Nob is a celebrated inventor,
collector and popularizer of puzzles, one of the best the
world has ever seen.
He has written more than 70 books on puzzles, has monthly
puzzle columns in several popular magazines including Quark,
and has participated in international puzzle parties all
over the world.
Nob found his inspiration for Hoppers from a small-board
version of the popular peg solitaire genre, called "The
Great Thirteen," first created in 1899. The original puzzle
had a one peg set-up, but Nob saw the potential for
introducing a range of challenges, ranging from easy to very
difficult, on this basic platform.
Nob is also the creator of
Shape by Shape®,
FlipIt™, as well as many puzzles which are sold
exclusively in Japan.