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Unlocking STEAM Board Games for New Superpowers!

Board Games, Tabletop Games, STEAM Games

In the vast universe of play, where curiosity meets learning, board games stand out as not just entertainment but as powerful tools for building the future tech innovators of tomorrow. At Raising Nerd, we believe in the magic of STEAM learning through play, and today, we’re diving into the world of board games that not only promise fun family nights but also nurture skills essential for careers in technology and innovation. This list of STEAM Board Games are perfect for family time.

How One Toy Inventor Followed His Passion For Great Designs

Rich Mazel, Inventor, Play, Games

Trading a secure and buttoned-up job in finance for a trend-driven and ultra-competitive career as a toy and game inventor isn’t a typical career track. But for Rich Mazel, his dream of inventing and designing cool toys couldn’t wait any longer. Rich swapped coasts in 2013 and joined Hasbro’s Global Product Acquisition team and now heads up the group, taking on the iconic toy brands of Nerf, Transformers, My Little Pony, Playdoh, Star Wars, and so much more.

From Creative Kid to World-Class Toy & Game Inventor

ecause of his love for tinkering, she knew he needed space. So, she took an old dryer box, shoved it in the corner and filled it with empty soda bottles, Popsicle sticks, and other recycled items and called it “David’s Creative Corner.” Today, David Yakos is the Co-Owner, Director of Creativity, Mad-Scientist, and Inventor Extraordinaire of Salient Technologies, a Montana-based product development firm that has invented everything from rocket fuel valves to pediatric wheelchairs. Yakos is a big believer in the creative process and encouraging kids to learn by experimenting, playing, creating messes, and even failing.

And just like that, a future inventor was inspired.

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