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 [...]
Happy Halloween! As you can imagine, a fun day filled with candy and dress-up is right up our alley here at ThinkFun! We’ve set the costume bar pretty high in year’s past, and this year’s celebration did not disappoint!
Check out some of the amazing ThinkFun-inspired costume creations in our office today…
It’s Roll & Play! Kirsten [...]
Last week, I had the pleasure of traveling waaaaay up north to be part of the very first TEDxEdmonton Education conference! In the TED spirit of ideas worth spreading, this conference focused around a conversation on how learning is evolving and impacting our schools, workplaces and industries.
This fantastic event featured speakers directly from the education world and individuals doing [...]
Last year, Stephanie Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio interviewed Sam Ritchie, son of ThinkFun co-founders Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie!
Meet the Toymaker: Sam Ritchie of ThinkFun
Stephanie: My kids also grew up with a parent in “toys.” Did you enjoy being on the front lines at ThinkFun? Did you help test new games as a child?
Sam: I [...]
This year’s Toy Fair was the best in ThinkFun’s 26 year history at the show – certainly the best of the 3 years I’ve been attending! With 9 rocking new products and a fantastic message to spread to the world about the power of healthy, fun brain play, ThinkFun’s booth was mobbed from opening to [...]
Just returned from a fantastic trip to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Expo in San Diego! Here we unveiled our new online Brain Lab and met loads of excited, innovative educators whose students will test program during the month of May!
At the show, ThinkFun CEO Bill Ritchie presented not [...]
We arrived in (somewhat) sunny San Diego yesterday to prepare for the start of NCTM today!
Bill, Tanya (aka The Puzzle Hunter!), and I checked into our super swanky digs at the Hard Rock Hotel, then headed over to the Convention Center to get our booth set up!
The booth came together nicely and in [...]
Heading out to sunny San Diego for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Expo tomorrow!
If you’ll be at the show, please stop by Booth #1649 and say hello, I’d love to meet you! (and as added incentive… I may or may not be wearing a cape!)
A not-embarassing-in-the-least photo from [...]
For years, visitors to ThinkFun have been greeted by a very friendly, very hairy, orangutan named Clyde. Perched in ThinkFun’s reception area, Clyde has welcomed (and oftentimes frightened) unsuspecting guests for several years!
ThinkFun co-founders Andrea Barthello and Bill Ritchie received the following in the mail today:
Clyde the Orangutan
The ThinkFun Chair
1321 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
April 19, [...]
Press Release: April 9, 2010
Renowned game and puzzle manufacturer, ThinkFun Inc., is proud to announce the release of Rush Hour for the new Apple iPad. Rush Hour for iPad is the latest addition to the suite of Rush Hour apps available across a wide range of mobile platforms. The new iPad [...]