Scientific American Mind Magazine is dedicated to innovations in brain science. My geeky heart skipped a beat when I opened the new May/June issue… and saw Rush Hour! This iconic ThinkFun logic puzzle was featured in a piece on brain training games that have a proven effect on improving the way children’s brains work.
This article [...]
I am THRILLED to share the new Asperkids Collection, an exciting partnership between ThinkFun and Asperkids! Asperkids creator Jennifer O’Toole has curated a collection of games that support universal education skills for learners of all abilities, and below she shares a post on this initiative. Learn more about Jennifer and her incredible work with AsperKids [...]
I was recently contacted by Bogdan, the co-founder of the soon-to-launch social puzzle site globalpuzzle.net. While the term “puzzle” can range in meaning from the traditional jigsaw association to logic puzzles like Rush Hour, there are some notable differences between puzzles and video games – here he shares his insights…
Puzzle Games vs. Video Games
Puzzles differ from [...]
I recently shared an article with the Savvy Auntie community on ways to involve the kiddos in your life in keeping those get-healthy new year’s resolutions. You can read the full article here, but one of the tips I shared was to help those resolving to keep their MINDS as healthy as their bodies in [...]
This email absolutely made my day! Shad, a retiree from Montana who shared in this post how she and her husband play (and fiercely compete in) Solitaire Chess, wrote to let me know the game has now spread to her son and daughter in-law! The mental image of this brainy family at play made [...]
Our friends at Marbles the Brain Store shared this recent photo of Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall arriving at training camp, and it made my day!
Is that a football in his hand? Nope, it’s ThinkFun’s 36 Cube, otherwise known as The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle!
Athletes like Marshall recognize that keeping their brains fit is just as [...]
A truly unbelievable email arrived in the ThinkFun inbox the other day. Liane suffered extensive brain damage, was even declared dead at one point, and had to relearn to speak and walk. Here she shares how a simple game played a vital role in her incredible recovery – grab a Kleenex before you dive into [...]
The following post is shared by Tracy E., a homeschooling mother of 4 and former classroom teacher. For years Tracy has used ThinkFun games both in the classroom and with her own children, and here she shares her favorites – and the benefits she’s observed!
I discovered ThinkFun games years ago when I first became a classroom teacher. [...]
ThinkFun will be attending the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Marketplace and Academy this week in Baltimore, MD!
This event, which runs from June 10-13, is intended for Retailers and Sales Representatives in the Specialty Toy Industry – if this is you, we can’t wait to see (and play with!) you at our Booth (#735)!
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There’s nothing better than receiving notes and emails from happy customers – whether they come in the mail addressed in crayon or via Twitter, we love hearing directly from the people whose lives our games touch. I had to share this lovely exchange with a couple in Montana who wrote to share their experience with [...]