• Pamela Brill

ThinkFun Named Newest Member of Ravensburger Brands

RavensburgerSEATTLE  -- In an effort to broaden its portfolio of brands, Ravensburger AG has acquired games manufacturer ThinkFun. ThinkFun joins Wonder Forge, acquired in 2012, and BRIO, acquired in 2015, as the newest company under the recently established Ravensburger North America division.

"We have known and admired ThinkFun for a long time," says Clemens Maier, CEO of Ravensburger AG. "The name says it all—ThinkFun games are as rich in content as they are fun to play. Its unique brand and games fit perfectly with our mission of promoting playful development as we continue to broaden our expertise in the games category and grow our business in North America."

"We're thrilled to be joining the Ravensburger Group. ThinkFun has always put a huge emphasis on the well-being of its employees and the experience of its customers, and we feel that Ravensburger is a perfect match for us in terms of its company culture and mission," said Andrea Barthello, co-founder and COO of ThinkFun. "Bill [Ritchie] and I, and our entire team, are excited to work with Ravensburger to continue to bring positive play experiences into homes around the world!"

"Ravensburger is the ideal partner to help us bring our games to even more families across North America and around the world," said Bill Ritchie, co-founder and CEO of ThinkFun. "This will enable us to build upon our distinctive style and explore new and innovative product concepts, across multiple categories and for players of all ages."

As a subsidiary of Ravensburger North America, ThinkFun will continue to operate as an independent brand from its Alexandria, Va., headquarters. Ritchie, whose leadership and insight has been instrumental in building ThinkFun's quality product line, will stay on as the company's chief creative officer. ThinkFun will also retain its existing company directors and staff.


Pamela BrillPamela Brill | Editor-at-Large, Gifts and Decorative Accessories

Pamela Brill, the proud mother of two young daughters, has been writing about parenting and children's products for over a decade. Before she began her freelance writing career, she served at the helm of two industry publications: Small World, which specialized in baby products, and Playthings, which is now part of Gifts & Decorative Accessories. She is currently an Editor-at-Large for Gifts & Decorative Accessories. Her previous blog postings can be viewed at www.talkingwalnut.com

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