it was founded in 1984, TDC Games, Inc. has established an international
reputation as the producer of innovative, trend setting, if somewhat
zany, board games and jigsaw puzzles. True to its eclectic style, TDC
enters its 29th season with a new and completely diverse collection
of high quality, but reasonably priced, game and puzzle products that
now use the latest in communication technology.
New For 2013
GAMES, AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO EDITION uses
QR code scanning technology to deliver instant, side-splitting videos
for the whole family to enjoy in a board game format.
THE GAME OF BALONEY
will make skillful fibbers out of the whole family with hundreds of
obscure facts and thousands of ways to lie about them.
MAKIN' BACON DICE GAME proves
that everything goes better with bacon, even an addictive little dice
game that you just can't stop playing.
Current TDC Game Products
ALPHABET DICE GAME TDC
has partnered with one the nation's foremost food brands to produce an
innovative new anagram word game played with dice. Easy to learn, yet
hard to master, Campbell's Dice Game contains 36 dice with 216 letters
all whimsically packaged in a large soup can and has received eight
major awards for design and game play.
GREEN GAME is
the game that can actually "save the planet." and is loaded
with over 450 questions that will challenge player's knowledge of all
things green. Playing The Green
Game actually educates player in what helps...and what might hurt
the ecology of our planet. It is also a carbon neutral product. The
small amount of materials that are not bio-degradable are offset by 6
drink coasters that will grow wildflowers after they are dampened and
planted in soil.
YOUR OWN-OPOLY is a
kit that contains everything needed to produce one custom designed
property trading style board game. There have been various City-opolys,
College-opolys and Sports-opolys. Now you can have your own opoly by
using a computer with any simple ink jet printer to create the board
game you wish.
The 21st Century Edition is
the new updated edition of "The Game for People Over
Thirty," and has been a best-seller among the
"thirty-something plus" set for 20 years. Originally designed
exclusively for players with more advanced experience at life, the game
has now been expanded to include events, fads and memories from 1949 to
2009. It continues to challenge players to remember facts and events
from their own personal past. Age is a distinct advantage playing REMINISCING.
Although it now invites "anyone old enough to have a past" to
play, it remains the one game on the market that continues to prove
"older can be better."
MINDS, The Game of Naughty Clues has been TDCís best-selling mega-hit since1990. Test if you have a
dirty mind, from the following clues: 1) Itís a four letter word. 2)
Itís a name for a woman. 3) It ends in U-N-T... If your answer
wasnít "Aunt", you have a Dirty Mind and will lose this
game, because although the clues are highly suggestive, the answers are
totally clean. Dirty Minds is the best-selling adult party game of all
time with millions sold.
DIRTY MINDS, is the expanded edition of the world's cleanest
"dirty" game. This contains even more creatively wicked clues,
along with the cleanest of answers. This one also introduces the new
category of "Dirty Deeds" to add to the fun.
MINDS ULTIMATE EDITION is
the latest and most expansive edition of Dirty Minds which features four
slightly naughty categories: Dirty Clues, Dirty Secrets, Dirty Deeds and
MINDS, The Card Game is
the latest, and least expensive, edition of "the world's cleanest
SENIOR MOMENTS is
a memory game for those who might need the practice. Since you're never
too young to have a senior moment, the game is suggested for all ages
and also contains some hilarious senior moments contributed by people of
all ages. You probably canít remember the last time you played a game
has been one of the most
addictive dice games around for almost two decades. TDC has reintroduced
a highly affordable version of this classic scoring dice game that is
now available on countertops from coast to coast. Players roll the dice
to pile up the highest total score, but being too greedy can result in
CHAOS is a simple card
game thatís gone insane. It consists of rules that are always
changing, but most of the rules are secret and can only be determined by
how other people play which makes for hours of nerve-racking fun.
GAMES IN A CAN A.K.A.
"Instant Parties, Just Add People," popping open one or more
these four cans of outrageous fun will instantly liven up any party. The
titles include B.S., The Game; The Game of Top
Ten Lists; Freaky Farkle; and Whoís
in the Can.
Current Jigsaw Puzzles
WORLD'S MOST DIFFICULT JIGSAW PUZZLES are
the latest addition to TDC's highly successful line of specialty jigsaw
puzzles. Each features a double sided puzzle with the same image on both
sides, but the backside has been turned 90 degrees. Diabolically, each
piece has been cut identically from both sides so that even the most
prolific puzzler will not be able to tell which side... or which
piece... is up.
PIECES, Earth Friendly Jigsaw Puzzles are
a series of 500 piece eco-messaged jigsaw puzzles that feature pieces
that will actually grow wildflowers. The series of four initial titles
each are composed of thousand of mosaic images that each form a larger
image... and make an ecological statement. These are the first puzzle
products are 100% recycled, renewable, bio-degradable and carbon
neutral. They will actually grow wild flower when planted and watered.
World's Smallest Jigsaw Puzzles are
each only 4 inches by 6 inches in total size, but contain 234 pieces
making them the smallest jigsaw puzzles ever to be die-cut. (Guinness
record pending) Each of initial series of the puzzles also
contains a tweezers to help you grip the incredibly tiny pieces for
assembly. They each make for a small, but extremely daunting puzzle
Alphabet Murder Mystery Puzzle Series each
features two 500 piece puzzles mixed in the same bag. Each puzzle
represents the before and after picture of a crime scene. After
assembling the puzzles, players must solve the crime.
QUAD CUBE is a
cube-type, three dimensional puzzle that features four nested cubes each
with four cubes within it. As the puzzle is turned and twisted, it
morphs into hundreds of different shapes. Quad Cube can be
up to four times more challenging than other cube puzzles.
Suggested Retail Price - $15.99
Formed in 1984 by Chicago writers
Larry Balsamo and Sandra Bergeson, TDC Games, Inc. has established a
reputation for creating innovative board games with a zany twist.
TDCís games have become known not only for their marketability, but
also for a noticeably wry sense of humor that runs throughout line.
Currently servicing over 4,000 retailers both large and small throughout
the United States and Canada, TDC products are also distributed
throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Although most
game and puzzle concepts are developed within the company, successful
licensing arrangement have also been arranged with the NFL, NASCAR, Fox
Television, ABC-Touchstone Television, Major League Baseball. Precious
Moments and Where's Waldo and Campbell's Soup among many others.
TDC Creative Team
LARRY BALSAMO, President
Creativity has always been second nature to Larry Balsamo.
"Iíve never actually had a real job," he boasts.
"Iíll write anything for money." Balsamo has founded a
string of rather eccentric business ventures. He has designed and
operated two rock night clubs, one of them world famous. Heís been a
professional musician, then a stage magician. He founded an astoundingly
successful singing telegram business which required the writing of over
50,000 personalized lyrics. He co-wrote the funny, but obscure, Preppie
Comedy Album. Then, hoping to make a couple of bucks on the
side, he co-wrote the ADULTRIVIA game. It went on to sell
over 1 million units and established TDC GAMES as a true game industry
presence. Over forty other slightly off-the-wall, somewhat
counter-cultural game projects have followed. Although Larryís
approach to product design is cutting edge if sometimes controversial,
and his methods considered somewhat eccentric, he says thereís just
one thing that keeps him going through it all, "These darn things
sell like crazy!"
SANDY BERGESON, Creative Director
Sandy Bergeson is a true virtuoso of the arts. She is a former member
of the Chicago Lyric Opera and New York City Opera companies and has had
a starring role in an Off-Broadway musical. Marriage, children and
settling down to the Chicago suburbs led her to a creative association
with Larry Balsamo at Hey Wires Singing Telegrams. Sandy churned out
custom lyrics with Balsamo, while also performing the zany personalized
messages to everyone from grease monkeys to the President of the United
States. She also was a theater critic on the radio and an entertainment
writer for Copley Newspapers, while writing the I Hate to Diet
Dictionary in between. In 1984, she mentioned to Balsamo that an
adult version of trivia might be a good idea. The rest is history... and
TDC GAMES. The creative combination of Bergeson and Balsamo has
accounted for the majority of TDCís product success rate. Says
Bergeson, who also found the time to pick up a Masterís Degree along
the way, "We probably qualify as Americaís most obscure
successful writing team."
1984 ADULTRIVIA, Balsamo/Bergeson
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