NEWTON, N.H., Feb. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ravensburger, long known for its high-quality German-made puzzles, announced today that its North American business grew by 19% in 2015, on the strength of its renowned puzzle business, the addition of BRIO® to its family of brands, and by the success of its board game line. Labyrinth, a 30-year mainstay, tripled sales year-over-year as a result of strong retail support; Bugs in the Kitchen, a clever HEXBUG® mash-up with Innovation First, Inc. earned the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids award; and Broom Service, a Spiel des Jahres game of the year winner in Germany, sold out in just two weeks. Meanwhile sales of the company's popular puzzles propelled growth in that category, where it has been an industry leader for decades. 2015 marks the ninth year of sustained growth for the global Ravensburger Group business, which reported 19.2% gains for the year.
"As we look ahead to 2016, we are excited to introduce inventive new board games, an app-enabled science toy, and a line of keepsake puzzle crafts," said Thomas Kaeppeler, CEO of Ravensburger USA. "We'll continue to make playthings for all ages that engage the head, hand and heart, which has been our winning formula for over a century."
Registered media attendees can preview the full product lineup during Toy Fair, February 13 – 16, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, booth #2403.
There's a HEXBUG® in the yard—and it's coming after you! Roll the dice and move your bugs forward, while avoiding the HEXBUG® that emerges from the loop and tries to bump them off. Be the first to get all your bugs to safety for the win! Ages 6+; MSRP $29.99; Available Now
With one click, your smart phone or tablet becomes a microscope! Explore water, sand, feathers, leaves, and insects from your own environment, up close and personal. The included poster offers more engaging objects to magnify, plus fun facts about each one. Scope out cool objects, then email them to your friends! Includes removable light source, sliding object tray, and two levels of magnification. Ages 8+; MSRP $44.99; Available Now
Assemble your very own super-cute jewelry tree, storage box, or pencil cup with this 2-in-1 puzzle craft! Snap together the sturdy, plastic, numbered pieces to create each item. Puzzle all three as a matching set to decorate your room! Ages 8+; MSRP $14.99; Available Spring 2016
Founded in Ravensburg, Germany in 1883, Ravensburger is a leading producer of toys loved the world over and celebrated for its meticulous commitment to detail and unparalleled quality. In the U.S., the company is known for its extensive line of puzzles for children and adults, award-winning board games, such as bestseller Labyrinth, and its engaging science and arts and crafts kits. Ravensburger also holds many popular licenses, including Thomas & Friends™. The company's U.S. subsidiary is headquartered in Newton, New Hampshire.
To learn more, visit www.ravensburger.com