Millburn, NJ (July 31, 2008) – Parents know tucking tots into bed takes patience, caring, and lots of love. Game maker Briarpatch makes this nighttime ritual child’s play with the launch of the Beddy-Bye Baby game. The game teaches preschoolers the ins and outs of caring for baby – and as always, Briarpatch makes learning fun!
According to Marc Shinderman, General Manager of Briarpatch, “The popularity of playing with baby dolls demonstrates that taking care of baby is a favorite pretend activity among preschool children. Briarpatch has incorporated this favorite play pattern into a sweet, simple game that embraces a child’s love and fascination for baby.”
In this sweet dream of a board game, each player selects a baby and carriage in pastel pink, blue, yellow, or green. On turn, players roll the rattle die and move their carriages down the path to beddy, while collecting a teddy bear, baby bottle and snuggly pajamas. But don’t be surprised if baby is sleepy, playful or fussy! The first player to enter the nursery with all of baby’s needs and snuggly tuck in baby wins the game. Like many Briarpatch games, no reading is required and up to 4 people can play — making this a delightful addition to family game night.
Each Beddy-Bye Baby boxed game comes with 48 playing cards including teddy bear, pajamas, baby bottle and Beddy-Bye illustrated cards; a game board, 4 baby carriage tokens and a die that sounds like a baby’s rattle when shaken. Complete game rules in the form of a booklet are included. Beddy-Bye Baby will be on retail shelves in Spring 2008 with a suggested retail price of $19.99. Ages 4 +, no reading skills required.
Briarpatch’s strong legacy of stimulating children’s lives through fun and eco-friendly products has earned the company over 270 industry awards (and counting). Since its founding, the company’s cofounders applied environmentally conscious business practices in such innovative ways as using vegetable and soy-based inks and posting consumer materials.
A key ingredient to Briarpatch’s success has been to combine fun with learning. Both parents and children adore the exciting new licenses and products that Briarpatch continually brings to market. Few game and puzzle companies can boast a green thumb while enriching childhood. For more information about all Briarpatch board, puzzle, card and travel games, click on www.briarpatch.com.
GreatDad Beddy-bye Baby Game Contest: Win a Beddy-bye Baby Game by simply answering the question – what, according to you, is the best or worst part about being a dad? Funny answers, sentimental answers, or even insightful answers will be preferred. Last date for entries is August 24, 2008.
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Contest Update: The contest is closed. See the winner’s page.