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No Pencils Needed: Crave Entertainment Releases Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!

1st word puzzle game for PlayStation(r)2 and PSP(tm) system features over 1,000 unique puzzles


Newport Beach, CA. - May 30, 2006 - Crave Entertainment, a leading publisher of console videogames for the casual gamer, today announced the release of Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!, a collection of more than 1,000 crossword puzzles, word searches and other brainteasers for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and for the PSPTM (PlayStation Portable) system. The title marks the first U.S. word puzzle game for either system.

Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! offers more than 200 hours of gameplay, ranging from easy to difficult standard crosswords, codebreakers that require the player to determine number matches assigned to each letter of the alphabet, puzzles with cryptic clues, diamond shaped puzzles and backwards puzzles where the player fills in their own black squares. Word searches come in standard or themed versions. Profiles can be set for multiple players so that the entire household can use the software. Exclusive to the PSPTM system version is a two-player game sharing mode that enables two people on separate handheld consoles to play the game via wireless connection using one disc.

Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! carries an MSRP of $14.99 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and $19.99 for the PSPTM (PlayStation Portable) system.

About Crave Entertainment
Based in Newport Beach, California, Crave Entertainment is a subsidiary of Handleman Company. Crave, a publisher of videogame entertainment products creates games for the major console platforms including PSPTM (PlayStation Portable) system, Nintendo DSTM, Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo GameCubeTM, the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Entertainment, please visit

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