Dan Klitsner talks Medieval Sausage Slinging with Sling It!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
6d ago
Dan Klitsner, renowned inventor of Bop It, is launching a Kickstarter for a new yard game... Sling It! Is it medieval cornhole with a sausage-slinging twist? Find out in this special episode, where Dan discusses the storied history of sausage tossing and the secret to inventing a fun and satisfying game! --- Get notified when the Sling It Kickstarter launches on June 4th!  http://slingitgame.com/ https://www.instagram.com/playslingit/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter ..read more
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Connie Vogelmann designed Apiary & Wyrmspan!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
3w ago
Connie Vogelmann is lightning in a bottle! Apiary & Wyrmspan were both among the top 20 hottest games on Board Game Geek... and they are her first games! In today's episode she shares her game design process, shines a light on the magic of bee waggle dances, and gives some excellent advice for new game designers. --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to get a sneak peak at our upcoming guests: https://www.hiddenrolepodcast.com/ --- Have an idea for someone who should appear ..read more
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Paul Andersen turned his classroom into a video game!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
1M ago
Teacher of the Year, Paul Andersen, taught science for 20 years and has been an educational consultant for a decade. In today's episode, he discusses running a successful Kickstarter for his product, Switch-Its; turning his classroom into a video game to excite kids about learning; and the secrets to teaching through play. --- Paul Andersen's YouTube Channel, Bozeman Science: https://www.youtube.com/@Bozemanscience1 Check out Switch-Its: https://thewonderofscience.com/switchits Check out The Wonder of Science: https://thewonderofscience.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most ma ..read more
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JM Duparc: Playing for a Living
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
1M ago
JM Duparc, Chief Creation at Identity Games, gives us insights into collaborative design, creative ways to pass the time, the story behind Who's the Dude, and much, much more! --- Check out Identity Games: https://identitygames.nl/international/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to get a sneak peak at our upcoming guests: https://www.hiddenrolepodcast.com/ --- Have an idea for someone who should appear on the show? Leave a comment below OR make a suggestion at: https://www ..read more
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Scott Rogers: Game Designer, Author, & Former Imagineer
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
2M ago
In this episode, we dive into the world of game design with Scott Rogers, award winning video game and board game designer behind games like Pantone the Game and Alien: Fate of the Nostromo. Scott unveils the secrets of crafting engaging video and board games, gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of being an Imagineer, guides us through the art of writing a game design book, and dishes out game-changing advice for aspiring designers.  Check out Scott's new book, Your Turn!: The Guide to Great Tabletop Game Design: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Turn-Guide-Tabletop-Design/dp/111998159X --- Hi ..read more
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Kim Vandenbroucke Talks Her Inventing Career
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
2M ago
In this episode, we speak with Kim Vandenbroucke, Game Designer of the Year winner and inventor of games like Pigs on Trampolines, Split, Scattergories Categories, and countless more. She shares her story, insights into the industry, and the secrets to becoming a successful serial inventor. --- Check out Brainy Chick, Inc. https://www.kimvandenbroucke.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to get a sneak peak at our upcoming guests: https://www.hiddenrolepodcast.com/ --- Ha ..read more
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Bob Fuhrer talks Love, KenKen, and Robots!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
2M ago
Once again we visit with Robert "Bob" Fuhrer, who dives into the story of the international puzzle sensation, KenKen... and you'll never expect where this one goes! --- Learn more about Bob: https://youtu.be/sGBPH_n-z_c --- Check out Nextoy:  https://www.nextoy.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to get a sneak peak at our upcoming guests: https://www.hiddenrolepodcast.com/ --- Have an idea for someone who should appear on the show? Leave a comment below OR make a s ..read more
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Bob Fuhrer... Is THE Crocodile Dentist!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
2M ago
Robert "Bob" Fuhrer is for the toy industry what a producer is for the film industry; a mastermind who brings together creatives, engineers, and business minds to put out incredible toy products. In today's episode, he shares stories from his incredible career and advice for anyone who wants to succeed in the industry. --- Check out Nextoy: https://www.nextoy.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hiddenrole --- Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to get a sneak peak at our upcoming guests: https://www.hiddenrolepodcast.com ..read more
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Adam Hocherman... talks breaking into toy and game trends!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
6M ago
Adam Hocherman, AKA “Hock,” shares his journey from tech, to business owner, to the toy and game industry. Hock has done it all, from invention, to product development, to manufacturing, to inventor relations. He’s got his finger on the pulse of toys and games and gives us expert insights into how the industry has changed... and where it might be heading. --- Adam can be reached at his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamhocherman/ --- Check out People of Play! https://peopleofplay.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most major podcast networks! https://linktr.ee/hi ..read more
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Dougal & Keith Grimes on AI in game design and the importance of play (and sibling rivalries)!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind Your Favorite Games
by Streamline Design
7M ago
Dougal Grimes, the President of Inventor Relations and Innovation at Spin Master, has a vast knowledge of the toy and game space. Keith Grimes, Digital Health & Innovation Consultant, is an expert panelist on Artificial Intelligence. United, they are the "Brothers Grimes!" Though they're experts in different fields, they've come together to discuss their lifelong bonding over play and competition, and how artificial intelligence might change game development in the very near future.... --- Check out People of Play! https://peopleofplay.com/ --- Hidden Role Podcast is also available on most ..read more
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