Russian Battleship #8482 Disaster Saddens Muscovites

A spokesman for Milton Bradley reported a dramatic plunge in sales of their popular game Battleship in the greater Moscow area. The sales decline, along with the arrival of the millenium edition of Don’t Break the Ice!, threatens to torpedo Milton Bradley’s position in the Russian market. “We’re all feeling the pressure here,” gasped marketing director Alexei Basovich. “Why the citizens of Russia have become disenchanted with our exciting game of naval adventure is a mystery to me. Perhaps we have misunderstood the great depths of game-playing feeling among Muscovites.”

Company officials hope to pull up sales figures when a new marketing team from Norway arrives. And not a moment too soon for these troubled Russians. “If we don’t get some help soon, we’re sunk,” gargled Basovich.