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Feb 04, 2016, 16:04 ET
(L-R) ThinkFun's COO and Co-founder Andrea Barthello stops to talk and shares a laugh with  new Public Relations Director Jennifer Viau, outside the Alexandria, Virginia headquarters

ThinkFun, Inc. Expands Reach, Names New Public Relations Director

ThinkFun Inc, the internationally-acclaimed leader in educational games that ignite the minds of both children and adults, announced the addition...

Feb 14, 2015, 10:15 ET
Rush Hour(R) Shift by ThinkFun debuts at the North American International Toy Fair. The long-awaited two-player edition to the award-winning solo play strategy game, Rush Hour, it features two drivers trying to break free from traffic and reach the other side while the foundation below shifts with no warning.  Now celebrating 30th anniversaries for both their company and marriage, ThinkFun's Co-Founders say the game is a nod to their experience as working spouses. MSRP $24.99 nationwide.

ThinkFun Co-Founders Celebrate 30 Years In Business And Marriage, Toy Of The Year For Gravity Maze™

 Toy Fair Booth 1933 – For game company ThinkFun, Inc., the kickoff to the largest toy fair in the western hemisphere on Valentine's Day...

Feb 11, 2015, 15:08 ET
World-famous composer and cellist Philip Sheppard shows off musical cards from Compose Yourself by ThinkFun, his secret for creating, playing and sharing a world-class composition in minutes.  Debuting at the North American International Toy Fair as part of ThinkFun's 2015 lineup, Compose Yourself is available for pre-order at for ages 6 to 106. ThinkFun is the world's leading developer of addictively fun games that build 21st century thinking skills. Photo credit: Tom Bowles

ThinkFun Debuts Three Maker Construction Sets For Budding Engineers, Maestro Philip Sheppard's Secret For Creating World-Class Compositions And A Two-Player Rush Hour®

 Toy Fair Booth 1933 – Construction sets invented by heroes of the Maker Movement, e-connected music cards from Maestro Philip Sheppard...

Aug 11, 2014, 11:11 ET
Robot Turtles(TM) by ThinkFun(R), the first board game to teach coding skills to kids as young as four, is now available nationwide. Robot Turtles began as a Kickstarter project where it became the most-backed board game in the history of the popular crowd-funding site. Awarded a "Best Toy for Kids" by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, Robot Turtles is sold at Target stores and on in addition to neighborhood toy stores. MSRP: $24.99 (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun)

Now Nationwide, Robot Turtles™ By ThinkFun® Is First Board Game To Teach Coding Skills To Kids As Young As Four

It was a Kickstarter sensation, graced the front page of the New York Times, garnered accolades from families, experts and educators, and today,...

Feb 17, 2014, 10:00 ET
A board game that teaches preschoolers how to code, a marble run in the spirit of Laser Maze(TM), new editions of Zingo!(R), and a get-up-and-dance game for toddlers are highlights of ThinkFun, Inc.'s line up for 2014 premiering at the American International Toy Fair. (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun, Inc.)

Board Game Teaching Preschoolers How To Code And Marble Run Inspired By Laser Maze™ Top ThinkFun's 2014 Line Up

 Toy Fair Booth 1933 – A board game that teaches preschoolers how to code, a marble run in the spirit of Laser MazeTM, new editions of...

Jan 31, 2014, 10:00 ET
ThinkFun(R) will bring Kickstarter sensation Robot Turtles(TM), the board game for little programmers, to the market in concert with national movements supporting code literacy and STEM education. Visit to pre-order Robot Turtles and receive a free Special Edition Expansion Pack that doubles game play. ThinkFun is the world's leading developer of addictively fun games that sharpen your mind and best known for Laser Maze(TM), Rush Hour(R) and Zingo!(R).  (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun, Inc.)

ThinkFun Releases Kickstarter Sensation Robot Turtles™, The Board Game For Little Programmers, To Families Everywhere

 ThinkFun®, Inc., the world's leading developer of addictively fun games that sharpen your mind, will bring Kickstarter sensation Robot...

Feb 11, 2013, 07:15 ET
Tweens will cheer for ThinkFun's Laser Maze(TM) (center), the first logic game with a real laser debuting at Toy Fair, Booth 2251. ThinkFun's innovative line up for 2013 also features Hello Sunshine!(TM), the first hide & seek toddler game (center left); WordARound(TM), the first circle-shaped word game (center right); as well as Swish(R) Jr. (left) and Math Dice(R) Powers Edition (right), new twists to popular favorites.  ThinkFun is the world's leader in addictively fun games that sharpen your mind.  (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun)

First Logic Game With A Real Laser Among Innovative ThinkFun Games Debuting At Toy Fair

 Toy Fair Booth 2251 – The first logic game with a real laser, the first hide & seek toddler game, and the first circle-shaped word...

Feb 09, 2012, 13:35 ET
Build Brain Power at Any Age with ThinkFun's 2012 Line Up.  (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun)

Build Brain Power at Any Age with ThinkFun's 2012 Line Up

ThinkFun®, Inc., the world's leading developer of addictively fun games that sharpen your mind, today announced nine exciting new products...

Feb 13, 2011, 10:00 ET

New ThinkFun Puzzles and Games Promote the Power of Learning Through Play

American International Toy Fair, Booth #2035 -- ThinkFun®, Inc., a leading designer of addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen your...

Jan 20, 2011, 08:30 ET
The new Solitaire Chess App from ThinkFun.  (PRNewsFoto/ThinkFun Inc.)

ThinkFun Announces Solitaire Chess Game Available Now on the App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

ThinkFun® Inc., a leading designer of addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen your mind, today announced that its new Solitaire...

Apr 09, 2010, 09:26 ET

ThinkFun Launches Universal Rush Hour App For iPad(TM)

Renowned game and puzzle manufacturer, ThinkFun Inc., is proud to announce the release of Rush Hour for the new Apple iPadTM.  Rush Hour for...

Feb 15, 2010, 06:00 ET

Rush Hour From ThinkFun Now Available in the Android Market

ThinkFun Inc., the leading creator of mind-challenging games, announces the much awaited and highly anticipated launch of its original Rush Hour as...

Feb 11, 2010, 07:00 ET

ThinkFun Launches New Products for 2010

ThinkFun Inc., celebrating its 25th anniversary as the leading creator of mind-challenging games, launches nine exciting new products. Zingo!®...

Feb 09, 2010, 07:00 ET

ThinkFun Celebrates 25 Years as the World's Leading Developer of Mind-Challenging Games and Logic Puzzles!

ThinkFun Continues Educational Innovation with New UC Berkeley Partnership ThinkFun Inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary as the leading developer...

Dec 03, 2009, 13:36 ET

Rush Hour from ThinkFun Now Available on Apple's iTunes Store

New Application Enables Millions of iPhone and iPod Touch Users to Finally Play the Original Rush Hour Logic Puzzle for Free ThinkFun Inc.,...

Jul 08, 2009, 10:10 ET

ThinkFun Inc. Puts a New 'Spin' on the Classic Memory Game

Smash It, Match It, Win It! S'MATCH!(R) Uses Tactile Fun to Challenge Young Players ThinkFun Inc., a leading creator of mind-challenging games,...

Apr 30, 2008, 01:00 ET

ThinkFun(R) Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ThinkFun, Inc., the leading creator of Mind Challenging Games, is pleased to announce that...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET

ThinkFun(R) Positions Itself for Next Wave of Innovation and Growth

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkFun(R) Inc., the leading creator of mind challenging games, announced today that Ralph J. Cuomo...

May 17, 2005, 01:00 ET

Toot and Otto(TM), the newest strategy game for younger kids from ThinkFun, wins Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Gold Award. "Families are looking for games as a way of connecting with their kids, and Toot and Otto is one of the year's best entries that we have reviewed,"noted Stephanie Oppenheim, publisher and co-founder of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]

Toot and Otto(TM), a New ThinkFun(R) Game for Kids, Wins the Oppenheim Gold Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ThinkFun(R) Inc., the leading producer of mind challenging games, is pleased to announce that Toot and...

Feb 17, 2005, 00:00 ET

Leader of Mind Challenging Games Comes to Play in 2005

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with the New Year, comes three brand new products from ThinkFun, the leading maker of mind...