NEW ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING MARVEL HINDU TEMPLE LANDMARK IN HAWAII IS THEME FOR NEWEST SCRAMBLE SQUARES® PUZZLE
REDONDO BEACH, CA…June 21, 2011… b. dazzle, inc. of Redondo Beach, California, has announced that its newest Scramble Squares® 9-piece educational brain teaser puzzles for all ages celebrates The San Marga (“The Good Path”) Iraivan Temple being constructed at the foot of an extinct volcano on Kauai, the northernmost island of the Hawaiian Islands. It is being constructed at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, 5 miles from the town of Kapaa, 4 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The temple construction commenced in 1975 and is scheduled for completion in 2017. There are Hindu temples in virtually every nation on earth, over 1,000 in the United States and nearly a million in India, but this temple was destined to be unique-a white-granite edifice being brought stone by stone from south central India after being hand-carved by 75 sculptors working for 27 years. Their monumental efforts reflect the ultimate in artisan craftsmanship and design, surrounded by as beautiful a setting as the paradise island of Kauai could provide. It will contain the world’s largest six-sided crystal, carved pillars, a stone bell, golden doors, to name a few of its unique and beautiful artifacts. All aspects of the construction are being engineered to scriptural specifications to last 1,000 years, with all 3.2 million pounds of white granite hand carved by artisans, using India’s ancient methods that have evolved during 10,000 years of cultural and artistic expertise. Each stone is being shaped with simple bamboo-handled mallets and tens of thousands of mild steel chisels.
If one man were to hand carve and assemble this masterpiece by hand, it would take him about 1,500 years. No electric tools have been allowed.
It should take most people less time than that to solve a Scramble Squares® puzzle, but although each Scramble Squares® puzzle has only nine 4″ x 4″ square pieces, exquisite Scramble Squares® puzzles are Perhaps the World’s Most Challenging Puzzle®! The object of the Scramble Squares® puzzle game is to arrange the nine colorfully illustrated 4” x 4” square pieces into a 12” square so that the realistic graphics on the pieces’ edges match perfectly to form completed pictures in every direction. They make inexpensive, but highly valued gifts for all ages.
Adults and seniors love made in America Scramble Squares® puzzles as much as do children, teenagers and college students. At under $10.00 each suggested retail, Scramble Squares® puzzles make inexpensive, but highly valued gifts for both men and women alike. Over 135 exquisite styles of colorful original art are available on nature, sports, history, culture, geography, science, technology, gourmet, occupations, fantasy, hobbies and activities, and more new styles are added throughout each year. Scramble Squares® puzzles teach critical thinking skills, fine motor skills, patience, perseverance, and they help maintain mental agility in older persons, while providing stimulating entertainment as either a solitaire game or as a cooperative activity. Each puzzle package includes a panel of fascinating facts on the subject of the puzzle, as well as a trivia question
and hidden answer, all packaged in a unique and handy reseal able heavy duty 10-1/2” long x 5-3/4” wide x 3/8” deep vinyl travel pouch, which can be collected
and stored easily in a standard 3-ring binder.
Scramble Squares® puzzles are among the most honored products in the gift, games and educational products industries: The Dragonflies Scramble Squares® puzzle was honored as among the 10 Best Educational Products of 2010 by Dr Toy’s Guide. The United States Armed Services Scramble Squares® was selected among Dr. Toy’s Best Picks for Children’s Products – 2010. The Turtles Scramble Squares® puzzle was the recipient of Dr. Toy’s Best GREEN Product Award for 2010, and the Cows Scramble Squares® puzzle received that same honor for 2011. The Kites Scramble Squares® puzzle was a winner of the 2010 Learning magazine Teachers’ Choice for the Family and was featured in Learning magazine’s Spring, 2010 issue. Four Scramble Squares® puzzles, “Butterflies,” “Serengeti,” “Soccer” and “Tropical Fish” have been honored by Dr. Toy’s Guide as among only forty (40) products selected worldwide as “Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys for 2011,” and four Scramble Squares® puzzles, “Baseball,” “Dolphins,” “Puppies” and “Frogs,” were honored as “Dr. Toy’s Best Classic Toys for 2009.” The Scramble Squares® line of puzzles received the “TOP TOY 2008 AWARD” from TDmonthly, an online trade publication for the toy, hobby, gift and game industries, rated in May, 2008 by Google as the No. 1 site in the world for wholesale trade directories.
The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), a program sponsored by Dominion Parenting Media and promoted in association with parenting publishers across the United States, named six Scramble Squares® puzzles as 2007 NAPPA HONOR AWARD winners: Noah’s Ark, Pirates, Planets, Puffins, Swimming Champions and Teachers. The GREAT AMERICAN TOY TEST, for its 25th Anniversary Awards, named 5 Scramble Squares® puzzles as among the Best Products for 2004 in its “Games & Puzzles” category, more awards than received by any other company. Scramble Squares® puzzles were awarded the “Chicago’s Choice Awards for 2004,” presented during the January Chicago Gift & Home Market to acknowledge distinctive gift products exhibited at the January Chicago Gift & Home Market. GAMES magazine’s “100 BEST GAMES RATED” buyers guide issue has rated Scramble Squares® puzzles as among the TOP 100 GAMES for all ages. Learning Magazine has selected Scramble Squares® puzzles as a Product Pick for Math in the Games category.
b. dazzle, inc. is an Official Member of the “CHARACTER COUNTS!” COALITION of the Josephson Institute of Ethics in Los Angeles: http://www.charactercounts.org (800-711-2670; 310-846-4800). The purpose of the “CHARACTER COUNTS!” Coalition is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with consensus ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character.” These six key character values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Because our society places such a high value on material success, there is the tendency in human nature to pursue success by any means, whether fairly or unfairly, honestly or dishonestly. b. dazzle’s Kathie Gavin says, “We strongly believe that with our success comes a duty for us to contribute to our society. We wish to do so by advancing the principles of good character and ethical behavior, not only by operating our business in accordance with ethical standards, but also by advancing and promoting the importance of ethical business practices and ethical behavior throughout our industry and our society at large.” The “CHARACTER COUNTS!” COALITION has become the nation’s leading character education system, now reaching five million youngsters through a widespread partnership of schools and youth-serving organizations. Two United States’ Presidents, the Congress, most states and countless municipalities have endorsed the Coalition’s approach and declared the third week in October “National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week.”