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Gathering 4 Gardner - Celebration of Mind 2010

Sjaak, Joy, Ben, Me, Hans-Friedrich, Tim, Will, Klaus, Vladimir, Vaidas

It’s amazing what happens when people gather who share a common interest.  October 21, 2010 was the inaugural G4G – CoM, the event to celebrate Martin Gardner and what would have been his 96th birthday.  It was an overwhelming success.  There were over 66 parties on five [...]

California Dreamin!

Harry, Me and Claire

 

Harry Nelson

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 [...]

Oh The People You Meet!

What an incredible time I had at Gathering 4 Gardner 9.  It was amazing.  My first G4G8  in 2008.  I remember thinking then how could this experience get any better?  Now I know how – the people.   Since I started working for ThinkFun in 2007, I have come to know many in the international puzzle community.   [...]

Going to the Gathering 4 Gardner!

Do you have mentors in your life who have inspired you?  I have been fortunate to have had many people help me become the person I am today.  First, my parents.  My mom has taught me that an independent woman can do anything she sets her mind to.  My dad was a mathematics teacher who [...]

Meet the Puzzle Hunter!

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.  [...]