Texas-based Goliath games have seen the sales of their card game Virus, released in January, grow by 10 times. The company is now giving all the proceeds from the game during the month of April to the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
“When we launched Virus, the concept was a fun family card game where players attempt to be the first one to get four healthy organs while blocking their competitors from achieving the same goal.” said Mary Higbe, Director of Marketing for Goliath.
“Now, it’s hard to believe that we are living with a new reality, and we want to do want we can to contribute to our global community in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
The toy company has also donated hundreds of puzzles and games to local centers such as Children’s Medical Center Plano, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Highland Springs Senior Living Community.
“Our residents are sheltering in place in their homes to maintain safety, and these games provide some fun distraction from the reality of what’s going on outside”, said Jill Studly, physician at Highland Springs. “Both Sequence and Rummikub are huge favorites here.”