Ganz Introduces Drama, Intrigue, Treachery And Forbidden Love...On Facebook Tail Towns Friends™ uniquely combines online gameplay with offline gifts/collectibles

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ganz, creator of Webkinz® pets and Webkinz World™, the first web-enabled toy and kids' virtual world, introduces Tail Towns Friends™, a groundbreaking hybrid Facebook game and gift collection for women.

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The Tail Towns Friends virtual world invites women to indulge in a whirlwind of drama, intrigue, treachery and forbidden love – enacted by a cast of mice and other furry critters, and as players become more involved in the game, the characters' juicy stories start to unfold.

To set the scene: players are encouraged to build and expand their land with gorgeous gardens and landscapes, aiming to grow their businesses, by distributing goods to the townspeople by harvesting. All while working toward goals set by the game's cast of woodland characters.

Ganz's latest game for an adult audience, Tail Towns Friends is designed to appeal to the growing number of women who are taking a break from their busy lives by playing casual Facebook games. "According to a 2011 study cited on Digital Buzz (http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/facebook-games-stats), 53% of Facebook users play games on Facebook," observed Howard Ganz, President of Ganz. "Tail Towns Friends enables women to take a 'game-cation' – to get away briefly from their oh-so-busy lives, easily and conveniently."

At the same time, he noted, "Tail Towns Friends uniquely combines the virtual world with the real one."

Some unique features of the game include:

  • One-of-a-kind artwork: Charming character designs and luscious settings enrich the Tail Towns Friends experience. The rich visuals beautifully bring city and country together for the most enjoyable gameplay.
  • Unique Soap-Opera Inspired Storyline: Indulge in a soap opera. This is not your typical Facebook game. Filled with lots of juicy storylines, gossip and plotting, Tail Towns Friends will make you forget you are playing a game and not watching a TV show.
  • Design, create and imagine: The rich visuals encourage players to escape into their virtual getaways by enabling players to design and decorate realistic country retreats.
  • Collectible Figurines: These figurines not only allow you to bridge the real world with your virtual one, but unlock each character's exclusive storyline and "Secret Diary Goals." Hand-painted with exquisite, ornate details, the custom-designed, collectible, polystone figurines also make fabulous gifts for any collector.

Tail Towns Friends is free to play on Facebook at: http://bit.ly/LSBzQ1

Just as it pioneered joining toys to the virtual world for the hugely successful Webkinz, Ganz is incorporating collectible figurines into the online experience of Tail Towns Friends in an innovative way.  Tail Towns Friends is one of the first Facebook games with code registration ability, meaning players can enter each figurine's individual code into the game, bringing that character to life within the story, while also creating the opportunity for daily virtual rewards.  

Tail Towns Friends figurines are available for purchase within the Tail Towns Friends game and at select specialty retailers for a suggested retail price of $14 each. Locate the store nearest you at: http://tailtowns.ganzworld.com/store-locator/

For social gamers, Tail Towns Friends is the perfect blend of physical and virtual fun.  

For Ganz, Tail Town Friends is only in the beginning stages. Plans for 2012 and 2013 include an additional series of collectible figurines and exciting new adventures and storylines.

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About Ganz

For over 60 years, Ganz has delivered some of the best gifts in the world. Most recently, Ganz created Webkinz® pets and Webkinz World™, the first web-enabled toy and kids' virtual world, In 2007 Ganz established the Webkinz Foundation, which has funded millions of dollars developing programs that benefit children. Corporate Headquarters are located in Toronto, Canada, with U.S. offices in Atlanta and Los Angeles, and overseas offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. www.ganz.com

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