Source: Games by Bicycle

Source: Games by Bicycle
Wil Wheaton | Source: Games by Bicycle

A familiar face in the fandom community just entered into a new role.

Wil Wheaton has been appointed as the first global board game ambassador for the Games By Bicycle line of board and card games. The actor, writer, and board game enthusiast is perhaps best-known for his roles on Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory, and currently serves as creator, producer of the web series, Tabletop.

“My goal when we created Tabletop was to put more gamers into the world,” says Wheaton. “We’d do that by showing how fun and social gaming is, by playing games that were quick to learn, quick to teach, and quick to play. I am thrilled to be partnering with Bicycle to bring this collection of party and light strategy games to the world. These are exactly the games I would have chosen for Tabletop: accessible, uncomplicated, and so much fun to play.”

As part of his new ambassador gig, Wheaton will lead the #EveryonesGotGame campaign for Games By Bicycle.

“[Wil] shares our passion for bringing people into the board game hobby and understands that by making great games that are fun and approachable, we can achieve this,” says Kyle Nicholson, brand manager at The United States Playing Card Co. “We know that cards and games can break the ice, help you get to know people even better, and can turn get-togethers into something epic. We are working with Wil to inspire more people to host game nights. We believe that no matter who you are, or how you play #EveryonesGotGame.”

Games By Bicycle recently releases The Alpha and The Exchange and will soon launch two new additions to its Adult Party Games line: The Sweet & Spicy Truth and Nailed It. Both games will hit stores in July.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.