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ThinkFun Celebrates Four Toy of the Year Award Nominations!

Alexandria, VA (November 19, 2012) - ThinkFun®, Inc., the world's leading developer of addictively fun games that sharpen your mind, proudly announces it has received four nominations for the prestigious 2013 Toy of the Year Awards, well-known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. Toy of the Year Awards are issued by the Toy Industry Association in concert with consumer, media and industry support. This year yielded a record number of submissions.

 

“We are thrilled with the nominations of these great games!” said Andrea Barthello, ThinkFun Co-founder and COO. “We care so deeply about making games that hit the sweet spot between outrageous fun and brain power, and it is an honor to see our passion recognized and celebrated.”

 

Good Housekeeping Names Yackety Smack a Best Toy 2012!

Good Housekeeping Magazine has released their list of the Best Toys of 2012... and Yackety Smack is a Best Board Game winner!

See the game everyone’s yacking about!  Check out Yackety Smack and learn how to play with this quick video

 

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Run a ThinkFundraiser!

Need an easy school fundraiser this holiday season? ThinkFun to the rescue!

 

ThinkFundraisers feature 10 of our best games for a range of ages... and your group earns 40% of the profits!

 

Want families to try before they buy?  The ThinkFundraiser Kit contains all 10 games to display with how-to-play tent cards. 

For program details and to get started, visit www.ThinkFun.com/ThinkFundraisers

 

ThinkFun celebrates FIVE new awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio!

ThinkFun is thrilled that FIVE of our new games and apps have been honored by Oppenheim Toy Portfolio with both Gold and Platinum Seals!  The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Seals are awarded by independent experts after extensive educator, parent & kid testing, and we are honored that our games made it to the winner’s circle!


Turnstile Featured on The Today Show's "Toys That Teach" Segment with Stephanie Oppenheim

October 2, 2012

Stephanie Oppenheim, of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, shared her top picks for "Toys That Teach" on the Today Show!  

 

Among her award winners was Turnstile, the newest addition to ThinkFun's line of single-player logic games!

 

Turnstile, which was honored with an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, can be seen in the segment below (at 3:13) - enjoy!

Roll & Play and UnHinged named Dr. Toy Best Picks 2012!

 

We are pleased to announce that two ThinkFun games, Roll & Play and UnHinged, have been named 2012 Best Picks by Dr. Toy!

 

These two unique games represent very different ends of the spectrum, and we are equally proud of both! While Roll & Play, the first game ever designed for toddlers, embodies ThinkFun’s commitment to early learning, UnHinged is a diabolical brainteaser designed for sophisticated puzzlers ages 8 to adult!

 

ThinkFun’s Distraction game awarded TWO prestigious honors by Dr. Toy!

We are pleased to announce that Distraction has been selected as a 2012 winner in Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products AND has been named one of Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games!

 

With 30 years of direct experience, Dr. Toy, otherwise known as Stevanne Auerbach PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on play, toys, and children’s products, and we are honored to have earned her recognition.

 

ThinkFun's Transparent Card Game Swish is CLEARLY a Winner!

Swish was launched in 2011 and has taken off! This innovative spatial card game featuring transparent cards challenges players to create "Swishes" by layering cards together to orient colored balls inside colored hoops.  A serious mental challenge, Swish strengthens visual-spatial skills and is fun for the whole family!  Here is a taste of what reviewers are saying:

 

Roll & Play and Rush Hour named ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2012!

We are THRILLED to announce that The American Specialty Retailing Association (ASTRA) has just named both Roll & Play and Rush Hour Best Toys for Kids 2012! 

 

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