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Keep Kids Busy with Entertaining and Educational Games from HABA

Skaneateles, NY (October 15, 2009) – Pediatricians and toy makers agree that a large chunk of childhood should be spent playing games. Free time spent playing games with other children builds speech, reading, social skills, and problem solving. What sorts of games should kids be playing this year? In today’s techno-crazy world of texting and remote controls, a game that includes a roll of the dice or a shuffle of cards is needed more than ever. HABA rolls out dozens of new board games – large and small -- plus soft covered books for down time, any time.

The award-winning maker of children’s products encourages kids to play across from one another, rather than virtually. Play takes many forms, but the heart of all play is amusement. If it isn't fun, it isn't play! All HABA games available at

Listed below are games for fans of HABA’s European designers and illustrators:

    Animal Upon Animal Small Games
    Animal Upon Animal – the Duel • MSRP $12.59

    Can an octopus sit atop a tiger with a goose on his paws? In this silly game for 2 players, ages 5 and up, anything is possible.
    Each player starts with 4 different animal shapes. Roll a large die to indicate which animal goes on bottom. Then roll a smaller die to decide which animal shape goes on top.
    Two more animals to balance make this a battle of time and wits to be the first player to successfully stack all four animals first.

    Wiggling Cow Medium Games
    Wiggling Cow • MSRP $21.59

    There’s no crying over spilled milk or in this hilarious game a “spilled cow.” Pile up the hay/flower cards and carefully pull on the cow’s tail and balance him on top of the cards.
    Each player uses the hayfork to harvest a card while trying not to tip over the cow. Whoever collects the most cards wins! The rules permit the cow to tip up to 3 times during a round.
    A more challenging variation asks players to count the flowers on the cards!
    Designed for 1 to 4 players, ages 6 and up.


    Castle Knights Larger Games
    Castle Knights • $24.99

    The knights are racing to build the towers before King Duncan gets home! Players use a stretchy band, not their hands, to lift and build different castle towers shown on the picture cards. But watch the timer - you have to move quickly. Build a tower on each of the three levels before the King's arrival. Cooperative game designed for 2-4 players ages 5 and up.


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About HABA
HABA products can be found nationwide at over 1,000 U.S. specialty retail stores and in specialty catalogs and websites. Many of its products have been recognized with German and American awards including Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Center, Creative Child, and Parents’ Guide. HABA received Best Toys of the Year recognition from the TODAY Show Toy Test and has been featured in national magazines such as Child, American Baby, Baby Talk, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents and Working Mother. For more details, visit HABA’s informational website at