STOCKHOLM, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marbles: The Brain Store, a brain game retailer with 40 locations throughout the United States, has recently been recognized with two prestigious awards for its game Otrio. Both the Swedish Toy & Baby Association and the Finnish Toy Association honored Otrio with the 2016 Family Game of the Year award.
"Otrio is a Marbles' original. It's an intriguing twist on the classic three-in-a-row game and offers endless replay value for families with children of all ages," said Scott Brown, co-founder and Chief Merchant of Marbles: The Brain Store. "For Otrio to receive not one, but two Family Game of the Year awards is remarkable. We could not be more ecstatic to receive this recognition."
For both awards, Otrio was up against some tough competition.
The Swedish Toy & Baby Association's Game of the Year Awards, also known as the Gold Dice, has been a staple in the industry, awarding excellent games for over 30 years. This year, a panel of judges consisting of gaming experts David Lega, Kristina Helldén Lasserade, Alexandra Melander and Jimmy Everitt were tasked with evaluating more than 40 games. Three finalists were selected for each category: children's games, family games and adult games.
The Finnish Toy Association received a record number of submissions this year – almost 60 – for its Game of the Year awards. Judges noted this was a particularly difficult year to select winners. Three finalists were selected for four different categories: children's games, family games, party games and strategy games. The winners for each category were announced in August.
From the mind of inventor, Brady Peterson, Otrio is a beautifully designed wooden board with colorful, circular pieces. The rules of this two to four person strategy game are simple: get three circular pieces of your color in a row in either ascending or descending order, the same sized pieces in a row, or three concentric pieces in the same space. Otrio has previously been featured in Real Simple, and is one of Marbles' bestselling games.
For more information about the game, please visit www.marblesthebrainstore.com/otrio.htm.
About Marbles: The Brain Store
Marbles: The Brain Store offers handpicked and original products designed to delight and stimulate the brain, including games, gifts and gadgets. All products aim to provide users with deep and enriching experiences that prompt discovery, without ever losing sight of the most important factor – fun. For a full list of locations and more information, please visit www.marblesthebrainstore.com.
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