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This election season, cast your vote for FUN (ThinkFun that is!)

With the election season approaching, now is the perfect time to get in the spirit and exercise your voting muscles.  I am thrilled to share opportunities to vote for ThinkFun in THREE fantastic recent nominations!

Patrick poses with Distraction!

First, Patrick Matthews, inventor of ThinkFun’s hugely popular Distraction card game, has been nominated for the Toy and Game Inventor (TAGIE) Award for Rising Star Designer!  Please vote for Patrick to celebrate his innovative approach to exercising working memory through play. (voting ends 10/31)

Next up… Roll & Play!  The first ever toddler game was recently named a finalist in the Early Learning Toys category for a 2012 Fat Brain Toy Award! To cast your vote for this item, visit this page and click the “Vote” button or give it a Facebook “like.” (voting ends 11/6)


Don’t leave the voting booth just yet, also on the ballot… Daily Puzzle!

This innovative new puzzle allows you to create the date every day of the year using only 10 tiles – it’s like 365 puzzles in one!  Time To Play has named this a finalist in it’s 2012 People’s Play Awards Puzzle category.  Please take a quick moment to cast your vote for Daily Puzzle.

Thank you for your support!

ASTRA Attendees – Come Play with the Inventor!

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)!

Play with the Inventor!

On Monday and Tuesday, we’re thrilled to welcome Patrick Matthews, inventor of our newest card game Distraction!  Patrick will be in our booth from 2-4pm Monday and 9-11 am Tuesday answering questions and taking on challengers – test your memory in this fantastic game of hilarious diversions!

Never played before? This quick video will show you the ropes and prepare you to take on Patrick!




Meet the brains behind the games!

This year’s Toy Fair was the best in ThinkFun’s 26 year history at the show – certainly the best of the 3 years I’ve been attending!  With 9 rocking new products and a fantastic message to spread to the world about the power of healthy, fun brain play, ThinkFun’s booth was mobbed from opening to close each day.  The entire team ended the week with raspy voices from countless game demos and sore wrists from writing so many orders – both excellent problems to have :)

Among the wonderful visitors we welcomed to our booth were several of the inventors behind our new games!

A few highlights:

Ron Dubren - Inventor of Stenzzles

Patrick Matthews - Inventor of Distraction

Bill Ritchie - Inventor of Roll & Play

Steve Hayton, inventor of Turnstile

Joyce Johnson - Inventor of Cartoon It!