Well-loved games Asymbol and Shore Seekers continue to win awards, this time with a 2021 NAPPA Award! NAPPA, the National Parenting Product Awards, is the go-to source for parents seeking the best products for their children. We couldn’t agree more!

Why they’re NAPPA Award winners

SimplyFun's Life and Thinking Skills Game, Asymbol

Asymbol is a winner in the Best Family Gamescategory, and for good reason. It’s not only great for discovering imagination and fostering creativity, it brings out a fun, competitive spirit in the whole family. The goal of Asymbol is to build 3D forms from any number of the 47 wooden shapes included. First, players take turns drawing cards and choosing from one of the two subjects shown. Then, players choose from a variety of unique shapes to assemble their vision while challenging others to guess! Both the correct guesser and builder earn points, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Girl playing Shore Seekers

Shore Seekers is a winner in the Best Games for Kidscategory, and for many reasons. Shore Seekers utilizes the theme of turtle migration to help engage kids across numerous math levels, from addition to early multiplication. At each turn, players roll one die at a time trying to reach a sum of seven or less. Therefore, they can practice risk, decision making and addition. When a player chooses to roll just one die, the number rolled is how many spaces they will move. If they choose to roll two or three dice (and the sum remains at seven or less), they multiply that sum by the number of dice rolled to equal the number of spaces to move. Players move their turtle around the island collecting cards along the way to determine how many eggs will be in their nest. At the end of the game, the player whose turtle has laid the most eggs wins! It’s a vibrant, fun game that subtly adds elements of learning, which parents will love.

About NAPPA Awards

NAPPA is on year 31 of celebrating the best! The industry knows and respects NAPPA, and parents trust their recommendations. It is one of longest running awards programs in the country, and subsequently is the “go-to” source for parents and professionals seeking the best products for their children and families. Importantly, because NAPPA is the exclusive product evaluator for L.A. Parent Magazine, their award-winning products are seen by 200,000 families each month.