We spent some time with Ari Weinstock, the founder of Wowopolis who showed off 3 new games and a great craft project for kids.
He has combined sound and a challenging matching concept to create a line that stands out from the crowd. That’s what excited us the most. Even at Toy Fair, we didn’t see anything quite like these games.
Sound It! Found It! and its travel version Sound It! ask players to make sounds and then identify what they are on the elaborate game board. Kind of a Where’s Waldo for noises. We think the idea of kids making sounds and players having to listen is a creative approach. There are 96 different cards and 8 scene boards.
Next is PUZZLE MATCH that combines puzzles and memory games. Players must find two halves of a whole image rather than two identical images. This is what makes it different. And the whole puzzle can be assembled into a giant scene.
Lastly, we saw COLORGAMI that allows children to color on special perforated paper and then fold their creations to form three dimensional characters and scene sets, including one featuring the entire alphabet. We like this one because it really brings children’s creations and art to life.