New Colors and Sizes of One of the Hottest Toys of 2016

New Colors and Sizes of One of the Hottest Toys of 2016

Look what's coming! Fort Boards have been one of the best reviewed and received toys of 2016 and now there are new colors and sizes available! Fort Boards fort building kits are now available in a beautiful light blue and a cool gray. There is also a new size of pack available. Our starter pack includes 22 boards and can still build 10 square feet of fun but is now a great option to introduce kids to a world of large-scale building. 

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ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Sandy

ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Sandy

For the fourth installment of our ABCD Interview Series we get to learn more about Sandy Wilbur. She is the President of Sandy Wilbur Music, Inc.  Here she creates music that helps to inspire, educate and entertain. She is also a renowned musicologist and through her vast musical knowledge she helps people, such as television producers, to find the best music for their needs. Sandy grew up in Meriden, CT and later in La Jolla, CA. She now splits her time between her farm in Vermont and New York City.

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Fort Mastery, Fort Magic, and Fort Expressionism

Fort Mastery, Fort Magic, and Fort Expressionism

Owning a set of Fort Boards is just the start of your building and creative process. With a set of these cool toys for kids, you can keep building more and more creative things. Here are some tips to help you down the path of fort mastery, fort magic, and fort expressionism. 

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Life Sized Star Wars Toys - X-Wing and Death Star

Life Sized Star Wars Toys - X-Wing and Death Star

We've been asked the question, "What can you build with Fort Boards?" many times and the answer we usually give is, "nearly anything you can imagine". But then we get the follow up question, "What about ______?" The blank that people have been asking a lot about is Star Wars related builds. Yes, with Fort Boards you can build really big, almost life-sized versions of some of your favorite Star Wars toys. 

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ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Wilson

ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Wilson

For the third installment of our ABCD Interview Series we get to find out more about Wilson Wu. He is a Creative Director from Los Angeles, CA and he has created some commercials you may have seen and even designed some buildings you may have been in! Go check out some of his work at www.recre8tion.com and see if it inspires you to create something amazing.

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A Summer Road Trip Full of Forts, The Grandest of Canyons, and Local Toy Stores!

A Summer Road Trip Full of Forts, The Grandest of Canyons, and Local Toy Stores!

Summer is here and it’s a great time to take a road trip across the country. The USA really does have an amazing variety of things to see. There are historical sites, like the many forts used in battles, and there are gorgeous displays of nature, like the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park. We’ve compiled a list that has one of the top places to visit in each state and we’ve also given you info on a local and independent toy store near there. Landmarks and toy stores? Sounds like an amazing trip across the US.

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ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Elyse

ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) Interview with Elyse

For the second interview in our ABCD (Artists, Builders, Creators, Dreamers) series we are fortunate to speak with Elyse Jacobs, MA. Elyse is an artist, educator and writer who is originally from Brooklyn, NY but now lives in San Francisco, CA. You can find her writings at Tools of Peace as well as at the Excelligence Learning Corporation. She is well known for her puppetry but uses many forms of art and creativity to teach children. She is currently writing a book on preventing violence by and against children and youth. We are excited to have her here to share her thoughts on art, creativity and forts!

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Awesome Toys in Denver, Colorado - The ASTRA Toy Show

Awesome Toys in Denver, Colorado - The ASTRA Toy Show

ASTRA is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. They have been a wonderful resource to Fort Boards and we are proud to be one of their many members. ASTRA is also responsible for putting on one of the biggest toy shows around. The ASTRA Marketplace connects manufacturers and toy retailers in a fun and interactive environment. This year, the show was in Denver, Colorado - an awesome setting for this event. 

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