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February 12, 2008
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Contact: Natalie DuBose
Morning Star Games
Phone: 310-314-5598
Fax: 310-314-0060


Morning Star Games Celebrates 5 Years as “Best Toy Line”

Toy Line To Be Featured at the American International Toy Fair

(Santa Monica, CA) – February 12, 2008 – In 2008, Morning Star Games celebrates five years of award-winning games and being named “Best Toy Line” by Parent to Parent.

Founded in 2003, Morning Star Games started with the game “Truth or Fib” which debuted at the 2004 American International Toy Fair and was later renamed “You’re Pulling My Leg!.”  The game was created by Morning Star Games Founder and President Allen Wolf as a gift for two friends to help them get to know each other better.  They later got married but Wolf comments “results will vary.”  The game sold out of its initial run and won seven national awards.

Wolf continued to create more games for the Morning Star Games collection including a Junior version of “You’re Pulling My Leg!,” “Pet Detectives,” “Slap Wacky!” and JabberJot.  In 2008, Morning Star Games will introduce “Zoo Detectives” as a brand extension to the popular “Pet Detectives” game.  Each game has garnered multiple awards from parent, teacher and toy organizations.

 “It has been a pleasure to see how the games have brought joy to so many people and families over these past five years.  I look forward to the next fifty years to come.”  Wolf says.

Morning Star Games celebrates its fifth year while being named “Best Toy Line of the Year” by Parent to Parent.  The organization raves “Morning Star Games was chosen as the Best Toy Line based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Family Testers. Their games provide hours of fun and surpass our tough testing criteria.  They challenge memory skills and encourage abstract reasoning, logical thinking and strategy.  Our Family Testers also appreciated the intellectual stimulation, play and laughter which are hallmarks of Morning Star Games.  Players enjoy the interaction and challenges which inspire everyone to simply appreciate each other for themselves.”

Parent to Parent was established in 1998 by syndicated family/health columnist and author, Jodie Lynn.  The award committees are comprised of experts from across the United States who are involved with children on a daily basis.  The committees look for products that entertain and teach while inspiring imagination and creativity.  Morning Star Games’ product line was tested and evaluated for how the games help a child and family grow ethically, socially, intellectually, emotionally, physically and educationally while being entertaining and fun.

Morning Star Games is celebrating its fifth year by launching a series of in-store contests and giving away many prizes.  “Our contests are a way to celebrate our games and drive traffic into the stores.”  Wolf explains.

There are three contests which focus on five games.  “Make Your Pet Famous” has participants submit pictures of their pets with a Pet Detectives game.  Chosen pictures will be part of a 2009 calendar. “Win an iPod” has customers sample “You’re Pulling My Leg!” or “Slap Wacky!” to get the chance to win an iPod.  “Win Your Own Hollywood Premiere” has participants make short films based on stories they write while playing JabberJot.  The top three winners will win a trip to Hollywood where their shorts will premiere before Wolf’s new motion picture.

In addition to creating board games, Wolf is also an award-winning filmmaker.  He recently completed writing, directing and producing his first feature film, In My Sleep, in which his You’re Pulling My Leg! game is prominently featured.   In My Sleep is a psychological thriller starring Philip Winchester (Flyboys), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls), Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men) and Michael Badalucco (The Practice).  The film is set to premiere in 2008.

Morning Star Games is showcasing their award-winning games at the American International Toy Fair, Booth #6008.  Games are available at specialty toy and game stores or on the web at  Information about In My Sleep is available at

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