Clarenville, Dec. 1, 2007 – Actus Tale was recently named as one of 2007’s Top Picks by Washington Post after play-testing more than 60 games in Washington-area schools and home-schoolers last November.
Washington Post wanted to take away the guesswork in choosing the best from so many toys. So its staff sent toys to students in the area for testing. After a fun-filled yet grueling playtime for these kids, Actus Tale emerged as one of the top picks. “Kids who played Actus Tale really enjoyed it,” says the prestigious paper.
Dr. Michael Rayel, a psychiatrist and inventor of Actus Tale and other innovative games, is proud of this accomplishment. “It’s an honor to be recognized by U.S. kids and be featured at Washington Post,” says Dr. Rayel, co-founder of Oikos Global.
Actus Tale is another fun game created to help players recognize and express emotions in a safe and comfortable setting. Because it’s made of cards, it is so portable that anyone can bring it anywhere – parties, camps, family gatherings, class reunions or get-togethers, and church activities.
“Players love the game because it’s so much fun. One can’t help but laugh all the way. Besides, it’s highly interactive,” says Dr. Gayzelle Meneses-Rayel.
Oikos Global is the maker of emotional and social skills games — The Oikos Game Series. This board game series aims to help teach players personal development, emotional and social skills such as being assertive, problem solving, showing empathy, and dealing with bullies, while having fun in the process. The series also encourages kids to read and do simple math during play. Oikos game 1 is the only board game that has three versions so it’s like buying three games in one.
Aside from Actus Tale, other fun and quality products from Oikos Global include Wordigy series, Fikloo, and A 31-Day Series for Kids and Teens. Oikos Global also honors youths who make a difference in the lives of their peers through Oikos Global Award. Individuals or organizations can participate in the contest. The application deadline is January 31, 2008. For more information, please visit www.oikosglobal.com/