Jishaku Magnetizes iParenting Media Awards 2008 Greatest Product Judges
Magnetic Game Wins “Greatest” Title in Toys & Games Category
Tampa, FL (November 11, 2008) – Jishaku (jee-shah-koo), a magnetic strategy game aimed at tweens,
teens and adults, offers a constant element of surprise. That attraction was felt by each of the judges of
this year’s iParenting Media Awards as they named it to their 2008 Greatest Products list.
To be named to this season’s iParenting Media Awards list, toys, dolls and games were selected based
on their fun value, product quality, ease of use, play duration, educational nature and uniqueness, among
“What a great way to introduce science to kids,” observed one toy evaluator. “The stones were beautiful
as well as fun. We enjoyed playing the games as a family.”
The iParenting Media Awards program is not a competition, but rather a measurement to their standards
“It takes only a few minutes to get going,” wrote a second toy judge.” There are 3 different games to
play. This game was a huge hit with everyone that played it. Both adults and children couldn’t get
enough of it. It is easy, yet challenging to play.”
“I like this particular game because it is fun and also quick,” commented a third toy evaluator. “You can
choose to play it once or 3 out of 5 wins. Jishaku was very easy to learn and once we started playing,
my kids kept saying ‘one more game.’ It can seem very easy until all of a sudden the magnets jump up
and get you.”
iParenting.com, a Disney Internet Group media property, is a premier media site focused on parents.
iParenting Media’s Award Program provides a credible and objective method of determining the best
products. The iParenting Media Awards is a process established as the result of iParenting Media
receiving several thousand unsolicited products each year.
Jishaku • $19.99 • Ages 8+
This portable strategy game, like chess or checkers, can be played
anywhere – in the bedroom or at the beach. But unlike chess, the
element of surprise is when the magnet jumps out of position, without
warning. Surprise, then laughs, follow as two or more players try to
beat the force fields with strategic thinking plus careful and precise
handling of the game’s magnetic stones. The unpredictability of the
game turns any get-together into a party.
Jishaku is the winner of numerous toy industry awards including Dr. Toy, Mr. Dad, iParenting
Media Awards and the National Parenting Center. For more information, visit their website,
www.playjishaku.com, for strategy tips or to order the game and additional game pieces.
ABOUT RSV PRODUCTIONS
With a degree in electrical engineering, Steve Velte knows a lot about force fields and
electronics. He’s used his science know-how to create many innovative products. He
launched his first game, Jishaku™, aimed at tweens, teens and adults.
In addition to its recent Parents’ Choice Recommended Seal, Jishaku has received
numerous toy industry awards including a 2008 iParenting Media Outstanding Product
Award, a Mr. Dad 2008 Father’s Day Seal of Approval, The National Parenting Center
2008 Fall Seal of Approval and was honored by Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, aka Dr. Toy
for her Best Picks for 2008 Toy List.