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Hasbro Closes Cranium Office

May 23, 2009 | | Comments 2

Hasbro smashes some heads over at the Cranium office. 11 pink slips and 8 employees farmed out to other areas of the company. I regularly play board games, but Cranium just seemed too…Starbucks (the coffee shop, not the BSG viper pilot) for me to ever play.  That said, many people play “Cranium,” given that Hasbro paid 77 million for the company.  I know this is a bit far afield from my usual topics, but it is game industry related, so I thought it worth a post.

One thing did occur to me though. If Hasbro feels that absorbing Cranium will cut costs, I wonder if anyone ever floated the idea of  trimming  “Wizards of the Coast” and bringing it into the greater Hasbro fold?

Hat Tip: Toy News

Trask, The Last Tyromancer

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About the Author: Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

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