Start-up iKre8 Wins Game of the Year with First Children's Creativity Product

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The first children’s creativity product from iKre8 wins Creative Child Magazine’s 2010 Game of the Year within weeks of launch.

As part of its ninth annual children’s toy and game review, Creative Child Magazine named iKre8 Kardz a Game of the Year in the Card Games for Creative Play & Imagination category.

Through a rigorous two-day evaluation involving an expert panel of mothers and early education professionals, Creative Child Magazine awards several levels of recognition, including Seal of Excellence and Preferred Choice. Game of the Year represents the highest recognition granted, signifying that the winning product nurtures creativity and education in children, standing out among hundreds of submissions from around the world.

“As parents, we’ve often turned to Creative Child Magazine’s annual review to help us identify the best products out there for our own families,” says Kelli Amerine, co-founder of iKre8. “When we formed iKre8, we wanted to provide that same level of hands-on, expressive creativity we saw in some of their previous award winners. Needless to say, we’re thrilled to have been named a Game of the Year by Creative Child Magazine.”

Its not just grown-ups who are fans of the highly hands-on creativity game, where kids and kids at heart are challenged to draw, paint, sculpt, compose, write, build, snap pictures or perform. Kids love the wacky, open-ended, outlandish nature of the activities. “It's really fun, because it can get super weird,” says 13-year-old Natalia. Eleven-year-old Brandon adds, “You never know where your challenge will take you." Trevor, also 11, adds, “There are no real boundaries about what you can or can’t do.”

iKre8 Kardz can be purchased from the Toys and Games store on, with nine different themed decks.


At iKre8 (pronounced ‘I create’) we believe the ability to create, imagine, design and innovate are as important as literacy and mathematical ability. Our activities and products aim to assist, by fostering rich, fun experiences that encourage critical thinking, planning and teamwork skills, all while building confidence and exercising brain-power.

We encourage children to combine concepts, materials and mediums to stretch their creative potential, giving permission to tinker, experiment, explore and be silly.

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Rob Spence
iKre8, Inc
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