Archive 2013

Game Review: American Trivia

by Kim Vandenbroucke, The Game Aisle
23 July 2013

Outset Media has been in business since 1996 and we have been fortunate to receive a lot of great reviews from newspaper write-ups, magazines, and game testers for our board games. 

But what makes our most recent review of our board game, American Trivia Family Edition, so wonderful?  It's an honour to us because Kim Vandenbroucke of The Game Aisle is an expert in the game industry.  Her experience not only includes reviewing games for her own website, as well as for various publications, but she also designs games too.  In 2011, the business magazine, Fast Company, interviewed Kim about her process for game design!  She knows her stuff!

How to prevent 'summer brain drain' in kids

TODAY SHOW
July 6, 2013

Kids will lose two to three months of learning during the summer, which is known as the 'summer slide'.  Professor Noggin's card games are a great way to have fun learning curriculum based subjects!  A great rave review from the TODAY SHOW hosts starts at the 2:35 mark.  Thanks to MindWare.com for taking the Professor Noggin's card games on the TODAY SHOW!

Click to see all 37 card games in the Professor Noggin's collection!

Best Toys for Kids Awards

by American Specialty Toy Retailers (ASTRA)
June 28, 2013

Toys and games are an important element of fun for children.   So, if you're a parent or someone looking for a toy or game that engages children and offers high play value, then take a look at this list from ASTRA's picks for 2013.  It's a great list for holiday shopping, or even for birthdays.  These are games and toys selected by top toy retailers from your neighborhood toy store! 

Tweet Out to Qwirkle game

by Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation
May 14, 2013

We'll admit it, we're a little giddy that Wil Wheaton of Start Trek: The Next Generation tweeted about, Qwirkle, a product that we distribute here in Canada.  Yah, it's not our product design, but everyone at Outset Media thiniks it's a great game and we love the MindWare line of products, so we're sharing what we found!  His comment about Gillian Anderson is pretty funny too!

Free Bird Photo Contest 2013

Born Free organization
5 March 2013

In conjunction with National Bird Day 2013, we provided the first- through fifth-place prizes of the board game "What Bird Am I? to the Born Free organization. The six-week competition was open to all and attracted some 200 entries. All material on this page is copyrighted to Born Free Organization and National Bird Day organization.)

Two Birders and Binoculars

What Bird Am I? Review
26 February 2013

Spring is just around the corner and we have plenty to 'tweet' about!  Two Birders and Binoculars website just reviewed our bird identification game, 'What Bird Am I?' and it looks like it passed their test!  If you think that this game would be too challenging for you or perhaps too easy, read what Sam has to say; we think you'll be pleasantly surprised that this game plays well for just about any level.  Though it's more of an adult game, children can learn all about birds by playing too!  Click here to open a new browser window and fly on over to their website!

Outset Media: Kids Card Games, Board Games, and More!

Contest for $75 Gift Certificate
15 February 2013

If you are familiar with Mommy Bloggers, then you may have fun across the blog, "Journeys of the Zoo" by Sarah de Diego.  She has a humorous writing style that is very honest and upfront.  This month, she is running a giveaway for a $75 Gift Certificate to shop the Outset Media website of kids card games, board games, quality jigsaw puzzles, and more!  Click here to visit her website and enter the contest!

Top Picks for 2013: Best New Family Games

February 2013

Joslyn Gray posted her favourite picks for Best New Family Games in 2013 on the Babble blog courtesty of Disney.

Canadian Toy Fair Ups Its Game

By Toys & Games Magazine
February 4, 2013

Toys & Games Magazine is an oline publication continuing its previous print publication of 37-years. It's written from a distinctive Canadian viewpoint, with independent merchants and suppliers especially in mind. *Note: Games from Outset Media mentioned in the article are products the company distributes in Canada only.  Several companies are highlighted in the article published online, but here is a little snippet about Outset Media:

The Toy Book - January 2013 Nuremberg

Outset Media Shows Cards and Puzzles
22 January 2013

It's that time of year again when retailers from all over the world gather to meet at The Nuremberg Toy Fair Expo, January 30th through February 4th.

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