“Extended families cannot always play games in person, so we are excited to provide a fun and safe alternative for children and families to play ThinkFun’s award-winning games even when they are apart."
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
Ohanarama, the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online, today announced a partnership with ThinkFun, the world’s leading designer of addictively fun games that sharpen your mind. As part of the partnership, Ohanarama families – especially those with young children – can now play Zingo! online through Ohanarama’s social gaming platform. ThinkFun games have also been added to Ohanarama’s reward gallery, so kids can redeem their Neuros – the Ohanarama cash value currency – for real-world games such as Zingo! and Math Dice.
“Given ThinkFun’s commitment to both challenging young minds and having fun, they’re a perfect partner for Ohanarama,” said Jane Hoffer, Ohanarama Co-Founder, CEO and mother of three. “Extended families cannot always play games in person, so we are excited to provide a fun and safe alternative for children and families to play ThinkFun’s award-winning games even when they are apart. And with Ohanarama’s new video chat feature, young players can explain to their older family members how to play Zingo! and enjoy the fun and frenzy together in a virtual play date!”
Ohanarama and ThinkFun have also teamed up for Ohanarama’s next Family Contest, launching February 8, 2012, in which the top three winning families will not only win ThinkFun games for their families, but also win a ThinkFun Strategy Lab Game Kit for their elementary schools. ThinkFun’s innovative educational programs combine games and learning skills to develop and stretch kids’ minds. The ThinkFun Strategy Lab Game Kit contains 15 of ThinkFun’s best games and brainteasers, including Rush Hour, River Crossing and TipOver, and is the perfect vehicle for engaging children in building strategic thinking and creative problem solving skills – all while having loads of fun!
”We are delighted to be partnering with Ohanarama and pleased to introduce new families to the fun of Zingo!,” said ThinkFun Co-Founder, Bill Ritchie. “We believe family time is incredibly valuable and ThinkFun games like Zingo! are designed to promote fun experiences among family members of all ages. Ohanarama is a great platform for connecting kids and families, no matter where they are, and we are excited to be a part of it.”
About ThinkFun Inc.
ThinkFun is the world's leader in addictively fun games that challenge your mind and inspire creative thinking. Over 25 years ago, ThinkFun was founded with a dream to change the world through play. It continues to expand on that dream everyday with games, mobile apps and global education programs.
Ohanarama is the safe social network for families to connect, learn and play together online. Through Ohanarama.com or Facebook, parents set up their kids’ accounts and invite immediate and extended family members to join the secure, private family network. Once joined, elementary-age kids and their parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents can send messages, engage in educational and fun family games and contests, and earn real and virtual rewards including gift cards to favorite stores. Led by technology industry veterans who have launched such products as the JumpStart children’s educational series and Zynga’s Petville, Ohanarama is also backed by investors such as Charles Huang, the founder of Guitar Hero, and venture capital partners, SoftBank Capital and Contour Venture Partners. Ohanarama is the first product launched by BrainRewards, Inc.