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Zynga’s Games Come to Life with Hasbro’s Help: FarmVille, CityVille & Words With Friends Games “coming soon” this October!

Wed ,08/08/2012

Zynga & Hasbro's FarmVille Hungry Hungry Herd Game. Image Credit: Hasbro

We first heard mention of the Zynga partnership with iconic toymaker Hasbro way back in February 2012.  At the time, very little details were released other than the fact that Hasbro would assume responsibility of helping create some of Zynga’s most popular social games and help them come to life in the form of real world toys.

We finally have some news to share with you regarding the partnership and which games! The first set of Zynga games to get de-pixilated  include our beloved FarmVille, CityVille, and also Words With Friends. These popular Zynga games get the Hasbro treatment as they leave the confines of their social gaming existence and are recreated as popular Hasbro boardgames. Not really new games, but nonetheless lending their brand to famous Hasbro board games and toys and there’s something for everybody to enjoy.

FarmVille Freaks will be able to treat their farm-loving toddlers and preschoolers to the FarmVille Hungry Hungry Herd game, a re-inspired Hungry Hungry Hippo game with a FarmVille twist. The hippos get tossed out for familiar FarmVille favorites- a Cow, Horse, Pig, and Sheep are happy replacements, but the premise is the same. If you left your desire to fight over marbles with the hippos back in kindergarten and the FarmVille version isn’t enough nostalgia to open your wallet, then there’s also FarmVille Plushies packed with classic card games such as Go Fish, Old Maid, and Memory. They’ve been packaged in FarmVille cuteness and renamed Disco Sheep’s Memory, Rockstar Cow’s Old Maid, and Groovy Chicken’s Go Fish card games.

Now on to the cityfolk and word lovers. Monopoly lends its traditional board game to the CityVille name and this seems like an easy and expected fit. And what of Words With Friends? Scrabble, of course. There’s actually three Words With Friends games available just like Scrabble- a regular version, one made to travel when you’re on-the-go, and even a deluxe version with rotating game board if you’re feeling fancy. Before you yell out “copyright infringement” and think about suing them, remember, Hasbro owns the original game as well.

In addition to the board game itself, all of the games are expected to be packaged with Zynga virtual game bonuses like Farm Cash or City Cash currencies, or Words With Friends enhancements that you’ll be able to redeem online.

Take a look at the upcoming Zynga + Hasbro game descriptions as well as their projected price point below, courtesy of Hasbro via Wired.com.

FarmVille Hungry Hungry Herd Game

  • A horse, pig, sheep, and cow will battle for whoever can catch the most marbles, in the spirit of Hasbro’s Hungry Hungry Hippos.
  • MSRP of $22.99.
  • Ages 4 years & up.

Farmville Animal Games

  • Kids can choose from three plush animals, each containing a different card game inside: play Disco Sheep’s Memory card game, Rockstar Cow’s ‘Old Maid’ card game, or Groovy Chicken’s “Go Fish” game.
  • MSRP of $9.99. Each sold separately.
  • Ages 4 years & up.

Cityville Monopoly Game

  • Combines classic Monopoly gameplay with Zynga’s Cityville.
  • MSRP of $24.99.
  • 2-4 players.
  • Ages 8 years & up.

CityVille Monopoly Game

CityVille Skies Game for iPad

  • The CityVille Skies game gives fans an interactive way to explore CityVille from the sky using an iPad app.
  • Available December 2012.
  • MSRP of $12.99.
  • 1 player. Ages 8 years & up.
  • Apple iPad® required, not included.

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