Briarpatch = Play + Learning

Originally founded in 1992, Briarpatch provides fun and educational games and puzzles for children. University Games acquired Briarpatch in 2014, and since that time it has been Briarpatch's goal to provide inspiring, educational, and above all FUN content to preschoolers everywhere. No other children’s game brand has won as many awards and delighted as many young children as Briarpatch.


Briarpatch is recognized worldwide for its well-designed preschool games and puzzles. With games and puzzles set in a variety of beloved literary and TV settings such as I SPY, Pete the Cat, The World of Eric Carle and more, Briarpatch helps children to learn social skills, counting skills, memory skills, and literacy skills.

Play 'n Learn System

Designed to assist you in choosing the best product for your child, our original Play 'n Learn system will help you understand the developmental aspects of each game. Each Briarpatch game is rated for 5 different developmental skills:​​

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Coordination

  • Social Skills

  • Imagination

Look for specific Play 'n Learn information on any Briarpatch game box, or by visiting any game's landing page below.

Click here to visit the Play 'n Learn System page, and to see a list of games organized by the skills they teach!

Briarpatch Games and Puzzles
Click on a product to learn more!


First 100 Games

Pete the Cat Games

The World of Eric Carle Games

I SPY Games

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Games

Blaze and the Monster Machines Games

Shimmer and Shine Games

Goodnight Moon Games

Learning Games

Travel Games

See the University Games Catalog here


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