HL Games USA Limited

Press Release 12th December, 2005


Chicago Tribune

Top 5 Family Board Games



GO mental® FUNDAmental


HL Games is proud to announce that the GO mental® FUNDAmental has been selected for inclusion in the Chicago Tribune’s Top 5 Family Board Games for 2005. 


Published on Thursday 1st December and written by Eric Gwinn, The Chicago Tribune annual Top 10 Board Game awards was this year expanded to include the top 5 games in 4 different categories – Kids, Families, Adult and Designer games. 


We are delighted and proud to have had GO mental® FUNDAmental chosen alongside the other great games on the list, and especially proud that this award follows from last year’s Chicago Tribune Top 10 Board Games award for GO mental®.   To have had 2 of our games listed in successive years for such a prestigious award is indeed an honor.


If, as we claim, GO mental® is the most fun your brain can have, then this latest award underlines our faith that GO mental® FUNDAmental is the game where you just play with your brain and the whole family can go mental together!


HL Games USA Limited is an Illinois registered corporation involved in the invention, design, development, marketing and sales of original and high quality board games. 


The company’s first board game, GO mental®, was officially launched at The Toy Fair at Excel, London, in January 2004.  The American version of GO mental® was officially launched at The International Toy Fair at Javitt’s Center, New York, NY, in February 2004.  GO mental FUNDAmental was officially launched at the Chicago International Toy and Game Fair in September, 2005.


GO mental® Awards:

Chicago Tribune Top 10 Board Games

Games magazine, Games 100

Creative Child Preferred Choice

The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval


GO mental® selected press praise:

  • GO mental…allows you to question the mind without minding the questions.  Games magazine.

  • A new trivia-style board game that’s gaining popularity nationally and in Europe.  The State Journal Register, Springfield IL.

  • The most reliable test about the potential for success when it comes to games is: Will you want to play this game over and over with friends and family? That often boils down to the game's ability to engage everyone playing, even when it isn't their turn. GO mental is one of the best games we've ever seen at doing exactly that.  The National Parenting Center.

  • We’ve just spent an entire weekend playing – and loving! – GO mental.  We marvelled at the brilliance of the construction of the groups with the odd one out being tough at times but that adds to the fun and the amazement when the answer is read.  Gloria Rosenthal, The Wonderful World of Words.


Contact information

Graeme Thomson

HL Games USA Limited

2421 W. Pratt Blvd. #600

Chicago, IL 60645

Tel: USA - 773 250 7100 or UK – 0794 089 1010

Email: gt@hlgames.com

Website: www.hlgames.com


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