Pressman Toys‘ latest game is an award-winning title invented by kids.
Created by 13-year-old Lily Brown (pictured top) and 12-year-old Tait Hansen, Betcha Can’t was honored as a 2018 winner of the annual Young Inventor Challenge (YIC) hosted by the Chicago Toy and Game Group. The game, made for three or more players ages 7 and up, challenges kids to one-up their friends by placing bets on how many things they think they know.
“Parents everywhere are facing new challenges and looking for ways to keep their kids engaged with at-home learning,” says Mary Couzin, founder and president of the Chicago Toy and Game Group. “With the YIC, we’ve provided free online resources including a Design Guide to help inspire creative and critical thinking. Kids can even collaborate remotely as a team, just like Lily and Tait did when they invented Betcha Can’t!”
ChiTAG’s YIC is open to kids ages 6-18 and offers the opportunity to have their original toy and game inventions presented to toy industry professionals, media, and consumers. Prizes include scholarships and the potential to have submitted ideas developed and distributed by top toy and game makers, including Goliath Games, Pressman Toys, and PlayMonster. Last year’s entrants received feedback from companies such as Mattel, YULU, Kid Group, Ideo, Nextoy, Getta1Games, and more.
Betcha Can’t is available now exclusively at Target and Target.com.