What Makes a Great Game?

Connie Gee

University Games

As University Games approaches its 20th Anniversary and reflects on the more than 150 games introduced, there seems to be several common characteristics of a University Games' game. Most importantly, University Games strive to mix learning and fun. Below is a nice checklist of the characteristics of a great playing and great selling game.

University Games was founded on April Fool's Day in 1985 by Bob Moog and Cris Lehman. Today, University Games stands strong, distributing more product in more outlets, in more markets than any other game company. University Games has become a major player in the international game industry (now in over 28 countries) through increased distribution, better marketing, experienced staff and strategic acquisitions such as Great Explorations®, Raintree Puzzles and Games™, Topline Toys®, Colorforms® and BePuzzled®, Spinner Books™, Great X™ and Learn at Home™.

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