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 [...]
Last year, I introduced the amazing inventors of Swish in this post. Zvi and Gali both continue to teach in Israel, and Gali Shimoni recently shared this fantastic story of their experience using Swish at a local summer camp!
I have a very good friend that every summer runs 2 camps for excellent students (each camp is [...]
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 [...]
Last week, the 32nd International Puzzle Party (IPP) was held in Washington, DC! Never heard of IPP? Neither had I until joining ThinkFun and getting the inside scoop on this exclusive community of puzzlers and their annual gathering.
IPP is an invitation-only event for serious puzzle collectors only. Founded in 1978, it provides a venue for the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Last year, Stephanie Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio interviewed Sam Ritchie, son of ThinkFun co-founders Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie!
Meet the Toymaker: Sam Ritchie of ThinkFun
Stephanie: My kids also grew up with a parent in “toys.” Did you enjoy being on the front lines at ThinkFun? Did you help test new games as a child?
Sam: I [...]
Last summer, ThinkFun received the following email from an inquisitive – and very perceptive – 4 1/2 year old fan:
My name is Ariela. I am 4 1/2 years old. I was wondering why the dog on the Zingo box cover is sad? I would like the dog to be happy and [...]
The humans here at ThinkFun are thrilled about the release of our newest dog-themed brainteaser Stenzzles, but no one is more excited than the furry stars themselves! Also available in Tropical and Sports themes, Stenzzles is an innovative new puzzle that challenges players to replicate a colorful image by layering cards in the correct order and orientation.
I had a very informative email exchange with a customer recently who shared great insight on what he looks for in a game and the ways he sees his daughter’s thinking skills improving through play. It’s clear Marcel has passed on a love of brain games to his little girl, and I’m pleased to share [...]