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Induction Certificate Number:   74020100928-451
Induction Date:   September 28, 2010
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Jukem Football Card Game
MSRP:   $14.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.jukemfootball.com
Rating: 

Jukem Football Card Game

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/28/2010

Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Card Games - Educational 2010 Consumer/Education 8 years and up Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Creative Agenda funQuotient™ Learning Curve Marketability Skill Development Visual Appeal
5 4.5 5 5 5 4

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                        





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CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
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ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious
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Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 
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LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
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BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
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Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)
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UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
8897976002028 002028Labeled/Appropriate



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
U.S.A.

 

About Our New Inductee

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Image of the Jukem Footbal Game Box.
Jukem Football is far more than just a competitive card game, it's an imaginative creation that that puts you in the action of the game! Just as in a live, football game, the excitement is in a continuous flux with loads of unexpected's as you develop your game strategies to win.

"By use of numbers on each card, you have repetitive thinking process occurring with critical skill development being influenced dramatically. The game delivers a stimulating experience of Play which awakens the competitive nature within a player to develop the winning moves to handle the challenge and win."

Football is a common sport which most people on the average are familiar with and may have a strong interest in. Jukem Football takes this fact and merges it with education, skill development, and the art of Play. A primary point of interest in our evaluation was how the game is hybrid. It can be used not just as a standard at home card game, but used in educational facilities. That adds tremendous valuate and functionality to the game.



Additional Details & Perspectives

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The object of the game is quite simple, outscore your opponent with the number of touchdowns and field goals you can achieve. There is one catch though which makes the game more challenging. A drive must total exactly 100 yards and do so without going over! It may seem simple enough but looks can be deceiving.

In our testing with schools and senior homes, we found it quite intriguing to see how Jukem Football is not tailored to just kids or adults. We had a very wide range of people from elementary school age to up in their 70's and above excited about playing the game and doing so repetitively. As the games progressed over and over again, we began to note how response levels and strategy development skills increased for all players. Some of the seniors shared how they felt "energized" from playing the game.

Altogether, Jukem Football is essentially a game that provides a generous contribution to productive Play for all ages while contributing substantially to skill development and influence for a generous level of receptive learning.
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Independent Evaluator Reports

In this section we have called upon the assistance of top industry professionals to evaluate the product in this evaluation summary. These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis and produce detailed, in-depth reports connected with their own personal study and evaluation of the products submitted for independent evaluation.

The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from the independent evaluator reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product.


Image of the Jukem Football Product.
Independent Evaluators - Initial Report Outline
PRODUCT | SERVICE: Jukem Football

MEDIA PLATFORM:
MEDIA CONTRIBUTION:
TARGET AGE GROUP:
Recreational / Hybrid Card Game
Active Thought Processing and Critical Thinking Development
5 to 70 years plus





This Week's Independent Evaluators

Professor of Psychology B.A., M.A., & Ph.D. - Educational Theory Specialist
Director of Education Services & Analysis


"While this game has an applicable use for adults and seniors, my intent is to point out the extended value of Jukem Football with children, including the high school level in scope."

"The numerical scoring structure of the game creates an extended use of mathematical logic beyond the educational facility. This enables the players to use further the development and use of their conceptual understanding to develop well-formulated strategies to win the game. Jukem Football encourages students to exercise diversity in the number of options in their search for development of an accurate winning solution. This method to search for the best solution brings forth the desire for additional practice in a highly-motivational game play environment. "

"This game is especially valuable with the inevitable prompting to play repeatedly. The probability of any specific game being duplicated within a group of at the minimum of fifty games played consecutively is near impossible. This is one of the strongest factors which assures repetitive play. In addition, having a reliable constant of new game play with each game, requires a stronger effort for a player to create more intensive and successful winning solutions."

"Using Jukem Football with multiple test groups we established an average of a 23% increase in recall, and speed in ability to complete the random math and simple logic test presented to each of the test group participants. This represents a significant increase which should not be taken lightly."

Behavioral Analyst / Educational Curriculum Content Specialist, Ph.D., Ed, B.S.
Director of Curriculum Content Development

"The card-game format of this game provides increased motivation to develop a strategy and learn in order to win. The simplicity of the rules and identification with football make the game appropriate for virtually any age level within reason. The repetitive nature of the game offers the players multiple opportunities to familiarize themselves with how the game is played effectively."

"The game provides a strong contribution to social interaction and team effort with a touch of compassion despite its design to be competitive. In each of the studies I completed with the game using various groups of variable ages, it was quite interesting how the players who were more proficient at playing the game gave advice to those who were not. This makes for a more competitive and challenging game while helping develop positive social interaction and new friendships."
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* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate product or service evaluation summary. All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of GreyWolf Corp, or GreyWolf Corp itself.



Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

In this section we have called upon the assistance of top industry professionals to evaluate the product in this evaluation summary. These scholars form their own opinions from extensive analysis and produce detailed, in-depth reports connected with their own personal study and evaluation of the products submitted for independent evaluation.

The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from the independent evaluator reports that have been paraphrased, posted verbatim, or a combination of both in order to encapsulate an accurate presentation of the primary details conveyed in each report. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation each product.


Image of the Jukem Football Product.
Independent Evaluators - Initial Report Outline
PRODUCT | SERVICE: Jukem Football

MEDIA PLATFORM:
MEDIA CONTRIBUTION:
TARGET AGE GROUP:
Recreational / Hybrid Card Game
Active Thought Processing and Critical Thinking Development
5 to 70 years plus





This Week's Independent Evaluators

Professor of Psychology B.A., M.A., & Ph.D. - Educational Theory Specialist
Director of Education Services & Analysis


"While this game has an applicable use for adults and seniors, my intent is to point out the extended value of Jukem Football with children, including the high school level in scope."

"The numerical scoring structure of the game creates an extended use of mathematical logic beyond the educational facility. This enables the players to use further the development and use of their conceptual understanding to develop well-formulated strategies to win the game. Jukem Football encourages students to exercise diversity in the number of options in their search for development of an accurate winning solution. This method to search for the best solution brings forth the desire for additional practice in a highly-motivational game play environment. "

"This game is especially valuable with the inevitable prompting to play repeatedly. The probability of any specific game being duplicated within a group of at the minimum of fifty games played consecutively is near impossible. This is one of the strongest factors which assures repetitive play. In addition, having a reliable constant of new game play with each game, requires a stronger effort for a player to create more intensive and successful winning solutions."

"Using Jukem Football with multiple test groups we established an average of a 23% increase in recall, and speed in ability to complete the random math and simple logic test presented to each of the test group participants. This represents a significant increase which should not be taken lightly."

Behavioral Analyst / Educational Curriculum Content Specialist, Ph.D., Ed, B.S.
Director of Curriculum Content Development

"The card-game format of this game provides increased motivation to develop a strategy and learn in order to win. The simplicity of the rules and identification with football make the game appropriate for virtually any age level within reason. The repetitive nature of the game offers the players multiple opportunities to familiarize themselves with how the game is played effectively."

"The game provides a strong contribution to social interaction and team effort with a touch of compassion despite its design to be competitive. In each of the studies I completed with the game using various groups of variable ages, it was quite interesting how the players who were more proficient at playing the game gave advice to those who were not. This makes for a more competitive and challenging game while helping develop positive social interaction and new friendships."
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* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate product or service evaluation summary. All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of GreyWolf Corp, or GreyWolf Corp itself.

A Sampling Of Our Evaluation Category Ratings

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The categories which have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why each specific rating score was reached.


The Featured Category Ratings Sampling For This Evaluation Summary Are Listed Below:

CREATIVE AGENDA: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4 gold  stars

"Jukem Football" pulled the stops out when it comes to CREATIVE AGENDA. With a very strong scoring in almost all 0f the 250+ evaluation categories applicable to this product, "Jukem Football" swept through this evaluation like wildfire. The creative agenda of the game is exceptional, being capable of applicable for hybrid use. "Jukem Football" delivers a guarantee of a strong narrative progression and response level as well as development of creative thinking and cognitive abstract symbolic reasoning. The players have to think, strategize, and get creative with every single game.

"Jukem Football" provides a challenge that causes an addictive effect. Players could never seem to play just a game or two. "Jukem Football" pulled a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for CREATIVE AGENDA.

FUNQUOTIENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

funQuotient™ is yet another evaluation category where "Jukem Football" took the brass ring. The bright and artful card stock which was used for the cards with "Jukem Football" was of a medium-high level card stock. Not too stiff, yet not too flimsy to ensure long term repetitive use. To add to that, it seemed that with each game played, the funQuotient™ literally seemed to escalate.

"Jukem Football" has all of the right elements successfully pooled together to create a level of funQuotient™ pulled it well above many of the other products in this week's final stage of evaluation. The literally endless number of narratives which could be developed to win this game, serve as a catalyst to create competitive challenge. "Jukem Football" made a touchdown with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for funQuotient™.

LEARNING CURVE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

With "Jukem Football" the LEARNING CURVE was short and simple. Having a game designed with a short learning curve adds greater value to the game. It creates a stronger inspiration for players to develop solution solving strategies to win the game. This helps to avoid the interest in the game being lost quickly, with the product often times being tossed in the trash after but a few experiences of trying to read and understand the instructions fully.

"Jukem Football" is far from being boring and redundant. Having such a small learning curve combined with a fast-paced game, you have a masterpiece in design to practically eliminate the learning curve and reap the benefits that come from that. "Jukem Football" comes across the goal line for a touchdown with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for LEARNING CURVE.

MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4 gold  stars

"Jukem Football" clearly scored a field goal in MARKETABILITY. It contains all of the primary elements we need to consider in the marketability of a product. "Jukem Football" appeals to a vast range of age groups as well as being a hybrid product. "Jukem Football" is a game that sells itself. Once a consumer get their first experience with "Jukem Football", they will not only play the game again but will share their the delight of their experience with others.

There are so many points we could bring to your attention that make "Jukem Football" such a hoot but that would take up far more space to read than would really be considered acceptable. "Jukem Football" comes through its evaluation in this evaluation category with a perfect score with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.

SKILL IMPROVEMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

"Jukem Football" continued to score as we move in to SKILL IMPROVEMENT. One of our independent evaluators stated it so clearly and yet so concisely;

"Using Jukem Football with multiple test groups we established an average of a 23% increase in recall, and speed in ability to complete the random math and simple logic tests presented to each of the test group participants. This represents a significant increase which should not be taken lightly."

Many games are designed for a specific target audience "Jukem Football" breaks the barriers and is applicable for use in both the consumer and education environments. A progressive rate of skill development and improvement for players of all ages is inevitable with repetitive play. It is more than obvious to see that "Jukem Football" makes a substantial contribution to skill development in this evaluation category."Jukem Football" gets a first down on this run with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for SKILL IMPROVEMENT.


VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

VISUAL APPEAL posed an interesting challenge in our evaluation of "Jukem Football". To play the game effectively for a win, the cards will draw you to look at both sides, read all text, and gaze at the colorful imagery on each card. With our new evaluation standards, visual appeal is a very strong factor in our evaluation process. "Jukem Football" strutted right through in this evaluation category falling short of a perfect score by a half a digit, finalizing its evaluation in this category with a score of [4.5] Stars in this category for VISUAL APPEAL.

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