From the company's website:
"Briarpatch has been an innovator in the development of games and puzzles for children of all ages since its inception in 1992. Its founders, a husband and wife team, John Donofrio and Martine Redman, created their first game prototype with a pair of scissors, some glue and passion for creating quality products based on classic literature. Today, Briarpatch maintains an inspiring, fun, and educational product line and is a highly respected leader in the toy industry.
Briarpatch has received more than 300 awards for product excellence, including: Dr Toy, Oppenheim Platinum and Gold Seal awards, Parents' Choice Foundation, National Association of parenting Publications, and Parents Magazine's Best Toy awards, among others."