Tim Walsh is an American game inventor and author. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, on Christmas Day, 1964--a date which Walsh jokes “destined him for a life in toyland.” An avid player of traditional team sports and classic games, Walsh also enjoyed creating his own. He graduated from Colgate University in 1987, where he had met Dave Yearick and Ed Muccini. The three friends developed the wildly popular game TriBond a few years later. Walsh subsequently invented the board game Blurt! and co-developed the games Mad Gab and Crazy Chins. His game designs have sold more than 4 million copies around the world.
Walsh authored Timeless Toys: Classic Toys and the Playmakers Who Created Them (Andrews-McMeel Publishing, 2005) and Wham-O Super-Book: Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory (Chronicle Books, 2008). He acted as creative consultant and editor on documentarian Ken Sons’ award-winning film Toyland, released in 2010. Walsh’s company, The Playmakers, is a design and marketing studio focusing on play. Walsh gives presentations and lectures on various toy-related topics, including the history of toy inventing, the science behind toys, and how play encourages creativity and productivity in the workplace.