Brain Games

In 12 years as a cruise director, Julien Sharp played a lot of games. “When you have five days of bad weather out of seven, you have to get creative,” says the 45-year-old Denver resident and co-founder of Funnybone Toys. Already, the 20-month-old Funnybone’s...

Review – Disruptus

I was sent a copy of Funnybone Toys‘ newest game called Disruptus in order to play it and review. Opinions of the game are 100% my own. I received the game and immediately thought it would make a good team building activity for my team at work. I suggested the game to...

Toy of the Week: Disrupting Play

In the game of Disruptus, players can do just that: disrupt. Players are asked to look at objects and ideas and use different approaches determined by the role of the die to innovate the object and “disrupt” it from it’s conventional method. For...

Funnybone Disruptus Game

Hey Neighbors!   This new Funnybone game is seriously fun! It is called Disruptus. Since there were 7 of us at home we decided to split up into 3 teams and 1 judge to start the game. We thought this might be easier until everyone understood the rules and how the game...

Play for Creativity

Everyone has their own tools and methods for getting out of creative ruts. Disruptus is a great new game, made purposely for clearing up cobwebs in the brain. Based in principles of disruptive thinking, players roll dice to either: Create; Improve; Transform; or...

Activity Recommendation | Rolli Stamps

Need a New Activity for your Toddler? Rolli Stamps by Funnybone Muse   I would love to introduce Rolli Stamps by Funnybone Toys- The ultimate arts and crafts stamps that are great for creating fun and unique stationery designs!   My toddler and her friends picked them...

How To | Decorate a Shirt

  T-shirt decorating is always a fun summer time craft. My kids always beg me to decorate any plain t-shirt they have. Yes, even the ones that are supposed to be school shirts. So I gave in and we headed to Dollar Tree this week to find some $1 shirts to decorate....

Product Review | Rolli Stamps

    Pretty Rolli Stamps   Anyone who knows me,knows I have a problem. It’s more like an addiction. It’s my retail therapy. Shoes? Clothes? Jewelry? NOPE. Paper…stationery, and all things that come with it.   I was so excited to try out my new Rolli Stamps! They are...

‘Disrupt’ is a verb!

The idea of disruption in innovation has its roots in academia with the late-90s publication of The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor. The idea that well-managed companies adhering to the classic rules for management...

Top Fun Award Winner | Funnybones

  Funnybones Game Price $9.99 By Funnybone Toys Age 6+ Top Toy   Funnybones is fast, breathtaking fun, a game of skill and manual dexterity in which players’ abilities quickly progress to dazzlingly competitive levels. It’s all about tossing, catching,...

Disruptus Inspires Creative Thinking

  Disruptus, from Funnybone Toys, inspires one or more players ages 10 and up to think outside the box and create, innovate, improve, and transform ordinary objects into new things. The player rolls the die, and completes a task based on their roll. I began by rolling...

Game Review | Funnybones

Hi readers, I’ve been playing a fun and challenging new game called Funnybones. This game may be new to me, but it is an old game dating back hundreds of years! It’s pretty easy to start. The basic move you need to learn is how to jockey. This means throwing one...

Innovation-driven game for creative thinkers

  A creative resource for adults and kids alike, Disruptus is “designed to open every mind,” and from what we can tell, it works as advertised. Using product flashcards as a starting point, and a die for direction, the game instructs players to either...

Product Recomendation | Rolli Stamps

  Rolli Stamps   Art projects are always fun with stamps and every child I know loves stamping. But with stamping comes multiple pieces to keep organized, stamp pads to keep lids on and fingers to keep out of the stamp pads and off furniture. Rolli stamps are a great...

How To Rolli Stamp Cards

(This is a sponsored post. See my disclosure policy here.) Rolli Stamps, DIY Cards, Simple Stamp Card, DIY Birthday Card, Funny Bone Muse Have you played with any fun stamps lately? I have and my KIDS have. I found these fun rolling stamps by Funny Bone Muse at the...

Plan a Family Game Night

AS SEEN IN: PARENTING NEW HAMPSHIRE http:/www.parentingnh.com/ PRESS RELEASE Plan a Family Game Night   Perfect for all ages, Funnybone Toys has created a series of board games for the whole family. One of their newest offerings includes Spectrix. Spectrix is a...

Disruptus Game Parent Palace

Disruptus Game Parent Palace   AS SEEN IN: PARENT PALACE http:/parentpalace.com/2014/02/disruptus-game-funnybone-toys/ I received this item for the purposes of this review. Opinions are my own. I am always telling my daughter to get off of the computer. She loves...

Funnybones Review New Age Mama

Funnybones Review New Age Mama AS SEEN ON: NEW AGE MAMAhttp:/newagemama.blogspot.com/2014/03/review-funnybone-toys-and-funnybones.html?m=1 Funnybone Toys is a toy design company creating games that have won nearly 20 awards. Their newest product, Funnybones™, the...

Forbes Magazine Testing Games

Forbes Magazine Testing Games As a writer of toy reviews, it’s easy to find families who want to test products. However, at this time of the year, I have trouble getting my testers in the upper elementary grades to play with the toys. Why? Simple: It’s testing season...

Disruptus The Shuuk

DISRUPTUS – A GAME TO SPARK CREATIVITY AND INNOVATIVE CONVERSATIONS         Product Details A game to spark creativity and innovative ideas and conversation. Clearly this is a game we love at The Shuuk. It’s simplicity makes it easy for kids of all ages to use....

Bright Ideas from Bright CO Inventors

AS SEEN IN: 9NEWS http:/www.9news.com/story/local/2014/02/26/1880820/ KUSA – This edition of Gadgets includes products from Colorado inventors. Disruptus This is a game that sparks creative conversation and innovative ideas. Easy to play and fun for large or...

Designy Things Disruptus Game

AS SEEN ON: DESIGNY THINGS http:/designythings.com/2014/01/31/disruptus-game/   Disruptus is a new award-winning game from U.S.-based Funnybone Toys that combines function and fun with a minimal design. The game, which includes cards, a die, and a small hourglass...

Using games to aid tester creativity

AS SEEN ON: THE RAMBLINGS OF A TESTER http:/steveo1967.blogspot.com/2014/01/using-games-to-aid-tester-creativity.html PRESS RELEASE Recently Claire Moss blogged about potty training and how this came about from a card game called Disruptus I introduced to the Atlanta...

Potty Training

AS SEEN ON: ACLAIREFICATION My first experience with testing games was back at my first testing conference when Michael Bolton gave me a testing challenge at lunch: a rubber ball. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I knew I loved games. And that is a key...
Funnybone Toys Launches Sister Company

Funnybone Toys Launches Sister Company

Funnybone Toys Launches Sister Company Denver Confluence City Park-based Funnybone Toys has launched Funnybone Muse, a sister company, to market rolling stamps imported from Japan that have been branded as Rolli for the U.S. market. “I went to Japan last...

Desk Flare Your Office Needs a Pick Me Up

Desk Flare: Your Office Needs a Pick Me Up As seen in Keycode When you talk about giving a specific room a much needed makeover, you’re mostly likely talking about your kitchen, living room or even a stray bedroom or two. But what about your office, whether that...

Funnybones Ancient Game Play

Funnybones Ancient Game Play As seen on Plaything Magazine DENVER – Funnybone Toys will debut one of the oldest games ever played at this year’s American International Toy Fair: Funnybones. Inspired by a classic game that was played for more 2,000...

Be Smart Make Art

Toy Fair 2014: Be Smart, Make Art! FEBRUARY 21, 2014 AS SEEN ON: TOYS ARE TOOLS http:/www.toysaretools.com/2014/02/toy-fair-2014-be-smart-make-art.html PRESS RELEASE WHAT: Toy Fair Coverage 2014- Be Smart, Make Art! INVEST: Prices and availability will not be listed....

Funnybones wins Top Fun Award 2014

Funnybones is fast, breathtaking fun, a game of skill and manual dexterity in which players’ abilities quickly progress to dazzlingly competitive levels. It’s all about tossing, catching, sweeping, and grabbing various combinations of five little colored...

Rolli Stamps for Fun and Creativity

I love my Rolli! Plants are my passion and I love to find unique pots to display my favorites. I decided to dress up a pretty, but plain, container with a Rolli and I love the results! The ink is permanent. Once it dries, the design is there to stay!   Thanks! Sissi...
Unschooling.com Review

Unschooling.com Review

Disruptus Card Game, by Funnybone Toys When I read the product description for this game called Disruptus, I was immediately intrigued. A game that encourages people to think creatively? We need more of these! My kids love to create with recycled boxes, cartons,...
Academics’ Choice Awards Singles Out Funnybone Toys

Academics’ Choice Awards Singles Out Funnybone Toys

http:/www.academicschoice.com/games/arrazzles.php   The new emphasis on increasing students’ exposure to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — has resulted in a shift in the average child’s school day. While it is commonly acknowledged that many...
Disruptus Wins Good Housekeeping Game of the Year

Disruptus Wins Good Housekeeping Game of the Year

Best Family Board Games of 2013 Of the 48 we played, we found these new favorites brought the family together for some screen-free quality time. BY THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING RESEARCH INSTITUTE   Disruptus Hatch the next great invention when you create, improve, or...

AS SEEN ON: TIMETOPLAYMAG

AS SEEN ON: TIMETOPLAYMAG http:/www.timetoplaymag.com/product/9103/funnybone-muse/rolli-stamps/ PRESS RELEASE What It Is Crafty kids and adults will like the new Rolli Stamps, which are stamp rollers that let you create up to 100 feet of continuous pattern on almost...
Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea

Make It Review: Rolli Stamps and Project Idea This cool new inked stamper product by Funnybone Muse is sure to be a family craft staple. Here’s what it’s about, and how to use it to jazz up a note card. AS SEEN ON: METRO PARENT PRESS RELEASE There’s...
At the Fence: Funnybone Disruptus Game

At the Fence: Funnybone Disruptus Game

Funnybone Disruptus Game Hey Neighbors! This new Funnybone game is seriously fun! It is called Disruptus. Since there were 7 of us at home we decided to split up into 3 teams and 1 judge to start the game. We thought this might be easier until everyone understood the...
Innovation Is it Time to Play the Disruption Card?

Innovation Is it Time to Play the Disruption Card?

Amazing review by Jill Hart of Landmark College – one of the most innovative schools in the US. It was such an honor to be interviewed for this article while presenting our Disruptus game at the World Innovation Forum 2013 in NYC this past June! I see much value...
Disruptus a Game that Leads to Disruptive Thinking

Disruptus a Game that Leads to Disruptive Thinking

Really happy with this great review of Disruptus by Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh, author of 21st Century Parenting! A new game, Disruptus, has entered the market to help teachers and parents open the minds of the young people to patterns of disruptive thinking.  The game asks...
Sheryl Strain Corbijn

Sheryl Strain Corbijn

Hello Funny Bone Toys!! We wanted to give you an update on our daughter (who is seven and has autism, and loves your games!) She just at her new school in Florida (The Victory Center in Miami) and when she gets a bit more settled, I will be taking all three games to...
New York Now! Gift Fair

New York Now! Gift Fair

August 18-21, 2013 New York Now! Gift Fair New York City See all of our products and Arrazzles debuts – in the Museum Source section of the Javits Center, booth...
TDMonthly Recommends ARRAY

TDMonthly Recommends ARRAY

ARRAY™, A NEW GAME FROM FUNNYBONE TOYS™ SELECTED AS AN EDITORS’ RECOMMENDED SPECIALTY TOY BY TDMONTHLY MAGAZINE Denver, CO (February 8, 2012) – ArrayTM, one of three games in the Color Series of games launched by Funnybone ToysTM in February, was selected by the...
Sirius Radio Interview with Julien Sharp

Sirius Radio Interview with Julien Sharp

“We’re at Toy Fair 2012 in New York City. Let’s hear more about some exciting games we learned about.” “CUBU is really based on a bauhaus design from Germany in the 30s. Every card has between 2-6 polygons on them. Your ability to win is based on your ability to...
International Toy Fair

International Toy Fair

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR – LARGEST TOY TRADE SHOW IN WESTERN HEMISPHERE – GROWS IN 2012 Numbers Spike for Buyers, International Guests, Licensors and Entertainment Execs New York, NY | February 21, 2012 – The 109th American International Toy Fair opened...
Kidstuff PR

Kidstuff PR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: KidStuff Public Relations Lisa Orman • 608-767-1102 lisa@kidstuffpr.com Download TILLYWIG 2012 BRAIN CHILD AWARDS GIVEN TO ALL THREE MIND-ENGAGING CARD GAMES: ARRAY™, CUBU™ AND SPECTRIX™ Denver, CO (July 20, 2012) – Toy competitions...
NEW IN 2013: DISRUPTUS

NEW IN 2013: DISRUPTUS

  NEW IN 2013: DISRUPTUS Our games use good design to stimulate creativity and give your brain a workout. We’ve combined a seamless blend of engaging play patterns, vibrant colors, and stunning graphics. These games are designed to be enjoyed by players of all...
Family Game Night: Spectrix

Family Game Night: Spectrix

FAMILIES.COM REVIEWS SPECTRIX™ AND CUBU™ Game: Spectrix Made by: FunnyBone Toys Type: Card Game Ages: 8 and up Cost: $14.99 Ways to play: Regular, memory game Contents: 96 Spectrix Cards, 6 Spectrix Guide Cards, & Illustrated Rules FunnyBone Toys: Funnybone Toys...
The Simple Moms

The Simple Moms

Emily from Simple Mom Reviews takes a look at Array along with her daughter. Thanks Emily, we’re glad your daughter had fun creating new works of art on the floor with Array! Something my girls and I love to do together is play card or board games. It’s a nice...
Momma in Flip Flops 2

Momma in Flip Flops 2

Andrea from Momma in Flip Flops 2 reviews Array™. Andrea, we’re glad you and your daughter had a great time with Array! Funnybone Toys : Looking for a new game to bring to the table for family game night? Check out three new card games from a new company...
The Bragging Mommy

The Bragging Mommy

Kim from The Bragging Mommy reviews Spectrix™. Thanks for giving us something to brag about, Kim! My kids and I like playing games (the husband, not so much). So when we find a game that is suitable for everyone in the family, we are pretty excited about it!...
Mommy and Me Giveaways

Mommy and Me Giveaways

Time to add a splash of color and fun to your Family Game Nights with a game from Funnybone Toys.  Funnybone Toys recently released 3 new card games called Array, Spectrix and CUBU. I was able to select one to review and I chose Array.  Array is kind of similar to...
A Mom’s Take

A Mom’s Take

Ashleigh from A Mom’s Take reviews Spectrix™, Array™, and CUBU™. Ashleigh includes some great photographs of her 13-year-old and her 8-year-old playing Spectrix. New to the world of game-making, Funnybone Toys just launched three of its new card games, “Array™,”...
Real Moms Real Views

Real Moms Real Views

Christina from Real Moms, Real Views gets nostalgic for her childhood and reviews Spectrix™by playing with her two lovely daughters. Thank you Christina, we appreciate your support and are happy that you and your girls are having fun with Specrix™! I’ve had an...
A Nut in a Nutshell

A Nut in a Nutshell

Liz from A Nut in a Nutshell reviews Spectrix™, Array™, and CUBU™. Liz’s review of the games is thorough and includes a variety of great in-game shots. Thank you Liz! We’re glad you love our games as much as we do. Funnybone Toys has introduced a...
Mom Blog Society

Mom Blog Society

Elaine from the Mom Blog Society reviews CUBUTM. Elaine tackles our most challenging game with grace and has a great time in the process. Thanks Elaine, we’re ecstatic that you loved...
Kids Fun Review

Kids Fun Review

Linette from Kids Fun Reviewed take CUBUTM for a spin and documents the results. Thanks Linette, we’re happy that you loved cubu! We recently had the opportunity to check out the CUBU card game by Funnybone Toys. Actually it’s 2 games in one. CUBU and speed...
Museum Store Association Magazine

Museum Store Association Magazine

FUNNYBONE TOYS FEATURED IN MUSEUM STORE ASSOCIATION MAGAZINE People love games, but few appreciate the “art” that goes into their creation – because the art is usually hidden in the background, secondary to gameplay. Funnybone Toys wants people to actually...
Featured IN Edplay’s New Product Issue

Featured IN Edplay’s New Product Issue

FUNNYBONE TOYS FEATURED IN EDPLAY’S NEW PRODUCTS ISSUE Now that some of the biggest shopping show for toy buyers are behind us, let’s talk about new products. “there were a lot” is an understatement. The February toy fairs in Nuremberg and New...
Father’s Day – Mr. Dad Seal of Approval

Father’s Day – Mr. Dad Seal of Approval

FATHER’S DAY 2012 MR. DAD.COM SEAL OF APPROVAL AND GREATDAD RECOMMENDS Denver, CO (June 10, 2012) – A generation or two ago, fathers and sons would have heart-to-heart conversations while fishing in a stream. Can you imagine doing that today? Spending quality...
Brain Child Awards 2012

Brain Child Awards 2012

TILLYWIG 2012 BRAIN CHILD AWARDS GIVEN TO ALL THREE MIND-ENGAGING CARD GAMES: ARRAY™, CUBU™ AND SPECTRIX™ Denver, CO (July 20, 2012) – Toy competitions typically have a long list of must-haves to be considered the best in their crowded field of play things. One toy...
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