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Game On!

Game-makers are definitely not sleeping in Seattle.
April 1, 2004

Seattle, long the coffeehouse hometown of the ultrahip, is also home to some of the hottest board games. Entrepreneurs have picked up the torch lit by Seattle-based games like Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit. Is there something in the air that inspires game creativity? "Seattle is a magnet for smaller companies," says Jonathan Albin, marketing director of The Game Manufacturers Association. Even VCs are taking notice.