In 1985, Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello founded ThinkFun. The company was created on the dream that they could change the world with play. In the early years, the husband and wife team worked out of their basement. The basement served as assembly line, office, and distribution center to the small start-up.
ThinkFun was initially named Binary Arts and the company’s original mission was “To translate the brilliant ideas of the craziest mathematicians, engineers and inventors into simple toys that can be appreciated by boys and girls around the world.” Though they have edited their mission a little, this original mission still guides their work. Today, ThinkFun is a global company. Their products are sold in 60 countries and produced in 20 languages.
“Ignite your mind!”
ThinkFun Inc focuses on creating products that inspire learning and creativity through play. ThinkFun is continually improving and expanding their product offering by creating mobile apps, participating in global education programs and even using brain research to inform the new products they create. ThinkFun has won a number of awards for their toys and games including ASTRA Best Toys for Kids 2012, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Awards, and Dr. Toy’s 100.
While ThinkFun’s products are fun, they are also made of high quality materials and created with safety in mind. Their toys go through strict quality testing to ensure they are safe for the public. ThinkFun has always used certified independent testing labs to test products and ensure their safety prior to introduction into the marketplace. All products have been tested by an accredited laboratory and meet or exceed requirements regarding unsafe substances.
Want to join the fun? See some of ThinkFun’s most popular and well known games. Check out Rush Hour, Zingo!, Math Dice, Chocolate Fix, Swish, Distraction and Pathwords. Each is fun and challenging in a unique and exciting way. Check out these and the rest of our brain busting games from ThinkFun on our official site today!