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Wise Game Gets Classic Status


Richmond, BC – (April 24, 2015) – The wise guys at Griddly Games have been honored for their efforts! Wise Alec™, the family trivia game with witty twists, has been recognized as a Classic Product by Dr. Toy®

Dr. Toy®, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, said, “Wise Alec is a great example of a game with multi-level difficulty infused into classic game play structure. The original Wise Alec board game was one of our Top 10 games several years ago and as the franchise added a half dozen game expansions that also won various honors from Dr. Toy’s Guide, it was clear that Wise Alec was a classic game that so many age levels and interests can enjoy forever.”

Reisa Schwartzman, president and founder of Griddly Games, as well as the original creator of Wise Alec, explained. “My goal was to make a game that was completely multi-generational and interesting to everyone who was playing. The Wise Alec concept is a demonstration of how a game can bring all ages of people together with wholesome fun.”

Dr. Toy, explained about the classic products for 2015, “You can count on classic toys. These are the long lasting toys that ‘keep on playing’ long after the batteries and latest fads are gone. They are also updated, improved and continue to please young players and older ones too.”

As a turned out, a really wise idea from Griddly Games was the addition of its six different Wise Alec packs that can be played with the original, award-winning Wise Alec™ Family Trivia board game, or be played completely independently without the original game, or the board.

Each Wise Alec™ Expansion Pack ($14.95 each) includes 300 questions with two levels of difficulty. Each deck has the same color codes to correspond with the board game play. In addition, even younger ages can play too with the use of the Wise Alec Junior expansion.

All Wise Alec games come with different educational topics of interest for trivia questions, along with fun tongue twisters, brain teasers, or quick activities related to the theme.

The six different Wise Alec extensions are:

  1. Wise Alec™ Body Works: Anatomy, human body theme

  2. Wise Alec™ Bright Ideas: Invention and innovative theme

  3. Wise Alec™ Civilize This: Cultural theme

  4. Wise Alec™ Nature Nuts: Nature theme

  5. Wise Alec™ Sports Buffs: Sports-related theme

  6. Wise Alec™ Junior: Trivia and activities designed for ages 4 and up.

Playing Wise Alec (MSRP $25.99, for 2-6 players ages 8 and up) opponents have a chance for making wise choices before, during, and after the game. On each turn, players try to earn points as they move around the board answering questions in three different categories. Each question offers a choice of an easy or more difficult question. Players can use their strengths for maximum or minimum risk and reward, but when a player lands on a Wise Alec card, the fun really begins.

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  and Facebook.

About Dr. Toy: Dr. Auerbach, founder of the popular web site, Dr. Toy’s Guide, has welcomed Jennie Ito, PhD, to her team. They comprise the only PhD duo in Child Development evaluating the best developmentally appropriate toys and children’s products. Through the Dr. Toy Award Programs they recognize the best toys and play things in many categories including, Best of the Year, Best Picks, Best Classics, Best Vacation, and Best Green. The website has links to the product makers and retailers and other useful sites for parents, teachers, children, and toy enthusiasts. Dr. Toy’s Guide  provides all pertinent information and includes photos, complete product descriptions, links to company sites, and consumer information. Interact with Dr. Toy on social media through FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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