THE RANK GAME WINS NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER SEAL OF APPROVAL
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THE RANK GAME WINS NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER SEAL OF APPROVAL
Innovative Gameplay Helps Families “Tech Less, Talk More,”
Improve Interpersonal Communication, and Grow Relationships
Calabasas, CA, November 5, 2020 – It’s not enough to diagnose your family’s screen time addiction, and hardly anyone stands a chance to defeat the desease of screen time even if they recognize the need to do so. But now, the cure has been discovered. It’s called THE RANK GAME, and parents are going to want it right away.
Today, The National Parenting Center award their prestigious Seal of Approval to Storyastic’s THE RANK GAME. This simple but brillianly innovative product’s gameplay gets parents and children talking prompted by hundreds of tantalizing topic cards. It’s called “the gamification of conversation,” and it’s a blast for all ages.
The premise is deceivingly simple… players just pick a card and start ranking. Whichever Guesser comes closest to the Ranker’s choices, wins! This gameplay promotes fun competition, because players only win when they look at the topics from other peoples’ perspectives. This defines the community-building power of THE RANK GAME.
Designed by “Disney Couple” Dana and Chip Brown, who are a former Walt Disney Imagineer and a former Disney Studios producer Chip Brown, and together are parents of three children, who also helped with the game development. They wanted to make a simple and interactive way for any group to put their phones down and engage in meaningful interactions with people in person. They call it, “tech less and talk more.”
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure conducted by parents, children, and educators over an eight week period where testers play with, read about, and judge by the reactions of the children, each product's quality. Testers review desirability, sturdiness, interactive stimulation and other ingredients essential in the make-up of a quality product. Test results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received from the parent/testers, and are designed to provide the most comprehensive and responsible advice about products for parents as they tackle the challenges and enjoy the many rewards of parenting.
“We are humbled and honored to receive the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval,” said Chip. “We are delighted that parents who trust the seal will get the chance to discover The Rank Game, to strengthen their relationships and have a ton of fun together.”
“Families love the gameplay in THE RANK GAME for the same reason they’re drawn to social media and narrative stories on streaming services—because people want to live out stories and be known in community,” Dana added. “But players can’t win points without looking at the topic cards from each others’ perspectives. That’s what brings everybody all together.”
The founders call THE RANK GAME an ‘all-together’ game because it brings people from all backgrounds together, but also because everyone plays the game all together at once. Nobody has to wait for someone else to take their turn. The game mechanics are built upon the social and emotional intelligence of our human experience, wrapped up in a simple construct that leverages our natural social ranking tendencies. All day long, people are innundated with too much information, so we’re constantly ranking things in our subconsious. We’re also intentionally ranking things everyday, with social media’s trending topics and when we hit the ‘like’ buttons.
THE RANK GAME is great for family game night, playing with friends and even as conversation starters during family dinner. With four separate game modes, it is guaranteed to prompt natural, light-hearted conversations and foster intentional, meaningful human connection. Learn more about your people and experience thousands of hours of fun with THE RANK GAME at www.therankgame.com.
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About Chip and Dana Brown
Dana was a Lead Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering for two entirely new-concept parks: Disney’s California Adventure/Paradise Pier and TokyoDisneySeas/Mediterranean Harbor. This role included the responsibility of creating the interactive and magical experiences in-between the rides, in open spaces, restaurants and retail, where consumers spend most of their time. Chip has spent more than 25 years in the media and entertainment industry, including TV, film, internet, live theatre, radio, animation, music and publishing. He helped lead Disney’s Tony ® Award-winning The Lion King to become the largest financial opening in Broadway history.
Storyastic cultivates meaningful human connection in the age of tech and screentime through the creation of fun, interactive experiences and tools simple enough for everyone to play. Founded by Dana Brown, former Lead Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering and Chip Brown, former producer at Walt Disney Studios and publisher for HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Storyastic is an imaginative toy, game, and entertainment company whose debut product is THE RANK GAME, named Favorite Pick at Toy Fair NY, the largest toy and game convention in the Western Hemisphere.
About National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure conducted to judge products marketed to the parent/child consumer market. The organization was chartered in 1989 to help create better informed parents as they tackle the challenges and enjoy the many rewards of parenting. Testing involves a multi-step process conducted by parents, children, and educators over an eight week period where testers play with, read about, and judge by the reactions of the children, each product's quality. Each product is tested for its level of desirability, sturdiness, interactive stimulation and other ingredients essential in the make-up of a quality product. Test results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received from the parent/testers.
CONTACT: Chip Brown, (310) 497-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org