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Laser Maze and Zingo Sight Words win ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2013!

We are so honored that BOTH Laser Maze and Zingo! Sight Words have been named Best Toys for Kids by ASTRA, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association!


The Best Toys for Kids program was created by ASTRA to help its retailer members attract media coverage and customers to their stores during the fourth quarter. This year, winners were voted for by more than 550 independent and neighborhood toy retailers, and announced on June 19, the final day of the 2013 Marketplace & Academy in Nashville, TN.


Rush Hour Featured in Scientific American

Scientific American Mind Magazine is dedicated to innovations in brain science, and the 2013 May/June issue features a story on brain-training games that puts a spotlight on Rush Hour. This iconic ThinkFun logic puzzle was featured in a piece on brain training games that have a proven effect on improving the way children’s brains work.



Hello Sunshine wins a Parents’ Choice Gold Award

Hello Sunshine, ThinkFun’s latest toddler game, is honored with a Parents’ Choice Gold Award!

According to Parents' Choice:

WordARound a Top Ten Family Board Game in FamilyFun Magazine


WordARound was named as the top thinking game in FamilyFun Magazine’s “Top Ten Family Board Games” feature. The winners all appear in the May issue of FamilyFun and can also be seen online at


Haven’t played WordARound yet?! This circular card game is fast-paced fun for the whole family, building focus, reflexes and vocabulary through play! See a quick how to play video here.

First Logic Game With A Real Laser Among Innovative ThinkFun Games Debuting At Toy Fair

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013

The first logic game with a real laser, the first hide & seek toddler game, and the first circle-shaped word game are showcased at the American International Toy Fair by ThinkFun, the world's leader in addictively fun games that sharpen your mind. ThinkFun is known for Rush Hour®, Zingo!®, Roll & Play™ and other game-changers in the industry.


"A mainstay of our nearly 30-year history is a focus on innovation - developing games that fill an educational need, tap into technology, and sync with societal trends," said Bill Ritchie , ThinkFun CEO and Co-Founder. "Our games reflect first-ever concepts and designs, collaborations with ground-breaking inventors, and new twists to ignite minds of all ages."


ThinkFun is proud to partner with Asperkids to share the "Asperkids for All Kids" games collection

ThinkFun is proud to partner with Asperkids to share the "Asperkids for All Kids" games collections!  Asperkids founder Jennifer O"Toole has curated this special collection to help support universal education strategies for all learners, (gifted, twice exceptional, sensory, ADD, typical, etc).


Check out the Asperkids Collection! *

Use Code "ASPERKIDS" at checkout for a 10% discount!


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


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!

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