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Wacky Wizard Games Imprint and Three New Games Announced by @wwizardgames

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Wise Wizard Games announced the launch of Wacky Wizard Games, a new brand imprint focused on family-friendly, lightweight games. Three games are planned for release in 2024 as part of this new brand imprint: Star Realms Academy, Caution Signs, and Pack the Essentials. If you are interested and attending PAX Unplugged they will have prototypes of Caution Signs and Pack the Essentials. "We are super excited to be adding this new family friendly product line to our catalog. We wanted to maintain the focus of Wise Wizard Games on strategy card and dice games with geeky themes, and have created Wacky Wizard Games as an umbrella for lightweight games with a more whimsical, cute vibe," shared Debbie Moynihan, COO of Wise Wizard Games. Star Realms Academy Forge your own star realms, overloaded with cuteness! A kid friendly but still fun for grown-ups version of the popular Star Realms deckbuilding game for 2 players. A little less math, no reading necessary, but still tons of fun! 

Navarre & Funimation Quarter Earnings

Navarre Corporation, the Minneapolis-based former parent company of the North American anime distributor Funimation, released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 on Tuesday. This is the last time Navarre's financial results will mention Funimation, as Navarre sold Funimation on March 31 for $24 million to a group of investors that includes Gen Fukunaga, who is also Funimation's chief executive officer. The financial results cover the three months that ended on March 31.
As Navarre had announced in previous quarters this year, Funimation is listed as "discontinued operations" — a financial term for a segment of a company that has been separated from the rest of the company, or has been approved for separation.
Navarre reported in its press release that Funimation had a net loss before tax of $849,000, which included $2.1 million in non-cash impairment charges.
Navarre reported that discontinued operations showed a net loss of $536,000, compared to a net loss of $486,000 for the same segment in the same period in 2010. In the first quarter of 2011, the segment had an income of $895,000, in the second quarter, it had a net income of $1.68 million, and in the third quarter, it had a net income of $1.8 million.
Reid Porter, Interim Chief Executive Officer, commented in the report on its sale of Funimation, saying "We are pleased to have completed the sale of FUNimation during the fourth quarter. As we have previously stated, this Japanese anime business was not a strategic fit with the rest of our business. This sale allows us to focus on expanding our presence in new, revenue streams."
Navarre had also announced on Monday that Chairman of the Board Eric Paulson is stepping down in September, nearly 30 years after he founded company.
Navarre will hold its quarterly earnings conference call to discuss the report on Wednesday.

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