Award-Winning Games of 2021

Award-Winning Games of 2021

Although we are so ready for 2022, let’s give the previous year one last look with SimplyFun’s Award-Winning Games of 2021!

Ice Tumble

Skills Focus : Spatial Reasoning, Fine Motor Skills

2-4 players, ages 7 & up. Play in as little as 15 minutes

Ice Tumble is a fun strategy stacking game, but did you know it also received a Mensa Recommended Game seal in 2021? Mensa Recommended Games are a selection of educational games chosen by the nation’s most trusted game reviewers on the Mensa Mind Games board. This year, our popular Ice Tumble board game made the recommended list!

Award-Winning Games of 2021- Ice Tumble SimplyFun


Skills Focus : Creativity, Spatial Reasoning3-6 players, ages 8 & up. Play in as little as 30 minutes.

Award-Winning Games of 2021- Asymbol SimplyFun

Asymbol is our popular social board game that focuses on exploring imagination and creativity as players build 3D forms while opponents try to guess what they are making. In 2021, Asymbol was honored with a whopping FOUR awards!


NAPPA (National Parenting Product Awards) 2021 Winner. The National Parenting Product Awards have been reviewing games for 31 years. They are a go-to source for parents and educators seeking the best children's products available on the market.

"This game challenges the players to use their creative minds to build 3D forms and shapes in hopes that other players can guess what they are making."-NAPPA (National Parenting Product Awards)

  • Creative Child Awards: Creative Play of the Year Award Creative Child Magazine's Awards are tested and approved games submitted by moms, educators, and early education professionals.

"Your kids will stay busy for hours! Great use of imagination."

- Creative Child Awards review of Asymbol

    • Mom's Choice Awards-Honoring Excellence Mom's Choice Awards is a globally recognized panel of experts that evaluates children's toys and games and highlights high-caliber family-friendly products.


    Shore Seekers

    Skills Focus : Addition, Early Multiplication

    2-7 players, ages 7 & up. Play in as little as 30 minutes.

    Award-Winning Games of 2021- Shore Seekers SimplyFun


    Rooby's ABCs

    Skills Focus : Letter Recognition, Alphabet Sequencing

    1-4 players, ages 3 & up. Play in as little as 10 minutes.

    Award-Winning Games of 2021 - Roobys ABCs SimplyFun

    Come fly with Rooby Roo as you learn your ABCs.

    Rooby's banners teach players both upper and lowercase letters and the alphabet sequence. Rooby's ABCs is an award-winning early elementary game that received both a PAL Award and PAL Top 10 in 2021!

    PAL Award

    PAL Award- PAL Awards select toys and games that advance language skills with a speech-language pathologist seal of approval. In 2021, PAL awards Rooby's ABCs for language development.

    PAL Top 10

    Rooby's ABC's also made the Top 10 PAL Gift Guide list in 2021. The PAL Top 10 list is a trustworthy source of toys and games that earn high marks with children for playability and a Speech-Language Pathologist seal of approval for language development.


    Dish 'em Out

    Skills Focus : Strategy, Planning

    2-5 players, ages 8 & up. Play in as little as 30 minutes.

    Award-Winning Games of 2021 - Dish 'em Out SimplyFun

    Dish ’em Out is a zippy strategy game with a diner theme that won an Academics Choice Brain Toy Award in 2021. Academics Choice is a panel of qualified academics, teachers, and parents who recognize games that boost cognitive development. Dish ’em Out also received a Creative Child Awards 2021- Game of the Year for it’s strategy game playability.


    “Your children become chefs and waiters… it’s very entertaining.” -Creative Child review


    Planet Voyagers

    Skills Focus : Astronomy, Strategy

    2-5 players, ages 8 & up. Play in as little as 30 minutes.

    Planet Voyagers SimplyFun

    You may have seen Planet Voyagers on a few 2021 gift guides this year (here and here). However, did you know this fascinating astronomy game was also an Academics’ Choice- Brain Toy Award Winner?

    Academics Choice is a panel of qualified academics, teachers, and parents who recognize a selection of toys and games that boost cognitive development.


    Hazel’s Helpers

    Skills Focus : Fine Motor Skills, Decision Making

    2-4 players, ages 4 & up. Play in as little as 15 minutes.

    Hazels Helpers SimplyFun

    In Hazel's Helpers, players sharpen their fine motor skills and practice decision-making to help Hazel and her siblings build a beaver lodge. In 2021, the National Parenting Center awarded Hazel's Helpers with a Seal of Approval.

    The National Parenting Center consists of a panel of child development experts who select products that help parents source the best educational toys and games on the market.

    Our Award-Winning Games of 2021 range from early-learning board games to games the whole family can enjoy on game night! The best part? They are just as fun as they are educational, making learning a new subject engaging and interactive.

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