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Junior Wise Alec's on the way from Griddly Games

New York, NY - (February 1, 2012) - (Virtual Press Office) - Griddly Games is turning kids into little Wise Alecs with their newest game, Wise Alec™ Junior™, premiering at this year's International Toy Fair.

The new Wise Alec Junior (MSRP $15.99 for 1 or more players ages 4+) is an all-new edition that is set to follow the successful, award-winning family game path blazed by Griddly Games' Wise Alec ($25.99 for ages 8+). The new Junior combines four game activities into one package: memory, counting, acting, and recognition. Like its older, but just as wise predecessor, Wise Alec Junior is a know-it-all game of hilarity that combines wit, skill, and action.

Reisa Schwartzman, president and founder of Griddly Games, said. "Toy Fair is the ideal venue for the premiere of Wise Alec Junior™. It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate how the game can bring multiple generations together. When people start playing Wise Alec Junior, they won't realize they are learning and working on essential life skills because they are having so much fun. This is why it's great for kids of all ages."

Wise Alec Junior is an exciting and educational game pack for children ages 4 and up. The convenient, travel-size package contains 4 separate games that combine memory, matching, charades, counting, and storytelling. During the final step, memory and imagination combine as each player devises a story based on the cards that they have collected throughout the rounds.

A former educator, Schwartzman explains, "Teachers and parents love Wise Alec Junior because it focuses on the development of cognitive, motor, and social skills, which is an essential process for young children. For example, charades promotes emotion recognition, and the story telling promotes verbal and nonverbal communications skills. Additionally, Wise Alec Junior enhances problem solving skills, memorization, imagination, and social interaction. With Wise Alec Junior, parents can aid teachers in developing these skills by making 'homework' fun for the whole family."

There are four games included in Wise Alec™ Junior. Memory is a classic scrambled card game that is simple, yet thought provoking. Matching is a "slap" game that combines counting with quick wit and action. The action game has players hilariously act out and guess clues in a charade-style format. The storytelling portion of the game is a collective process that allows players to take their imaginations wherever they may go as they devise a story based on their cards.

"As we expand upon the original Wise Alec™ concept, we continue to stick to our goal of demonstrating how a great game can bring people together with wholesome fun. With Wise Alec™ Junior, we are incorporating the younger generations. As always, we try to encourage positive lifestyle habits and good manners throughout the game."

The new Wise Alec™ Junior joins Griddly Games' original Wise Alec™ game, Wise Alec™ Expansion Packs, Words of the Wise and Chronicles of the Mind (MSRP $12.99 each, for one or more players ages 8 and up ), the abstract strategy game, Oversight™(MSRP $24.95, for 2 - 4 players ages 7 and up), and the company's Griddly Headz™ sports-themed strategy games (MSRP $29.99 each, for 2-4 players ages 8 and up) that include the top-selling Griddly Headz NASCAR® Racing Game, Griddly Headz Baseball and Griddly Headz Hockey.


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About Griddly Games:
Griddly Games are games that get you going. The company creates award-winning party and board games that deliver innovative, engaging fun that brings people together. Founded in 2007 by Reisa Schwartzman, a mom from Vancouver, British Columbia, who took it upon herself to fill the void for products that deliver wholesome family fun that all ages could enjoy at once, Griddly Games creates products that inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As a former educator, Schwartzman instills a strict company philosophy to offer games that encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy. To discover more about Griddly Games, visit http://www.griddlygames.com and get all of the most up-to-date, immediate information and interact with the company on Twitter and Facebook