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Cincinnati Game and Toy Industry Professionals 2nd Annual Holiday Gift guide features over 40 products from 20 companies and individuals in the Greater Cincinnati region doing good things in the toy ...

Cincinnati Game and Toy Industry Professionals 2nd Annual Holiday Gift guide features over 40 products from 20 companies and individuals in the Greater Cincinnati region doing good things in the toy and game industry. This year's guide features items for baby and toddler, boys toys, girls toys and toys and games for the entire family.

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    • 2012 Cincinnati Toymakers Holiday Gift Guide presented by Cincinnati Game & Toy Industry ProfessionalsImage via flickr cc sis/21
    • Happy Holidays!This guide features thoughtful toys and games for all ages from Cincinnati’s toy geniuses! Manyare brand new while others are familiar iconic classics! Be on the lookout for these SPECIALALERTS throughout the guide! Stocking stuffer alert Made in USA alert Classic toy alert Green alertThis guide features over 40 products from 20 different companies and individuals working in the toy and gameindustry with a personal connection to the Cincinnati region – either they are from here, live/work here now, orreceived their education here.Prices and products are subject to change without notice. No guarantees of product availability are made.Fair use reprinting/redistribution of this content is permitted with proper attribution:© Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights ReservedAll information is believed to be accurate at time of publishing.The spirit of this publication is to shine light on the creative genius in Cincinnati behind some of the toy industry’s best toys andgames. Reasonable efforts have been made to ensure accurate and complete information, however, we realize that often aproduct is the result of collaborative efforts by multiple individuals and entities. If you believe an entry reflects inaccurate orincomplete information, please notify us and we will attempt to verify and make necessary corrections and attribution. If theycannot be readily verified, we must rely on the accuracy of our Members who have supplied us with information. © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 2
    • From the founder…Holiday Greetings!Did you know the Greater Cincinnati region has a remarkableheritage in the toy and game industry?From the very first electric toy train, to bisque dolls and baseballs, toplaying cards and Play-Doh…. Cincinnatians have been innovating,inventing and manufacturing toys and games for over 150 years!What’s most exciting is that we’re still doing it! I hope that as youview this guide, it makes you feel as proud of your Cincinnati toylegacy as I am! Toys and games are in our blood here!Sincerely,Michelle Spelman, Founder © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 3
    • Table of ContentsToys for Baby thru Preschool 5Toys especially for Boys 15Toys especially for Girls 23Games & Toys for the Whole Family 30Cincinnati Independent Toy & Game Stores 52Index 53About Us 54 © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 4
    • Toys to Delight Baby thru Preschool PLAY-DOH by Noah and Joseph McVicker Rainbow Crafts 2+ BILLION CANS SOLD SINCE 1956! © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 5 CC Image KTVee via Flickr
    • Hasbro BABY ALIVE, MY BABY ALIVE DOLLOriginally introduced by Kenner ToysCincinnati Ohio, debuted 1973 Then Now Image courtesy of Strong National Museum of Play $29.99| Ages 3+ BUY NOW at ToysRus and Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 6
    • SPIN MASTER’S ZOOBLES! FAMILY DAY JUMP ROPE PLAYSETdesigned by Sean Mullaney, Quiggie Design LLC Character figurine really jumps over the moving rope! An adorable Zoobles Family Day Jump Rope Mini Play Set will be a great addition to your little ones Zooble collection. The play set comes with a Happitat, picnic items and the Zippy figurine. Children can help Zippy jump rope with the vine attached to the Happitat and then let her enjoy a bit to eat at a pretend picnic. Spinmaster’s Zoobles! character Zippy comes to life by jumping rope when the user turns the handle. $14.99 | Ages 4+ Sean Mullaney, owner of Quiggie Design llc. invented the Jump Rope Playset for Spin Master’s existing Zoobles character line. BUY NOW at ToysRus, Walmart, Target, Kmart and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 7
    • Get Healthy Hands Musical Hand Wash Timersby Rick Ruskin Slam Dunk LLCSLAM dunk LLC is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its owner, Rick Ruskinwas raised here, in addition to working at Kenner/Hasbro from 1995-2000. Introducing Get Healthy Hands Musical Hand Wash Timers - The fun and easy way for parents to get their children to wash their hands for healthy hygiene. Characters, Lights and Music motivate kids to wash for 20 seconds. Easily fits onto ALL standard liquid soap dispensers. Consumers use their existing trusted soap brand – not an unknown brand. See 1-minute Youtube demo video of the Healthy Hands Musical Hand Wash Timer $3.99 | Ages 2+ BUY NOW online at Amazon, Comfort Market and at www.GetHealthyHands.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 8
    • Little Tikes Cozy CoupeDesigned by UC DAAP Alum, Jim Mariol for Little Tikes 1979 Then Image courtesy of HoboMama.comWith over 10 million sold by 1990, it Nowwas the best-selling car in NorthAmerica…outselling the Ford Taurus,the Toyota Camry and the HondaAccord! BUY NOW at Target ToysRUs and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 9 Image courtesy of HoboMama.com CC Image courtesy of KTVee on Flickr
    • MY FIRST DISNEY PRINCESS TODDLER DOLLSby Tollytots Limited/JAKKS Pacific Inc.A veteran of Hasbro, Cincinnatian Lisa MacEachen is Vice President of Marketing forTollytots Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. where shespecializes in “big picture” thinking, provides direction for product development andbrand strategy for licensed toy properties such as Disney Princess, Graco, Fisher Price, Rubik’s ® and Safety1st® $19.99 - $24.99 | Ages 3+ Each 15-inch toddler doll comes dressed in her signature ball gown and features beautiful rooted hair, poseable legs, and a tiara. Available: Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Mulan, and Snow White. BUY NOW at Amazon, Target, ToysRus Learn more about TollyTots © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 10
    • SNACK NANNY® SPILL PROOF SNACK BOWLby David Hamann Design The Snack Nanny® product was designed and developed by David Hamann Design of Cincinnati. The Snack Nanny® name was also developed by David Haman Design. Snack Nanny® is manufactured and sold by Apex Product Development of Cincinnati. BPA FREE …the first snack bowl for kids with a self-closing door. The Snack Nanny® allows kids to snack freely without overeating, keeps kids entertained and prevents them from creating a mess for mom and dad to clean up. Its easy to use, easy to clean and includes portion control features that only the Snack Nanny® offers. $5.99 | Ages 1+ BUY NOW at Amazon and at www.SnackNanny.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 11
    • Dive and Swim Mermaid Dora-Dollby BangZoom Design for Fisher Price Bang Zoom Design Ltd. is a Cincinnati-based product invention company established in 1991. Our goal is to develop big ideas and turn them into marketable businesses for our clients. With an emphasis on children’s products, Bang Zoom Design Ltd. has licensed over 100 inventions, accounting for well over $1 Billion dollars in retail sales. Our team is comprised of industrial designers, engineers, graphic designers and marketers, who all contribute to the creative process and develop hundreds of new ideas every year. In a special television episode, Dora magically transforms into a mermaid to help a mermaid friend and can dive, swim and explore just like a real mermaid! Set the Fisher-Price Dive & Swim Mermaid Dora on the edge of your tub and watch as she gracefully dives into the water and magically swims backward. $24.99 | Ages 3+ BUY IT at Kmart, ToysRUs, Walmart, Target and on Amazon http://bangzoomdesign.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 12
    • WIBBLY WOO PLUSH TOYSby Abby Langdon, abbydidAbby Langdon is a born and bredCincinnatian. In fact, she’s actuallythe third generation to own herWestern Hills home. Her sonsbedroom was her childhood bedroom,and her fathers before her. Until $25.00recently, she operated out of herhouse, but has just openedBroadhope Art Collective, where The Wibbly Woo is a legendaryher studio is now located and her creature located in the peat bogs ofproducts are sold. She is also teaching Northern England. Harmless, happy, helpfulworkshops to both kids and adults on little scamps, they make excellenthow to make their own snuggly companions (especially at bedtime). Wibblycreatures! Woos have large, soft mouths perfect for safeguarding treasures. Ideal for keeping that newly-freed tooth secure until the Tooth Fairy arrives! Wibbly Woos are made of very soft fleece and have body measurements of 8.5"x 8.5". They are all designed and handmade by Abby. They come in an infinite number of designs and colors, are available for custom order, and each is one of a kind. Learn more about abbydid BUY NOW at Broadhope Art Collective (Cheviot),Fabricate (Northside), Etsy © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 13
    • Hasbro PLAYSKOOL PLAY FAVORITES SIT N SPINOriginally introduced by Kenner Toys debuted 1974 Your child will experience all the twirling fun you grew up loving with the Playskool Play Favorites Sit ‘N Spin, which allows round-and-round excitement — now with easier and smoother spinning! The awesome Sit ‘N Spin keeps your child active and encourages balance, coordination and gross motor skills while helping to develop cognitive learning and a better understanding of "cause and effect" by turning the wheel to spin. $24.99| Ages 18 mos – 5 years BUY NOW at ToysRus and Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 14
    • Boys First STAR WARS Action Figures 1977 Produced by Kenner Toys © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 15Image via flickr cc st3f4n
    • HASBRO’S MARVEL THE AVENGERS Concept SeriesCAPTAIN AMERICA Triple Blast Shielddesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB DesignRon Boyle is an accomplished designer specializing in 3D design for a wide range of toys and all kinds of otherconsumer products! Fluent in Unigraphics/NX, Ron can take a hand sketch and turn it in to a masterpiece. Feel just like your favorite patriotic hero, CAPTAIN AMERICA, when you carry this awesome Triple Blast Shield into battle! The shield looks like CAPTAIN AMERICA’s shield and when it’s in stealth mode, that’s all it looks like. But with a quick flip you can change the shield to attack mode – and reveal its secret missile launcher! With 10 missiles, you can launch a mighty triple missile blast, just like the star- spangled AVENGERS hero! $19.99 | Ages 5+ BUY NOW at Kohl’s, Kmart, ToysRus, Walmart, and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 16
    • HASBRO’S STAR WARS TRADE FEDERATIONMTT (MULTI TROOP TRANSPORT) VEHICLEdesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB DesignBattle Droids deploy from massive TRADE FEDERATION MTT vehicle’s motorized troop deployment rack! Includes 20 BATTLE DROIDfigures: 16 INFANTRY DROID and 4 PILOT DROID figures! 20 blasters! Includes 1 OBI-WAN KENOBI figure with lightsaber. Lights andsounds! Firing missile launchers! Pivoting cannons! Front hatch opens to release troop deployument rack. Side hatch opens to revealblaster racks. Upper hatch opens to access storage space. Works with Movie Heroes or THE CLONE WARS figures (sold separately). $149.99 | Ages 4+ BUY NOW on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 17
    • HASBRO’S MARVEL THE AVENGERSSPIDER-MAN Motorized String Web Shooterdesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB Design $16.99 | Ages 5+ You can be just like your hero web-slinger with this SPIDER-MAN Motorized String Web Shooter! When you load the included reusable strings in the shooter and fire them, you’ll feel like you’re slinging all over the city just like SPIDER-MAN! BUY NOW at ToysRus and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 18
    • HASBRO’S STAR WARS BOBA FETT ELECTRONIC BLASTERdesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB Design $19.99 | Ages 5+ Get some major Star Wars "firepower" with this amazing BOBA FETT electronic blaster! You’ll feel just like the BOBA FETT character in the Star Wars movie, and when you pull the trigger, the barrel lights up! You’ll hear realistic blaster sounds and battle-damage effects of Star Wars action. Arm yourself with your BOBA FETT blaster and get ready to take on the world! BUY NOW at ToysRus, Walmart, Target and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 19
    • HASBRO’S STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS GENERAL GRIEVOUSSPINNING ELECTRONIC LIGHTSABERdesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB DesignBattle the Jedi with a lightsaber like theone General Grievous uses!Modeled after the lightsaber wielded by theGeneral Grievous character, this lightsaber splitsinto two, giving you four different configurationpossibilities! Create a double-bladed spinninglightsaber, two single lightsabers, a singlespinning lightsaber and a single lightsaber or adouble-bladed light saber — all depending onwhat your “battle” requires.Press the buttons to “ignite” your lightsaberaccessory and its glowing arc-wave “energyblades”. The power activation humming sound,battle-clash sounds and spinning and connectionsounds all add to the realistic feeling and,especially when you extend your doublelightsaber to over four feet long, you’ll definitely $34.99 | Ages 6+feel like you’re really in the thick of battle! BUY NOW at ToysRus and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 20
    • HASBRO’S STAR WARS BLASTERSdesigned by Ron Boyle, RCB Design STAR WARS GENERAL GRIEVOUS BLASTER STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS CAD BANE BLASTER $8.99 | Ages 5+ STAR WARS CAPTAIN REX BLASTER These blasters are modeled after the ones used in the Star Wars movies! Cut out the target from the back of the packaging to practice your aim and be sure you’re ready for combat. When you’re done, store the projectiles in the blaster so you’ve always got them handy to take on any battle that comes your way! BUY NOW at ToysRus and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 21
    • ProWood Fingerboards by Jim VickersFull line of customfingerboards andaccessories$10.95 and up Since 2008, Prowood has been the creator of high quality, hand crafted, custom fingerboards and accessories. Company founder, Jim Vickers, was born and raised in the Cincinnati area. Prowood Fingerboards are sold at www.ProwoodFingerboards.com Made in Palmyra, Indiana USA BUY NOW at Ollie’s Skate Park 8171 Dixie Hwy Florence KY Or online at http://prowoodfingerboards.com and at Amazon. © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 22
    • Girls STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE Dolls Introduced by Kenner Toys 1980 © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 23Image via flickr cc dizzylizzie
    • Disney Fairies Color Surprise Tink Dollby BangZoom Design for Disney Disney Fairies bring in the seasons, which mean they paint the world with vibrant seasonal colors. Now girls can discover their own world of color with the 9” Disney Fairies Color Surprise Tink Doll coming Fall 2012. Place Tink onto 10 different shades of color and watch as her wings magically recognize and light up in that color! $29.99 | Ages 4+ BUY IT at ToysRUs, Walmart, Target Meijer and on Amazon http://bangzoomdesign.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 24
    • COLOR Splasherz Design Station Color-Change Jewelryby BangZoom Design for The Maya Group Change your color and style in a splash with the Color Splasherz Design Station. Fusing water play with transformation, Color Splasherz allows you to creatively change the color of your jewelry using hot and cold water. Dip or splash your beads in water to create patterns and shapes with vibrant colors. The Color change will hold until you alter the temperature. The lid of the Design Station opens up to act as a display stand.Jewelry Design Station | $24.99 | Ages 6+ BUY IT at ToysRUs, Target and on Amazon http://bangzoomdesign.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 25
    • Custom Made Doll Clothes for 18" Dollsdesigned by Stephanie Sommer, Simply Sommer Designs Fun, Fresh, Modern Clothing made to fit American Girl Dolls (or other similar 18" dolls). All outfits are handmade to order. All items have been Prewashed and have Velcro closure or elastic waist to make it easy for your little one to change outfits. All seams professionally finished. Please allow 10 business days to have clothes made and ready. From $10.00 - $15.00 ORDER NOW at http://simplysommerdesigns.blogspot.com/ © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 26
    • Mattel’s Disney Cinderella Dancing Duetby BangZoom Design Disney Princess Cinderella DANCING DUET™ Gift Set - When Cinderella and Prince Charming danced at the royal ball, there was magic in the air. Now girls can recreate this iconic movie moment and let them dance the night away with the Dancing Duet™ dolls and dance floor. Adorable Cinderella and Prince Charming small dolls stand on a base that, when moved by a child in circles, magically sends the royal couple on a romantic, twirling dance-just like in the movie. Dolls cannot stand alone. $19.99 | Ages 6 - 12 Find it at Target, Kroger, Walmart, ToysRUs and on Amazon http://bangzoomdesign.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 27
    • HASBRO EASY BAKE ULTIMATE OVENOriginally introduced by Kenner Toys in 1963Invented by Ronald Howes, who was born & raised in Over The Rhine Original Easy Bake Oven Then Image courtesy of Strong National Museum of Play $39.99| Ages 3+ Now Find it at Target ToysRUs and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 28
    • Gemstone Necklace Excavation Kitby GeoCentral Headquartered in Mason, Ohio, GeoCentral has been the leading supplier of quality, educational and fun science-related products for over 30 years to the wholesale trade. We have had a strong presence in the gift industry and our products are found in most national and international retailers. A great item for today’s adventuresome girls! Each kit contains an earthen block with 7 different embedded gemstones and a spiral pendant necklace. Once the gemstones have been excavated, choose your favorite stone to wear in the necklace. $12.99| Ages 5+ Find GeoCentral products at Joseph Beth Booksellers, Ted’s Toy Store, and in specialty toy and museum stores across the country and at Amazon. http://geocentral.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 29
    • Mattel Magic 8 Ball Toys & Games for the Invented by Albert Carter, introduced in 1950 Whole Family by Alabe Products in Cincinnati The Magic 8 Ball has an answer for everything! Ask a question, shake the 8 Ball in your hands and peer into the portal. The 20-sided dice inside floats up into view with your answer. $9.99 | Ages 6+ | 1 or more players | Mattel Magic 8 Ball Invented by Albert Carter in Cincinnati introduced in 1950 by Alabe Products BUY NOW at ToysRUs and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 30Image via flickr cc qnd2011
    • Themed Monopoly-style Games by Late for the Sky Productions Get YOUR Game On, Cincinnati! Its Your Roll! A board game about the GREAT city of Cincinnati! We chose some favorite landmarks and traditions, mixed in some chili cheese coneys, a few flying pigs, great traditions, riverboats, and some BIG FUN... and voilà (vwä lä)-behold…. IT’S CINCINNATI-OPOLY! $24.95 | Ages 8+ | 2 – 6 playersCincinnati’s Late for The Sky Productions has been making board games, since 1984. Find this and morelicensed and themed editions in local retailers all over town, on Amazon and at: http://www.lateforthesky.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 31
    • Themed Monopoly-style Games by Late for the Sky Productions Princess-opoly celebrates the imagination in all little girls. Players collect princess friends, give those friends a crown, and collect extra allowance each time another player lands on their space. Modern day princesses are about A LOT more than finding Prince Charming. Princess- opoly celebrates strong girls with big personalities, and even BIGGER dreams! So, grab your wand and advance to “Imagine!” Get ready for an ENCHANTING experience! $15.95 | Ages 5-8 | 2 – 4 players Play Garfield-opoly and celebrate America’s #1 feline. Collect favorite properties and raise the rent by adding Hot Dog Carts and trading them in for Buffets. Choose your token and advance to Breakfast. It’s all fun and games until you end up on Rise & Shine and you’re out of the game for three turns. Who knows! You may soon find yourself escaping from obedience school…or burping loudly in a fancy restaurant. Whatever happens, it’s going to be life according to Garfield! $24.95 | Ages 8+ | 2 – 6 playersLate for The Sky Productions has been making board games in Cincinnati since 1984. BUY these and morelicensed and themed editions in stores everywhere, on Amazon and at: http://www.lateforthesky.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 32
    • The Man Gameby Late for the Sky Productions This is a party game of chip pitching, knot tying, football flicking, head scratching, chest thumping man fun! Playing is as easy as opening the box and drawing a card – because real men don’t read instructions. Best looking man goes first. Draw a card and begin playing. Have fun. No fighting. Last man standing wins. $24.95 | All Ages | 3 – 6 players Cincinnati’s Late for The Sky Productions has been making board games, since 1984. Find these and many more college licensed and themed editions in local retailers all over town, on Amazon and at the company website: http://www.lateforthesky.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 33
    • Baffle board gameby Flying Rabbit EnterprisesLooking for a brain teaser that exercises logical reasoning and problemsolving in a fun, challenging way? Then Baffle!’s the board game orCD-Rom for you. Put all 25 pieces on the board so only 1 piece of eachshape and color appears in any row, column, or corner-to-cornerdiagonal. Sound easy? Try it! Baffle!’s exciting played solo,collaboratively, or competitively.It is also great for birthdays, family game nights, travelers, andclassroom teachers. $29.99* | Ages 8+ | Solo or multiple players | 20 minutes *game also comes in a digital CD-ROM version for $19.99 Baffle!! was invented, designed, engineered by Diane Hill at Flying Rabbit Enterprises’ headquarters in Cincinnati. Game pieces are manufactured in Ft. Wayne, IN and the rest of the game in Battle Creek, MI. BUY IT HERE: Ted’s Toy Store in Madiera, Joseph Beth Booksellers Rookwood Shopping Center, The Contemporary Arts Center downtown Cincinnati, The Villager in Mariemont, Cincinnati Museum Center, and YottaQuest in Mt. Healthy OR ONLINE: http://bafflegame.com/ © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 34
    • One2Ten card game and Triviathon board gamedesigned by Jeezle Pete’s, manufactured by US Playing Card Co. How well do you know your friends? One a scale of 1 to 10, how would they rate the taste of bananas? What about politics? Or how about riding on an airplane? Do they love it? Do they hate it? Play One2Ten card game and correctly guess how your friends might rate a variety of random items on a scale of 1 to 10. Be the first player to reach 10 points to win! $4.99 | Ages 8+ | 2 – 6 players | 20 minutes $29.99 | Ages 12+ | 2 - 12 players | 20 minutes Award-winning Triviathon is fast-paced trivia for smart and stupid people! It can be found in BUY IT HERE: Find One2Ten at a Walmart store near you. specialty toy stores and online. Find Triviathon in specialty toy stores and find both games online at Amazon and: http://www.playone2ten.com | http://www.triviathon.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 35
    • Courtier, Minion Gamesdesigned by Philip duBarry Philip duBarry is an accomplished game designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. $34.99 | Ages 10+ | 2 - 4 players | 60 minutes In Courtier, 2–4 players compete for recognition in the royal court. Your mission is to act as an influence broker, manipulating the levers of power and granting favors to important supplicants. You accomplish this by influencing key people to act at your behest. Play influence cards to gain sway over a key courtier, or play power cards to manipulate the board in your favor. Control each of the courtiers listed on a given petition, and you earn victory points for completing that request. Bonus points can be earned from cards and abilities. The winner is the player with the highest score at the end of the game. Alderac Entertainment Group BUY IT HERE: Yottaquest in Mt. Healthy, and online at Coolstuffinc.com Learn more at http://www.alderac.com/tempest/courtier/ © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 36
    • Kingdom of Solomon, Minion Gamesdesigned by Philip duBarryPhilip duBarry is an accomplished game designerin Cincinnati, Ohio.$49.99 | Ages 12+ | 2 - 4 players | 60 minutesKingdom of Solomon is a worker-placementgame with a few new twists and turns. Do youclaim a resource space, an action space orthrow in all your remaining pawns to grab apowerful Bonus Space? Will you spend yourresources to extend Solomons kingdom, takesome points in the Market or add to theTemple? These and many other choices awaityou in this highly interactive game. BUY IT HERE: Yottaquest in Mt. Healthy, and online at Amazon.com Learn more at www.miniongames.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 37
    • Jukem Football card gamedesigned by Jeff Spelman, Flying Pig Games LLCJukem Football was created by Cincinnati native, Jeff Spelman, to connect with his son via theirshared passion all while practicing math skills. Jukem Football is broadly appealing andapproachable for novice and expert fans alike. Perfect for family game night, tailgates, birthdayparties. It’s the perfect gift for all the football fans on your list! MADE IN USA. $12.99 | Ages 8+ | 2 - 4 players | 20 minutes BUY NOW at Ted’s Toy Store (Madeira), King Arthurs Toys (Oakley), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Gift Shop (Clifton), Blue Marble Books (Ft Thos), Cincinnati Museum Center Gift Shop and hundreds more of the very best toy stores across the country, at Amazon and online: http://www.jukemfootball.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 38
    • LOYO! card gamedesigned by Dwight Porter, Pfun Games The game where everyone shouts LoYo! Try to get the LoYo! cards, but avoid the dreaded OH NO! cards Roll the dice and get a bonus deduction A family-owned business located in or add to your opponent. Mason, Ohio. At Pfun, we recognize the values of "fun" and "play time" as essential to connecting families and building relationships with friends. $9.99 | Ages 7+ | 2 – 6 players | 20 minutes Find LoYo! at Ted’s Toy Store in Madeira and online at http://www.loyogame.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 39
    • TailgateFun Basketball and BoatFun Basketballby Al and Stephanie Buchweitz, BoatFun Sports See MORE:SUCTION CUPS + BASKETBALL = TAILGATE FUN! BoatFunTM Basketball and TailgateTMFun Basketball extendthe enjoyment of basketball to environments where people love to play and hang out. From runabouts to houseboats…From SUVs to RVs… The products are durable, assemble easily, attach quickly and occupy minimal space. Each setincludes everything you need to start playing now! Parts include 24” x 16” backboard, 10” breakaway rim, net, real feelball, needle and attachment hardware. (Collegiate team licensed products coming soon!) BoatFun Basketball (hook version) $99.95 | TailgateFun Basketball (suction cup version) $59.95 BUY NOW at Pete DeLois’ Recreations Outlet (Milford), Cincinnati Mastercraft (Florence) and at www.BoatFunSports.com/Shop © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 40
    • TOOBALINK CONSTRUCTION TOYby Metre Ideas & DesignCincinnati native, Brady Richards, isOperations Manager for Toobalink inBrooklyn, New York. Partnering with his friend,Toobalink designer, William Sakran, Richards is analumnus of St. Xavier High School. He is also co-founder of Metro Metro Land, a company thatprovides creative events centered in New York Cityincluding board game olympics and scavenger huntsthat promote city exploration, social interaction,and general good times. He is also the inventor of“Beer Buckles:” customizable belt buckles thatdouble as a bottle opener! $34.99 | Ages 5+ Toobalink is the construction toy that works with everyday paper towel and toilet tissue tubes. Kids are encouraged to save and collect tubes to build bigger and better things, and parents love it because the extra building material is free. The Toobalink Starter Kit comes with everything you need to start building right away – including some new tubes! BUY NOW at www.toobalink.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 41
    • Revolution, Steve Jackson Gamesdesigned by Philip duBarry Philip duBarry is an accomplished game designer in Cincinnati, Ohio. $39.99 | Ages 10+ | 3 - 4 players | 60 minutes Revolution! is a board game where players take advantage of the fluid political situation by secretly bidding for a number of characters, each yielding a combination of territory control, points (popular support) and more currency with which to bid next round. Players win by gaining the support of the people (the most points). Players can gain bonus points by controlling an area of the city at the end of the game. BUY IT HERE: Yottaquest in Mt. Healthy, and online at Amazon.com Learn more at www.sjgames.com/revolution © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 42
    • Scrumbrawl board gameby Tim Bugher, VicTim Games ScrumBrawl is a board game where players control fantastic creatures vying for supremacy within the Arena, scoring goals with enchanted orbs and fighting other fantastic creatures to prevent them from scoring. The 100-card deck contains fifty creatures with different characteristics that determine how the creature interacts with the orbs (throw accuracy, catching ability, and throwing range), how fast a creature can move, and how effective it is in battle. Many creatures also have unique magic abilities that Tim Bugher, one of the founders of can be used to manipulate VicTim Games and co-designer of gameplay. ScrumBrawl resides in the Cincinnati area with his wife Tammy and 2 boxers. Tim is also actively involved in CincyCon, Cincinnati’s own gaming $39.95 | Ages 13+* | 2 - 4 players | 30-60 mins convention that takes place each year *younger players can play with a little help! in March. BUY NOW at East Side Games & Cards (Milford) Yottaquest (Mt Healthy), on Amazon and at http://www.scrumbrawl.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 43
    • Bidittle board gameby Patricia Smaracko, Alantis CompanyShare your love of Bridge with others….designed with kids in mind!“I could teach my kids Bridge with this game.”--Mensa Mind Games® Competition 2011 $19.99 | 2 – 4 players | Ages 7+ | BIDittle is a bidding and trick-taking card / board game to help Bridge players teach family and friends the game of Bridge. The game simplifies the Bridge learning curve by breaking the process into three different levels of play. BUY NOW online at http://www.bidittle.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 44
    • MATTEL UNO CARD GAMEInvented by Merle Robbins, Reading Ohio 1971 The Original Uno Game. Be the first player or be on the first team to score 500 points in this classic family game! Play cards from your hand by matching color, number, or word with the top card of the $4.99 | Ages 7+ discard pile. When you have one card left, yell UNO! Includes 108 cards and instructions. BUY NOW at ToysRUs and on Amazon © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 45
    • EXCLUSIVE UKULELE MUSICIAN MAKER ™ KITby TRUE JOY ACOUSTICS - UKULELES Based in Cincinnati, True Joy Acoustics, LLC was founded by P&G retiree Greg Huntington. Its commercial retail aim is to equip serious beginners of ukulele with a fun, superb instrument plus essential gear to learn and love it for a lifetime. Our exclusive learning kits feature FLEA ukuleles, Made in USA with $195.00 - $229.00 | Ages 6+ superb quality, easy to learn, sized right for any player. Easy path to playing guitar, too. Featuring popular FLEA® models (Hibiscus Red, Lagoon Blue, Natural) that are sold as part of our learning kits or individually. True Joy Acoustics, LLC created and owns The Musician Maker™ Kit concept, exclusive denim print organizer cases, some instructional print materials, and focused selection of ukulele learning accessories in our kits. BUY NOW at Amazon or at True Joy Acoustics - Ukuleles © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 46
    • WHAM-O FRISBEE TOSSby David Hamann Design David Hamann of Cincinnati conceived the idea of a sport racquet for tossing and catching mini “frisbee” discs. Through his company, David Hamann Design, he developed the idea into a highly refined piece of sports equipment. (Don’t let the toy-like colors fool you.) Tom Scott of Cincinnati provided critical prototyping services through his world-class product development firm, ScottModels. Wham-O® manufactures and markets Frisbee® Toss under a licensing agreement with David Hamann Design. Frisbee® Toss is a new and unique toss-and-catch game from Wham-O®. It consists of two “rackets” and 3 mini Frisbee® discs. Each racket has a curved channel to spin the disc as you throw it, and a funnel- shaped basket for catching it. It’s a game for all ages with skill levels ranging from casual tossing-and- catching to serious competition. $15.00 | Ages 7+ BUY NOW at Menards (Hamilton), Amazon and at David Hamann Design © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 47
    • JEWELIES GAMEdesigned by Cindy Huxel, Long Play 360 LLC LongPlay 360, LLC is a woman owned business committed to creating toys, games and resources that assist in teaching K-12 core subjects. Our games are fun and children love to play them. We hope you will bring our products into your classroom and home. Jewelies Game is fun for the whole family! Using a collection of jewels, a 20 sided dice, Market Cards and individual score sheets, players collect, trade, negotiate and strategize while the market effects changing values of the jewels. Win by having the most valuable collection at the end of the game! It is easy to understand and engaging for players age 7+. $35.00 | Ages 7+ | 20 mins BUY NOW at www.longplay360.com © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 48
    • The Book of Jade: Ironclaw! role playing game bookby Jason Holmgren, Sanguine Productions AS SEEN ON KICKSTARTER IN SPRING 2012! This Kickstarter project blew the doors off their $10,000 goal nearly doubling it at over $16,000 in backers! Cincinnatis Jason Holmgren, of Sanguine Games, presents their next production, THE BOOK OF JADE, an update of Chuan Lins critically- acclaimed "Jadeclaw" to work with IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE. When this book was first released eight auspicious years ago, it was a marvel of indie-RPG spirit, with a fantastic setting, rich characterization, and stunning full-color artwork. If youve never played a role-playing game before, you can make a few simple choices and play in minutes. Veteran gamers can delve deep into strange and powerful combinations, customizing every detail. You and your fellow$59.95 | Ages 12+ | 2 or more players | 2 – 4 hours players will create a party of adventurers, each with unique strengths to cover your friends weaknesses, as you sally forth into a glorious new world of bold adventure. BUY NOW at Yottaquest, and at the website http://www.sanguinegames.com/our-products/ © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 49
    • Bicycle Wounded Warrior Project Playing Cardsby US Playing Card Company The United States Playing Card Company, makers of Bicycle® Brand Playing Cards, has been located in Greater Cincinnati since being founded in 1867. USPC recently moved into its new facility in Erlanger, KY in 2009 after being based in Norwood, OH since 1901. Bicycle® has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation by donating $0.15 per deck sold to help support wounded soldiers. Bicycle decks feature the patented air-cushion finish, softly beveled edges and sandwich construction for enhanced game play. Cards are made in the U.S.A. to ensure the highest levels of quality. $3.99 | All Ages BUY NOW at http://www.shopbicyclecards.com/Bicycle-Leaf-Back-P167C42.aspx © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 50
    • Bicycle Leaf Back Playing Cardsby US Playing Card Company The United States Playing Card Company, makers of Bicycle® Brand Playing Cards, has been located in Greater Cincinnati since being founded in 1867. USPC recently moved into its new facility in Erlanger, KY in 2009 after being based in Norwood, OH since 1901. The Leaf Back design was originally released in 1947, making these cards historic as well as holiday-appropriate. The intricate leaf pattern comes in red or green, while the fronts retain the classic four-color design. The Leaf Back Decks are printed on quality Bicycle® card stock with patented Air-Cushion™ finish, and features original art on the backs. These decks are made in the USA at the United States Playing Card Company. $3.99 | All Ages BUY NOW at http://www.shopbicyclecards.com/Bicycle-Leaf-Back-P167C42.aspx © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 51
    • Bicycle Silver Steam Punk Playing Cardsby US Playing Card Company The United States Playing Card Company, makers of Bicycle® Brand Playing Cards, has been located in Greater Cincinnati since being founded in 1867. USPC recently moved into its new facility in Erlanger, KY in 2009 after being based in Norwood, OH since 1901. From the shining, embossed tuck to the metallic look on the court cards, the Silver Steampunk deck is evocative of its namesake’s affinity toward shining cogs and intricate gears. Silver Steampunk contains original artwork on the Ace of Spades, Joker, back design, and tuck. The tuck itself is embossed in polished, metallic contours. Made in the USA at The United States Playing Card Company on quality stock, with a premium finish. $3.99 | All Ages BUY NOW at http://www.shopbicyclecards.com/Bicycle-Leaf-Back-P167C42.aspx © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 52
    • Cincinnati Toy Store DirectoryThe Queen City is also chock full of specialty toy & game shops!Venture out of the Big Box and see the magical things that await you here: • Arcadian Comics & Games (Newport) • Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore & deCafé (Oakley) • Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore (Ft. Thomas, KY) • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Gift Shop (Clifton) • Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal (Downtown) • Coolest Toys on Earth (Milford) • Joseph Beth Kids Bookstore (Norwood/Hyde Park and Crestivew Hills) • King Arthur’s Court Toys (Oakley) • Learning Express Toys (Crestview Hills, KY) • Peek-a-Toy (Newport on the Levee) • Queen City Comic & Card Co. (Pleasant Ridge) • Recreations Outlet (Milford) • Ted’s Toy Store (Madeira) • Toko Kidz (Clifton) • YottaQuest (Mt Healthy) © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 53
    • About Cincinnati Game and ToyIndustry ProfessionalsWith over 270 members spanning the industry who work with global brands andlocal startups, this group connects people in the Greater Cincinnati area who work inthe game and toy industry to share news, ideas and includes periodic meetups tobuild relationships and promote Cincinnatis long heritage as a game and toyinnovation hotbed.Focus is limited to family-oriented and childrens products.Founded in June 2010by Michelle Spelmanhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/michellespelmanCincinnati Game & Toy on LinkedinFind us on twitter! © Michelle Spelman 2012 All Rights Reserved 54