Ken Johnson, inventor of Phase 10.

Ken Johnson, inventor of Phase 10.

The Jackson Inventors Network kicks off the new year with an exciting presentation and a new location. The keynote speaker at the Feb. 25 meeting will be Ken Johnson, game inventor. In 1979 Ken Johnson started a game manufacturing company in his parents’ basement producing games he invented. He experienced some success with his first games but his big success came in 1982 when he set out to design a new card game. Upon seeing the success of Uno, he wanted to design a card game that could achieve similar success. After just a couple of days sequestered in his apartment, he came up with the Phase 10 card game. His first customers included K-Mart and Meijer stores. In 1987 Johnson licensed the manufacturing and distribution rights of Phase 10 and began receiving royalties from the worldwide sales. Phase 10 is now produced by Mattel, is sold in more than 30 countries, and is the second best-selling card game in the world.

The meeting schedule is:

6:00-6:30 Registration

6:30-7:30 Program

7:30-8:30 Networking, including expert corners for getting one-on-one help.

The meeting is now at the Jackson Community College North Campus, 3000 Blake Rd, Jackson, MI 49201
Room (TBD) 96 to Elm Rd exit S. to Blake Rd Left (East) to campus, go to parking side of building (South side of the building). Handicap Accessible

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