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Hi All! Some of you kind folks have asked about buying my games and I absolutely appreciate that. So here are the games that I’ve c..
Can you believe 2017 is almost over??!! Every year I compile a list of my holiday picks — mostly they’re my personal favorites from the ..
Every family has their own idea of what a “stocking stuffer” should be, but when I was growing up smaller gifts and candy ended up in stoc..
Believe it or not, this is a BOOK review. Yeah, this is still The Game Aisle, but something interesting is coming from Educational Insigh..
Did you miss 2017 Toy Fair Trends: Part 1? Click HERE.
Continuing Trend: Toy-etic Games
Back in 2012 I wrote about how nice it was ..
I was doing some late reading (yep – checking out the latest issue of The Toy Book AFTER Toy Fair). And I was really jazzed about thi..
I cannot believe that another Toy Fair has passed, but what a great show! The longer I’m in this industry the more I love events like ChiT..
I wrote a while back about how not all inventors are dead white guys, and talked about the inventors of the toy and game industry being a ..
Hi all –
Thanks to everyone who reads The Game Aisle — both regular and infrequent readers — I hope that in 2016 I helped you find so..
While I’m working on my 2016 Holiday Picks article, I thought I’d post my stocking stuffer list (not idea, but I’ve been busy with ChiTAG ..
I was going to write this before game 7 but I really did not want to jinx the game. (L..
I was having a delightful email chat with Ron Weingartener, co-author of the Toy and Game Inventor’s Handbook, and he passed along a Bloom..
I was recently asked by ClassCrasher, a Chicago-based company that helps parents find fun classes for kids without a long commitment, to d..
The Next Great American Game is a movie about one man’s quest to break into the game industry with, as the title says, the “next great Ame..
"I have many more scars than medals."Richard Levy on Inventing
By now I hope you’ve read my 3 Toy Fair Tends articles for 2016 (if you haven’t start with Toy Fair Trends Part 1 H..
I just found this — it’s like the appetizer sampler platter — but instead of greasy fried food it’s games!
I’d love a car that drives me around as I play games. Notice that it’s the women who are playing here — smart gals! 🙂 But until this ..
A list of books about being/becoming a game inventor, books about the history of the toy and game industry, and a few movies about the industry.
Way back in 2009 I wrote about one of my all-time favorite word games, Boggle. Funny enough I said you’d never see me write an article ab..
I’ve heard right and left about how cheap, accessible 3D printing is going to change our industry for the better. Need a replacement part ..
Most adults agree that creativit..
I originally published this post on Global Toy News, you can see it HERE.
It’s been a month since New York Toy Fair and if you were there..
…if bullying based on gender-based marketing isn’t a call to action to make marketing less gender-focused, I’m not sure what is.Kim Vandenbroucke
Contributor to Global Toy News
And the winners are…. BUBBLES, LITTLE GREEN ARMY MEN, and RUBIK’S CUBE!
These are the 54th and 55th AND 56th items inducted in to the N..
The thing I love about being in this industry is that there are so many inventors willing to help and support other inventors. We’re all ..
I’ll admit this feels like it should be a blog post I’m writing in November, but there really isn’t a “season for giving back” it should..
Despite a Fast Company article that refers to April 1st as “the worst” day on the internet and calls for brands to “opt out,” I rather en..
It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted and that’s because I chugged through the Toy Fair trends articles and then had to focus on my..
This is part 3 in a 3 part series on the trends of New York Toy Fair. (whew!)
This is part 2 of a three part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
This is part 1 in a three part series on the trends seen at New York Toy Fair.
I wrote the following article for another website but it ended up not getting used. Still, I think it’s filled with some pretty decent ad..
This post was originally written for Global Toy News and you can find it HERE.
This article was originally written for Global Toy News and you can find it HERE.
Yesterday I posted an article on a Kickstarter campai..
Back in December of 2010 Richard wrote a blog about an alternative way of funding a toy/game project and of course he was talking about Kickstarter. (Read it: “Need to find investment money? Try “Kickstarter”) In the article he mentioned a little game called Cards Against Humanity. It got funded via Kickstarter in early 2011 and since then has been a sort of viral hit.
If you haven’t seen it already, Mattel launched their “Save the Chocolate Bunny” campaign earlier this month. Proclaiming the chocolate b..
This post was originally written for Global Toy News and you can see it HERE.
Did you know that today in 1794 Eli Whitney patented his ..
Some of my faves from this year (and I’m sure there are some I missed or couldn’t get a nice pic of so this is in no way a definitive list of this year’s good looking boxes.) It’s eye-candy, enjoy it!
This is PART 2 of a 3 part series on the trends of New York Toy Fair.
The last 2 parts of this series talked about NEW trends I saw at Toy Fair 2013 and this installment will talk about the continuing trends, how they’ve changed and trends we’re not seeing anymore. Enjoy!