by Goliath | 15 Jul 2023

Press Release


Goliath enters an agreement with Wondery to launch The Lunar Dial, a celestial strategy game based on Morbid, a top-ranking podcast on the
Wondery Network.

RICHARDSON, TX–JULY 13th, 2023– The stars have aligned themselves for the exciting launch of The Lunar Dial, a new strategy game brought to you by global toy and game company Goliath in partnership with Morbid, presented by Wondery, a critically acclaimed premium podcast network. The wickedly cool, out-of- this-world game is based on “Morbid”, the currently top-ranking True Crime podcast with over 400 million downloads with each episode getting 1.5 million downloads on average on Apple and Spotify.


Cast and collect cards in celestial realms, enchanting the stars themselves in the game of Lunar Dial. Perfect for 2-4 players, the goal is to collect cards, reveal Zodiacs, and earn moonstones in order to score points; the player with the most moonstones wins! Complete the experience with a table reading guided by the elements revealed in your Zodiac. Zodiac cards are more rare and harder to get than moon cards, but they can give players a special advantage. Intuitive Cancer, for example, lets players take a peek at someone else’s hand.


A growing trend amongst Millennials and Gen Z, this easy-to-learn lightweight celestial strategy game is perfect for those fascinated by the stars, astrology, as well as the mystical arts, and enjoy “new spirituality” including crystals, energy and celestial thematic. Fans will love that The Morbid Wondery shop will be debuting a Lunar Dial capsule collection to support the launch of the game, and will include cropped hoodies, enamel mugs, pins and more!


"I played The Lunar Dial, and I think it's going to get a lot of new people into these types of games,” says Brian Weiss, President of North America at Goliath. “At the end of each game, you do a group reading using the zodiac cards. Do you know what mine said? This game is going to be a HIT!"


“Themes of astrology, moon phases, and crystals are everything that our Morbid listeners are into right now,” says Ash & Alaina, creators & hosts of the Morbid podcast. “We’re excited to have a partner like Goliath that can translate this into a game that gets you thinking, gets you wondering, and most importantly, brings people together.”


The game will be available for pre-order on Amazon beginning July 17th, 2023, with the first 1000 orders receiving an exclusive art print and sticker! It will be available for $19.99 USD at all retailers Fall 2023.


To learn more about the company's corporate news and latest products, please visit http://www.goliathgames.com


About Goliath

Goliath was founded in 1980 by Adi Golad and he co-founded Goliath's USA division with David Norman in 2008. Goliath is one of the few remaining family-owned global toy and game companies. Goliath is now a global manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of products. Examples include Wahu®, Rocket Fishing Rod®, Rummikub®, Triominos®, Sequence®, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo™, Gator Golf®, Let’s Go Fishin® and Phlat Ball®.


The company has continued to see substantial growth with the acquisitions of Pressman Toy® and JAX® in the US, Crown & Andrews® and Britz ‘n Pieces/Wahu in Australia, Modelco® in France, Elephanta® in New Zealand, and Vivid® in the UK. Goliath is a market leader in TV-promoted games and is active in many other toy categories, such as puzzles, arts & crafts, outdoor, activity, and novelties. Goliath products now sell in more than 75 countries worldwide and the company has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. For more information, please visit http://www.goliathgames.com.


About Morbid

Morbid Podcast is an American true crime anthology podcast hosted by Alaina Urquhart and Ash Kelley. Urquhart is an autopsy technician, and Kelley is a hairdresser. The podcast premiered in May 2018 and has since released 475 episodes which have been collectively downloaded over 500 million times. The podcast receives over 30 million downloads per month. Morbid is one of the biggest podcasts in the world – and consistently sits in the top 3 on the Apple and Spotify charts, never dipping below the top 10. 


The duo was inspired to create this podcast to share their knowledge and interest in true crime, paranormal and all around spooky for their audience, the “Weirdos”. Each episode usually covers a different case, though bigger cases may be two, three or even four parts. Morbid episodes are known for being well researched, and told with humor, sarcasm, and swearing (though never at the victim’s expense). 


In 2020 Alaina and Ash launched the Morbid Network, a podcast network that incubates and distributes several top 200 podcasts. In 2020 Alaina and Ash also launched the Spotify/Parcast original Crime Countdown. 


In 2022, Zando Projects published Alaina’s first novel, “The Butcher and The Wren,” a horror thriller which immediately debuted at #2 on the NYT Bestsellers List. Currently, Alaina is working on a sequel while a TV adaptation of “Butcher” is in development. 


About Wondery

Wondery, an Amazon company, is a premium podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including Dr. Death, British Scandal, Even the Rich, and Business Wars, and distribution of hit partner shows SmartLess, My Favorite Murder, Morbid, and How I Built This. Wondery was behind eight of the “Top 25 New Shows of 2022”, according to Podtrac, including Twin Flames, Fed Up, and Will be Wild. Over 50 shows from Wondery have hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts, including Scamfluencers and Twin Flames. Many Wondery podcasts have been adapted for scripted television or streaming series, including Dr. Death and Joe vs Carole on Peacock and The Shrink Next Door and WeCrashed on Apple TV+. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling.


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