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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

new games

i invented five new games in pressman toy's line. here they are.

don't scramble the egg is a game based on the book series diary of a wimpy kid. in one of the books the biology teacher has the kids take home an egg. they had to take care of it, make sure it doesn't break. when i read that part i knew that it would be a fun start to a game.  the egg here--with a drawing of the character rowley--is a timer that kids toss as they shout out answers to different categories that are on the cards. scary movies, pizza toppings, things like that.  i really like how it turned out, especially that author jeff kinney supplied art for each of the game cards--very cool.

trash pack is a line of soft plastic pieces of trash that have names and personalities. the toys come from a company called moose in australia. this is the box for one of the two trash pack games that i invented. it's called dash for trash game.

here is the game board and the other components of dash for trash. the art that moose had was perfect for the game; it's very cluttered and makes it all even more fun.

 this is the box for the second game which is an action game called flip 'n' filth game. in truth this wasn't the name i was hoping for but it's the name that moose wanted us to call it.

 the trashies that moose sells are packaged in little garbage cans and i knew that would be a great element for an action game. this game uses a larger garbage can and players get those catapults that are at the corners of the game board. the object is to flip small garbage can lids--of your own color--into the can for the most points, or different parts of the game board for fewer points.

the box for smurfs to the rescue game, based on the upcoming sequel movie.

and the game board and components. a pretty simple race game.

the package for hello kitty picnic in the park game.

and the game board (it folds in quarters which is why it has the opening in the center) and other components. tomorrow is the last day of the dallas toy show 2012. it was nice to see some inventor friends from rudell design, random toys and games, craig nadell, john lindsay, david ayres, dick keats and hopefully a few others before i head back home.


  1. You are the first toy inventor I know and I think it is such a cool job!

    The games are all so different and it sounds like lots of fun.
    We made a game board to use with Sinterklaas (a Dutch celebration in December)to "win" a present. Making that board was a lot of fun.

    You do that for a living! Really very cool, Susan!

  2. Susan, you are amazing! I have known you for almost 2 years, and I knew you worked for a toy company, but I didn't know you were actually INVENTING games! These are all so cool. You are cool!

  3. In between looking at games from other inventors and making suggestions about which ones we might want to consider, I do get to invent games on my own.
    Now if only I could sew and do fabric wonderments like you two!

    1. WHAT??? Your sewing is perfect! I so LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your art dolls!!! I couldn't sew that, for real!

      Just so you know! :)

  4. I'd love to buy both Trashies games, but I can't find them for sale! Can you help?

    1. hi ryan!
      toysrus has dash for trash instore now; flip n filth will be available in june. and all of pressman's games are available via its online store: