best_toys_guide_best_toy Best Toys writes: "RingStix: One of the Best Outdoor Games of All-Time It’s been too long since a truly fantastic outdoor game has been invented. Sure there have been things here or there that have been neat, but nothing that jumped out at us in the way that RingStix did. After a skeptical beginning, we were wowed by the simple but brilliant design of a game that gets its players outdoors, active, and having the time of their lives." ... Overall This is a great game, and it’s reasonably priced. It’s a wonderful tool to build good times and good memories with. The simplicity of it is refreshing, as is the fact that anybody can play it (specifically, ages 10-110, according to the packaging.) There is, however, a warning on the back of the box that anyone and everyone should take serious heed of when using RingStix, as there is a high probability of it happening. It reads as follows. WARNING: The person playing RingStix may find themselves outdoors, getting more exercise, being active, making new friends, and having much more fun.
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval The National Parenting Center "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that RingStix has been selected to receive The National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. Our product testing division, which is run by independent testers including parents, educators and panelists of The National Parenting Center, has determined that your product is worthy of this special recognition."
tilliwig_toy_award_best_family_fun Tillywig writes Congratulations! RINGSTIX has won a 2012 Tillywig Best Family Fun Award.
doctor_toy_10_best_active_products Dr. Toy writes "Certainly age grading, name recognition, company dependability, versatility of design, and place of purchase are factors to obtain the right product. Another aspect you can depend on is a warranty. Rising costs for products require us to be wise consumers and to get extra lasting value. Certainly durable products, properly designed, and developmentally correct are worth the money. Children’s positive reactions are worth the extra effort. I utilize a complicated set of objective and subjective criteria to evaluate toys and other products. Some questions to ask are:
  • Is this product worth the price?
  • Does it have lasting “play value”?
  • Is it appropriate?
  • Is it fun?
  • Does it meet safety standards?
Dr. Toy is pleased to have the opportunity to share her years of play and toy experiences with consumers to assist them in the selection process." Dr. Toy announces RingStix as Ten Best Active Products.
The Noise on Toys "Our testers quickly discovered that this is a little more challenging than it looks. But most kept at it and thrilled when they actually started to catch the ring. It's a bit like the name suggests – throwing and catching a ring on sticks, except that the curve in the sword-like "stix" makes the throwing a little more challenging at first, but is quite useful when you master it."