If you know me well, you know one of the best things (and there are many) that I LOVE about my job is getting to know the Toy and Game Industry people. Heading Inventor Relations, I have the privilege of meeting really cool people all over the world. At Mary Couzin’s ChiTAG event in November, [...]
Okay, I’m embarrassed to say it’s been over a year since I posted to my blog. I could give you so many excuses, I’m too busy doing other job responsibilities, I was confused about what I should actually write about, I didn’t know anymore what the focus should be for my blog, etc… After all, [...]
Remember how you felt waiting for Christmas when you were a kid? The excitement and anticipation? This is how I’ve felt for the past few months waiting for these Chicago Toy and Game Conferences! They’re finally here. Mary Couzin is the organizer. I met Mary at the NY Toy Fair in February. She has been a blessing to me [...]
In 2006, I met Harry and Claire Nelson at my first International Puzzle Party in Boston. I was thrilled to meet Harry as he’s a legend in the puzzle world. His accomplishments are numerous in the areas of puzzles, mathematics, computers and chess. Harry was also the editor of the Journal of Recreational Mathematics for [...]
Now you can purchase the movie Toyland! I blogged about this movie in a past post. I met Tim Walsh at an industry conference called ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailers Association). He’s an inventor and I was thrilled to meet him. He’s a really nice guy and I enjoyed playing games with him.
Me and Tim [...]
I was pleased to connect with many inventors at G4G this year. I have collected puzzles and played board games for as long as I can remember. I also was an avid user of both in my classroom when I was a teacher. You can imagine how thrilled I was to first meet Bill Ritchie. And now it [...]
Do you love mechanical puzzles? Do you love games? I do and I’m lucky enough to be making a living at the things I love. For me, I feel like I have the best job in the world. My name is Tanya Thompson and I work for a wonderful mind challenging game company called ThinkFun. [...]