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Right Brain Red: 7 Ideas for Creative Success by Reyn Guyer, inventor of Twister, Nerf, Winsor Learning and Wrensong Music. Co-written by Tim Walsh
Wham-O Super Book Celebrating 60 Years Inside the Fun Factory by Tim Walsh. Published by Chronicle Books
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Andrews-McMeel, 2005


River Grove Books, 2016


Chronicle Books, 2008


My books celebrate the creative spirit of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. Click on a cover to see more!


A clip from Creativity Hacks from an Entreplaynuer. Here I break some rules... and remember the awesomeness that is my Mom! 

“Tim Walsh is personal, engaging and inspiring! Over the past two years, he has presented on several professional development topics for our association’s members – the last one being our closing keynote for our annual statewide conference. Tim’s oh so relevant message of connectivity brought our attendees to their feet in a standing ovation. Thanks to Tim’s help, our conference attendees left the Florida Public Relations Association’s 81st Annual Conference inspired to be better PR practitioners.”

         — Cheray Keyes-Shima, APR, CPRC

FPRA Executive Director 

“Tim Walsh is one of the most popular guest speakers at Otis College of Art and Design. When he finished speaking at Otis recently, the students remarked on how quickly the time passed and eagerly asked if he could come back to speak again.”


— Deborah Ryan

Chair Toy Design Department

Otis College of Art and Design

"I have attended the State Bar of Arizona Intellectual Property Section program since 1992. The presentation by Tim Walsh this year was absolutely the best presentation during that 18 year period. His depth of knowledge, exuberance and sense of humor are unique. His message is interesting, entertaining and thought provoking. Encore."


         — Ray Harris

Director at the law firm Fennemore Craig



I co-founded  Roo Games with a some Australian mates (and one Yank) with the mission to connect people through play. What could be more fun than that? Our Mission: “Design games and toys that help people enjoy life and strengthen their most vital relationships through play."

Here are some of the game I've designed or co-designed over my 30 year career. Click on a cover for more!

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OPERATION: Operation The Power of Play, a documentary film about John Spinello, the inventor of Operation

OPERATION: Operation


I've produced two films! Filmmaking is storytelling, and these are some seriously fun and moving stories. Click a poster above for more on each film.

© 2018 The Playmakers. Photos courtesy of Bill Erlacher Photography
8350 Bee Ridge Road # 112 Sarasota, Florida 34241