For Dummies Games are Released

Posted by at 8:43 am on August 11, 2008

Electronic Arts Inc. announces a series of For Dummies games for the PC and the Nintendo DS inspired by the world famous For Dummies brand. In collaboration with developer Beanbag Studios, under license from Wiley Publishing, Inc. EA will launch For Dummies PC games in US, Canada and the UK, and a Nintendo DS game will follow in the fall in North America and select countries across Europe.

The first game in the series, Poker For Dummies featuring Texas Hold’Em, is available now for download on EA’s online gaming destination, Pogo, at Other For Dummies titles will be available via PC download including Solitaire For Dummies in September, Brain Training For Dummies in October, Sudoku For Dummies in November. Poker For Dummies and Brain Training For Dummies will also be available for PC at retail stores in October 2008.

“For Dummies offers an entirely fresh take on the world’s most popular games,” said Robert Nashak, vice president of EA Casual Studios. “By teaming up with the most recognized name in the area of self-improvement, we can provide not only fun games, but also everything it takes to learn and master them.”

Poker For Dummies is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $19.99 for both the downloadable and the retail version. Additional For Dummies games have not yet been rated by the ESRB and PEGI.

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