SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wonder Forge™, one of Washington State’s fastest growing private companies1 and a stand-out in the U.S. toy and game market, has recently secured a strategic investment from Ravensburger AG, a German company and one of the leading toy manufacturers in Europe. The investment will help to fuel future growth for the award-winning game maker.
“Ravensburger’s longstanding tradition of product excellence, their company values, and their commitment to developing quality play experiences makes them an excellent partner to our business.”
“We’re excited about this strategic investment from Ravensburger,” said Jacobe Chrisman, CEO of Wonder Forge. “Ravensburger’s longstanding tradition of product excellence, their company values, and their commitment to developing quality play experiences makes them an excellent partner to our business.”
“We are invested in helping Wonder Forge grow,” said Clemens Maier, a Ravensburger board member responsible for the US market. “We believe in the team, their award-winning approach to game design, and their commitment to innovation.”
Wonder Forge was founded by CEO Jacobe Chrisman, former head of product development at Cranium games. The company launched in 2007 and today includes a product line of more than 60 games and puzzles, featuring cherished children’s properties such as Disney Princess, Minnie Mouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Dr. Seuss, DC Super Friends, Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Angelina Ballerina, Curious George, Chuggington, and MythBusters. Wonder Forge has amassed more than 130 awards for game excellence and sells its products in 10 countries.
1 Puget Sound Business Journal, 2010
About Wonder Forge, Inc.™
In 2007 a small group of creative folks with a passion for children’s entertainment came together to develop extraordinarily fun, original, quality play experiences. Wonder Forge preschool titles celebrate the “can do” in all kids, engaging them physically, socially, and creatively. Our family games bridge generation gaps and build lasting family bonds. We are proud to now offer more than 60 games and puzzles, created in partnership with some of the industry’s top licenses, and honored with more than 130 prestigious awards for product excellence. To learn more, visit www.wonderforge.com.
About Ravensburger AG
Ravensburger is Europe's leading supplier of puzzles, games and craft products and one of the leading publishers of books for children and adolescents in the German-speaking area. The blue triangle is one of the most renowned trademarks in Germany. The programme comprises almost 8,000 different products (including all country-specific editions) that are sold worldwide and 85% of which are produced internally. In 2011 a workforce of 1,640 earned revenues of 319.5 million euros.