Young Inventor Nicholas Metzler, Creator of “Squashed”. Meet Nicholas Metzler, 18, from Orland Park, Illinois. Nick is president of his own company, the creator of the popular board game “Squashed,” and winner of the “Young Inventor Challenge” at The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
One of the best books ever on the history of toys and their inventors by Tim Walsh. He also produced a documentary and is an inventor himself as well as MC of the TAGIE Awards. For more info on Tim, go to www.theplaymakers.com.
Toy Mashup - a lot of toy and game inventors (as well as others) are having fun with this. BarbieWire, Chew-plunk, Yo-Oreo, Scrabbled Eggs, i-Hop Ball, BanaGrams, TotWheels and more. Absolutely hysterical!
A wonderful read! Richard Gill, of Trivial Pursuit and Pictionary Fame as well as an Executive and Advisory Board Member to our Chicago Toy and Game Group, and Catherine McMillen-Gill, of Top Trumps, one of our favorite exhibitors and sponsors, created a game together - Name, Say, Do! They are lovely people and dear friends.