Nov 022010
 

Gamewright, a game publisher founded by parents who wanted to play games with their kids, have earned over 50 prestigious awards, including Mensa Select, Oppenheim Platinum and Parents’ Choice Gold for their 2010 games. Usually, I don’t get excited about gaming awards. One person’s “gold” is another person’s “copper”, so to speak. But when you earn over 50 in a single year? Time to take notice!

Highest honors include the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal for Take the Cake and Hide and Eeek!, the Mensa Select award for Forbidden Island, and Parents’ Choice Gold for Rory’s Story Cubes and Can You See What I See? Bingo Link. This marks the first time since 2001 that Gamewright has won Parents’ Choice gold, and the first time ever that two games won in the same calendar year. The Mensa award is one of the most coveted awards in the game industry. Sounds Like a Plan, a hilarious party game that’s all about giving outrageous advice, is one of Gamewright’s top winners with a total of seven awards for the year. Other honors include the Gold award from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games and Tillywig’s Laugh Out Load Award Order’s Up!, a fast  playing, diner-themed game is also recognized by Oppenheim Toy Portfolio with the Gold award, and Dr. Toy’s pick as a Best Vacation Product. Dweebies, a card game with a colorful cast of characters, received National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold and an iParenting Media Award.

The National Parenting Center, which was founded in July of 1989 with the intention of providing the most comprehensive and responsible, parenting advice, chose Take the Cake, Gamewright’s latest preschool game, to honor with its Seal of Approval.

Here’s a list of all the games and what awards they won in 2010.

Take the Cake

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products
  • National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
  • Parents’ Choice Approved
  • Tillywig Toy Award



Can You See What I See? Bingo Link

  • Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products
  • Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
  • iParenting Media Award
  • Parents’ Choice Gold
  • Tillywig Toy Award
  • National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold



Order’s Up!

  • Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year
  • Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products
  • iParenting Media Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
  • Parents’ Choice Approved
  • National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Honors



Sumo Ham Slam

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • Tillywig Sterling Fun Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Dr. Toy’s Best New Products Picks



Dweebies

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • Dr. Toy’s Best Vacation Products
  • iParenting Media Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
  • Parents’ Choice Funstuff
  • National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Gold



Hide and Eeek!

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Tillywig Best Family Fun Award
  • Dr. Toy’s Best New Products Picks
  • Parents’ Choice Recommended
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award



Rory’s Story Cubes

  • Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games of the Year
  • iParenting Media Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
  • Parents’ Choice Gold



Forbidden Island

  • Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year
  • Mensa Select
  • FunFare All Star Award
  • FamilyFun Magazine Toy of the Year Award
  • Parents’ Choice Recommended



Sounds Like a Plan

  • Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
  • Major Fun Award
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award
  • Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games
  • Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products
  • Tillywig Laugh Out Load Award
  • Parents’ Choice Approved



Visit Gamewright today and take a gander at their impressive and entertaining library of games sure to be a big hit at your next family game night. You can also view a list of their games and what awards they won if you are so inclined.

Cyrus

Editor in Chief, Owner/Operator, Board Game Fanatic, Father of Three, and Nice Guy, Cyrus has always enjoyed board, card, miniature, role playing, and video games, but didn't get back into the hobby seriously until early 2000. Once he did, however, he was hooked. He now plays board games with anyone and everyone he can, but enjoys playing with his children and wife the most. Video games continue to be of real interest, but not as much as dice and little miniatures. As he carefully navigates the ins and outs of parenting, he does his very best to bestow what wisdom he has and help nurture his children's young minds. It is his hope and ambition to raise three strong, honorable men who will one day go on to do great things and buy their Mom and Dad a lobster dinner Cyrus goes by the handle fathergeek on Board Game Geek. You can also check him out on CyrusKirby.com. Yes, he has a URL that is his name. His ego knows no bounds, apparently....
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