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LifeStories Board Game  earns 2011 A+ Award from


Leading website for parents gives LifeStories Board Game top marks for being uniquely educational, safe and fun.


Plainwell, MI. June 24, 2011


Talicor/Aristoplay, was awarded’s 2011 A+ Award for the communication board game LifeStories.  Established in 2008, the A+ Award program distinguishes kid’s products that possess the unique combination of being exceptionally educational, safe and fun., a leading web destination for parents of school-aged children, employs a team of teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, members of its editorial staff, and kids to put hundreds of toys through their paces to find those fifty or so worthy of the A+ Award seal.


In response to receiving the A+ Award, Todd Jacobs, Vice President of Talicor/Aristoplay said “We are honored to have one of our Michigan Made board games win this prestigious award from  LifeStories has been in the Talicor/Aristoplay line for many years and has continued to be a top seller for us”.


“It’s not news to parents that there’s a lot of junk being marketed to kids today,” said Editor-in-Chief Danielle Wood.  “Walk into a toy store and it can be difficult to find products that ignite the passions of both parents and the kids they’re shopping for.  A+ Award winners encompass all of this – they inspire imagination, inventiveness, and a healthy amount of competitive spirit. They have repeat play value and they’re interesting enough to grow with the child as his or her abilities improve. To make it on this list, our panel of adult experts and kids has to be really impressed and inspired.  About 45 products make the A+ Award list each year and hundreds that we’ve evaluated don’t.”


A+ Award winners are organized on by grade level.  This year’s winners as well as all previous winners can be viewed by visiting




About Talicor/Aristoplay

Talicor/Aristoplay is a Michigan based company that publishes specialty board games, card games and puzzles.  2011 marks our 40th year in business.  We cater to those looking for unique games to play with friends, family and kids.  We are proud to have over 150 titles in publication with over 90% of those manufactured in the U.S.A.  Some of our top titles include LifeStories, The UnGame, Herd Your Horses, Stranded, Where in the World, The Whole Brain Game, It's Bunco Time and hundreds more.  More information can be found by visiting or calling us at 1-800-433-GAME.


About is the go-to web destination for involved parents.  Welcoming four million visitors each month, gives parents the information they need to help their kids reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning together fun.  From kindergarten readiness through college prep, offers parenting and education articles; high quality, educational activities, printables, and worksheets; engaging video content; a rich community experience; and a resource that provides qualitative and quantitative information about schools across the country. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit

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