Ok, the number one mindset to board game, puzzle and toy inventing success is…
It may sound like a simple answer, but l carry a lot of wisdom. Let me explain. ideas for inventions
When l first got started in this industry, l came up with an idea for coloured stacking sculptures, (you stack a certain shape layer one on top of the other to eventually create an object, face, car, etc) l created a sailing ship, tropical fish and other stuff and took it to a local puzzle shop.
They couldn’t help me, but they pointed me in the right direction and told me to go to a board game company around the corner. Which l did. If you are wondering l made the models out of coloured foam sheets, (which are usually available at local craft shops) and wooden masts from the same shop for the sailing ship model.
To make a long story short, they weren’t interested, but said that if l came up with another 3 ideas they would be interested in taking a look.
So…l went away and thought up another 3 ideas, (quick sketches) came back to try again? No success. You should create a special book with a thick cover, which you can carry around with you, so when inspiration strikes, you can write it down, and do a quick sketch later.ideas for inventions
Most people would have given up at this point; l could have done the same, but l pushed on. I should also point out that they also showed me a large puzzle book mainly full of 15 – 18 century puzzles. I had a quick look, got some ideas to take away with me, and developed some more ideas.
Then at idea 7, l finally developed a successful puzzle.
When l initially explained the idea to them, they thought that the simple puzzle would need to be made from plastic, (which they weren’t interested in because of the cost) but l also mentioned that it could be make from jigsaw type materials, (which they created on site, back then) and before l knew it, it was being sold worldwide.