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An Easter Treat for Our Troops

Recently ThinkFun was contacted by Sara Dutton, the founder of Bear Hugs from Mom.  Sara’s own son served two tours of duty in Iraq, and she saw first-hand how uplifting it is for soldiers to receive care packages from home.  Sara founded this non-profit to provide packages and moral support for an entire platoon throughout their deployment.

Easter baskets sent to Afghanistan


With the Easter holiday approaching, Sara asked ThinkFun to help provide a fun gift to include in the Easter baskets she was assembling.  We were thrilled to help with a donation of Fifteen Puzzles, a clever brainteaser that fits in a pocket with no loose pieces!

Sara recently let us know that the baskets went out to the men and women of the 514th Support Maintenance Company at Camp Dehdadi in Afghanistan.  We are honored to have the opportunity to bring a smile to these heroes and to support the wonderful work Bear Hugs from Mom is doing!

Happy Easter to you and yours!


15 Puzzle Aids in Stroke Recovery

An incredible email we recently received from a stroke survivor – We are thrilled to hear our game is helping in his recovery and has earned a place in his family’s Earthquake Kit!

Dear ThinkFun,

Thank you for inventing the “Fifteen Puzzle” game.

As a 5-yr stroke survivor I find this, aided by other physiotherapy, continues to help.  It is a game that I enjoy because it is quiet and does not disturb or distract others; and does not require batteries.

I had a similar game when I was younger, about 60 years ago.  I have been looking for a similar one to my childhood one – lost long ago.  Your Fifteen Puzzle is the closest.

Planning for a recently completed, lengthy airliner trip and boat cruise prompted my efforts to again locate such a toy game that would keep me 1) amused, 2) my mind active.

I don’t where we ‘found’ and bought your puzzle game, but have had it for more than a few years now.  I do enjoy playing it and when its not out being used I keep it as part of our family earthquake kit along with a deck of playing cards.

Keep up the good work with your other toy distribution!