Hasbro Inc reported a fall in quarterly profit and sales on sluggish demand for games, puzzles and preschool toys in its seasonal weak first quarter.

The company, home to brands such as Nerf foam toys and Monopoly board games, said its net profit fell to $17.2 million, or 12 cents a share, from $58.9 million, or 40 cents a share, a year earlier.

Sales were almost flat at $672 million, but beat the analysts' average estimate of $660.4 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Larger rival Mattel Inc is due to report its results on Friday.

(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)