Iam Hasbro Game Design Leads, Ben Rathbone and Randy Klimpert AMA!
Meet two very special people at Hasbro. Without them, our games would not be what they are today. Ben Rathbone and Randy Klimpert are game design leads at Hasbro for adult and kids gaming. They have brought games to people around the world for their entire careers and continue reinventing the classics with their teams at Hasbro today.
Ben Rathbone: Ben is the Vice President of Gaming Design, overseeing all adult targeted games including Party Games and Strategy games. Ben works hard to make sure that we are bringing the most fun games and satisfying experiences to our rapidly growing adult gamer audience. Born and raised in the UK, Ben is an English graduate from Brighton University. His passion for designing games started with his brothers at home. His career working in games began at the first ever Games Workshop store in London. From there, he got a job as Assistant Games Designer at Milton Bradley and has never looked back. Ben has worked on designing of many game brands from Clue to Monopoly to Avalon Hill to Dungeons and Dragon. He personally loves games that feature theme and story. Now residing in the US, he loves working in the best area of gaming with the most passionate player audience.
Randy Klimpert: As Director of Kids Gaming, Randy brings the fun to off-the-board games like Jenga, Twister, Bop It and Simon, plus the entire Hasbro licensed gaming portfolio. A BFA in industrial design from the University of Illinois prepared him for an early career in toy invention, where he fathered dozens of iconic toys and games and served as kindly uncle to many more. As partner and creative director at Meyer/Glass Design he initiated and collaborated on such Hasbro classic games such as Pretty Pretty Princess and Catch Phrase. After 3 years as Notionographer at Cranium Games in Seattle he joined Hasbro in 2009 and moved East with the acquisition. He has 15 patents and nearly 1000 ukuleles. Not that he’s counting.
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