Tim Short, married to Arun District Council worker Nicky and father to 13-month old Zack, woke up one Saturday morning with the idea for “fun family game” Trivia Tower.
Eight years on, Hundreds of copies of the game will be sold in the London Regent Street shop from November just in time for Xmas and I owe it all to Games Play UK who took the original idea and produced what I can only describe as an amazing new must have toy/game!
Former Brighton resident Mr Short, who now lives in Homefield Close, Rustington, near Littlehampton, said: “It is like a dream come true. But I will really believe it when it is on the shelf in Hamleys.”
The game builds into a massive tower where whether players will be able to build the tallest tower depending on if trivia questions. Each pillar is worth different points depending on how hard the question is and colour.
Made and distributed by Gamesplay UK, its natural path will be all major UK retailers in the 2013!!
Describing how he felt when he learnt that his idea had been taken up, he said: “I was jumping up and down and dancing around. I grabbed Nicky and Zack and hugged them. I was dancing around with Zack.
He said he made up a lot of questions in the game. One is who was the first president to live in the White House? – the answer is John Adams.
The computer programmer, based at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, continued: “Most of the game was developed while I lived in Brighton.”