The Game of Things
Get away from the TV and back into board games with what can only be described as quite literally, humour in a box, is The Game of Things is a 'who-said-what' game-with-attitude that turns everyone into a comedian!
Write responses to provocative topics such as 'Things you shouldn't tie to the roof of your car', Things your parents forgot to tell you' or 'Things you wouldn't do for all the money in the world', and then take turns trying to guess who wrote what.
Created by two Canadian brothers and a childhood friend, laughter is definitely their number one goal. Along with juggling a hugely successful career as an Assistant director in Hollywood working with a host of A List stars including Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro and more, creator Tom Quinn has always liked to make people laugh. He says "I have always come up with creative ways to make people giggle. Over the years, along with my brother Ted, we were constantly creating comedic versions of existing board games, party games and even sports".
For four or more players, The Game of Things is as naughty or as nice as you want it to be. Perfect for family or as adult dinner party entertainment, however you play it, you're bound to be in stitches.
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for more information.Tom Quinn, Co-inventor of the Game of Things also has successful Hollywood career
Tom Quinn has always understood the power of laughter. At 6 years old he pushed his swimming instructor into a cold pool because he thought it could possibly be funny. He didn't get his level one in swimming but he was right. It was hilarious. Everybody laughed. Since then Tom has always come up with creative ways to make people giggle.
Over the years he and his brother Ted were constantly creating comedic versions of existing board games, party games and even sports. Thus it was fated that, 10 years ago, they and a high school friend, Mark Sherry, came up with the idea for the world's funniest party game: The Game of Things
It is such a hysterical game that as of March 2011, Things had sold over one million copies. Quinn, who in the first 3 years travelled across Canada doing hundreds of radio, TV and print interviews says for him it all comes down to the comedy.
When not inventing games, Tom can be found behind a movie camera, working as an Assistant Director with some of Hollywood's biggest names: Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, David Cronenberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Gus Van Sant and countless others in a career spanning 25 years. His recent credits include working as Assistant Director on The Virgin Suicides, Chicago, The Fly and Kick-Ass.
Tom is a hockey playing Canadian who also has a degree in literature. He lives in Toronto with his wife of twenty years, who still laughs at his old jokes, and his two young children who giggle the moment he enters the room.