By Reisa Schwartzman from Griddly Games

Reisa Schwartzman, President of Griddly Games, Inc.

Richmond, BC – (May 7, 2010) – The days are getting warmer and soon the classrooms will be are emptying. It’s every child’s favorite time of year. Summer vacation is coming soon and the kids are excited to be free of classrooms and homework, but as parents, we still want to keep those young minds stimulated and not stagnant.

Parents worry that all of the idle afternoons of summer will turn their child’s brain to mush. Summer lag is a reality. Some kids end up in neutral and coast through the season, only to be rudely awakened by the fall school bell. It is sometimes a harsh encounter for kids and it will take them some time to readjust to school life again. However, this delay doesn’t have to happen.

Parents can help keep their kids’ academic skills sharp and the social interaction flowing with some very simple suggestions. Kids may not even realize it is happening.

One way is through board games. They are a great way to keep those brain cells firing and even build on the skills learned at school. By taking advantage of quiet afternoons, rainy days at the cottage or stolen moments at the picnic table, almost any game can keep your kids thinking. From strategy and trivia to time-tested classics and cards, the mental stimulation is inevitable.

One mark of a game’s greatness is its replay value — which can be measured in whether you would take it along with you if you were headed to a desert island for an indefinite length of time.  Here are a few games by Griddly Games that offer great fun, learning and excitement that will keep you coming back for more.

Wise Alec is a family trivia game with a witty twist! There are over 1000 questions based on real school-grade curricula with two levels of questions so that all ages can play together, at the same time. The “Wise Alec card” gives the game a unique spin with doing exercises, tongue twisters, brainteasers, and learning about manners and good behavior. It keeps you laughing and wanting more.

Words of the Wise is the mind-bending brainteaser game that turns your ABC’s on its head! This socially stimulating game is easy to learn and quickly gets all players excited and engaged! Words of the Wise is  a hilarious party game that gets more and more challenging as the night wears on. This game can be enjoyed by people of many ages. It has especially wide appeal as it comes in four different languages English, French, Spanish, and German.

Chronicles of the Mind is a thrilling party game that uses a collection of unique and interesting topics to break the ice and get everyone talking! This storytelling icebreaker activity has wide appeal as it is easy to pick up and play, and comes in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German.) Children have fun playing, as they tend to enjoy telling their stories, whether real or imagined. The game is intended for ages 10 and above. Tween & teen girls love the “gossip” factor of this game and it fits in perfectly during slumber parties, birthdays, and other get-togethers. Adults will find Chronicles of the Mind to be a hilarious, and often eye-opening, dinner party game.


About Griddly Games: Griddly Games are games that get you going. The company, based in Richmond, near Vancouver, British Columbia, creates award-winning party and board games that deliver innovative, engaging fun that brings people together. Founded in 2007 by Reisa Schwartzman, a mother of three boys, who took it upon herself to deliver wholesome family fun that multiple ages could enjoy at once, Griddly Games offers products that inspire laughter and fun, while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. Griddly Games instill a strict company philosophy to encourage social interaction, learning, strategy and challenges that anyone (from across the grid) can enjoy. To discover more about Griddly Games, visit and get all of the most up-to-date, immediate information by interacting with the company on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.