a mind in bloom

Coming Soon… September 11, 2017

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 7:20 pm

Cha-Cha Chihuahua is coming soon from Gamewright!  Read about it here.




New Games! July 7, 2014

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 1:57 pm

I have three new games to share with you!

The first two are collaborations with Joyce Johnson (of In a Pickle fame) and the third, I am excited to announce, is the first game with my husband’s name on the box! Josh has been a huge part of my game-making for years, but this is the first time he gets to see his name in print. Yay!

1. Say the The Word (published by Peaceable Kingdom)


Say The Word


2. Treasure Trax (my first game published by USAopoly)

Treasure Trax



3. Shapetigo (my first game published by Mindware)



What’s It? July 29, 2013

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 8:30 pm

What’s It? is my newest game.  It represents a few firsts:

  • My first cooperative game published (learn about cooperative games here)
  • My first party game published (Woo hoo!  Now my grown-up friends might play one of my games!)
  • My first game published with Peaceable Kingdom (Love them!)
  • My first game published that I co-invented with Joyce Johnson (find out about Joyce here)

Check out What’s It? on Peaceable Kingdom’s website.  You can also ask for it at your local game store or get it on amazon.  Fun to read that it is getting great reviews! 🙂

What's It?

What’s It?


Inventor Alley December 21, 2012

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 10:12 am

This past year I have had the opportunity to work with Peaceable Kingdom on a couple of games.  They are a super-cool company that focuses on cooperative games.  They have been great to work with.  Check out their stuff on their website.  All their products are high-quality and feature amazing illustrators.  They recently launched a new section on their website called Inventor Alley where they do little features on their game designers.  Cool, right?  You can check out my feature here.  Fun stuff!  I will post more about the games I am doing with PK as they release, but you can get a little taste of the first one if you read my feature as there is an image of the box (didn’t they do a great job?!) with my feature.  And if you like my headshot, you should check out my cousin Kayla’s photography website.  Thanks for taking the photo, Kayla!



TAGIE Award Nomination! September 26, 2012

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games,General — amindinbloom @ 4:54 pm

I just found out that I have been nominated for a TAGIE (Toy and Game Inventor Excellence) Award!  Woo hoo!  I am incredibly honored to be up for this award — I am among some very talented nominees in the Rising Star Designer category!

You can learn all about the nominees and the TAGIE Awards on the website: www.tagieawards.com

The website is also where you can also VOTE for your favorite nominee in each category!

Here is a bit about the awards:
The TAGIE Awards Dinner is an elegant and playful evening gala that brings together industry leaders from inventors to manufacturers to retailers – for a night of celebration, networking and fun! Held in conjunction with the Toy & Game Inventors Conference (T&GCon) and The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the TAGIE Awards are voted on by industry experts, retailers and consumers alike. Honoring recipients for excellence in the categories of Toy Design, Game Design, Young Inventor and Rising Star, the TAGIE Awards recognizes toy and game inventors from across the country, whose playful creativity and inventiveness resulted in some of the most fun and entertaining play products on the market today. We’ll also pay homage to those inventor greats who stand out in the eyes of the toy industry for their exceptionally innovative spirit for fun, philanthropy, and humanitarianism.


Stack-o-Saurus April 29, 2011

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 8:34 pm

My newest game came out recently.  It is called Stack-o-Saurus and is published by Briarpatch.  It is available on Amazon.


This Big! currently in Kids’ Meals at Sonic! January 5, 2011

Filed under: A Mind In Bloom News,Games — amindinbloom @ 2:50 pm

I recently found out that a mini version of one of my games – “This Big!” – has found its way into kids meals at Sonic Drive Ins accross the country.  I believe it is this month only, so hurry on down to your local Sonic!