Baffle Gab Changes Name to Discovery Bay Games to Reflect New Product Line: Seattle-area game company announces new games for holiday season and exclusive partnership with Barnes & Noble

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Baffle Gab LLC announced today that it has changed its name to Discovery Bay Games LLC. The new name reflects the company's ever-expanding line of fun and unique children's games and focus on creating family-oriented games of discovery.

Our initial mission was to make learning fun again

    Just in time for the holiday season, Discovery Bay Games announces its new product line along with an exclusive partnership with Barnes & Noble. Adding to Baffle Gab(TM), the initial product, three entirely new games are being released - Barista(TM), Be-Rhymed!(TM) and The ORIGIN of Expressions(TM) - as well as Spanish and French Canadian/Quebecois versions of Baffle Gab and two booster packs. Barnes & Noble will also offer a special Limited Edition of the original Baffle Gab game.

Barista, The Game

Grande nonfat mocha with a single shot? Or tall soy cappuccino with a double shot? The goal of Barista is to match the beverage shown on a roll of the dice with cards in your hand in order to create the perfect cup of coffee. The perfect cup can change at any time, so be careful not to spill your cup!

2-4 players (4 is ideal), ages 8 and up, available at Barnes & Noble (9/25/07), $14.95


Does your banana wear a bandana? This game of fast times and fast rhymes gives players two minutes to act, draw or speak paired clues in order to get team members to correctly guess the answers.

4 or more players (at least 2 teams of 2), ages 10 and up, available at Barnes & Noble (11/10/07), $14.95

The ORIGIN of Expressions

Ever wonder where the expression "cold turkey" came from? ORIGIN is the game that explains why we say the things we say. Laugh your way to discovering the startling beginnings of modern expressions while you try to guess the origin and also bluff your friends.

3 or more players, ages 12 and up, available at Barnes & Noble (10/15/07), $29.95

Baffle Gab Limited Edition, with lines from famous children's literature

Baffle Gab with an extra special twist! Baffle Gab gives you five word cards, including nouns, adjectives and verbs, and one minute to write a story or sentence. The goal is simple: use the words correctly to earn Bone Bucks. The Limited Edition comes with a booster pack containing 60 cards, each with the beginning of a quote from popular children's literature. The quote is used as a starting point in a round of play with the Baffle Gab five card spread.

2 or more players, ages 7 and up, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble (9/25/07), $29.95


Cuentamelo!(TM), which means "tell me a story," is the Spanish version of Baffle Gab. Whether you're just learning Spanish or are already fluent, Cuentamelo! offers the same family fun as Baffle Gab, just in Spanish. Cuentamelo! also comes with a bi-lingual dictionary of all the game words to make learning easier.

2 or more players, ages 7 and up, available at specialty toy and game stores, November 2007, $29.95


Bafouiller(TM), which means "to talk nonsense," is the French Canadian/Quebecois version of Baffle Gab. Just like Baffle Gab, Bafouiller is not only laugh-out-loud funny, it is also a great learning game.

2 or more players, ages 7 and up, available at specialty toy and game stores in Quebec, Canada, November 2007, $29.95

Booster Packs

Two booster packs -- Themes and Famous Lines -- were created for use with the original Baffle Gab. Booster packs contain 60 cards, each with a theme or unfinished famous quote that is used as a starting point in a round of play with the Baffle Gab five card spread.

2 or more players, ages 7 and up, available at specialty toy and game stores, November 2007, $5.99

"Our initial mission was to make learning fun again," said Craig Olson, CEO of Discovery Bay Games. "Our new name reflects our expanded mission of creating a broad line of quality games that bring people together to laugh and interact. We are thrilled that Barnes & Noble has partnered with us to launch four of our new titles this holiday season."

"We are excited to be working with Discovery Bay Games to launch their new innovative products," said Ellen Heaney-Mizer, Barnes & Noble Booksellers Game Buyer. "Their new games promote family interaction, learning, and humor and that's a great combination!"

Discovery Bay Games' products are also available at specialty toy and game retailers and online at

Baffle Gab has been recognized by numerous prestigious educational, toy, and family organizations for being laugh-out-loud funny, while also helping children learn creative thinking and writing, vocabulary, and math skills. Some recent awards include: Breakout Product of the Year (Kid Power, 2006), Game of the Year (Creative Child Magazine, 2006 and 2007), 2006 Best 100 Products (Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award), Canadian Toy Council Seal of Approval, and Top 100 Award Winner (The Toy Man).

About Discovery Bay Games

Based in Port Townsend and Seattle, Wash., Discovery Bay Games LLC (formerly Baffle Gab LLC) makes award-winning, family-oriented games of fun, learning, and discovery. The company, which was founded in 2006 by Craig Olson and Pam Dionne, started with one game, Baffle Gab(TM). Discovery Bay Games now offers a total of six games (Baffle Gab, Barista(TM), Be-Rhymed!(TM), The ORIGIN of Expressions(TM), Cuentamelo!(TM), and Bafouiller(TM)) and two booster packs. For more information, visit

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