Wizards Press Release





October 1, 2002 (Renton, WA) - Harry Potter(tm) and friends are embarking on all-new spine-tingling adventures in Chamber of Secrets(tm), the newest card set for the Harry Potter(tm) trading card game (TCG) from the TCG guru's at Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS).  The first TCG based on J.K. Rowling's second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, players can go wand-to-wand against other wizards-in-training using a brand new crop of spells, which include "Password" cards (guess the word and nothing happens to you), potions, creatures and magical items, in addition to many situations and characters fans will recognize from Book 2.  

Scheduled to hit store shelves nationwide beginning October 7, Chamber of Secrets has something to offer every level of TCG player from starter to advanced to expert. For beginners, Chamber of Secrets will be available in two-player starter sets (MSRP: $9.99), which contain two 41-card decks, including a character card and exclusive premium card in each deck, a playmat/card set poster, deck-building guide and rule book.  Advanced and expert level players can purchase 61-card Pre-constructed (MSRP: $9.99) decks for the very first time in Harry Potter TCG history.  Pre-constructed decks will include a character card and an exclusive foil card; playmat/card set poster and deck-building guide.  11-card randomized booster packs (MSRP: $3.29) will also be available and are perfect for honing game-playing skills and strategies and rounding out your Harry Potter TCG collection.

 In the Harry Potter TCG, each player acts as a student wizard or witch at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and, by playing cards representing spells and other magical items, attempts to eliminate his or her opponent's cards through a series of turns.  The first player to run his or her opponent out of cards wins.

 For more information about the Harry Potter TCG and the Chamber of Secrets card set please visit wizards.com/harrypotter or the official Harry Potter website at harrypotter.com

 Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS), is the worldwide market share leader in the trading card game and tabletop role-playing game categories.  A leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products, the company holds an exclusive patent on the method of playing trading card games (TCGs) and produces the world's best-selling Pokémon® and Magic: The Gathering® TCGs.  Publisher of adventure games, family card and board games and electronic media products, Wizards of the Coast is also one of the world's premier book publishers of fantasy series fiction whose novels have made numerous appearances on The New York Times best-seller list and have sold millions of copies worldwide.  For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast® website at wizards.com.

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