|By PR Newswire||
|February 16, 2014 09:30 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Feb.16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smart Toys and Games, Inc. (Toy Fair Booth #227), a leading producer of award-winning single-player logic games and the SmartMax® magnetic construction system, is introducing five new SmartMax sets at Toy Fair 2014, including Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car. SmartMax sets let children experience the wonders of magnetism and the fascinating world of construction in a safe way, even from a very young age.
"This year, SmartMax has added new stimulating shapes, building pieces, and activities," said Brian Rovner, vice president of sales and marketing at Smart Toys and Games, Inc. "While children are building new structures, they are working on critical thinking skills and learning the science behind magnetism."
Water parks and jungle gyms are just a few creations that can be made with Mega Ball Run's pieces. A slide, colorful small, medium, and large magnetic bars, combined with bright-colored tubes, and metallic balls offer a formula for endless fun. MSRP $119.99
Home Sweet Home allows children to create decorative houses or imaginative buildings with the flowers, window sills, shutters, bars, and balls. MSRP $69.99
Is it DNA or a tripod? Masters of construction can decide with the new Tripod Set, while building unique 3D structures with the Y-shaped bars and balls. MSRP $59.99
SmartMax vehicle and building sets collide with the new Factory With Car (MSRP $49.99) and House With Car (MSRP $44.99). A yellow truck with friendly eyes, wheels, and a bed for storage accompanies the Factory with Car set. Additionally, tubes, bars, and balls can connect for desired mazes. House With Car has a friendly-eyed, four wheel vehicle as well that is green and comes with a cockpit. Shutters, window sills, and bars unite to build houses, garages, and more.
Mega Ball Run, Home Sweet Home, Tripod, Factory With Car, and House With Car will be available on Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, www.SmartToysAndGames.com, and quality toy stores everywhere in June of 2014.
Brain-building fun for both children and adults can also be had online at www.SmartGamesLive.com, where Smart Toys and Games has made fourteen of their single-player puzzle games available virtually at levels, including Starter, Junior, Expert, or Master.
About Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
Smart Toys and Games products develop logical thinking and problem solving skills in all ages through fun, challenging play. Each multi-level game from the SmartGames line is designed to move players through carefully-sequenced levels of play, from easy to difficult. Fun, durable and compact, SmartGames are perfect for travel. Additional product lines offered by Smart include SmartMax® construction sets that enable children to explore the fascinating world of magnetism in a safe and creative way through making strong building structures and vehicles; Tangoes®, based on the ancient Chinese Tangram puzzle combine artistic and mathematical elements to create a variety of designs; Twisterz Toys®, handheld, battery free toys that support early learning skills such as spelling and reading; and online brain-building fun for both children and adults at www.SmartGamesLive.com. For more information about Smart Toys and Games, Inc., including their entire product line for all brands, visit www.SmartToysAndGames.com. You may also connect on Facebook with SmartGames, SmartMax, and Twisterz.
SOURCE Smart Toys and Games, Inc.
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