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1. The Mathematical Board Game BEDMAS® Strikes the Market - August 10, 2002
2. The New York Sun: Games People Play - February 20, 2003
3. BEDMAS® wins The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval Award - April 22, 2003
4. BEDMAS® is a 2003 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner - July 2, 2003
5. BEDMAS® Wins Parent's Guide Honors Award (2003) - November 24, 2003
6. Toy Directly Monthly: A Game For All Equations - August 1, 2004
7. The Sheridan Sun: BEDMAS Equals Great Learning for Kids - December 2, 2004
8. BEDMAS® Wins Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence Award - September 1, 2006

 


The Mathematical Board Game BEDMAS® Strikes the Market

Toronto, Canada (August 10, 2002) -- Alagan Design, a Toronto-based board game and toy development company, today announced general availability of the mathematical board game BEDMAS®. BEDMAS® is designed to satisfy mathematically challenging minds. It will entertain and educate the whole family. Furthermore, it is also an excellent educational tool.

Each game box is good for 2 to 4 players, ages 7 and up and is formulated into 3 levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Every turn, each player forms an equation on the tile bar using the number tiles of random values. Use of the power of the Base 10 numbering system, the order of operations known as BEDMAS®, and our outstanding innovations provides the players the highest quality play time.

In almost every other board game available in the market, luck and knowledge together define the winner. However in the game of BEDMAS, luck has no value at all. Only knowledge defines the winner.

One of the most innovative elements of the game is the position of the Controller™. One after the other, each player acts as the Controller for an equal number of turns. The Controller controls each turn lapse-time, and consequently adding a full scale of tension and excitements among the players.

In most existing games, running out of tiles, reaching a specific point or similar situations bring the game to end and forces the players to restart the game if they want to continue. On the other hand, BEDMAS® allows the players to play as long as they want to. There is no end to BEDMAS®.

Alagan Design originated in Ottawa and currently resides in Toronto. The company will continue to design, develop, and market the highest quality games and toys. Alagan Design, in addition to its own in-house design and manufacturing processes, obtains supplies and services from qualified companies from Canada, USA and China.

BEDMAS is currently available at company's web site and will be available in stores near you in the near future. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.alagan.com

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The New York Sun: Games People Play

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Author: Blake Eskin
Photos: Hiroko Masuike
Date: February 20, 2003 (Page 16)
Event: 100th Annual New York International Toy Fair

"...Still, one finds lone inventors exhibiting their patient optimism along with their games in their booths. "I love Monopoly, I love Scrabble, I love Connect Four," says Alagan Elavalagan, an engineer from Ontario who created the game BEDMAS, in which players pick six numbers and have to scramble to make an equation with them..."

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BEDMAS® wins The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval Award

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (April 22, 2003) -- Alagan Design is proud to announce that its flagship mathematical board game, BEDMAS, has won a very prestigious toy industry award. The National Parenting Center, a Woodland Hills, California, USA based independent toy testing company, selected BEDMAS® to receive its Seal of Approval (2003) award under the Educational Products category.

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) was created in 1989 and helps to create better informed parents as they tackle the challenges of parenting. Its Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure conducted to judge a variety of products introduced and marketed to the parent/child consumer market.

The National Parenting Center's evaluation says "If you have ever looked at a set of numbers and seen a pattern or an equation hidden in the numerals, then you will instantly be hooked by BEDMAS. The underlying theme of the game is to open up your mind and to think about numbers creatively. This novel approach is nicely packaged in a game that is easy to learn and yet challenging for all. There are rule adjustments that you can make for different skill levels. This is a game that would work well at workstations in elementary school classrooms."

URL Link: http://www.tnpc.com/soa/spr03educational.html

Alagan Design is thrilled to have won this award. It believes that this award recognizes and validates the quality of the game. This highly-acclaimed Seal of Approval label, an attention-grabbing five-color foil sticker, is to be affixed on all of the BEDMAS game boxes. BEDMAS is honored to carry this seal of approval.

For more information on The National Parenting Center and its Seal of Approval program, please visit www.tnpc.com or call 1-800-753-6667.

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BEDMAS® is a 2003 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (July 02, 2003) -- Alagan Design, a Toronto-based board game and toy development company, is proud to announce that the flagship mathematical board game, BEDMAS®, has recently won a very recognizable toy industry award in this summer. BEDMAS is a 2003 Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner.

The Parents' Choice Awards program has established the benchmarks of achievement in children's media; trust for the consumers and credibility with the press.

BEDMAS is honored to receive this award. The Parents' Choice Approved awards are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.

Alagan Design is thrilled to have won this award. It believes that this award recognizes and validates the quality of this game. It apparently showed that BEDMAS has been recognized to consumers and has been successfully introduced to the parent /child market.

For more information on the Parents' Choice Foundation and its awards program, please visit www.parents-choice.org and use the keyword 'BEDMAS' to locate our product.

Besides that, BEDMAS has also won the highly-acclaimed Seal of Approval award from The National Parenting Center, in which an attention-grabbing five-color foil sticker, is to be affixed on all of the BEDMAS game boxes.

The National Parenting Center's evaluation says:

"If you have ever looked at a set of numbers and seen a pattern or an equation hidden in the numerals, then you will instantly be hooked by BEDMAS. The underlying theme of the game is to open up your mind and to think about numbers creatively. This novel approach is nicely packaged in a game that is easy to learn and yet challenging for all. There are rule adjustments that you can make for different skill levels. This is a game that would work well at workstations in elementary school classrooms."

Consequently, these two awards essentially provide Alagan Design a great courage and confidence to develop a wider parent/child consumer market in the future.

For more information on The National Parenting Center and its awards program, please visit www.tnpc.com or call 1-800-753-6667.

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BEDMAS® Wins Parent's Guide Honors Award (2003)

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 24, 2003) - Once again, Alagan Design, a Toronto-based toys and games development company, takes pride in announcing that its flagship mathematical board-game, BEDMAS®, has won another prestigious toy and game industry award. Parent's Guide for Children's Media, a Winchester, Virginia, USA based children media testing organization, selected BEDMAS to receive the Parent's Guide Honors Award under the Toys-Games category.

Parent's Guide, a non-profit organization located at Shenandoah University, locates, reviews and honors outstanding materials for children and teens. Parent's Guide uses the following criteria in selecting materials for awards in the toys and games category: stimulate imagination, enhance developmental skills, encourage discovery methods and help develop creativity. The reviews are published and distributed to interested parents, teachers, childcare facilities and children's librarians.

Alagan Design is both honored and humbled to receive this award. Besides the Parent's Guide Honors Award, BEDMAS also has won the highly-acclaimed Seal of Approval Award (2003) from The National Parenting Center (Woodland Hills, California) and a 2003 Parent's Choice Approved Award from the Parents' Choice Foundation (Timonium, Maryland). BEDMAS reflects Alagan Design's central aim - to make toys and games entertaining and educational. These awards recognize the success we have had in doing that.

For more information on the Parent's Guide for Children's Media and its award program, please visit www.su.edu/parentsguide or call at 1-540-665-5582.

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Toy Directly Monthly: A Game For All Equations

Magazine: Toy Directly Monthly (California, USA)
Author: Angelo Spyropoulos
Issue: August, 2004

"BEDMAS (Ages 7 to adult) by Alagan is a unique new game that brings arithmetic skills and fast-paced competition to the same arena..."

"This is a wonderfully entertaining way to instill one's arithmetic skills while reminding them the order of operation (BEDMAS)..."

URL Link: http://www.toydirectory.com/monthly/article.asp?id=778

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The Sheridan Sun: BEDMAS Equals Great Learning for Kids

Newspaper: The Sheridan Sun, Ontario
Issue: December 2, 2004

"The math-related board game BEDMAS equals a great learning tool for kids..."

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BEDMAS® Wins Creative Child Magazine's Seal of Excellence Award

Toronto, Canada (September 1, 2006) - Alagan Design, an educational toys and games development company based in Toronto, proudly announces that its flagship mathematical board game BEDMAS® has won another prestigious toy and game industry award. Creative Child Magazine, a Chino Hills, California, USA based publisher of Creative Child Magazine has awarded BEDMAS the Seal of Excellence Award (2006) in the Educational Games for Kids category.

Creative Child Magazine, a bi-monthly publication, began in 1998 in southern California. Its copies are sold today at major retail bookstores and newsstands throughout USA. Its Creative Child Toy Award program is designed to recognize and promote outstanding toys and games every year. A panel of judges including child psychologists and child educators rates each product based on educational values, creative nurturing, creative play and overall market value.

Extended details of the awards will be published in the November 2006 holiday issue of Creative Child Magazine. The winners will also be listed in a special section on the Creative Child Magazine web site at www.crativechildonline.com

Alagan Design is honored to be a recipient of the Seal of Excellence Award. Once again BEDAMS has been judged and recognized for it its creative way of educating most needed mathematical skills while providing quality playtime.

Besides the Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence award, BEDMAS has also won the Parent's Guide Honors Award (2003) from the Parent's Guide for Children's Media (Winchester, Virginia), Seal of Approved Award (2003) from The National Parenting Center (Woodland Hills, California) and Parents' Choice Approved Award (2003) from the Parents' Choice Foundation (Timonium, Maryland). BEDAMS reflects Alagan Design's central aim - to make toys and games entertaining and educational. These awards recognize the success Alagan Design has had in doing that.

For more information on the Creative Child Magazine and its award program, please visit www.crativechildonline.com or call at 1-909-597-6610.

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