Who We Are
ThinkFun had humble beginnings 1985 in the basement of a Virginia home. Originally called Binary Arts, ThinkFun continued to grow and was ultimately acquired by Ravensburger in 2018. As the Brain and Logic division of a global company, ThinkFun focuses on developing games that are addictively fun, ignite the mind, present the joy of the challenge, and encourage growth from the power of progression.
Since day one, we’ve been on a mission to challenge minds through play. As a global company who cares, we believe that play can build resiliency in all of us. In October 2022, we launched MESHhelps.org in partnership with Deborah Gilboa, M.D. to help build crucial skills for resiliency as rates of depression and anxiety continue to grow in an ever-challenging world. And we invite you all to come play with us.
Rachele Harmuth is the Head of ThinkFun, a division of Ravensburger. Her “official” toy industry career began at 18 when she incorporated a company just to be able to go to New York Toy Fair. Graduating from Carnegie Mellon University a few years later with a degree in Industrial Design, she started designing toys professionally. Throughout her 30 years in the industry, she has been involved in design, marketing, brand management, sales, and strategic planning with such brands as K’NEX, Klutz, Scholastic, Fat Brain Toys, and of course, ThinkFun. She is known in the industry for her enthusiasm and passion for great products that make an impact on kids’ lives. When she’s not making toys, she’s setting up treasure hunts, running cardboard boat races, and looking for ways to add fun to the world with her 3 kids.
Deborah Gilboa, M.D.
Resilience expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage. Dr. G is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, The Rachael Ray Show and Good Morning America and is the Resilience Expert for The Doctors. She is also featured frequently in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, and countless other digital and print outlets. Dr. G is board certified attending Family Physician and is fluent in American Sign Language. In addition to being a graduate of University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine (where she is also a Clinical Associate Professor) and Carnegie Mellon University, she is an alumna of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater. Her diverse background and experiences add to her credibility and lively storytelling. Dr. G is the proud mom of 4 sons who all LOVE to play, as well as aunt to more than a dozen nieces and nephews, from whom she learns so much.