Game Wins Recognition


Saskatoon - New Release - Thursday, August 23, 2001


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Pentagonia: a board game that was created and designed in Saskatoon, has received The National Parenting Center's 2001 Seal of Approval award, one of nine games to receive the honour this August.



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On their web site at, which receives around 175,000 hits per month, The National Parenting Center describes Pentagonia as a game that "features the skill and cunning of chess and the ease of checkers," which "offers a very competitive experience and is one you'll want to pull out again and again."




The National Parenting Center is dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance from the world's most renowned child-rearing authorities. It runs the Seal of Approval awards program, under which a staff of volunteer parents, children, and educators judges a variety of products introduced and marketed to the parent/child consumer market. Evaluated are the product's level of desirability (game play), the interactive stimulation it provides, and sturdiness. Test results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received from the parent/testers.




In fact, this is the second time the Saskatchewan game has received international recognition. The year it was introduced to the market - 1999 - Pentagonia was one of eight games selected by a team of Game-Review writing students at Rutgers University for inclusion in their annual Most Enjoyed Games list.




Other games to receive The National Parenting Center's 2001 Seal of Approval award included USAopoly's Scrabble Jr. Wildlife Edition and Monopoly, Astronomy Edition: Patch Products Incorporated's TriBond Jr.; Cadaco's Jumble; Gambit Gameworks' Spectral Maze; and Chuck Games Incorporated's Brain Storm.



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PENTAGONIA is presently sold in game and gift stores in four Canadian provinces and more than fifteen US states, at HBC department stores in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and in US catalogs like Educators Outlet and Terrific Toys. It retails for $25.00. A java computer demonstration program also provides free play from our company website at

Saskatchewan Internet News (2001) Ltd.
Attention - Jacob Zunti
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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  Editor's Note: Ensign has followed the development and growing popularity of this game from its beginning then when it became an online game to this its second award.