Seattle is a city of gamers, so it is no surprise that University Games was founded here in 1985. Started by lifelong gamers Bob Moog and Cris Lehman, University Games creates games for all ages that are both educational and socially engaging. They’re perfect for families and beginner gamers, but are not watered down, so even hardcore gamers can appreciate the thoughtful gameplay. University Games’ approach has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions, and has grown into a small empire, with five brands that all specialize in gaming and puzzles. If you’re interested in educational games for children, check out their Brain Box and Brain Quest series. If you’re looking for a great social game, check out Dumb Ass or Smart Ass, both fun trivia games good for gamers and nongamers alike.