Payson fam­ily hopes its Drip Drop Games make it big

Serve Daily - - FOSTERING INNOVATION - By Steve South­wick

Oft times pop­u­lar games be­gin in a very small way. Back in 1883 at age 16, Ge­orge Parker came up with a game of money called “Bank­ing.” Friends and fam­ily liked it so much they con­vinced him to pub­lish it. He spent $40 to come up with 500 sets, of which he sold all but 12 and made $100. Ge­orge formed his game busi­ness and in a few years brothers Ed­ward and Charles joined the com­pany. In the early 1900s, ROOK be­came the best-sell­ing card game in the coun­try. Dur­ing the de­pres­sion, Ge­orge and his brothers came up with “Mo­nop­oly” and, as they say, the rest is his­tory. “Clue,” “Triv­ial Pur­suit” and scores of oth­ers fol­lowed.

Payson’s Josh and Emily Rigby are not bet­ting the fam­ily di­a­monds the same will hap­pen to them, but they are hop­ing for big things. The lo­cal founders of Rigco Games did be­gin their jour­ney in a very small way. On Thanks­giv­ing Day four years ago, one of the kids ac­ci­den­tally spilled some wa­ter on the ta­ble. The table­cloth didn’t soak up the wa­ter, and ac­cord­ing to Emily Rigby, “It beaded up in­stead and we all had lots of fun blow­ing the wa­ter around the ta­ble.”

Emily says Drip Darts was the first game the cou­ple came up with, and af­ter a while of work­ing on it they started think­ing, “We could do Drip Drop Sports! So now we have Drip Drop soc­cer, foot­ball, base­ball, bas­ket­ball, bowl­ing and lots more to come.”

Ac­cord­ing to the Rig­bys’ very flashy web­site, Drip Drop Games can be played by chil­dren of all ages and are used at birth­day par­ties, school ac­tiv­i­ties and hol­i­day par­ties. The web­site reads, “We love bring­ing it to fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties, and play­ing it for fam­ily game night. Drip Drop Games are com­pet­i­tive, easy to learn, and ed­u­ca­tional us­ing sim­ple ad­di­tion and sub­trac­tion.”

Josh and Emily Rigby’s chil­dren, Ad­da­lynn, Colby, Cameron and Ava Sue, spend lots of spare time play­ing Drip Drop. Josh and Emily are sell­ing the games on their web­site as well as on Ama­zon and Ebay. To re­ceive coupon codes and be the first to know when new games come out, find them on Face­book by search­ing for Rigco Game.

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