Recipient, Young Inventor, 2013 - Squashed
Squashed™ inventor, Nick Metzler, twice winner of the senior division of ChiTAG’s Young Inventor Challenge is an extraordinary young man who has had a passion for designing games since age five. Nick entered That’s Cheating in ChiTAG’s 2010 Young Inventor Challenge and won his first YIC award at age sixteen. In 2011 Nick presented the game that became Squashed™ winning his second award and catching the eye of PlaSmart’s Tim Kimber. Squashed™ is a 3D game of strategy and chance where players eliminate others by SQUASHING one pawn at a time or by flipping the cube for a total wipeout.