The verdict is in. When fun meets education, we all win! Speaking of wins, some of SimplyFun’s newest and most admired titles are now award-winning games. From Academic’s Choice to Parents’ Picks and everything in between, we’re grinning ear to ear from all the accolades.

Academic’s Choice Awards

Academics’ Choice is the leading international educational award honoring excellence in mind-building media and toys. SimplyFun’s new mid-elementary social sciences and studies game, SavannaScapes, is a 2022 ‘Brain Toy Award’ winner.

What made it a winner? One reviewer notes: The game is beautifully designed. The tiles are sturdy, colorful, detailed, and engaging. It’s a fantastic game to spark curiosity about the natural world, improve decision-making skills, and teach kids about animals and ecosystems.


‘Recommended by American Mensa’ is a designation from Mensa Mind Games, a four-day board-game-judging marathon. Each year, 15 games are recognized by judges as ‘Recommended by American Mensa’ and identified as one they enjoyed playing and are worth recommending to others.

Both Asymbol and SavannaScapes are designated ‘Recommended by American Mensa’ and we couldn’t be more proud! While Asymbol challenges creativity and spatial reasoning, SavannaScapes teaches about animal habitats and ecosystems. Play one, or both, at your next family game night!

Mom’s Choice Awards

SavannaScapes is at it again! This wildly fun social sciences game snagged a ‘Gold’ award from Mom’s Choice Awards. Because of the rigorous evaluation by a panel of MCA evaluators, SavannaScapes is now among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services.


Two SimplyFun games are 2022 NAPPA Award winners! NAPPA, the National Parenting Product Awards, is the go-to source for parents seeking the best products for their children. Both Hazel’s Helpers and SavannaScapes snagged a win.

Why Hazel’s Helpers? One reviewer says: This is a cute game for children and once they are taught how to play, they can play it independently. Not only are there building skills and thinking skills, the pieces appear to be well made which is important with a game played by preschoolers.

Why SavannaScapes? One reviewer says: The pictures are beautiful and learning about the ecosystem is very valuable.

PAL Awards

Established and led by a speech and language expert, the PAL Award recognizes exceptional products that, through their design, content, quality, and character, promote play that advances language.

Drumroll, please! It’s another win for SavannaScapes!

Why PAL chose SavannaScapes: SavannaScapes is a wildly entertaining game that enlightens young learners about the different roles that animals play in their environments. Game testers frequently made connections between species’ behaviors and their contributions to the ecosystem. This game sparked new learning, fascinating facts, and an appreciation for the world around us.

Parents’ Picks Awards

Two new SimplyFun games are Parents’ Picks Award winners! In order to be an award winner, these products go through a rigorous approval process with over 50 criteria. This criteria includes thinking skills, character building, engagement, ease of use, innovativeness, quality, durability, creative thinking and more.

Both Chalk-A-Word and SavannaScapes are some of The Best Educational Products in the World – 2022 from Parents’ Picks Awards. Above all, these games not only provide educational value, but do so in a fun and engaging way.

Play the Winners!

Ready to play? Grab a few friends and pick one of our award-winning games to play today! Whether animals and ecosystems interest you or amping up your vocabulary, these games are crowd pleasers!