Young Inventor Challenge Winners with Great Game Concepts will See Their Hard Work Pay Off and Bring Fun to Other Kids and Families!
BELOIT, Wis. (January 28, 2019) — PlayMonster, a proud sponsor of the Chicago Toy & Game Week’s Young Inventor Challenge, is proud to be producing the fun and creative games of two of the recent years’ winners. The new games will be revealed during North American International Toy Fair in New York, February 16 – 19 at booth #435.
PlayMonster is a proud sponsor of the annual Young Inventor’s Challenge held in Chicago during Toy & Game Week. The Young Inventor Challenge provides an opportunity for children to showcase their own original toy and game inventions to toy industry professionals, members of media and the general public and ignite their imagination, creativity and presentation skills!
Because PlayMonster believes in the importance of play, and the importance of encouraging and nurturing play and creativity, they take part in the Young Inventor Challenge event, reviewing concepts and offering mentorship and advice to young inventors. With that, they have taken the opportunity to work with young people and produce their game ideas.
Goo on My Shoe™, a board game invented by 9-year-old Edie, is a fun pathway game with 3D shoe pawns that “walk” around the board, trying to avoid the little blobs of putty-like goo that could be things such as gum, poo, slime, etc. Players can also strategically leave piles of goo for other players to encounter. The goal is to make it to the fountain and “wash” the goo off your shoe! For 2 to 4 players ages 4 and up, this game will be available Fall 2019.
Draw Into Crime™, a “sketchy” game by 11-year-old Tiggy, is a mix or mystery, deduction and drawing! A crime has been committed, and one player has seen the suspect. Other players ask questions to try and figure out what the “perp” looked like and draw a sketch of the criminal. The player who gets closest to the actual picture of the suspect wins that round! You don’t necessarily have to be a good artist, just a good detective! Perfect fun for 3 or more players, ages 6 and up, Draw Into Crime will arrive on shelves in Fall 2019.
About the Young Inventor Challenge
The Young Inventor Challenge provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their own original toy and game inventions to toy and game industry professionals, members of media and the general public and ignite their imagination, creativity and presentation skills. It can also provide a means of taking the inventions to even greater heights!
About PlayMonster LLC
Beloit, WI-based PlayMonster is a toy and game company that believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Delivering great play value by designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, fun products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti® and “TOTY Doll of the Year” Wonder Crew®, along with other award-winning toys and games like The Game of THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Mirari®, Farkle, OK to Wake!®, My Fairy Garden®, Automoblox®, Marbleocity®, Kid O® and Super Spinner® is how PlayMonster helps keep play alive for all ages.
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