Below you will find the complete stories behind several of the products and companies that I’ve had the good fortune to bring to the world.
Reyn Guyer is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife, Mary, have five children, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Reyn is a serial entrepreneur in a variety of creative fields, including toys and games, music publishing, education, and art.
Reyn’s career began in 1967, when he and his team developed and licensed the game Twister to Milton Bradley. In 1969, he developed the NERF ball and licensed it and its many offshoots to Parker Brothers. In 1986, Reyn was inducted into the Hasbro Inventor’s Hall of Fame.
Reyn’s love for music led him to cofound Wren- song Music in 1986. The publishing company has had many number one singles and won a Grammy and two CMA song-of-the-year awards.
Having struggled with dyslexia himself, Reyn cofounded Winsor Learning in 1991 to help children who also struggle to read. The Sonday System and Let’s Play Learn are effective remediation methods for students who are behind in their reading skills. These programs are used in hundreds of school systems across the country.
Other projects that keep Reyn busy include:
The Curly Lasagna project, a series of stories and songs for kids and parents that he created with Jeff Harrington
The new dice game Rally Roll, which he invented in 2014
Creating sculptures and artwork, many of which are in private collections
Doing croquet one better with a new lawn game called King’s Court
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