STIX & STONES®
A PREHISTORIC PICTURE-MAKING RACE!
STEVE and ALI RYAN, INVENTORS
"We loved Steve's game from the moment we played it! After hearing
that his daughter Ali helped him develop and test it, we knew we had an
instant hit on our hands. Combine that with Steve's extensive TV
game show background and you've got pure, creative fun inside the box!" - Educational Insights
How to play:
Use sticks and stones to convey specific words - caveman style!
Perfect for mixed-aged groups, children and adults, single or team play.
No drawing skills required! Players roll to bid on how many pieces
their team will use to make the assigned picture from the challenge
card. The lowest bidder has to build the image with the fewest
number of sticks and stones. The team who correctly guesses the
picture before time runs out scores points to win.
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Steve Ryan - Inventor of Stix & Stones ®
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Pet(s): Bingo the dog is almost 4 years old.
We found him at an animal shelter. Ali gave him the perfect name
for a game designer family.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? :
Game Creator. I had the passion at a very young age.
I remember making my first game in the 5th grade. I still have it.
I might share it on Facebook someday.
Favorite teacher and why?: Guy Hixon. He
gave me the nickname "Ham on Ryan" He also gave me confidence and
Favorite sound: The crack of a baseball bat
hitting a home run.
Most unusual gift received: Dice that were found
in a house that burned to the ground. They have a story to tell
and look the part. I've been collecting dice for many years.
I have hundreds of all shapes, colors and sizes.
If you were a fruit, what kind of fruit would you be and why?:
Kumquat. It has to be the highest possible scoring fruit
in the game of Scrabble.
Worst fear(s): Snakes and committees
My best advice to everyone: The sooner you figure
out what you are good at, and what you enjoy doing, the sooner you can
achieve your dreams.
Favorite game show phrase: "I'd like to buy a
vowel." I use it constantly whenever I see a personalized license
plate that I can't solve.
|Alison was instrumental in developing and testing Stix & Stones®
to make it a game that would be loved by both kids and adults. She
was honored with a TAGIE (Toy & Game Inventor) nomination in 2010 for
young inventor of the year.
Stix & Stones® received the Parent's Choice 2010 Award
for new game. It's not just a great family game...it's great for
adult play and child's play. Here Steve, Ali and Cathi pose with a
Stix & Stones® image to promote Stix & Stones® as a family game for all to
Can you identify these Stix & Stones® images? All of
these images were utilized in an Educational Insights contest. You can
find these answers and follow all of the latest Stix & Stones® events on Facebook.
Stix & Stones® Rule