Source: The Toy Book

In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design welcomes Nick Metzler, incubation and new business specialist at Spin Master. Metzler has designed and marketed dozens of award-winning games, including Squashed, Marvel’s Wakanda Forever and Hail Hydra, Harry Potter Hedbanz, Battle of the Sexes, and many more.

Metzler was the winner of the TAGIE Award for Young Innovator of the Year in 2013 and Rising Star Innovator in 2018. He was also the back-to-back winner of the Young Inventor Challenge (WIC) in 2010 and 2011 and has supported YIC ever since.

On the show, Metzler and Albritton discuss how creating complex games requires an understanding of human psychology and how to deliver game rules in the most understandable way. Finally, the discussion delves into the value and future of gamification.

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