Astraware Announces Six Games for NOOK® HD and NOOK® HD+

Staffordshire, UK -- November 13, 2012 – Astraware® is excited to announce a trial of their game Astraware Crosswords has been selected to be bundled with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets. The studio also announced today the availability of five other games for these devices – Astraware Word Games, Astraware Kriss Kross Deluxe, Astraware CodeWords Deluxe, Astraware Mahjong and Astraware Solitaire.

“We're eager to extend our success with NOOK® game apps to the newest NOOK devices,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “Barnes & Noble has built the lightest and highest-resolution tablets and we are delighted to offer six of our family-friendly games to NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ users."

About the games

Astraware Crosswords Deluxe lets you take your favorite pastime wherever you go and compete online by downloading and playing the Daily and Weekender puzzles. NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ owners will be able to try the game using the version preloaded on their device.

Astraware Word Games is the best brain-teasing pack of 5 different word games in 3 different difficulty levels.

Astraware Mahjong takes the ancient tile-matching game and gives it a modern twist with 3D graphics, more than 30 puzzle layouts, multiple difficulty levels and a daily puzzle challenge.

Astraware Kriss Kross Deluxe brings this popular word and logic puzzle, also known as Fitwords, to NOOK in an easy to use interface and with over 100 built-in puzzles in a range of difficulty levels and grid sizes.

Astraware CodeWords Deluxe tests your ability to solve the code by figuring out which number represents each of the letters to form words in a crossword style grid.

Astraware Solitaire includes 12 of the most popular single-player card games, each with customizable rules, and a choice of card backs and backgrounds.

Astraware Mahjong takes the ancient tile-matching game and gives it a modern twist with 3D graphics, more than 30 puzzle layouts, multiple difficulty levels and a daily puzzle challenge.

Pricing and Availability

The games are available today on the NOOK Store . Astraware Word Games and Astraware Solitaire are priced at $4.99 each. Other games are $2.99 each. All six games will also be available for customers in the United Kingdom in mid-November. For more information and screenshots, visit http://www.astraware.com/nook.

About Astraware

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware is a UK-based games studio that develops, publishes and distributes games for a wide range of smartphones, e-book readers and tablets. Some of the titles to come out of the Astraware studio include multi-award-winning Astraware Sudoku, Tradewinds 2 (developed under license from Sandlot Games), and Pazzazz Games' GTS World Racing.  Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 75 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries. For more information visit: http://www.astraware.com. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astraware. Twitter: http://twitter.com/astraware.

Astraware® is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

About NOOK Media LLC

NOOK reading and entertainment products make it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to the expansive NOOK Store of more than 3 million digital books, plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through free NOOK Reading Apps and NOOK Video apps, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. NOOK owners receive Always Free NOOK Support in any of Barnes & Noble’s nearly 700 bookstores. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as leading retailers including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and many others. NOOK products are available in the United Kingdom through  www.nook.co.uk and leading retailers.

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