WINS SEVEN AWARDS
BELOIT, Wis. – BubbleBrain™, Patch Products’ newest board game, has won seven toy awards:
The National Parenting Center’s Holiday 2006 Seal of Approval, game category.
Baby Zone’s 2006 Amazing Toy Awards, age 10 and over category.
FamilyFun’s Toy of the Year, age 10–12 game category.
Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products for 2006.
National Association for Gifted Children’s 2006 Holiday Educational Toy List.
iParenting Media Awards’ Greatest Products of 2006.
2006 Creative Child Preferred Choice Award, kids’ board game category.
In BubbleBrain, players make up funny captions for candid photos and
then try to guess what player wrote which caption. The winner is the
first player to make it around the bubble-shaped board. The game includes
more than 300 photos plus bubble stickers so players can make up captions
for their own photos. The game is for 4 to 8 players, ages 10 to adult.
Reviewers for The National Parenting Center said: “We’ve
all seen those contests that ask you to fill in the funniest caption
for a photo. Now Patch Products has turned it into a great Family Game
Night game. Even if you never thought of yourself as particularly funny,
we think you'll surprise yourself and your fellow game players. Some
pictures seem to write themselves while others will put your comic
skills to the test. The game really is best if lots of people play,
so break it out after a big family holiday dinner. We guarantee you
will laugh long and hard and perhaps even work off enough to have room
In announcing the 2006 Amazing Toy Awards, Baby Zone said: “Oh
how we loved BubbleBrain. Let us count the ways: 1. It kept us laughing
for hours. 2. Everyone who watched a round wanted to join in. 3. Each
player has an equal chance to win regardless of age. Patch has done
it again with another award-winning board game.”
Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes FamilyFun, the country’s
No. 1 family magazine. More than 1,000 kids from around the country
play-tested 480 entries, voted on their favorites and then selected
42 Toy of the Year winners. They are featured in the November issue.
To win this whimsical game, our testers dreamed up funny captions for
a series of blank photographs, then tried to guess which one-liner
belonged to which quipster,” the game review said. “Even
better than winning was snickering at all the punch lines along the
BubbleBrain was among thousands of products evaluated for the iParenting
Media Awards’ Greatest Products of 2006.
I really enjoyed how fun it was to play this game with the family.
You got to learn a lot about how the others in your family think. We
had a great time making up sayings and sometimes we laughed so hard
it hurt,” an iParenting Media Awards’ reviewer said.
Dr. Toy, who is child development authority Stevanne Auerbach,
developed the 100 Best Children’s Products awards program as a service
to consumers who want to buy safe, affordable, educational-oriented
and stimulating toys for children.
This is a creative bluffing game your child will enjoy,” Auerbach
said. “Young learners will develop communication skills and engage
with imagination with this silly game that is sure to make you laugh.”
The National Association for Gifted Children’s 2006 Holiday Educational
Toy List was released in the September issue of Parenting for High
Potential, a magazine devoted to providing articles and resources to
parents of high potential youth.
If you like to think about what other people MUST be thinking, or if
you see pictures and invent your own wacky thought captions to accompany
the images, then this game is for you,” the article in Parenting
for High Potential said about BubbleBrain. “The toys included
in this year’s list represent the great features that a game
should include to truly captivate and challenge the mind; they build
skills, build interests and provide opportunities for creativity and
As a Preferred Choice Award winner, BubbleBrain will be featured
in the holiday issue of Creative Child magazine.