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TED Talk Friday: An imaginary artist and children's champion

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July’s TED Talk Friday featured two hugely inspirational speakers in two very different arenas.

First up: Shea Hembry’s 2011 TED Talk ““How I Became 100 Artists” – this incredibly creative artist shared his journey to create and stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists… the only catch? he invented all of the artists [...]

Hot Dogs... ThinkFun-style

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Last week, a group of ThinkFunners sat around the lunch table talking about (surprise surprise…) their lunches! A fantastic conversation evolved, with folks sharing special foods they had grown up with and unusual taste combinations each preferred. Talk soon turned to condiments… and then to Hot Dogs!

As people shared their toppings [...]

The Purse Packrat... games to go!

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As anyone who knows me and my obscenely large purse can attest, I am rarely without supplies for any given situation.

This was on display a few weeks ago, when I beat out dozens of ladies and “won” a bridal shower purse scavenger hunt. One by one items were called out (safety pins? check. eyedrops? check. [...]

TED Talk Friday: Hearing color, confronting bullying

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For Friday’s TED Talk screening, we began with a great talk suggested by one of our designers. In his 2012 talk at TEDGlobal, color blind artist Neil Harbisson introduced the audience to an amazing device that allows him to HEAR color!

In his talk, “I listen to color,” Harbisson encouraged us all to be more like cyborgs, and we [...]

TED Talk Fridays kick off at ThinkFun: Education and Introverts

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Coming off the heels of yet another incredible TEDActive experience, I wanted to find a way to bring some of the TED magic back to the office. Last month, I instituted TED Talk Fridays here at ThinkFun, and the response was fantastic!

The format is super simple and agenda-less – I wanted this to be an [...]

Fuel your day the ThinkFun way!

Apparently ThinkFun fans love their coffee as much as they love their games!

After I shared this photo on Facebook Monday morning, several folks chimed in right away to let us know they’d also love to start their day with a ThinkFun-fueled smile!  Always happy to support our caffeine-loving fans, I’ve set up a giveaway so [...]

Childhood unplugged! Celebrate Screen-Free Week

While I spent many pre-adolescent hours claiming otherwise, I now feel incredibly lucky to have grown up in an almost entirely screen-free home.  As I shared in this post on Mr. Rogers, I enjoyed a magical 30-minutes-a-day of PBS during my preschool years, but after that, our little black box stayed off [...]

Giant Rush Hour featured in a new Museum of Play exhibit!

We are so excited to celebrate the grand opening of a new exhibit at the Strong National Museum of Play!  The permanent Game Time exhibit, which opened April 13th, features 4,200 square feet of interactive PLAY experiences for the whole family!

Featured among the fantastic game experiences is ThinkFun’s Rush Hour – as you’ve never seen it [...]

Easter PSA: Save chocolate bunnies, buy toys instead!

Mattel’s clever “Save the Bunny” campaign this month features celebrities sharing the plight of the dwindling chocolate bunny population.  These earnest spokespeople urge the public to protect this endangered species by filling their Easter baskets with TOYS instead!

Still stocking up your Easter baskets for the weekend? Consider adding some quality “brain candy” in the form [...]

Giant River Crossing Used in Military Training

Wow! This fantastic email shares ways our River Crossing game is helping young cadets in the UK improve team communication and build leadership skills – I can’t wait to see photos!

I am the School Staff Instructor (ex Regular Soldier) of the St. Bees School Combined Cadet Force.  This is a School Cadet Youth movement [...]