Parker Brothers Unleashes SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Games That Will Have Consumers Rockin', Rapping and Two-Stepping in Family Rooms Across the Country; Company Also to Debut SHOUT ABOUT TV

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass.--()--Oct. 12, 2005--It's time to tune those air guitars, pick up your hairbrush that doubles as a faux microphone and be proud to shout your favorite songs out loud! The new SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC and SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Country Edition games from Parker Brothers, a division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) are rockin' and rollin' their way to retail stores around the country.

Building on the success of SHOUT ABOUT MOVIES, launched last year, SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC and SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Country Edition feature an explosive game play style that tests players' knowledge of the music world. All that's needed to play is a television, a DVD player....and a true love for everything entertainment!

Drumming out decades of toe-tapping, foot stomping audio and visual clips from generations of hits, SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC and SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Country Edition challenge players to shout out loud everything they love about music - giving them a chance to "Name that Song" or fill in the "Missing Lyrics." In "Made to Order," music aficionados can test their mettle by arranging events in music as they occurred in history. And in "Still Crazies," players are challenged to piece together their favorite album covers of all time. Starting with a blank screen, objects begin appearing piece by piece. The first person to shout out the recording artist or album name wins!

Additionally, Parker Brothers is launching SHOUT ABOUT TV that will put years of television watching knowledge to the ultimate test. SHOUT ABOUT TV challenges fans to shout about their favorite television shows through action clips, sound bites, stills and more. SHOUT ABOUT TV gives you the chance to reminisce with your favorite personalities.

"This latest portfolio of SHOUT ABOUT games - music, country music and TV - reflect today's high-energy, fast-paced gaming style, providing players with instant gratification and immediate play," said Mark Blecher, senior vice president of marketing at Hasbro Games. "The games tap into consumers' love of popular music and decades of television programming, while combining the social interaction and competitive spirit of board games with the ease of a DVD."

SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC, SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Country Edition and SHOUT ABOUT TV each invite 4 to 40 players to compete in teams featuring "Shout Rounds," where players shout out answers and "Whisper Rounds," encouraging teams to huddle secretly and discuss strategies before giving a combined answer. Keeping players on the edge of their seats, the winner isn't revealed until the last second in the final round. Scoring is calculated on-screen using the remote control from a DVD player.

SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Editions 1 & 2 and SHOUT ABOUT TV Editions 1 & 2 are available in the DVD aisle as well as the game section at major retailers. SHOUT ABOUT MUSIC Country Edition will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart. Each game has an approximate retail price of $19.99.

About Hasbro Games

Hasbro Games manufacturers and markets games and puzzles under the brand names MILTON BRADLEY and PARKER BROTHERS. Included in its product line are some of the world's best-known games and puzzles including: CANDY LAND, the MONOPOLY game, SCRABBLE Brand Crossword Game, YAHTZEE, TWISTER, THE GAME OF LIFE, TRIVIAL PURSUIT and BIG BEN Puzzles. The company also markets its games in three focused initiatives: MY FIRST GAMES (pre-school games), FAMILY GAME NIGHT (family games) and GET TOGETHER GAMES (adult games).

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

Contacts

Hasbro, Inc.
Ana Cano, 212-453-2136
canoa@fleishman.com

Contacts

Hasbro, Inc.
Ana Cano, 212-453-2136
canoa@fleishman.com