Griddly Games Finds Great Strategy in New Oversight™ Game
New York, NY - (February 6, 2012) - (Virtual Press Office) - Griddly Games is set to thrust its award-winning strategy game, Oversight™, into its first full-year launch at this year's International Toy Fair (booth #6063).
There has been no oversight when it comes to the recognition of Griddly Games' abstract strategy game, Oversight (MSRP $24.95, for 2 - 4 players ages 7 and up). Since its limited release in late 2011, Oversight™ quickly garnered a reputation as a strategic game that is both fun and educational. As a result, Oversight™ has received several awards including, Dr. Toy's Top 10 Best Educational Products, Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award™, and was one of the top choices of great new games by The Game Aisle and the San Francisco Chronicle.
"We are overjoyed by the recognition Oversight has received in its first year," said Reisa Schwartzman, president and founder of Griddly Games. "What has made Oversight successful is that it is, literally, a colorful twist on a classic game strategy. The checkered board and moveable pieces are familiar to traditional game play, but the challenge and style of Oversight is in its fresh, new concepts, logic, foresight and strategy. It's challenging, but not intimidating."
Oversight is a fast-paced 4-in-a-row game. With a 4-color checker style block board, Oversight™ adds movable squares and tokens for a completely fun challenge to outwit your opponents to get four colors in a row. To play Oversight™, players, on their turn, can either place a token on the board, or shift an entire row or column of moveable squares over by one space. The rules are simple but the game gets increasingly challenging as players learn from their mistakes and predict their opponents' moves.
"Oversight™ is a simple concept," Schwartzman adds, "but, when the game begins and each player develops his or her own vision of where the 4-in-a-row will be formed, colors may not coordinate as planned. This is when the fun starts and the players have to outwit each other. It's a classic game of strategic fun."
Because the game is based solely on getting the colors in order, the game is ideal for multi-language availability. The directions are printed in English, Spanish, German and French.
Oversight™ joins Griddly Games' Wise Alec family trivia game, Words of the Wise and Chronicles of the Mind brain games, and the company's Griddly Headz™ sports-themed strategy games that include the top-selling Griddly Headz NASCAR® Racing Game, Griddly Headz Baseball and Griddly Headz Hockey.
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About Griddly Games: Griddly Games are games that get you going. The company creates award-winning party and board games that deliver innovative, engaging fun that brings people together. Founded in 2007 by Reisa Schwartzman, a mom from Vancouver, British Columbia, who took it upon herself to fill the void for products that deliver wholesome family fun that all ages could enjoy at once, Griddly Games creates products that inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. As a former educator, Schwartzman instills a strict company philosophy to offer games that encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy. To discover more about Griddly Games, visit http://www.griddlygames.com and get all of the most up-to-date, immediate information and interact with the company on Twitter and Facebook