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Andrea Barthello co-founded ThinkFun Inc. in 1985 with her husband, Bill Ritchie. Under her leadership as COO, the company has grown to become a market leader in STEM puzzles and games in the U.S. and around the world.

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February 08, 2018
Kathy Beyerle

Interview With the Inventors of Escape the Room

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February 11th is National Inventors Day! At ThinkFun we get a lot of questions about where our games come from. Some of our favorite products are submitted by inventors that generate their own game concepts and ideas. Inventors can create inventions as a full time job, or can create and innovate in their free time. One of our products, Math Dice, was actually invented by an elementary school student!

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February 01, 2018
Melinda Contreras

The Evolution of ThinkFun's Rush Hour

Insider, STEM Education / Play, Learning Through Play, STEM

Rush Hour is ThinkFun’s most successful game to date, delighting families for over 20 years! Adults that grew up with the game proudly gift Rush Hour to their children, nieces, nephews, and grandparents alike.

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November 02, 2017
Melinda Contreras

How to be a Game Inventor

Insider, Compose Music, Kids And Creativity, Creativity, Learning Through Play

Unsurprisingly, a frequently asked question at ThinkFun is “How do you find your games?” Or, “Who comes up with your games?” We love these questions because we are hopeful someone will soon be inspired to create their own game!

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October 14, 2017
Rachael Tom

Pet Series: Meet the Cats of ThinkFun!

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In anticipation of the long-awaited game Cat Crimes (in stores this month), we are very excited for the last installment of our Pet Series! If you can't wait to play it, check out our 100th Brainteaser Post, which includes bonus challenges from the game!

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August 26, 2017
Rachael Tom

Pet Series: Meet the Non-Traditional Pets of ThinkFun!

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Our staff members are a pretty fun bunch and we love pets; we even have a sense of humor about non-traditional ones!  You may have also noticed that one of our pets was appointed Chief Executive 'Paw-fficer' for April Fool's Day.  Our company would not be where it is today without the loyalty, support, and enthusiasm from our beloved pets.  In our latest blog post series, we open up our company doors to give fans a chance to meet the non-traditional pets of ThinkFun!

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