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Sunday, July 06, 2008

The Office’s “Kelly Kapoor” joins fans in real-life Scranton to launch The Office games

You know her as chatty Kelly Kapoor of The Office, and now fans have a chance to meet her and participate in an all-out day of Office fun in Scranton, Pennsylvania July 19.

Actress Mindy Kaling will join fans in Scranton, as Dunder Mifflin's hometown becomes the first city to offer the new "The Office" DVD Board Game and "The Office" Trivia Game by Pressman Toy.

From a beet-eating contest that would make Dwight red with envy, to character look-alike contests and a 2K fun run, the event looks like a fun-filled day.

In addition to marking the official debut of the two games, "The Office" games launch will raise funds for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC), a Scranton-based charity that provides services and creates opportunities which empower individuals and builds strong interdependent communities throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

There's no better place than Scranton to serve as the springboard for our new games based on 'The Office,'" said Pressman Toy President Jim Pressman. "We're excited to bring Ms. Kaling and 'The Office' games to the home of Dunder Mifflin."

"Scranton is honored to have been selected as the first city in America whose retailers will stock 'The Office' Trivia Game and DVD Board Game," said Scranton Mayor Christopher Doherty. "We'll be rolling out the beet red carpet for Ms. Kaling."

"I have been to Scranton before and am really excited to return for this fun event!" Kaling said.

Here is the official schedule of all the events and a quick description of the new DVD/board games of The Office, according to the press release from NBC.

"The Office Games" July 19th line-up includes:

9:00 a.m. – 2K Fun Run Wear your favorite office attire! Prizes for best dressed, best character look-a-likes and fastest.

10:30 a.m. – "The Office" Trivia Challenge Are you an "Assistant to the Regional Manager" or the "Regional Manager" when it comes to "The Office" trivia? The Challenge will feature questions from "The Office" Trivia Game.

12:00 p.m. – Beet Eating Contest Straight from Dwight's farm…well, after being canned.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Autograph Session The first 125 customers who purchase "The Office" DVD Board Game or "The Office" Trivia Game at Boscov's at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, PA, on July 19 will be able meet Mindy Kaling and have her autograph their game.

To register for "The Office Games," please visit: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1603902.

"The Office" DVD Board Game
"The Office" DVD Board Game from Pressman Toy combines video on DVD from America's funniest television sitcom NBC's "The Office" with a companion game board allowing fans to interact with their favorite characters and put their show knowledge to the test. Players go head-to-head answering trivia questions based on video clips, images and facts from "The Office" using their DVD remote control and moving around the game board. Trivia Spaces test players' knowledge. Challenge spaces let players collect other players' Schrute bucks. Clerical spaces test players' speed, skill and resourcefulness. Michael Cards can help or hinder their path. The first player to collect $1.00 in Schrute bucks wins. Game play is different every time. For 2-4 adult players; Suggested retail price: $30; Available summer 2008 at major retailers nationwide.

"The Office" Trivia Game
Fans of NBC's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning-sitcom "The Office" can test their show knowledge with Pressman Toy's The Office Trivia Game. Players move around the office walking cubicle to cubicle answering trivia questions and visiting favorite Dunder Mifflin characters' cubes. They must beware of Scranton Regional Manager Michael Scott showing up on the game die and moving into their cubicle – players must answer a trivia question about the socially awkward boss before they can move on. The player who successfully gets through all the locations and collects the all-important "Support the Rabid" wristband wins. For 2 to 6 adult players; Suggested retail price: $25; Available summer 2008 at major retailers nationwide.


CaliSurfer said...

she is so hilarious! I think her and Danica Patrick are my top favotite females out there today. Especially when Patrick got into it at the race track with Milka! Everyone knows of The Office, but check out Danica's funny spoof video too just click on my name if you wanna check it out! Can't wait to see the Board game, probably on ebay for me!

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