Don't Rock the Boat wins Best New Toy Award at London Toy Fair



Mary Dolan                       
Patch Products, Inc.
(800) 524-4263, ext. 246

BELOIT, Wis.— Patch is proud to announce its children’s game Don’t Rock the Boat™ has won a key international accolade that reaffirms the popularity and great play value of this hands-on balancing game. Don’t Rock the Boat has won a Best New Toy Award in the games category at the British Toy and Hobby Association’s annual Toy Fair.

“We’re thrilled for Don’t Rock the Boat to receive this recognition,” said Patch CEO Bob Wann. “This is particularly satisfying because it endorses what we’ve been seeing in stores. It’s been a great seller, both in the United States and abroad. It’s a consumer-sales winner, in addition to being an award-winning children’s game.”

Through its licensing agreement with University Games, Patch has distribution rights in the United Kingdom. Additional partnerships make the game available in more than 20 markets for 2013, including France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and India.

According to Wann, the outlook is bright for Don’t Rock the Boat, as Patch aims for increased global distribution. This award will help to open doors in new markets.

“This clearly proves it’s one of the best-selling, most popular new games available right now in the U.S. and Europe,” Wann said.

Richard Gill, with NH Contract Management, leads international sales for Patch. For more information, send inquiries to

Patch Products is a family-owned company, leading the toy industry in design, manufacturing and marketing of games, children’s puzzles, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Since 1985, Patch has developed high-quality, award-winning products that enrich lives by providing fun and interaction. Top-selling brands include Buzzword®, Farkle, What’s Yours Like?®, 5 Second Rule®, Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere™, 3D Sneaky Puzzles®, Smethport™, Lauri®, Tall-Stacker™ and Wooly Willy®. As its presence grows, Patch continues to focus on innovation in building brands and creating new categories.