Happy New Year, Gamewright fans! We’re back with lots of fun news for 2012. Before introducing you to a BRAND NEW game, we want to start off the year by saying how much we love to hear from you! Our blog is a great place to ask questions about Gamewright or suggest new blog topics. If you are interested in being a guest blogger, please contact me: pr at gamewright dot com. We always love to hear new ideas, and most of all, we want to have fun with you!
Let’s kick things off by recapping the excitement from this past year. In 2011, we produced eight new games, including our second ever kid-invented game, Mermaid Beach. We also saw our 2010 release, Rory’s Story Cubes, soar to the very top of the sales charts, peaking at #1 on Amazon.com’s best-selling toys list.
Another 2011 standout game was GUBS, invented by brothers Cole and Alex Medeiros. They crafted this unique card game that perfectly captures the essence of our company motto: “Games for the Infinitely Imaginative”. From the richly detailed illustrations, to the whimsical array of cards, to the simple but compelling game play, Cole and Alex came up with a game that has all the trappings of a Gamewright classic. We’re proud to shed light into the Gubs wildly fantastic world and introduce them to a whole new audience! GUBS has received six prestigious awards including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum seal.
Speaking of awards, we won 39 awards in 2011. These include National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold, The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards and Parents’ Choice Gold. In fact, this marks the second year in a row that two of Gamewright’s new games won Parents’ Choice gold!
And now what you’ve all been waiting for, one of our new 2012 games hot off the press! The Scrambled States of America – Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition is an all-new version of our best-selling game. It features brand new artwork and 10 new “Scramble” challenges, plus a copy of The Scrambled States of America book inside! This early release is already available in stores, so be sure to call your local toy store to make sure they have it in stock.
More new games to come – stay tuned!