The first quarter of 2012 has flown by! We started off the year finalizing games to show at the New York Toy Fair in early February. It was meant to be a less hectic trip than in past years, as we were intending to show only a few games. This would have given us the chance to be able to network with other game-industry peers, enjoy the seminars, parties, and other activities. However we came home with over 25 submission requests! We even met with several new companies. It was a very productive Toy Fair and we were happy to see lots of familiar faces and make some new friends.
Since then we have been working hard to get those game submissions out to all the companies that requested them. We’re almost finished and we’re really excited about some of the new ideas and technologies that have been developed. We have been collaborating with other game designers and engineering firms to come up with some really interesting projects. Hopefully we will be able to reveal all of the new stuff we’ve been working on soon!
In March we went to Toy Fest West in Long Beach. It was our first trip to this show, and we really enjoyed it. The Long Beach show was much less busy for us than the New York Toy Fair and we were able to take the time to network and see new products throughout the weekend. It was also nice to catch up with some of the toy companies that we missed in New York.
In the meantime, we are continuing to develop and test play several games for submission later this year. We are also planning many other shows and activities for the Spring and Summer. Be sure to contact us if you are a school, children’s charity, or military organization as we try to support these groups when we can. Check back with us soon for more news and updates.
We started out the New Year right by again attending the New York Toy Fair in February and we had a great time. It was awesome to meet so many other toy inventors and exhibitors! We had an especially great time attending the Hasbro Party.
You may have seen Hasbro’s commercials for the release of our card game Ratuki, which is a lot of fun! You can check out the outtakes and the finished products right here.
Once again, we were invited to participate in Mattel Inventor’s Day in Los Angeles. As always, it was a fantastic experience, where we were treated to an inside look at the workings of a toy and game leader! While up in LA, we made a trip to over to Spin Master, which was an awesome experience.
We’re looking forward to the remainder of the year, with much more fun and games to come!
Hi everyone! We have started a blog so that our family and friends can follow our latest goings on.
The last month has been very busy for us. First, we were invited to the Mattel Inventor’s Day. It was a tremendous experience to be able to see the inner workings of the toy and game giant. While we were in LA, we also visited with Spin Master, the third largest toy manufacturer in North America.
The following week, we went to Rancho Bernado High School to give a talk on leadership to their Robotics Club. Later that same week, we gave a talk on how to invent a game to a grade school, followed by hosting a booth at their school fair the next day. We were the hit of the fair, and our booth was completely crowded with kids wanting to play our newest game, Ratuki.
We are most proud our donation to the Wounded Warrior Program at the Balboa Naval Hospital. At the suggestion of one of our friends who was the Officer-in-Charge of the program, we made the donation of three of our games – Zip, Ratuki, and Gobsmacked – to the occupational therapy department. We have received a tremendous response from the main therapist. She is going to recommend our games for use at the Camp Pendleton hospital.
We are currently preparing for a meeting next week with Spin Master, when we will present our new games. Then on December 1st, we meet with Mattel to show them a variety of Uno extensions.
That was a long first blog, but we have had a busy month. Check back from time to time for our most recent updates!