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GAMES FOR ALL REASONS WINS "SMART PLAY/SMART TOY" HONOR FROM LEADING CHILDREN'S AUTHORITY
Arlington, Mass., Aug. 5, 2004 – ONE-TWO PUNCH, the latest board game from Games For All Reasons, LLC, has been designated a Smart Play/Smart Toy from Dr. Toy, a national authority on children's products. The game was selected from hundreds of entries around the country for this honor. Launched at Toy Fair 2004, ONE-TWO PUNCH is the sixth game from the Mass.-based company.
According to Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, a.k.a. "Dr. Toy," "Only the highest quality, entertaining and developmentally appropriate products are selected for our prestigious award programs and guides. Games For All Reasons has done it again by meeting our standards with ONE-TWO PUNCH. We are always pleased to review the company's high quality, educational games."
Games For All Reasons has won several awards from Dr. Toy since the company launched its first product in 1999. Finish Lines, Paired UpJunior, Gigglepantsand Red-Handedare all Dr. Toy "Best Vacation Product" award recipients. This is the first year for the Smart Play/Smart Toy designation, according to Dr. Toy. Winners are posted in Dr. Toy's online magazine and in her latest book, Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys 2004.
A word game of knowledge, strategy and luck, ONE-TWO PUNCH is designed for teens to adults and has players matching number combinations with a roll of the dice and guessing from "by-the-numbers" clues. The game can be played by two to six players or teams, and features 500 clues, 140 numbered tiles and five different sets of winning combination cards. Answers to the clue cards all include numbers such as "three bags full," "behind the eight ball," "lucky seven" and "two peas in a pod." The suggested retail price of ONE-TWO PUNCH is $26.95. The game is available at specialty retailers nationwide, online at www.game-board.com or by calling 781/648-2029.
Since 1975, Dr. Toy has been recognized for having one of the premiere product evaluation programs in the industry. The not-for-profit Institute for Childhood Resources, based in San Francisco, sponsors the "Dr. Toy" awards program. For more information, visit http://drtoy.com/.
Games For All Reasons, LLC, is based in Arlington, Mass. and was founded in 1996. The company's products have won numerous awards and accolades from many national consumer and industry groups. In addition to Dr. Toy, others include Toy Tips, Parents' Choice, Mensa—the high IQ society, The Chicago Tribune, Games magazine, National Parenting Publications and iParenting. Games For All Reasons is a member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association.