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ThinkFun's Multi-Level Challenge Game, TIPOVER, Wins Dr. Toy's "Smart" Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA, June 1, 2005 – ThinkFun®, the leading producer of mind challenging games, is pleased to announce that TIPOVER™, its latest multi-level challenge game is the recipient of Dr. Toy's "Smart Play/Smart Toy Children's Products for 2005" Award. The award honors those products that exemplify educational value, design, safety, improvement in the understanding of the community and the world, good value for price, and, naturally, FUN!
As a result of receiving this honor, TIPOVER™ garnered the approval of Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, known as "Dr. Toy," an expert in the toy and game industry with over 30 years of knowledge and expertise. The winning products for this program were carefully chosen using an extensive criteria developed by Dr. Toy over many years of product evaluation and analysis.
"By combining creative challenges with a three-dimensional game play, TIPOVER™ exceeded our "Smart Play/Smart Toy" award criteria," stated Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Founder of the Institute for Childhood Resources. "The visualization and sequential thinking characteristics which are tested in each challenge create an entertaining and educational play experience."
Geared for ages 8 to Adult, TIPOVER™ is a three-dimensional multi-level challenge game that encourages players to test their sequential thinking, strategy and problem solving skills. The object of the game is to move the red tipper piece from its' designated starting position to the red ‘home' crate without touching the floor. Players move the red tipper from crate-to-crate by tipping over crates of varying size to create a linear path to the final destination. Visualizing the next move is an important aspect of the game as players solve their way through 40 challenges, ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert. The unique design of the multi-level challenge card system enables players to quickly begin learning and playing the game, which in turn creates success and builds confidence and encourages them to attempt the more difficult challenges.
"We created TIPOVER™ to appeal to a broad range of players who desire a challenging game and it has quickly become one of our top sellers,' stated Bill Ritchie, Founder and President of ThinkFun. "We're honored that Dr. Toy chose TIPOVER™ for its' Smart Play, Smart Toy Award."
TIPOVER™ has a suggested retail price of $15.99 and is available at local specialty toy and game stores nationwide and at select Barnes & Noble stores. It can also be purchased online at www.ThinkFun.com. Bonus challenges and online game version are also available at www.ThinkFun.com/tipover.

About ThinkFun
ThinkFun, Inc., located in Alexandria, VA, is the leading creator of mind challenging games. Since 1985, the company has produced award winning games such as Rush Hour®, River Crossing®, and Aha! Brainteaser Classics™. Kids and adults alike look to ThinkFun to create hands-on, thought-provoking games that provide hours of fun-filled challenges. ThinkFun is committed to high-quality, innovative games that help people of all ages develop thinking skills through play. To learn more, please visit www.ThinkFun.com.

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