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The Viking game Kubb from goki-nature is Toy of the Year 2016

The Viking game Kubb from goki-nature is Toy of the Year 2016

The Viking game Kubb from goki-nature has won the prestigious audience award "The Golden Rocking Horse" in the category "For the whole family". The jury comprising parents, children, educators and toy experts voted the goki toy the winner after it had previously been selected by the readers of the magazine "Familie & Co." as one the best toys of the year.

Toys should be fun for kids! They should awaken their creativity and promote their skills. Every year thousands of new toys appear. And every year the readers of the magazine "Familie & Co." select the "Toy of the Year" from this great variety. "The Golden Rocking Horse" is Europe's most important audience award for toys. The prize is awarded annually by Family Media and the Association of the German Toy Industry.

Kubb is a communicative game for two teams. It is played outdoors on the beach or in the park. The Kubb game from goki-nature is characterized by very high quality and a reduced, clear-cut design. In this way the game gains an additional aesthetic dimension.

The game was launched in the goki-nature series of the renowned wooden toy manufacturer Gollnest & Kiesel. "This series takes account of the consumer desire for untreated wooden toys. The aesthetic effect that two different woods can have on the beholder is quite astounding," says Sonja Prüter, product developer at Gollnest & Kiesel, clearly delighted about the prestigious award. The greatly reduced design and the complete absence of colours foster children's creativity and imagination.

Gollnest & Kiesel has won the coveted award for the third time. In 2013, 200 Building Blocks, also from the "goki-nature" series, were awarded the Golden Rocking Horse and in 2008 the Pirate Touch Ring from Heimess was named Toy of the Year. Heimess is the brand for high-quality baby toys made of wood, made in Germany.

In 2015 the Wheel Loader from the "goki-nature" series was the only toy to win the German Design Award of the German Design Council and in July the brand management of "goki nature" received the German Brand Award.

Gollnest & Kiesel
Gollnest & Kiesel is Europe's innovative manufacturer of wooden toys and the largest toy company in northern Germany. Its brands HEIMESS (baby toys made of wood and high-quality plastic, made in Germany), goki, HOLZTIGER  and ANKER Stone Building Sets are well known in the toy and gift trade. The company was founded 35 years ago by its two managing directors. The HEIMESS brand has existed for 60 years, and ANKER Steinbaukasten GmbH in Rudolstadt can trace its history back 135 years. More than 2,000 different products form one of the most widely varied ranges anywhere in the toy industry.
"We produce toys for children's hands, heads and souls," says Gerhard Gollnest. Over 600 Gollnest & Kiesel employees worldwide are busy transforming a thousand new ideas into a thousand living colours.



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Last update: Jul 31, 2021 at 12:25 AM