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[2 Jan 2014 | No Comments]
Timeline: Time to get an edition or two of this game

It’s about time that I got the game Timeline and I managed to snag a copy of the Inventions edition at almost half price right before Christmas.  Needless to say, the Inventions edition was definitely the version I wanted to own first as I rather like inventors and inventor history – go figure.
I really enjoy this game because it’s simple, fun and sadly similar to something I worked on a handful of years back.  The gameplay is easy; you shuffle the deck of cute little Ticket-to-Ride sized cards and deal …

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[13 Dec 2013 | One Comment]
Holiday 2013: Stocking Stuffers – or just games that are a bit smaller in size

In this shortened holiday season I feel like time is flying past and I’ve barely finished half of my holiday shopping and I just realized today that Christmas is less that two weeks away.  Just as I need to get moving on my holiday shopping lists, I also need to get a holiday suggestion article published.  There are many sites who do end of year best of guides – but this site always has a slightly different take on the holiday article.  This year, I’m going to tackle games that …

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[6 Dec 2013 | No Comments]
Cheese Louise: A discussion on prototypes

When I was at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair before Thanksgiving, Nick Metzler was demoing his new game with PlaSmart, Squashed.  As Nick was talking with small crowd of people there was one boy who didn’t want to play with the manufactured version of the game – instead he wanted to play with the prototype.   What is it about prototypes that fascinate us?  I love seeing prototypes – even the rough and ugly ones.
As an inventor there are limitations as to what kind of prototypes I can produce in …

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[23 Oct 2013 | No Comments]
Block Builders: It’s one clever block-building brainteaser game

I think people assume when you’re in the toy/game business that you’re just a big kid.  And although that’s not the truth (at least not in my case – I’m kind of serious about my work), there are definitely toys and games that awaken my inner.  I was a creative child that loved puzzles, LEGOs, brainteasers, and creative challenges.  I wasn’t so keen on school work (although I did my homework) but I’d much rather learn through a game or puzzle and Block Builders, from Fat Brain Toys, would have …

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[14 Oct 2013 | No Comments]
Raccoon Rumpus: My cute little idea is a HIT!

Last week was a good week for Raccoon Rumpus as I found out that it was named as one of the “30 Coolest Toys of the Year” by Family Fun magazine!  It has also been awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal – so overall, it sounds like people like it.  YAY!
Almost better than the awards are the numerous notes from relatives, friends, collegues and friends of friends with stories and pictures of their kids, grandkids, friend’s kids, etc. having fun playing …