While I spent many pre-adolescent hours claiming otherwise, I now feel incredibly lucky to have grown up in an almost entirely screen-free home. As I shared in this post on Mr. Rogers, I enjoyed a magical 30-minutes-a-day of PBS during my preschool years, but after that, our little black box stayed off [...]
Just had to share this lovely note that came to our customer support team today from the UK! It’s always wonderful to hear about games supporting inter-generational play – and I’ve shared before how important games are in my family, especially with my Scrabble-master grandma! I just love the image of grandfather and grandson exercising their [...]
The origins of our beloved Zingo’s name are not difficult to trace – climb one branch up on the family tree, and you’ll find the classic game of Bingo! While Zingo is designed to support early reading and language skills, I was thrilled to know its educational roots run deep – did you know the age-old [...]
What can you teach with 72 plastic tiles?
As I’ve shared in past posts, it turns out a creative brain can tweak these tiles to teach just about anything – from genetics to family member names!
This latest post, shared by Tammy G. of the Fumbling Thru Autism blog, shares some fantastic ideas (and [...]
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 [...]
I hope you and your family are safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. We were very fortunate not to bear the worst of it in the DC area, and I’m thinking dry thoughts for friends in areas harder hit.
At our house, Sandy meant an epic foosball tournament. In between rounds (or for me, [...]
I had such fun writing this Aunt Camp article for Savvy Auntie the other month and hoped it served to inspire other aunts to think about fun learning experiences they could create over the summer months. I was thrilled when I received the following email and photos from Jennifer, a very savvy auntie who has [...]
I love hearing from creative fans who take a game and make it their own! The photo below comes from the Subity family, who, after hours of fun playing Zingo!, decided to personalize the game and create a family version called… SUBINGO! Here Caleb’s dad Sam describes their creation…
I’m attaching a picture of my son, [...]
The following post is shared by Malia, a former teacher and founder of the early literacy company Playdough to Plato! Malia reached out to ThinkFun after finding our games to be fantastic language tools, and she was eager to share them with her readers! In this post she shares her experience with Zingo! and What’s [...]
When a member of the ThinkFun family went in for a recent surgery, our design team put their creative brains to work. While chicken soup and flowers make perfectly lovely get-well gifts, we got a bit carried away and created an entirely new game to aid in his recovery!
Following on the heels of our tremendously successful [...]