People of Play has detailed the winners of the 13th annual Toy & Game International Excellence Awards (TAGIES).
The winners in each category are:
TOY INVENTOR OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Radio Flyer
David Yakos for Circuit Explorer Rocket, Circuit Explorer Rover and Circuit Explorer Deluxe Base Station with Educational Insights
GAME INVENTOR OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Oxford Games
Peggy Brown for My First Rush Hour with ThinkFun and Bye, Felicia and Who’s the G.O.A.T. with Big G Creative
RISING STAR INVENTOR OF THE YEAR
Aron Lazarus for The Genius Star and Bee Genius with The Happy Puzzle Company
YOUNG INVENTOR OF THE YEAR (Under 18 years old)
Maayan Segal for Queeng Playing Cards
ART AND DESIGN VISUALS OF THE YEAR
Marjorie Spitalnik for Marie Curie, Mary Jackson, Amelia Earhart and Malala Yousafzai Plushies by Little Rebels. Manufactured by Dac Toys
INNOVATIVE PR AND MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Exploding Kittens
LEGO Star Wars Team for LEGO Star Wars Episode 9 Campaign
MOST INNOVATIVE RETAILER OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Mattel
MOST INNOVATIVE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Blue Orange Games
The virtual event also saw Erno Rubik, the inventor of Rubik’s Cube, awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, while inventors Norman and Arlene Fabricant received a Celebration of Life and Achievement award.
Elsewhere, the family of game designer Alan Roach accepted the Hassenfeld Humanitarian Award in honour of The Roachy Fund, a scholarship established to help others follow their dream of making art and playing games.
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