• Board games are highly effective tools for fostering active learning when children are immersed in activities that drive them to reflect on ideas and their application. We have uniquely crafted family board games brimming with educational content. Collaborating with award-winning game designers, our team creates games that earn the approval of kids and parents.

Meet game designer Joyce Johnson

Meet Game Designer Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson is a big kid at heart who loves to invent card and board games. She has enjoyed many careers - drummer, real estate developer, greeting card designer, and best of all...game inventor. With 56 games published, Joyce loves to collaborate with fellow inventors - and says that collaborating with her husband Tim on SimplyFun’s newest game, Fossil Sweep, was a total blast! Joyce and Tim live in Santa Barbara, CA, with their two cat-tastic felines, Winston and Tanner-Bear. Joyce Johnson develops games for a variety of audiences and has published four games with SimplyFun - Hazel’s Helpers, Math Room, Spell Trek, and now Fossil Sweep.

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SimplyFun has been featured in publications such as The Seattle Times, TinyBeans, The Toy Insider, and more.

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  • SimplyFun PAL Award winners

    PAL Awards

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  • SimplyFun Mom's Choice Award winners

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    The Mom’s Choice Awards evaluates products and services created for children, families, and educators.

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  • SimplyFun Toy Insider Award Winners

    The Toy Insider Awards

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