Creative Product, Educational Skills, Other, Socially Responsible
Inspired by the beloved schoolyard activity, Blue Orange maximized its fun factor by creating a whopping 96 commands that range from factoids, to hilarious performances, to acts of imagination. In a game of Flapz!, you may be asked to: (1) Announce the daily specials at a restaurant for witches and goblins; (2) Pantomime blowing a giant imaginary bubble; (3) Spell a player’s name backwards. As the challenges change with situations and players, no two games of Flapz will ever be the same! Bendable, light as a feather, and no bigger than their hand, kids will be amazed at how much fun they’ll have playing Flapz! It easily slips into binders, fits comfortably inside any pocket, and is ready to be whipped out at any moment for guaranteed giggles and head-scratching challenges. You can even put it in an envelope and mail it to someone special for a unique surprise gift. The secret behind Flapz! is its innovative material. Resembling paper, Tyvek® far surpasses it in terms of flexible durability. Waterproof, impossible to tear, and completely recyclable, Tyvek® makes Flapz! the ideal way to play this familiar origami-style game. Flapz! brings out the best in kids as it gets them doing what they love the most: storytelling, blinking contests, rhyming, memory challenges, goofy dancing…the list goes on! Every game will mentally stimulate, titillate, and get kids moving. As players serve up challenges with hand movements, Flapz! reinforces fine motor and gross motor skills, while also encouraging cooperation, and developing listening skills. In addition, Flapz! is an excellent tool for dramatic play and self-expression. From recess to family trips, Flapz! can be played with anyone, anytime, anywhere. Blue Orange Games chooses durable materials such as wood, tin, and resin to ensure that its games are passed down through families, rather than being discarded. The company has committed to planting two trees in China for every tree used in the creation of its games. This campaign began in the summer of 2006, planting on average 25,000 trees a year since the tree campaign’s inception. The company uses and replants a variety of trees to preserve the integrity and biodiversity of the natural environment; trees such as pine, birch, and beech. Last year it partnered with Acopagro Cooperative in Peru to plant trees in the Amazon to offset its carbon footprint. As of March 2012, it has offset 96 tons of CO2. Its packaging is made from recycled and recyclable cardboard to minimize the use of plastics. For its efforts, the company was the first recipient of the Dr. Toy “Green Toy Company Award” on Earth Day, April 22, 2007. When conceptualizing Flapz!, a take on the popular “Cootie Catcher” game, the company turned to the eco-friendly material Tyvek®. Resembling paper, Tyvek® far surpasses it in terms of flexible durability. Waterproof, impossible to tear, and completely recyclable, Tyvek® makes Flapz! the ideal way to play this familiar origami-style game. Tyvek® can be safely incinerated, and, because it yields water and carbon dioxide, it essentially leaves no residue for disposal. If recycling or incineration are not options, Tyvek® can be safely landfilled. Because it is chemically inert and contains no binders, Tyvek® will not leach into groundwater.