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October 07, 2013 at 15:30 PM EDT
Make Family Time Fun and Educational with Award Winning Games
SimplyFun is widely recognized for its educational board games; nearly 100 award wins and accolades!

SEATTLE, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SimplyFun, LLC., a developer and direct sales company for award winning games is pleased to announce the accolade of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2013 for Kilter, a hilariously fun game for ages eight and up that introduces concepts of levers and physics plus  strategy, predicting outcomes and fine motor skill development. Designed to build smarter kids and stronger families with memories that last a lifetime, SimplyFun's educational board games are easy and fun to learn, and take just 30 minutes (or less) to play; perfect for creating family time even with the busiest of schedules. 

"We've recognized Kilter for its educational value as well as how engaging it is to play," said Stephanie Oppenheim, co-founder of Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. "This award winning game from SimplyFun helps children learn new skills, and there was a lot of giggling and silliness when played with a multigenerational group."

In addition to the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2013, SimplyFun games also recently received the following honors:

  • Gold Seal for Top Homeschooling Curriculum
  • Academics' Choice Award for Fourmation
  • Creative Child Seal of Excellence for Fruit Flies
  • Parents' Choice Gold Award for Pelican Cove and Math Room
  • Parent Tested, Parent Approved Awards for Word Bits and Math Room
  • Tillywig Top Fun Toy Award for Hook Em'

SimplyFun's collection of more than 90 award-winning products are designed for educating kids and connecting families though the power of play. Developed with a focus on making learning fun, SimplyFun games help kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, develop communication, math and science skills, express creativity, collaborate with others and enhance their critical thinking.

"We're passionate about creating fun games that help build children's confidence at home and in the classroom," said SimplyFun president and CEO, Patty Pearcy. "We're delighted to be recognized by so many organizations for our educational board games and are pleased to announce these new awards!"

Academics' Choice award winner Fourmation is a fun alternative to flash cards for upper level addition that kids ages eight and up will love. Skills built in this game of strategy include quick math and tactical positioning.

Fruit Flies, which just received a Creative Child Seal of Excellence, is a memory builder that helps develop quick-thinking and agility skills. Perfect for ages five and up!

SimplyFun's 100th game and Parents' Choice Gold award winner Pelican Cove helps kids ages eight and up learn to analyze complex problems similar to algebra but in a colorful, engaging visual format.

Winner of both a Parents' Choice Gold and Parent Tested, Parent Approved award, Math Room helps build basic addition and subtraction skills for kids ages five and up – don't forget that fingers and toes are wonderful tools for counting!

Also a recipient of the Parent Tested, Parent Approved award, Word Bits builds spelling, vocabulary and quick-thinking skills in children ages eight and up. Pick a category and build a word using the letters on your dice – everyone plays at once so think quick to win!

Tillywig Top Fun award winner, Hook 'em is a great game for developing counting and simple multiplication skills in kids ages six and up. Roll the dice and catch one fish for every fish on the dice and use the net to multiply your catch!

SimplyFun has also recently announced the addition of virtual Laugh & Learns, allowing its direct sellers, called "Playologists," to bring the party online with informative videos, interactive shopping and game recommendation experiences, online quizzes, and both online and video chat capabilities. This new technology expands the company's ability to showcase SimplyFun's award-winning product line and build sales beyond the traditional direct sales party. For more information about SimplyFun, to buy award-winning games or become a Playologist, visit www.simplyfun.com

About SimplyFun 
SimplyFun produces award-winning games designed for educating kids and connecting families. Developed with a focus on making learning fun, SimplyFun games help kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens, develop communication, math and science skills, express creativity, collaborate with others and enhance their critical thinking. Founded in 2004, SimplyFun provides its Playologist consultants the ability to change lives with its educational games while earning unlimited income through direct sales opportunities in person and online. http://www.simplyfun.com 

About Oppenheim Toy Portfolio:
Founded in 1989 by child development and toy experts, Joanne Oppenheim and her daughter Stephanie Oppenheim, as the leading independent guide to children's media. The organization does not accept entry fees for reviewing products. All award winners are reviewed by the Oppenheims for age-appropriateness and fun. Products are further tested by their network of kid testers all over the country. The Oppenheims are contributors to NBC's TODAY Show.

Editor's Note: High-res images available upon request.

Media Inquiries:
Stephanie Cook, Duo PR for SimplyFun | (206) 957-6551 | stephanie@duopr.com

SOURCE SimplyFun, LLC.

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