For Immediate Release
June 16 2016
CONTACT: JULIEN SHARP
Funnybone Toys® heads to Canada in Lion Rampant distribution deal
The firm also announces its initial efforts toward global expansion in 2016.
Stamford, CT: The team behind the popular games Disruptus, Juxtabo and other art-inspired games, is starting its plans for global expansion, thanks to a new Canadian partnership.
Funnybone Toys has teamed with Lion Rampant, the well-known Ontario-based distributor a full range of family board games, educational games, strategy games, dice, paints, collectable games, and miniature games, who will distribute select Funnybone Toys titles throughout Canada.
The move has been described as a ‘big step’ for the team and the deal will open games up to a wider Canadian audience (the company had been handling Canadian orders directly).
The deal was brokered by McGill associations, a US firm made up of Richard Gill (responsible for the international success of Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary) and Catherine McMillen, of McGill Associates.
“This is the first important step in our 2016 plans to expand outside of the US market,” says Julien Sharp, co-founder and president of Funnybone Toys.
From Rose Kriedemann, co-founder of Lion Rampant: “When I first saw the Funnybone Toys products at Toy Fair, I was very interested in them and so I am thrilled to offer some of their top-selling games to Canadian consumers.”
About Funnybone Toys®
Funnybone Toys designs games and toys that were all inspired by art, design, and/or innovation. Adults enjoy the games at game nights and at corporate icebreaking and brainstorming events. Kids have so much fun playing them, they don’t realize they are learning valuable STE(A)M skills at the same time! The company utilizes the talents of artists to bring their ideas to life, choosing the artist based on the particular game.
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