Word lovers now have a whole new way to play with their friends. The word game Lexigo is now available as an app for phones and tablets.
Lexigo is a word game created by game publisher Wiggles 3D. It was launched in 2010 in a letter-tile format and sold in game stores. The mobile game application was released earlier this month in both the iTunes and Android app stores. Both versions of the game are free.
The mobile gamekeeps the core features of the original tile game, but takes advantage of the mobile technology to add animations and powerups. The Lexigo app is designed for two-, three- or four-player games. Users can use it with a group in pass-and-play mode or they can try to stump their friends online through Facebook.
Just like in the original, the Lexigo app features six-sided letter tiles that players use to spell words. Players can spell words in twisty paths by moving in six different directions from each tile.As well, players must start each new word with the last letter of the last word they spelled. And there’s no scoring needed. The first player to use up their tiles wins the game.
The mobile game also lets players earn Lexigold as they spell. They can use this money to buy some of the game’s nine powerups. Powerups include Pop, which removes a selected tile from the game grid, and Kick, which lets a playermove an opponent’s pawn anywhere they choose on the letter grid.
The game is rated for ages four and up.
Finger Tips, a matching game for young children, picked up a Best Bet Award this month from the Canadian Toy Testing Council. This is the third honour the
finger-puppet inspired game has scooped up this year.
As an award winner, Finger Tips will be featured in the Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Toy Report 2013. The report is celebrating its 60th year of families evaluating games for families. Each year, the council co-ordinates having a slate of games tested by children in their homes over an 8-week time frame. The toy evaluations reflect the children’s feelings about the toys.
Finger Tips, published by Wiggles 3D, launched in February at New York Toy Fair. It won Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Picks Children’s Products Awards Program for 2012 and a 2012 Family Review Center Gold Award. Finger Tips features hand-shaped cards with colourful finger-puppet characters. Created for children ages three and up, it offers a fun way to learn matching skills, memory skills and hand-eye coordination.
The Testing Council uses a star system to rate all games, with three stars being granted to the best games. Finger Tips not only received a three-star rating, but also made it into the Best Bets category, which lists the children’s top 36 favourite games. Children who tested Finger Tips “especially like[d] the unique card shape and the cute animal pictures…various difficulty levels give these cards play value for multiple ages.” Parents also “appreciate[d] the multi-racial hands” in the deck.
The report also recommends Finger Tips as a birthday gift. The game can be purchased for $9.99 at specialty stores nationwide.
Watch out for flying saucers! An alien-themed dice game published by Wiggles 3D won its first award this month.
Tillywig Toy Awards presented the game Army vs. Aliens with the Sterling Fun Award, which honors “distinctive children’s products notable for their exceptional quality and bold originality.” Army vs. Aliens, released November 2011, is a dice game that features generals and tanks trying to fight off an alien invasion of Earth.
Tillywig Toy Awards’ mission is to provide retail buyers, news media, parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of current children's products. Products are evaluated by a variety of testers in an observed focus-group format. The testing team at Tillywig made special note of the portability of the game, as well as the swift game play, which lets players be “very engaged from start to finish.”
Army vs. Aliens is the first of a series of dice-elimination games planned by Wiggles 3D. The game consists of 18 custom dice—9 for each team—and two dice cups. Players try to capture their opponents dice by rolling powerful combinations.
The dice cups snap together to create a carrying case. Army vs. Aliens is designed for players aged eight and up. Its suggested retail price is $15.99, and it is available at independent retailers in the United States and Canada.
London, ON – April 18, 2012 – London game publisher Wiggles 3D continues to expand with the launch of a new, bee-themed game app this week—amid a hive of other activity at this 10-year old business.
The new app, called Paper Bees, is now available on the App Store and through iTunes. This continues the company's new development thrust into the digital realm. Wiggles 3D released a digital app for the game brand Eye Know, a licensed property, last fall and a scoring app for its Ding! card game earlier this year.
Paper Bees app is a playful action game that presents players with 30 different game levels. Players are asked to help bees defend their flowers and hive against a stream of unwelcome pests, including stink bugs, mosquitoes and exploding beetles. Levels move through a meadow, a swamp and a winter landscape. The game is designed for the iPad and 4th Generation iPhones, with players flinging bees by swiping their fingers across their touchscreens. The bees' allies show up to give them extra powers, including flames and ice crystals. The game sells for $1.99. It is rated for players age 4 and up and was designed to have a broad appeal with all ages.
The launch of Paper Bees is just part of the current activity at Wiggles 3D. It launched four new games at Toy Fair in New York this past February. The new games are FingerTips, a matching card game and the company's first game for preschoolers; Randomonium, a word-based party game; Space Checkers, an alien-themed strategy game; and Army vs. Aliens, a fast-paced dice game. The games are being sold internationally.
These product launches follow on the back of a December 2011 transaction with Mattel. Mattel, the world's largest game company, has purchased Wiggle 3D's Pass the Popcorn brand. The popular movie game, which is sold in over 6,000 stores internationally, was developed by Wiggles 3D and has been an important part of the product lineup since the fall of 2009. Mattel took over the brand on March 31, 2012.
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Wiggles 3D Games is thrilled to announce that one of their newest games, Ding!, has received top ratings in the Canadian Toy Testing Council's Toy Report for 2012.
The report presents ratings of hundreds of new toys that have been released in Canada in 2011. Every game submitted gets tested by children, and ratings are based on their feedback.
The Toy Report uses stars to rate the games. Three stars are granted to the best games, two stars indicate a good game, one star means a game is problematic and no stars indicates that the game is not recommended.
In The Toy Report 2012, Ding! received three stars, which means it was ranked as one of the best games of 2012 for ages 8 and up.
Follow this link to view the full Canadian Toy Testing Council Toy Report for 2012:
London, ON – Dec. 5, 2011 – A new iPad game that brings photos to life in a whole new way to test your visual memory. The game, called Eye Know Everything, can be downloaded for free on the App Store until Nov. 26.
Eye Know Everything features over 250 images, including pictures of animals, landmarks, maps, symbols and more. The app, which is set up for both solo games and multiple players, presents users with blurred, scrambled and swirled pictures that gradually become crisp images. The faster players identify the images, the more points they score.
Eye Know Everything comes from game developer Wiggles 3D. The Eye Know brand is based on the Eye Know board game, a visual trivia betting game that combines images and trivia questions and is a 2008 winner of the Mensa Select award. Other products in the Eye Know line are a Booster Pack of 100 extra game cards and a free companion iPad app, which is designed to be used with the board game.
The Eye Know Everything app is available for free on the iPad App Store until Nov. 26—after that it will be $0.99. The original Eye Know board game is available at Barnes & Noble, and both the original game and the Booster Pack are available at specialty retail stores and through leading U.S. catalogs. The suggested retail price is $7.95 for the Booster Pack and $29.99 for the original Eye Know game. The board game is recommended for two or more players, aged 14 and over.
London, ON Canada – October 5, 2011 – Eye Know has gone digital. Players of the visual trivia game can now boost their board games with a new iPad app.
The new app, now available on the App Store, is a companion product to the Eye Know board game. The free application currently features over 150 new images in 8 different animation sequences. The publisher, Wiggles 3D, plans to keep adding additional images through future updates.
The app presents players with blurred, scrambled and swirled pictures that gradually shift into crisp images of many different subjects including people, animals, symbols and more. Players receive points by correctly guessing the images. The faster they identify the images, the more points they receive.
The original Eye Know board game is a visual trivia betting game that combines images and trivia questions and is a 2008 winner of the Mensa Select award. A regular Eye Know game consists of five turns for each player. The Eye Know app extends the game to seven turns for each player—five turns from the printed question cards and two turns from the iPad.
Also new this year is an Eye Know Booster Pack, containing 100 new images and 300 new trivia questions. The original Eye Know board game is available at Barnes & Noble, and both the original game and the Booster Pack are available at specialty retail stores and through leading U.S. catalogs. The suggested retail price is $7.95 for the Booster Pack and $29.99 for the original Eye Know game.
The game is recommended for two or more players, aged 14 and over.
Have you always wanted to call the shots on a movie set? If so, now you have your chance with the History of Movies Film Festival. And if you appeal to the masses you could walk away with cash in your pocket.
The Pass the Popcorn History of Movies Film Festival is asking movie lovers to send in their own video versions of their favorite movie scenes. Pass the Popcorn is a popular line of movie and pop culture trivia published by Wiggles 3D.
The Festival is accepting submissions until the end of September. The 16 most entertaining entries will go head-to-head in an online tournament in October. Viewers will vote on Facebook to decide which clips move on to the next round. The best clips will compete for three $100 prizes, two $200 prizes and one Grand Prize of $500.
Aspiring directors can submit as many entries as they like. Contestants are asked to base their two-minute entries on movie quotes provided by Pass the Popcorn. Entries are due by Sept. 30, 2011.
Find out more about the contest at http://apps.facebook.com/historyofmovies/.
Movie lovers now have a whole new way to talk about their favorite films, thanks to a new card game that's hitting stores this fall.
The Movie Snap card game from publisher Wiggles 3D is part of the popular Pass the Popcorn trivia line. The fast-paced card game asks players to remember details about cast, characters and plot. Players race to match movie titles with their hand of cards about movie characteristics. These special cards cover movie plots, such as whether a movie features a road trip or time travel, as well as details about titles and stars. The first player to match their detail cards to movie titles wins the game.
The Pass the Popcorn Movie Snap card game is for players 10 and up and can be played with two or more players. The portable card game will be available at Barnes & Noble and Meijer stores in September. The suggested retail price is $7.95.
London, ON Canada – Aug. 3, 2011
Lovers of visual trivia can now test even more of their knowledge. The Eye Know Booster Pack arrives in stores this month.
The Booster Pack was developed to meet player demand for more of the award-winning Eye Know game, says Don Reid, president of Wiggles 3D, the publisher of the game. “Eye Know is a favorite of anyone who plays it.” Eye Know was a 2008 winner of a Mensa Select award. It was also named Creative Child magazine’s 2008 Game of the Year in the Trivia Game category.
Eye Know is a trivia game that blends guessing images with trivia questions and betting. It combines the best of trivia and poker in a game where cards and game chips are collected throughout as players identify visuals, answer trivia questions and place strategic bets on what they think they know about the topic.
The Eye Know Booster Pack includes 100 new cards with 100 new images and 300 new trivia questions. The cards are divided into the game’s four categories, Natural World, Made Objects, People & Characters and Signs & Symbols.
The original Eye Know board game is available at Barnes & Noble, and both the original game and the Booster Pack are available at specialty retail stores and through leading U.S. catalogs. The suggested retail price is $7.95 for the Booster Pack and $29.99 for the original Eye Know game.
London, ON Canada – February 11, 2011 - Wiggles 3D is delighted to reveal their newest game Ding at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Ding is a unique card game that combines the fun of trick-taking and trump card games like Hearts or Spades, with the card strategies of draw Poker and the ultimate game changer – spelling D-i-n-g with the letter cards.
Players move around on the board by competing to win tricks. You take tricks either one by one by having the highest card of the suit lead, playing the highest trump card or by playing a Ding! – a special move that propels you forward while sending your opponents backwards.
Players declare if they are IN or OUT for each hand and in draw poker style are given the chance to draw new cards to try and improve their chances. If you are IN on a round, you need to take at least one trick a hand or you’ll move backwards, further away from the Finish line.
“We are excited to premiere Ding at the New York International Toy Fair,” said Don Reid, president of Wiggles 3D. “It’s a fresh and fun new take on card games for the family and the perfect addition to our portfolio of games.”
Toy Fair 2011 will take place February 13-16, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Attendees can see Ding and other award-winning games from Wiggles 3D at booth is #6133, game zone.Ding is a great new game for the whole family and will be carried in major and specialty retailers this spring. The game is recommended for 3-8 players, aged 8 and over.
The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) awarded Lexigo their highest rating, the CTTC Three-Star Toy Seal in the 2011 Toy Report. Additionally, they judged it “a good choice for a birthday gift” because of its high quality and affordable price.
The CTTC is a non-profit organization evaluating toys since 1952. Every year, Canadian children and their families test hundreds of toys in everyday settings to assess design, function, durability and play value. Based on these reviews, the Council rates each toy, awarding Three Stars, Two Stars, One Star, Novelty or Not Recommended.
This is the fourth award that Lexigo has won. Other awards are Good Housekeeping magazine’s Best Toy Awards 2010, The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2010 and the Creative Child Magazine’s Game of the Year 2010 in the category for educational word games.
Lexigo, the game of crazy spelling fun, offers a new take on traditional letter-tile games. Words can be spelled in any direction—forwards, backwards or in a twisting path. Sold in a hexagon-shaped tube, Lexigo contains 100 letter tiles and a convenient cloth travel pouch. Lexigo is available at Barnes and Noble, Toys “R” Us, select Targetlocations, Amazon.com and specialty retail stores.
For more information about the CTTC Toy Report, visit http://www.toy-testing.org/toy_reports_2011.html.
Lexigo, the letter-tile game from Wiggles 3D, has been selected as a winner in Good Housekeeping magazine’s Third Annual Best Toy Awards and will be featured in the magazine’s December issue.
Lexigo offers a new take on traditional letter-tile games. The unique hexagon-shaped tiles allow players to spell words in any direction—forwards, backwards or in a twisting path.
These awards are the result of laboratory testing in the Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI). Evaluations for the Best Toy Awards span many months and consider a variety of elements such as safety standards and feedback from children.
Earlier this year, Lexigo was awarded The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2010 and the Creative Child Magazine’s Game of the Year 2010 in the category for educational word games.
Sold in a hexagon-shaped tube, Lexigo contains 100 letter tiles and a convenient cloth travel pouch. Lexigo is available at Barnes and Noble, Toys “R” Us, select Target locations, Amazon.com and specialty retail stores.
Wiggles 3D is proud to announce that Lexigo, the letter-tile game, has earned two awards since its release in spring 2010.
Lexigo was awarded The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2010 Founded in 1989, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is recognized in the toy industry as a trusted source of information about children’s products. The Gold Seal is awarded to an “outstanding new product that enhances the lives of children.”
Additionally, Lexigo was awarded Creative Child Magazine’s Game of the Year 2010 in the category for Educational Word Games. All products submitted to this award are reviewed by parents and teachers. Based on the scores and comments, one title within each category is awarded Game of the Year.
Lexigo, the game of crazy spelling fun, offers a new take on traditional letter-tile games. Words can be spelled in any direction—forwards, backwards or in a twisting path. Sold in a hexagon shaped tube, the game contains 100 letter tiles and a convenient cloth travel pouch. Lexigo is available in Barnes and Noble, Toys “R” Us, select Target locations and specialty retail stores.
Wiggles 3D and Publisher Services, Inc. (PSI) were happy to support the Boy Scouts of America during their National Scout Jamboree by donating copies of Eco Squad, the Green Solutions Card Game.
For ten days, July 26 - August 4, up to 50,000 Scouts and volunteers participated in the Jamboree at Fort A.P Hill, located near Bowling Green Virginia. Amid the myriad of activities available, the game tent was a popular venue where Scouts could challenge an opponent to play one of the many donated games.
Eco Squad offers Scouts a fun way to learn about Earth's resources, and how to make environmentally positive choices in their own homes. At the end of the festivities, every donated game was given away so that Scouts could continue to enjoy the games with friends and family.
More information about the National Jamboree is available at: www.bsajamboree.org
Game publisher Wiggles 3D is pleased to announce that media company AOL.com is now carrying its popular online quote game QuoteSlide™. AOL joins other web game portals in hosting this unique word game.
"We're delighted to be included in AOL's roster of online games," says Don Reid, president of Wiggles 3D. "Players will love the experience and the payoff is a great quote! This is also great news for our retailers and partners. It means greater exposure and recognition for our Don't Quote Me™ board game and the Wiggles 3D brand."
Wiggles 3D is best known for award-winning board games and syndicated properties, including Don't Quote Me featured daily in USA TODAY and Mensa Select award-winners Eye Know™ and Yikerz™.
AOL is a trusted internet brand with a strong presence worldwide. Each month, its website reaches more than 100 million unique visitors in the U.S. and more than 250 million unique visitors around the world, according to March 2010 data from comScore.
QuoteSlide has developed into an online game where the player uses their word puzzle skills to uncover a famous quote in this daily word game. It has been played online since May 2009, and joined Shockwave.com in October 2009.
Players choose letters that appear in each column and row to solve the quote. After solving the quote, the player must unscramble the answer to a final trivia question to complete the game. The faster and more accurate the player is, the higher the score.
To play online at AOL.com, visit: http://www.games.com/game/quote-slide/
To play online at Shockwave.com, visit: http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/quoteslide.jsp
Mensa judges were drawn to Yikerz, a magnetic strategy game, and have named it a Mensa Select winner for 2010. This is our second Mensa award.
Yikerz features magnetic pieces and a customizable game board. It was developed in partnership with AB Games. Eye Know, the visual trivia betting game, won a Mensa Select award in 2008.
American Mensa names only five games as Mensa Select winners each year. Mensa members choose award winners during an annual Mind Games competition, which has been held since 1990. This year's Mind Games event was held April 16 to 18 in San Diego, Calif., where over 200 players tested and rated 49 game entries.
Yikerz can be played solo, head-to-head or in teams. Players strategically place five different shapes and sizes of magnets on a four-piece game pad and use the magnets' natural forces to defeat their opponents. The game, sold in a zippered travel pouch, can be played anywhere.
The game is available at specialty game stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and is also available from Amazon.com.
For more information contact Don Reid don(at)dontquoteme.com
Kids are challenged to go green in a playful way with Eco Squad from Wiggles 3D. This Green Solutions Card Game offers young players a fun way to learn about Earth's air, water, energy and fossil resources. The four members of the Eco Squad–a lizard, an insect, a fish and a bird–teach them ways they can make environmentally positive choices in their own homes.
Players race against each other as they try to match the green solutions to the environmental threats facing cities, factories and homes. The player who solves the most problems wins the game.
The game contains 120 cards. Eco Squad is ideal for play at home or in learning setting.
For ages 8+. 2-6 players.
Lexigo is a challenging new game for word lovers from Wiggles 3D. Players add letter tiles to a grid to spell out words. What's unique about this game is that words can be spelled in any direction–forwards, backwards or in a twisting path.
Players can also bump each other's pawns off tiles to gain an edge in this fast-paced game. The game is simple to score–the first player to use up their tiles wins the game.
Sold in a hexagon shaped tube, the game contains 100 plastic letter tiles and a cloth travel pouch.
Wiggles 3D announces that the new interactive Don't Quote Me puzzle – QuoteSlide(tm) has been added to the Shockwave.com game portal.
Use your word puzzle skills to uncover a famous quote in this daily word game. Choose letters that appear in each column and row to solve the quote. Then unscramble the answer to a final trivia question to complete the game, stop the clock, and get your score. The faster and more accurate you are, the higher your score! With two difficulty levels, a new puzzle every day, and tokens to win, QuoteSlide™ is quote a lot of fun!
Shockwave is a leading destination for on-line games including free games, free downloadable games and activities. Shockwave, started in 1998 and became a Viacom company in 2006.
Wiggles 3D, developer of the Pass the Popcorn game is pleased to announce that a mobile version of the game is now live on the Apple app store for the iPhone and iPod touch devices.
The mobile game follows the board game design of providing hints of the cast, character, story and quotes as players gain points for correctly identifying the movie name. Nicely designed by our mobile partners Skava, the game is selling for $.99. Included in the mobile app are 250 great movies and a fun bonus round where players connect a series of movies and actors. Search for Pass the Popcorn at the app store.
Pass the Popcorn board game is sold in stores nationwide and is also featured at www.guessthemovies.com.
For more information contact Don Reid don(at)dontquoteme.com
Wiggles 3D announces the launch of a new promotional website, www.GuessTheMovies.com.
Visitors to the site can view short videos of performers delivering lines from their favorite movies. Viewers then play along buy guessing the movies that the quotes are from. Developed in conjunction with Oktane Micro Media this site will be promoted on all major social networking sites and select entertainment websites beginning on August 17, 2009.
For more information contact Don Reid (519) 641-3266
London, ON Canada – July 17, 2009 – Today, Canadian Game Developer Wiggles 3D launched a dynamic new board game to the Canadian Market to be sold exclusively at Scholars Choice stores in 2009.
In Yikerz, opposites really do attract. Players strategically place 5 different shapes and sizes of magnets on a four piece game pad and use their natural forces to foil opponents.
Sold in a handy zipper pouch, the game can be played anywhere, anytime, in solo, head-to-head or team formats. There are over 20 custom board layouts and players can design their own for endless variety. Yikerz takes less than a minute to learn and is easy to play yet very hard to master!
Yikerz represents great play value in this economy and at only $19.99 it offers portable fun for at home or on the go play. For ages 14+.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to exclusively offer Yikerz in our stores this year, we believe it will be as big as another megahit – Bananagrams." reports Jaime McCauley, buyer Scholars Choice
Visit www.YikerzGame.com for more game details.
Wiggles 3D is now available on mobile devices. Through licensing with mobile development company Skava, Inc. the USA TODAY Don't Quote Me game has been introduced to mobile devices including i-phones and Blackberry handsets. Players identify the speaker of famous quotes from pop culture, the arts, history, sports and literature.
For more information contact Don Reid (519) 641-3266 or visit USA TODAY.
Villa Paletti, the game of construction chaos has a rich pedegree of awards in Europe. Now the game has garnered recognition on this side of the Atlantic as well. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio has awarded Villa Paletti their platinum award for excellence in a toy.
"Villa Paletti features a rich and rewarding game play experience for all ages", says Bill Payne creator of Villa Paletti. "We are delighted that Wiggles 3D is promoting the brand in North America".
LONDON, Ont., Canada – July 30, 2008 – Wiggles 3D and USA TODAY today announce a co-branding and licensing agreement for the Don't Quote Me® brand of games and syndicated services. This deal brings the fun of great quotations to USA TODAY readers in a whole new way and further extends the reach of both brands through syndication and licensing of the Don't Quote Me® games.
USA TODAY will feature the Don't Quote Me syndicated newspaper puzzle as a new entry on the popular USA TODAY puzzle page beginning in August. The companies are also introducing the roll-out of a syndicated radio program featuring daily quote vignettes for on-air play along with an online version of the game.
Don Reid, President of Wiggles 3D – "We are extremely pleased to be working with USA TODAY to bring the fun of Don't Quote Me to the USA TODAY readers. This opportunity allows us to work with an outstanding media company who is as focused on delivering great value to its readers as we are in creating engaging and informative entertainment."
"We think readers will really enjoy the addition of the Don't Quote Me puzzle to our puzzle page and we look forward to furthering our partnership with Wiggles 3D," said Christy Hartsell, director of brand licensing for USA TODAY.
London, ON Canada – 2008 -
Eye Know, a new trivia board game created and developed by Canadians, has been named a Mensa Select winner for 2008. It is one of only five games honored and the only Canadian game to win this award in 2008.
Eye Know - the Visual Trivia Betting Game – introduced at the 2008 Canadian Toy Fair is published by London, Ont.-based game development company Wiggles 3D. The game, which blends images, trivia and betting, was created by Paul Berton, editor-in-chief of The London Free Press, and George Sinclair, a technical writer. Berton is son of the late Canadian historian Pierre Berton.
Eye Know was the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Mensa Select award in 2008. American Mensa names only five games as Mensa Select winners each year. Award winners are chosen by Mensa members during the annual Mind Games competition. The 2008 Mind Games competition was held April 11 to 13 in Phoenix, Ariz. At the event, over 210 players tested 54 game entries.
Eye Know was also named Creative Child Magazines – GAME of The Year – Trivia Games.
Eye Know is trivia with a poker twist. It combines the best of trivia and poker in a game where cards and game chips are collected throughout as players identify amazing visuals, answer compelling trivia questions and place strategic bets on what they think they know about the topic.
The game is available across Canada at Scholar's Choice stores and select specialty toy stores.