Creative Play Retailer August 2021 - Page 21

Manufacturer of the Month
Cybele McKenzie designs and illustrates all game elements , the playing format , and the rules . She tests every game with her two younger brothers . Candy Collections ! The debut board game launched in January 2021 . “ This utterly delightful beginner ’ s board game has all the makings of an instant classic !” begins the complete write up by Tillywig Awards . “ The board and all accompanying game components are so playfully and visually enticing that youngsters react to them with a level of exuberance one might expect from ( there ’ s just no other way to put it ) a kid in a candy store !” “ And while there is no actual candy in the game , there are an abundance of candy cards , worth varying numbers of points , that get collected , traded , stolen , and sometimes put in the candy jar until some lucky player gets to scoop them up ! The predominantly luck-based play is remarkably energizing , with each player , in turn , moving their uniquely adorable character token based on rolls of the dice . Game play moves swiftly and smoothly ( there is truly never a dull moment ), with spaces landed upon working in conjunction with Mystery cards and Super cards to determine a wide variety of exciting outcomes . Contents include Game board , Dice , 6 Character tokens , 35 Candy cards , 21 Mystery cards and 21 Super cards . Our hats are off to Cybele McKenzie , the 11-year-old inventor of this fabulous board game !” Ideal for families with young children , Candy Collections ! takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete a full round . The game is perfect for Family Game Night as it allows two to six players at once . It is easy to play and easy to learn and fun for ALL ages . “ Cybele hopes that by sharing her games with you , she will spark joy in your life and bring your family and friends together just as it has done for her ,” explains Michele McKenzie , Cybele ’ s mom . “ We look forward to bringing you more fun family games invented by our daughter that will help you enjoy Family Game Night too !

Also Available On cybelesgames . com michele . mckenzie @ kltrdesigns . com 202-212-9517