MindWare

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Was working a little late last night, preparing for a presentation I am giving today to our local Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Vancouver Island Chapter. And I realized something that surprised me a little.

MindWare and Warren Buffett

We received some big news yesterday!  Some really BIG news!!!

One of our major suppliers has been purchased.  It was announced yesterday that Oriental Trading Co. has purchased both the mail-order and wholesale divisions of MindWare.  Oriental Trading Co. is a US based company that sells primarily value-priced toys and novelties.  The company is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, which means that Warren Buffett is ultimately the new owner of MindWare.

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A quick overview for those of you who are not too familiar with Outset Media.  Outset Media designs and produces its own board games, card games, and jigsaw puzzles, which are distributed worldwide.  However, we also act as the Canadian distributor for several toy companies.  One of these companies is MindWare – makers of the hugely popular and award-winning game Qwirkle.  I will get back to Qwirkle later in my blog.

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