Each year when I tell friends – especially those with kids – that I’m headed to Toy Fair, the first response is generally, “That sounds AWESOME, how do I get in?!”
Unfortunately for my game-loving buddies, this event is not open to the public. Learning the doors are locked tends to conjure up visions of top-secret toy meetings, tinkering elves, a massive toy workshop inside the Javits Center… the imagination can run wild!
I hope I’m not spoiling the magic by sharing the experience inside the ThinkFun booth…
Welcome to the ThinkFun Booth!
Laser Maze, available in May!
I thought you said no outside visitors?! This brainy bird couldn’t resist playing WordARound during show set-up!
The ThinkFun team, ready to roll!
Sadly no game-making elves were spotted this year, but we were thrilled to visit with some amazing inventors who have created many of our great games… kind of the same thing right?!
A familiar face! ThinkFun co-founder Bill Ritchie poses with his two toddler inventions: Roll & Play and, new for 2013, Hello Sunshine!
Luke Hooper, one of the inventors of Laser Khet, stopped by to pose with the amazing new game he created with ThinkFun – Laser Maze features a REAL (safe) laser, we can’t wait for it to arrive in May!
The Hebert Brothers are the brainy duo who created WordARound, we’re addicted!
A visit from the inventors of UnHinged!
The Costers are the inventors of the iconic Zingo Zinger!
Steve Hayton, Turnstile inventor, visited ThinkFun to say hello!
Yackety Smack inventor Roberto Fraga stopped by to play!
Despite auspicious beginnings (ahem, Snowstorm Nemo, I mean YOU!), 2013 Toy Fair was a fantastic show – The Toy of the Year Awards were a wonderful celebration to begin the festivities, and our 5 new games were so well-received – and we are looking forward to a terrific year!