Birthday Gamesake by Jocapa Wins Prestigious Dr. Toy Award for Best Children’s Products

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Personalized board game brings back traditional family fun in birthday gift giving.

For the second consecutive year in a row, Birthday Gamesake, a personalized board game by Jocapa Products, was recognized through a prestigious Dr. Toy award. This year, the game was named to Dr. Toy’s list of the Best Children’s Products for 2006.

Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products Awards Program, developed by noted child development authority Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D (Dr. Toy), helps consumers choose safe, affordable, educationally oriented and stimulating toys and products for children.

Birthday Gamesake (MSRP $19.95) is a board game that is custom made to be all about the birthday boy or girl. Although the goal of Birthday Gamesake is to reach the birthday cake at the end of the board, the real fun is getting there. Friends and family create this personalized game by writing their favorite memories of the birthday honoree on provided cards which move players around the birthday-themed board.

"Our company’s mission is to produce event-oriented games that allow adults and kids to relive precious memories while at the same time bonding through the experience of creating a priceless keepsake," said Callie Weiant, co-founder of Jocapa Products. “We are thrilled by the recognition that was bestowed upon us by the expert Dr. Toy.”

Birthday Gamesake comes in a birthday-decorated box and is a gift that can be opened every year, as players can continually add new memories to the deck. To order directly, call 303-921-6680 or visit

About Gamesake            

The Gamesake series, launched in 2004 by the Boulder, Colo.-based Jocapa Products, is a line of occasion-related board games sold at specialty and gift stores as well as Von Maur and Calendar Club Go! The Game stories nationwide. The games are personalized by the players and can be replayed year after year as a family tradition. For locations or more information about Gamesake or the Gamesake series, call 303-921-6680 or visit

About Dr. Toy

Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, known as Dr. Toy, is an expert in play, toys, children’s products, education, parent education, child development, child advocacy, child psychology, child care and special education. Dr. Auerbach is the Director of the Institute for Childhood Resources, in San Francisco, CA, founded in 1975. She provides parents, and teachers with important year-round information about the Dr. Toy award winning products. These include toys, dolls, games, puzzles, books, software, CD-ROMs, audio and video discs and tapes, creative materials, construction toys, and much more.

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