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Grossmont Alum Out of the Box Board Game Company Thrives on the Random

Matt Rivaldi, a 1991 graduate of Grossmont HS, founded Wiggity Bang Games in 2004.

A Grossmont alum and his wife are thinking outside the box to help entertain your family.

Matt Rivaldi ('91) and his wife Jean, founded Wiggity Bang Games in 2004, and have since created games that are anything but traditional.

In the age of digital media and technological advances, the Rivaldis – who live with their two sons Jack, 5, and Alex, 3, in South Park – are trying to bring back the days of old-school "game nights" with the family.

“There are people who still play no matter how much technology comes down the line,” said Matthew in an interview in San Diego Magazine.  “Technology will never replace the time you can spend with somebody, face-to-face, talking. For that aspect alone, I don’t think this will ever go away.”

Wiggity Bang Games are gaining popularity due to their quirky, offbeat humor, and includes the games: FlapDoodle, Quelf, FURT and QUAO. The San Diego Magazine article says that even late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel played Quelf on his show.

Rivaldi has an MBA from San Diego State.

 

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