The Countdown Game Chosen As A Top Summer Pick By Toy Insider
The reviewers and industry publications are getting their first hands-on time with The Countdown Game and they are liking what they see! The Toy Insider just released their 2021 Spring and Summer Toy Guide and our revolutionary hide-and-seek toy was selected for not just one, but two different categories: Activities & Games and Outdoor Toys!
The Toy Insider's guide showcases toys that teach and keep kids entertained; activities and games that keep the boredom at bay; outdoor products that get kids outside and active; and water toys for hours of wet and wild fun. The Countdown Game fits right into a lot of those criteria with it's active-play focus in a toy intended to get kids together and moving. With it's patent-pending gameflow of a timed game of hide-and-seek with mini-games to complete and stop the clock, The Countdown Game is an awesome blend of the thrill of the hunt and excitement of the win.
In 2020, the NPD Group reported a 29% increase in the outdoor and sports toys category, with sales totaling $5.35B. The outdoor fun will continue in 2021, with families turning to their backyards and outdoor spaces once again as the pandemic continues to limit summer camp and travel options.
"Families can still keep the fun going at home and spend that summer vacation money on toys that turn their backyards into playgrounds for kids to enjoy all season long," says Marissa DiBartolo, Editor-in-Chief of the Toy Insider. "The toys you'll find in our guide are jam-packed with play value and will get the little ones off their screens and outside. Plus, they may even sneak in a little summer learning!"
Of course, we're honored to add Summer Toy Pick to our growing list of accolatdes, adding to winning the 2019 Outdoor Toy Awards - Outdoor Sport category and being a nominee for Best Startup Product at CES's Kids @ Play Initiative Awards.