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All your favourite board games on one disc!

Press release for immediate release

September 2006 - Can you check your mate? Ace your AI? Find out with The World's Best Board Games, 11 classic games on one PC CD-ROM!

Licensed from cerasus.media, this fantastic new compendium of computerised board games joins Focus Multimedia's Essential range of £9.99 PC software titles. Featuring delightful graphics and a slick user interface, The World's Best Board Games is a joy to play.

Select which character you'd like to play as, choosing from male and female avatars. You can then take on a friend or compete against the computer's three difficulty levels. Don't worry if you don't know how to play - full rules are included for each game.

Games included:

Backgammon - this classic game is more than 5,000 years old and remains popular with all ages. You must get your pieces across the board and off the other side before your opponent. A game of strategy and skill. Reversi/Othello - you must corner your rival's tiles and turn them into yours. The player with the most at the end of the game is the winner. Draughts/Checkers - you must capture your challenger's pieces by jumping over them, moving only diagonally across the board. The winner is the one that catches all their opponent's checkers. Peg Solitaire - a one player game, where you jump pegs over one another into the empty hole behind, removing it from the board. You must be left with one on the board. Snakes and Ladders - the fun game where ladders can leap you ahead and snakes can slide you back down the game board. The winner reaches the end of the board first. Chess - one of the world's most popular board games. Think ahead, you must capture your rival's King before they get yours! Chinese Checkers - with a board shaped like a star, you must be the first player to get all your pegs into the opposite point of the star. Nine Men's Morris - the object of the game, remove all your enemies pieces from the board. An ancient game of strategy dating back to 1300 BC. Pachisi - Dating back to the 1920's, players have four game pieces each and must get them all the way around the board and back to the home squares without being caught by your adversary. Blocked - A race to get one of your pegs to the home square before your foe, either block them in with barricades or jump on them to send them back to their home square. Catch the Hat - catch your rival's hats and return them to your home square to render them out of the game. The winner is the one that captures all the other player's hats. In all games, there is a function to change the view of the board between a 3D bird's eye view and a side angle.

Craig Johnson, managing director of Focus Multimedia commented: "At less than £1 per game, The World's Best Board Games is fantastic value for money. There's something for everyone, from armchair strategists to kids. With slick graphics and sound, these timeless classics are now even more enjoyable to play - and you won't lose any of the pieces!"

The World's Best Board Games is available now for a suggested retail price of £9.99 including VAT, and can be purchased from all good retail outlets of PC software. The entire Focus Multimedia range is also available to buy direct from www.focusmm.co.uk.

About Focus Multimedia

Focus Multimedia is one of the UK's leading PC CD-ROM budget software companies (Source: ChartTrack), publishing high quality, affordable titles for all the family. Focus' titles are synonymous with quality, choice and value and have defined the standard for value software retailing below £10. With a complete range of over 400 titles, Focus delivers high quality entertainment for all age groups and interests. Focus Multimedia has distribution channels into major retail outlets such as PC World, WHSmith, Staples, Woolworths, via the Internet through Amazon.co.uk and Play.com as well as non-traditional chains.

For further information please contact:

Lucy Felthouse - PR & Marketing Executive

E-mail: l.felthouse@focusmm.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1889 570156

Web: http://www.focusmm.co.uk

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