December 8, 2010 (REDONDO BEACH, CA & HOUSTON, TX) — Scramble Squares®, the global leader in challenging educational puzzles with powerful graphics and multigenerational appeal, is pleased to announce that it has moved into the mobile space with the launch of its digital gaming application, Scramble Squares®, for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Scramble Squares® is immediately available for a free test drive at the iTunes Store, with additional puzzles available for sale as in-app purchases at $4.99.

Scramble Squares® are visual puzzles comprised of nine square pieces, each containing images that must be properly arranged to form one complete image solution. Scramble Squares® puzzles look easy to solve but in reality, only one in every 5,000 people can unscramble a Scramble Square puzzle in under five minutes.

The Scramble Squares® app and puzzle library is designed for universal appeal to males and females of any age, featuring over 140 original creations in a variety of themes including nature, sports, history, culture, geography, science, technology, gourmet, occupations, fantasy, hobbies and activities.

The iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Scramble Squares® application includes one free 5-MINUTE CHALLENGE® puzzle and one fun game puzzle players solve at their leisure. Players who solve the 5-MINUTE CHALLENGE® puzzle in under five minutes receive an additional free brain teaser puzzle, a $4.99 value.

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The iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch application allows in-app purchases of additional puzzles from a library of over 140 puzzles; connectivity to the Apple Game Center so players can see where they rank with other players; communication through Facebook and Twitter for social gamers; and location-based iOS geolocation features to find nearby retailers that sell physical Scramble Squares® puzzles_. All Scramble Squares puzzles® will be stored in an in-app bookcase, similar to Apple’s iBook organization.

Kathie Gavin and Marshall Gavin introduced four Scramble Squares® puzzles to the market in 1993, instantaneously receiving a tremendous response from the market and trade media. After gaining global popularity, winning hundred of awards and appealing to children and adults of all ages as a cross-generational family activity, Scramble Squares® is expanding its reach with mobile technology in partnership with 247 Ventures, Inc., an interactive application development company.

“We are passionate about creating entertaining, educational, beautiful and challenging puzzles for adults and children,” said Marshall Gavin, co-founder of b.dazzle and Scramble Squares®. “We understand that the digital age is here and are pleased with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch application 247 Ventures, Inc. created to bring Scramble Squares® puzzles to the 21st century.”

Dr Stevanne Auerbach, known as Dr Toy (www.drtoy.com), has consistently recognized the social and educational value of Scramble Squares® puzzles. Dr. Toy responded after experiencing the new digital format, “Playing with Scramble Squares® is always fun, plus these puzzles challenge minds of all ages. Now, with the immediate interaction provided by app technology, the playability is even more portable, engaging and compelling. It’s a winner!”

To download the FREE Scramble Squares® app, including the 5-MINUTE CHALLENGE® giving you the chance to win another FREE Scramble Square puzzle, visit www.xxx.com. For more information about the Scramble Squares® app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch: www.ScrambleSquares.com. Like us on Facebook for updates on the product and meet other 5-MINUTE CHALLENGE® masterminds. (Facebook.com/ScrambleSquares), Follow us on twitter@ScrambleSquares, and visit our YouTube Page (YouTube.com/ScrambleSquares) to see a demo of the app in action and even some surprise messages from a very famous holiday celebrity.

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About b._dazzle, inc.
Founded in 1993, b. dazzle, inc. is a progressive market-driven company which manufactures and distributes wholesale in the gift, souvenir, toy and educational products industries a wide range of beautiful, wholesome, entertaining and informative made-in-America gifts of high quality and low cost for all ages of adults and children that can be selected by topic to appeal to the personal interests of the recipient and can be enjoyed as cross-generational family activities.

247 Ventures, Inc.
Founded in 2009 by three former marketing and media executives, 247 Ventures, Inc. develops applications and provides cloud-based hosting and rich media connectivity and serving for mobile devices as well as social networks and other internet connected devices. Based in Houston, Texas, 247 Ventures works with enterprise customers as well as develops their own portfolio of direct-to-consumer apps.

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