New CSE Games web site coming very soon

January 28, 2014

cse-games-logo-patchCSE Games is excited to report that we will introduce a brand new web site that will go live in the next few days. The site will have an all-new design with even more content, media and the latest in mobile and shopping capabilities.

“We have been planning the new CSE Games web site for several months now,” says Fabio Del Rio of CSE Games. “To say we are excited about the look and capabilities of our new site, is a real understatement. We hope our fans and customers will enjoy the new csegames.com experience.”

To launch the web site, CSE Games will be holding exciting contests and giveaways, so stay tuned to csegames.com.


Quartex and Gridstones receive “Major Fun” Award

December 5, 2013

CSE Games is very proud to announce that Quartex and Gridstones have received the Major Fun Award.

The Major Fun Award, developed by Bernie (General Fun) DeKoven and identifies games that: 1) have clear and comprehensive rules that can be read in 5-15 minutes, 2) are played in under an hour, 3) are fun enough to play over and over again, 4) are suitable for a wide audience, 5) are easy to store, 6) are made to last, 7) are uniquely fun, 8) tend to make people laugh, and 8) are deep enough to withstand a lot of changes.

Both Quartex and Gridstones are designed by Toronto-native Tim W. K. Brown. “I am excited that Quartex and Gridstones have been recognized as Major Fun games,” says Brown. “Bernie DeKoven is a true leader in field of fun and play. To have his seal of approval is something really special.”

Quartex-box-w-tiles2-majorfunQuartex is an engaging abstract strategy tile game for the whole family. Play your tiles by matching and placing them beside other tiles already in play. If your tile completes a four-corner shape, you earn a point token of that color. But remember – as the number of tokens collected increases, their value decreases.

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Gridstones is easy to learn, but tough to master. On their turn, players place or remove STONES on, or from, the GRID to create a match with the patterns on their cards. But be careful, opponents will be trying to match their cards too, and the grid will change with every turn.

For the full Major Fun review of Quartex, click here; and Gridstones, click here.

About Bernie DeKoven and the Major Fun Award

MajorFunAward-medBernie De Koven is a game designer, author, lecturer and fun theorist. He is most notable for his book The Well Played Game, for his contributions to the New Games Foundation, and his pioneering work in computer game design, and for his long-running web site deepFUN.com.

Bernie focuses on games that help people share and build energizing, supportive relationships – friends, couples, family members, neighbors, communities, coworkers, teams, teachers and students, patients and healers. Games give people a way to do serious things without taking them seriously. Major Fun Award-winning games are key components of his toolkit, which helps explain why he developed the Major Fun program. For more information on Bernie DeKoven and the Major Fun Award, visit majorfun.com.

About CSE Games

CSE Games, is a developer, publisher and distributor of sports and entertainment board games, card games and other fun consumer products. CSE’s goal is to develop unique and entertaining products with multi-level appeal and enjoyment. For more on CSE Games, visit www.csegames.com.

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CSE Games’ NHL Fastrack and Quartex Awarded Highest Rating from Canadian Toy Testing Council

November 5, 2013

CanToyTestingCouncilOTTAWA, ON – CSE Games is proud to announce that two of our products have made it to the Canadian Toy Testing Council’s 2014 Toy Report.

Both NHL Fastrack and Quartex received a 3-Star rating – the highest rating which “goes to toys that are distinguished by excellence in design, function, safety, durability, and play value.”

NHL Fastrack NHL Fastrack (co-published with Blue Orange Games) is an all-new take on table hockey. Described as “finger hockey” by some, Fastrack is a game of non-stop action, accuracy and speed. Use the elastic cord to shoot the pucks through the opening at center ice. Get all 10 pucks on your opponent’s side and you win the period. Best two out of three periods wins the game.

Quartex-box-comp-bilingual-medresQuartex is a great new abstract strategy tile game for the whole family. Play your tiles by matching and placing them beside other tiles already in play. If your tile completes a four-corner shape, you earn a point token of that color. But remember – as the number of tokens collected increases, their value decreases. Because players decide where tiles are placed, the shape of every game of Quartex is unique. If you’re ready to outsmart the competition in this challenging game of shape-building, grab a few friends and enter the Quartex!

The Canadian Toy Testing Council’s 2014 Toy Report was released this afternoon at the Centurion Conference and Event Center (170 Colonnade Road S.) in Ottawa, ON.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN TOY TESTING COUNCIL

Since 1952, the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) has been assessing toys on the basis of design, function, durability and play value, to help parents choose good toys. We do this by putting toys right into the hands of children themselves.

Every year, parents look to the Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) and the TOY REPORT for guidance on the best toys for children. The TOY REPORT is launched annually at the CTTC Media Conference and all testing results are posted to the CTTC website. This means that parents in Canada — and around the world — have access to our results. The media, too, relies on CTTC expertise when reporting on stories related to toys.

For more information visit: http://toy-testing.org/

ABOUT CSE GAMES

CSE Games, founded by Ottawa natives Fabio & Paolo Del Rio, is a developer, publisher and distributor of sports and entertainment board games, card games and other fun consumer products. CSE’s goal is to develop unique and entertaining products with multi-level appeal and enjoyment. CSE Games is an official licensee of the NHL.

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CSE Games welcomes Spartacat to Toy and Game Expo in Ottawa

October 30, 2013

Spartacat-CSE-toygameexpoOTTAWA, ON – CSE Games is proud to announce that Ottawa Senators mascot Spartacat will be at the CSE Games booth (#302) this Saturday Nov. 2nd at the Toy & Game Expo in Ottawa.

Spartacat will be at the show from 11:00AM to noon and will be giving out special promo packs of CSE’s super-popular NHL Spot It card game. Attendees are encouraged to stop by the booth, grab a promo pack, play some of CSE’s new games and take pictures with Spartacat.

In addition to NHL Spot It, CSE Games will be featuring many of their latest and best games such as NHL Ice Breaker, NHL Fastrack, Gridstones and the multiple award-winning Quartex.

“We are very excited to be part of the inaugural Toy & Game Expo,” says Fabio Del Rio, president of CSE Games. “We’re looking forward to having fun with Spartacat and showing our awesome games to the great fans of Hockey Country.”

UPDATE: Here is Spartacat in action. Attendees and exhibitors alike all had a great time with Sparty; he’s a rock star!

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About Toy & Game Expo

Our mission is to create an environment for families to explore, preview, purchase and play the newest and hottest toys and games. We strive to promote creative play with the help of toys and games that enhances cognitive development, stimulate attention, creative thinking, memory and problem-solving skills.

WHEN:
Saturday November 2, 2013 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday November 3, 2013 from 10am to 5pm

WHERE:
Ernst & Young Centre (formerly CE Centre), Hall 3 – 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

About CSE Games

CSE Games, founded by Ottawa natives Fabio & Paolo Del Rio, is a developer, publisher and distributor of sports and entertainment board games, card games and other fun consumer products. CSE’s goal is to develop unique and entertaining products with multi-level appeal and enjoyment. CSE Games is an official licensee of the NHL.

About Spartacat

Spartacat, the Ottawa Senators’ Official Mascot, made his first home game debut on October 8th, 1992 against the Montreal Canadiens at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Spartacat is seen at every Sens home game dancing, cheering, and pumping-up the crowd. Aside from entertaining at Canadian Tire Centre, Sparty makes hundreds of appearances at various charity and community events, birthdays, hospitals, schools, corporate functions, retail outlets and parades. Sparty is guaranteed to make every event a memorable one for children and adults alike.

Read all about Spartacat at: senators.nhl.com

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Quartex Wins Prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award

October 28, 2013

Quartex-box-Oppenheim-Gold-2103CSE Games is very proud to announce that our latest release Quartex has been awarded the prestigious Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2013 Gold Seal Best Toy Award. Quartex won the Gold Seal in the “Later School Years” category. Other notable games in the category include Hasbro’s Bop It Tetris, Spin Master’s Head Bandz Act Up, and Gamewright’s Iota.

Oppenheim_Gold_2013The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio is an independent American organization which has been testing, reviewing and recommending toys and games since 1989. The annual list is heavily relied upon by parents and families throughout the year, especially at gift-giving times. Educator, parent and kid testing goes into each product considered for an Oppenheim Award.

GenCon2012-Quartex-cropQuartex is an easy-to-learn abstract strategy tile game for the whole family. Play your tiles by matching and placing them beside other tiles already in play. If your tile completes a four-corner shape, you earn a point token of that color. But as the number of tokens collected increases, their value decreases. Quartex is for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up.

This is the second major award for Quartex. Earlier this year, Quartex received the “Recommended by American Mensa” designation.

Developed by Toronto-native Tim W. K. Brown, Quartex is available at Toys R Us, Go Games and many other fine retailers across Canada.

For more on Quartex visit csegames.com. For the full review of Quartex at ToyPortfolio.com, click here.


Quartex receives “Recommended by American Mensa” designation

June 21, 2013

Quartex boxCSE Games is proud to announce that our latest board game release – Quartex – has received the “Recommended by American Mensa” designation at the Mind Games® 2013 competition.

“This is a great honour,” says Tim W. K. Brown, designer of Quartex. “I’m extremely excited that others are beginning to see in Quartex what I’ve felt since I first envisioned the game.”

Mind Games® is a three-day national games competition held by American Mensa, an organization for people with IQs in the top two percent. During the competition, Mensans gather to play and evaluate new-to-market board and card games.

Quartex in action at F.G. Bradley'sQuartex is a great new abstract strategy tile game for the whole family. Play your tiles by matching and placing them beside other tiles already in play. If your tile completes a four-corner shape, you earn a point token of that color. But as the number of tokens collected increases, their value decreases. Quartex is the second title in CSE Games’ line of strategic, easy-to-learn, family-oriented games developed by Toronto-native Tim W. K. Brown. For more on Quartex visit csegames.com.


About Mind Games®

mensa_logoFounded in 1990, American Mensa’s Mind Games® has become one of the most respected national games competitions. Manufacturers and inventors from around the world enter new-to-the-market games into the annual competition. Over a three-day period, Mensans gather at the host location, divide into groups, play the games, fill out score sheets and comment cards, and rank their favorites.

 


Review of Quartex by Family Review Center

June 15, 2013

From the Family Review Center reviewer:

“For the record I would like to say – WE LOVE QUARTEX! This game has been played so many times since it arrived at the review center. It is our GO-TO GAME…”

For the full review, please visit:
http://www.familyreviewcenter.com/reviews/display.php?display=2941

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