For the past several years, I have shared the fun of the annual Arlington County MathDice Tournament. This county-wide event brings together students who have been practicing and playing Thinkfun’s MathDice game for months in preparation, and the skill level, determination, and often off-the-wall wacky team spirit is always inspiring!
For a refresher, check out last [...]
For those in the education world, the new Common Core standards represent an important initiative in the pursuit of clarifying and improving the quality of education in the US. Read more about Common Core standards here.
Coming from an education background, I have always been committed to furthering ways in which ThinkFun games can integrate into and [...]
Sometimes it pays to have an office full of games! In celebration of this triple-12 occasion, I had some fun with my stash of number-based games and puzzles this morning… can you name them all?!
How are you celebrating 12-12-12!?
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 [...]
Yesterday was a VERY exciting day for ThinkFun! I flew up to NY for the Toy Industry Association press conference to announce the nominees for the 2013 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards.
After being treated to a performance on the Bryant Park skating rink (by a professional, me on ice would not be a treat!), [...]
As any teacher or parent of an emerging reader will tell you, there are certain key words that children must learn in order to become fluent readers. These words, called Sight Words, are words like “of” and “the” that appear frequently and are often not spelled phonetically. Children must learn to recognize and read these [...]
UPDATE: Thanks to a fantastic fan response, ThinkFun is thrilled to report a record 308 games were ordered in the 48 hours this promotion ran. We are so pleased to send out 308 brand new games to the Toy Bank to help bring much-needed joy to families still suffering in New York and New Jersey.
Love a good brainteaser? UnHinged is one you’ll have trouble putting down… literally. When we first showed this new puzzle back at Toy Fair in February, I found myself chasing several reporters through the aisles when then puzzle grew legs and walked off with them!
There’s something about the rhythmic flip, fold, stack tactile feel of [...]
Toys R Us has just published the newest Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids! For over 20 years, this guide has served as a fantastic resources for parents, teachers, and therapists who work with children with a range of different learning needs.
Roll & Play (bottom right) is featured in the new Toys R Us Guide
Need an easy fundraiser for your school or organization this holiday season? ThinkFun to the rescue!
ThinkFundraisers feature 10 of ThinkFun’s best games for a range of ages, and running one couldn’t be easier! Simply distribute order forms, collect, and submit a compiled order. We ship the games, you distribute to happy families, and your group earns [...]