Finger Tips, a matching game for young children, picked up a Best Bet Award this month from the Canadian Toy Testing Council. This is the third honour the
finger-puppet inspired game has scooped up this year.

As an award winner, Finger Tips will be featured in the Canadian Toy Testing Council’s Toy Report 2013. The report is celebrating its 60th year of families evaluating games for families. Each year, the council co-ordinates having a slate of games tested by children in their homes over an 8-week time frame. The toy evaluations reflect the children’s feelings about the toys.

Finger Tips, published by Wiggles 3D, launched in February at New York Toy Fair. It won Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Picks Children’s Products Awards Program for 2012 and a 2012 Family Review Center Gold Award. Finger Tips features hand-shaped cards with colourful finger-puppet characters. Created for children ages three and up, it offers a fun way to learn matching skills, memory skills and hand-eye coordination.

The Testing Council uses a star system to rate all games, with three stars being granted to the best games. Finger Tips not only received a three-star rating, but also made it into the Best Bets category, which lists the children’s top 36 favourite games. Children who tested Finger Tips “especially like[d] the unique card shape and the cute animal pictures-various difficulty levels give these cards play value for multiple ages.” Parents also “appreciate[d] the multi-racial hands” in the deck.

The report also recommends Finger Tips as a birthday gift. The game can be purchased for $9.99 at specialty stores nationwide.