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5 Second Rule Relay Clinches Toy of the Year Award in Game of the Year Category

BELOIT, Wis – (November 5, 2023) – PlayMonster Group LLC, a leading international toy and game company, is proud to announce that 5 Second Rule Relay has been awarded a Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award, the industry’s most prestigious honor, in this year’s Game of the Year category. The category highlights games for families and children (ages 0-14) including board, card, electronic, or other physical game formats and puzzles, exclusive of video or app games.

5 Second Rule Relay is a loved game by all that brings family and friends together and offers rapid-fire fun. With the all-new Relay baton, players must list one thing in their category, then hand off the electronic baton to any other player—you decide who must answer next! Then watch and laugh as the ridiculous answers start slipping out!

“Receiving the Toy of the Year Award in the Game of the Year category for 5 Second Rule Relay is a momentous achievement that fills us with immense pride and gratitude,” shared Sharon Fosbery, Chief Marketing Officer at PlayMonster. “This prestigious accolade reflects the passion and dedication we invest in creating games that not only foster laughter, and connection, but create unforgettable family moments. It’s a true testament to our team’s commitment to enriching the playtime experiences of families everywhere, and we’re thrilled to be recognized as a leader in the industry.”

The Toy of the Year® Awards honor the “best of the best” in the toy industry. Administered by The Toy Foundation, these awards are frequently referred to as the “Oscars” of the toy industry. Finalists are announced from a field of hundreds of nominations and are determined by elite members of the toy industry including retail buyers, industry influencers, academics, media, and more.

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About PlayMonster

PlayMonster, a leading international toy and game company, believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives and strives to keep play alive for all ages by delivering great play value through designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and fun toys, games and activities. PlayMonster’s diversified portfolio includes popular brands and products such as “TOTY Game of the Year” Yeti in My Spaghetti®, plus THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Relative Insanity®, Farkle, Five Crowns®, Spirograph, Colorforms, My Fairy Garden®, Fashion Plates®, Latchkits®, Snap Ships®, Koosh®, and the recently acquired Ann Williams Group including Loopdedoo®, Craft-Tastic®, Craft Crush™ and Sticker & Chill™.


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