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  • Game Changer

  • The Story of Pictionary and How I Turned a Simple Idea into the Bestselling Board Game in the World
  • By: Rob Angel
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant, Rob Angel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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It all began with one small step.

Game Changer is the story of how a 23-year-old waiter from Seattle had the outrageous dream of beating industry giants Milton Bradley and Mattel at their own game. With no experience, Rob Angel used his guts, drive, and intuition to create one of the most beloved board games of all time: Pictionary.

Rob did it his way. He produced the first 1,000 games by hand in his tiny one- bedroom apartment, disrupted the market by selling to nontraditional retail outlets, and did countless demonstrations at the bottom of the escalator at Nordstrom — a store with no game department. Anything to succeed.

Getting there wasn’t easy; Rob had to navigate his way through production mishaps, cash flow troubles, and countless copycats trying to scratch their way past Pictionary. Still, within three years, Pictionary became the best-selling board game in North America, and shortly after, the world. When Mattel acquired Pictionary in 2001, a staggering 38,000,000 games had been sold in 60 countries.

In Game Changer, Rob shares the remarkable inside story of taking Pictionary from simple idea to iconic global brand by breaking rules and breaking records, never giving up or giving in, and working harder when most would walk away all while having the time of his life. Candid and compelling, Game Changer is as much a captivating memoir as it is a blueprint to personal and professional success.

©2020 Rob Angel (P)2020 Rob Angel

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Amazing Incredible Book

This book was just incredible. It truly opened my mind and got me to take the necessary steps to start planning my future. It got me thinking outside the box about businesses and gave me the push I needed to plan my personal businesses. I use to think of business in one dimension, now I see the multitude ways to create a business.

Reading this book lead me to find another book on how to get funding for businesses and that’s my next book. I truly recommend this book to everyone.

This is the third book that have lead me and will continue to lead me to to take action and I feel extremely fortunate for coming across “Game changer”. I am really fond of the story of Rob Angel and I can’t wait to see how this book will lead me to create my own story one day that will lead to someone writing a great and positive message about my story that enlightened and positively changed their lives.

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Cute game boring story

I felt like the book was over in the first chapter, by the time I got to the end I was happy it was over. Not a book for me but I shared it with friends and they loved it. Give it a read you may like it as much as my friends did!

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