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Parents Canada Toy Guide 2013

Playstix from Popular Playthings makes the Pre-School list!
6 September 2013

Parents Canada magazine took a truckload of toys to the SickKids Hospital in Toronto in August.  Kids got to take home their favourite toys and games, putting smiles o

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!

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