuddies.yahtzee&hl=en] with additional features such as bonus rolls available for purchase.
“YAHTZEE is one of the world’s most beloved games, with millions of players worldwide,” said Walter Driver at Scopely. “We’re thrilled to expand the reach of this iconic family game to today’s generation of mobile players around the globe.”
With its beautiful and clean new look and captivating graphics, the fully optimized mobile experience stays true to the original feel of the YAHTZEE game with easy-to-learn, intuitive gameplay. Players can go head-to-head with family and friends or play on their own for hours of suspenseful dice action. For those who want the ultimate challenge, the YAHTZEE with Buddies game includes daily and weekly tournaments so you can compete with YAHTZEE fans around the world, or conquer in-game challenges and get rewarded with custom dice to use in your next match. The game also features head-to-head stats so players can track their results, become better YAHTZEE players, or earn bragging rights with their friends. The YAHTZEE With Buddies game makes it easy and fun to find people around the world who share the passion for this classic game.
Scopely also plans to release the YAHTZEE with Buddies game for Apple Watch when the watch debuts. The watch app will help manage games in progress and help players stay on top of their chats.
“Scopely is the perfect choice to bring the classic YAHTZEE experience to mobile,” said Mark Blecher, senior vice president of business development and digital gaming at Hasbro. “They’ve proven themselves be experts at creating exciting social gaming experiences that bring friends and fans together to play for fun and in friendly competition.”
The YAHTZEE with Buddies game is the latest in a series of milestones for Scopely. This relationship brings together one of the top family dice brands, YAHTZEE, with the creator and publisher of one of the leading dice games on mobile.
Scopely is the leading touchscreen entertainment network. Founded in 2011, Scopely partners and collaborates with elite game developers and global entertainment companies to bring industry leading distribution and monetization technology to free to play games. Scopely oversees marketing, analytics, ads, business development, live ops, quality assurance, community management, and more, empowering developers to focus on building and refining great gameplay experiences to earn the loyalty and love of millions of players around the world. In in November 2014, Scopely closed a Series A funding round of $35 million to scale the business, expand the corporate team and diversify the company’s catalog of mobile game titles across original and globally celebrated entertainment properties. To learn more, please visit www.scopely.com.
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH, TRANSFORMERS and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.