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Dr. Toy recently announced the 100 Best Children's Products of 2011. These winners are broken out into 10 categories, with Top 10 products listed in each.  ThinkFun is thrilled to announce that Cartoon It! was named as one of Dr Toy's 10 Best Creative Products for 2011!


Toys and Games Build Skills as Kids Head Back-to-School - The Toy Industry Assn recommends MathDice & PathWords!

Toys and Games Build Skills as Kids Head Back-to-School
Published by The Toy Industry Association
August 8, 2011

The long, lazy days of summer are coming to an end and that can only mean one thing for kids and parents – it’s time to gear up for the new school year! Getting back into classroom-mode will be easy with the assistance of a fun crop of educational toys and games that span every subject, enhance creativity and sharpen memory, retention and strategic thinking skills.

What's Hot for Tweens and Teens: Toy Industry Association's top picks include ThinkFun's Rush Hour

Published by The Toy Industry Association
August 23, 2011

Keeping Kids Entertained with Classic and Trend-Conscious Toys and Games

Teens and tweens are extremely trend savvy.  They know what’s hot … and what’s not.  When shopping for kids in this age range, however, it’s always important to remember that interests should trump trends.   Consider what gets the special young person in your life excited and you’ll likely find a ton of great toys and games that are a perfect match!

PathWords, Rush Hour Deluxe Edition, & Gordian's Knot named Top-10 Most-Wanted Puzzles in Aug. issue of TDmonthly Magazine

In the August issue of TDmonthly Magazine, PathWords, Rush Hour Deluxe Edition, and Gordian's Knot were named Top-10 Most-Wanted Puzzles, based on comments and sales stats from specialty retailers!

When TDmonthly Magazine interviewed retailers about their best-selling puzzles in Summer 2011, items from Melissa & Doug and Ravensburger were far and away the favorites, each getting five mentions as a best-selling brand. Puzzle and game company ThinkFun was also mentioned for three of its products. From peg puzzles to a recreation of a classic Van Gogh painting, these varied products offer fun for all ages.

Learning Express Games Combine Summer Fun With Back-to-School Focus

Educational Toy Store Offers Fun Games for All Ages That Help Children Keep and Develop Critical Learning Skills

DEVENS, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - The lazy days of summer give children and families a break from school-year schedules and a chance to enjoy warm weather fun. When that fun can help kids keep basic learning skills sharp and help prepare them for the school year ahead, parents have a win-win situation, according to Learning Express.

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ThinkFun’s Rush Hour app wins an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review!

ThinkFun’s Rush Hour app wins an Editor’s Choice Award from Children’s Technology Review!

Children’s Technology Review is a monthly newsletter — modeled in the spirit of Consumer Reports with no advertising — designed to summarize the latest products and trends in children’s interactive media.

Children’s Technology Review’s Editor's Choice Awards are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are “no fail” products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.

The Folks at Amuse Toys in Baltimore, MD are Hooked on PathWords!

The folks at Amuse Toys in Baltimore, MD are hooked on PathWords!

After a recent ThinkFun visit to their Fells Point store, the folks at Amuse dove into PathWords and are singing its praises.  After sharing the game with their fans on Twitter, we were thrilled to see the game featured in this recent “Game University” post on the company’s Amuse Blog:


Game University: PathWords

Stephanie Oppenheim shares her interview with Sam Ritchie, son of ThinkFun co-founders

Stephanie Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio recently interviewed Sam Ritchie, son of ThinkFun co-founders Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie!

Meet the Toymaker: Sam Ritchie of ThinkFun

Stephanie: My kids also grew up with a parent in "toys."  Did you enjoy being on the front lines at Think Fun? Did you help test new games as a child?

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