Richard Tait Cranium dead and obituary, Founder and CEO

A TikTok just informed me that the creator of Cranium (the boardgame,) just passed away due to covid complications even tho he was vaxxed and boosted. I am so sad. RIP Richard Tait, my whole family loved your game.

A couple of minor side-notes to this whole saga. His head of del was a guy named Richard Tait who they referred to as the Grand Fogash (he cut a somewhat Churchillian look, constantly smoking cigars, and had recommended fogash, a local fish dish that i think is a kind of perch)

Over recent years I’ve worked with four very talented colleagues – John Mair, Richard Tait, Tor Clark and Ray Snoddy – to produce some remarkable contemporary collections of observations on the worlds of politics and the media from many leading writes and academics.

Born in Galashiels, Tait started his career with Ashton-under-Lyne team Curzon Ashton. In January 2008, Tate signed a youth contract with Nottingham Forest. On March 28, 2009, Tait joined Tamworth’s Conference North Side with a loan agreement. At the end of 2008/09, Forest released Tait.

Tait was acquired from Conference North side Tamworth following a successful lease relocation. He played regularly for the team and helped promote Tamworth from Conference North in the 2008-09 season.

In February 2012, he signed a new contract.

On 8 May 2013, Tate joined Cambridge United. He has played 35 league games this season and has helped the club return to Serie B as he was part of a team that advanced by winning the 2014 Conference Super Play-off final. On 8 August 2014, Tate played in Cambridge’s first game in the Second Division, which started with a 1-0 home win over Plymouth Argyll. At the end of the 2014-15 season, the club did not offer him a new contract after his contract expired.