Discovery Bay Games wins Canadian Toy Testing Council Award for its signature game, Baffle Gab



    Game company to showcase entire product line at Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair

    SEATTLE, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Discovery Bay Games LLC (formerly Baffle Gab
LLC), maker of award-winning, family-oriented games of fun, learning, and
discovery, recently won a 2007 Canadian Toy Testing Council Award for its
signature game, Baffle Gab(TM).
    Baffle Gab, which is played by giving players five word cards (nouns,
adjectives and verbs) and one minute to write a story or sentence, received a
three star rating (the highest level) from the Canadian Toy Testing Council
(CTTC). Baffle Gab showed excellence in all areas including function, design,
durability, battery consumption, and play value. The CTTC is a non-profit
organization that has been evaluating toys and games for over 50 years and
presenting their results to parents and consumers.
    Carmela Colangelo from The Grand River Toy Company agrees with the CTTC's
recognition of Baffle Gab. She said, "Baffle Gab was a key seller in our
education games category for 2007. This fun-filled game had parents and
children creating zany stories for hours of educational fun!"
    In addition to Baffle Gab, Discovery Bay Games will showcase the rest of
its product line at the Canadian Toy & Hobby Fair taking place January 26-28,
2008. The new product line sold through extremely well within the U.S. during
the 2007 holiday season. Discovery Bay Games' product line includes:

    Bafouiller
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    Bafouiller(TM), which means "to talk nonsense," is the French
Canadian/Quebecois version of Baffle Gab. Players are given five French words
and one minute to write a sentence or story using the words. Just like Baffle
Gab, Bafouiller is not only laugh-out-loud funny; it is also a great learning
game. (2 or more players, ages 7 and up, $29.99)

    Barista, The Game
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    Grande nonfat mocha with a single shot? Or tall soy cappuccino with a
double shot? The goal of Barista is to match the beverage shown on a roll of
the dice with cards in your hand in order to create the perfect cup of coffee.
The perfect cup can change at any time, so be careful not to spill your cup!
(2-4 players, 4 is ideal, ages 8 and up, $14.99)

    Be Rhymed!
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    Does your banana wear a bandana? This game of fast times and fast rhymes
gives players two minutes to act, draw or speak paired clues in order to get
team members to correctly guess the answers. (4 or more players, at least 2
teams of 2, ages 10 and up, $14.99)

    Booster Packs
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    Two booster packs - Themes and Famous Lines - were created for use with
the original Baffle Gab. Booster packs contain 60 cards, each with a theme or
unfinished famous quote that is used as a starting point in a round of play
with the Baffle Gab five card spread. (2 or more players, ages 7 and up,
$5.99)

    AVAILABLE FALL 2008

    SCOOP(TM)
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    Beat your friends to the scoop! Roll the dice and play your cards to
match the ice cream cone created by the roll. Watch out for the flavor of the
month, though! It can change everything and leave you holding an empty cone.
(2 to 4 players, ages 7 and up, $14.99)

    The ORIGIN of Expressions
    -------------------------
    Ever wonder where the expression "cold turkey" came from? ORIGIN is the
game that explains why we say the things we say. Laugh your way to discovering
the startling beginnings of modern expressions while you try to guess the
origin and also bluff your friends. (3 or more players, ages 12 and up,
$29.99)
    Discovery Bay Games' products are available at Chapters/Indigo, The Grand
River Toy Company, Scholar's Choice, and select specialty toy and game
retailers. For a complete listing of locations, visit www.northbridge.ca.
    Baffle Gab has been recognized by numerous prestigious educational, toy,
and family organizations for being laugh-out-loud funny, while also helping
children learn creative thinking and writing, vocabulary, and math skills.
Some recent awards include: Game of the Year (Creative Child Magazine, 2006
and 2007), iParenting Media Award for !Cuentamelo! (2007 Greatest Products
Award), and The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval for The Origin of
Expressions (2008).

    About Discovery Bay Games
    -------------------------
    Based in Port Townsend and Seattle, Wash., Discovery Bay Games LLC
(formerly Baffle Gab LLC) makes award-winning, family-oriented games of fun,
learning, and discovery. The company, which was founded in 2004, started with
one game, Baffle Gab(TM). Discovery Bay Games now offers a total of six games
(Baffle Gab, Barista(TM), Be Rhymed!(TM), The ORIGIN of Expressions(TM),
!Cuentamelo!(TM), and Bafouiller(TM)) and two booster packs, with more games
on the way. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.discoverybaygames.com">www.discoverybaygames.com</a>.

    NOTE: Discovery Bay Games can be found at the Northbridge Trading booth
(No. 209).




For further information:

For further information: Media contact, Natalie Dent, Discovery Bay
Games, cell: (206) 605-1802, email: natalie@discoverybaygames.com

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