From the Toymaker Boasting 2018 TOTY Finalist & 2017 ASTRA Best Toys Honors,Squirrels Go Nuts™, IQ Stars™ & Asteroid Escape™And More Debut

My older daughter is turning 8 and about to become a third grader this month!  These SmartGames are perfect for her summer break. When the weather in Austin gets over 100 degrees, it’s important to have inside games to keep the kids busy during the LONG summer weekends!  These three solo player puzzles by SmartGames keeps a child challenged during family travel, waiting out the line at a restaurant or just on the couch at home. While the games are geared towards ages 6 and 8+, they have a range of challenges for Beginners up to Expert so everyone can play at their own challenge level, alone or with a friend or family member.

SmartGames, part of Smart Toys and Games (which also manufactures bestselling brands GeoSmart and SmartMax),is coming off a banner year of sales and promotions. Their reputation for products, adored by retailers and parents,have earned them a spot as a2018 TOTY Finalist and an armful of accolades including  a 2017 ASTRA Best Toys Winner.

SmartGames rolls out a new line of travel puzzles and boxed games that improves memory, boosts logical thinking,enhances concentration, and best of all, creates self-confidence. With appealing names like Asteroid Escape™($14.99) and Squirrels Go Nuts, elementary, middle and high schoolers will happily put down the smartphone and click off the social media for some me-time. Cognitive skills from planning and memory to problem solving and spatial insight will get a jolt while climbing a ladder to mine for gold or navigating a spaceship through an asteroid field. SmartGames’ third offering, IQ Stars($9.99) is the ideal introduction to SmartGames’ IQ series for younger players, though simple task of placing stars on a grid is not as easy as it looks. Let the fun begin!

Squirrels Go Nuts™ • Ages 6+• $14.99

Can you help the Squirrels get ready for winter? Can you move the squirrels around and hide their nuts underground? Squirrels GoNuts is a sliding puzzle with 60 nutty challenges to test your skills. This endearing3D game board, with bushy-tailed squirrels and autumn leaves and acorns, includes a snap-on lid to easily store everything. Also included is an illustrated booklet of 60challenges (and solutions).

IQ Stars™ • Ages 6+ • $9.99

Here are three questions to ponder: can you fit all the stars in the grid? Are your brain skills out of this world? Can you place the 7 stellar puzzle pieces on the grid? Reach for the stars and solve the120 challenges, from easy to expert. To play in three steps, choose a challenge then place the star puzzle pieces as shownon the grid. Next, fit all the remaining stars on the grid. And finally, there is only one solution.

Asteroid Escape™ • Ages 8+ • $14.99

Navigate your spaceship through the asteroids. As pilot, your flying skills will be tested to the limit in order to escape!Asteroid Escape is a galactic sliding puzzle with 60 missions, from beginner to expert. Game includes 7 tiles with meteors, 1 with spacecraft and a game board with lid to easily store all pieces.Includes a compact travel case and 60challenges.

As their website, http://www.smartgamesusa.com states, “Our SmartGames can be played alone, but are also greatfun playing together with the family! Each SmartGame is carefully designed and produced using quality materialsthat last. And with so many included challenges, each game can be replayed over and over again. Challenges aredivided into 4 or 5 levels of difficulty. You start with the easiest challenges. Gradually, the challenges get moredifficult, so that they stay interesting and fun.”

About Smart Toys and Games, Inc.:  Smart Toys and Games manufactures bestselling brands SmartGames®, SmartMax® and GeoSmart®. Our productsdevelop logical thinking and problem-solving skills in all ages through fun, challenging, constructiveplay.Eachmulti-level game from the SmartGames line is designed to move players through carefully sequenced levels of gameplay. Fun, durable and compact, SmartGames are perfect for travel. SmartMax construction sets enable children to explore the fascinating world of magnetism in a safe and creative way through making strong building structures andvehicles. GeoSmart represents the future of GeoMagnetic play, with innovative vehicles and a patented safetysystem. Additional product lines offered by Smart Toys and Games include Tangoes®, which is based on the ancient Chinese Tangram puzzle and combines artistic and mathematical elements to create a variety of designs; and online brain-building fun for both children and adults at www.SmartGamesLive.com.

To find a specialty store near you, click on the Find A Storebutton on SmartGamesUSA.com home page.

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