What do Peyton Manning, Ryan Sheckler, Kurt Warner, Seth Joiner, Auston Mathews, Cole Tucker, TJ / JJ Watt and Klay Thompson have in common besides excelling in their sports?!
They are all leveling up their games whether on a trip, at home or on the road by playing the Binho Board.
Created by former college athlete (Washington State and Grand Canyon University) Nick Witherill, th
The game has expanded with licensing deals with Arsenal, Liverpool, USL, Club America, MLS and will be in select Dick’s Sporting Goods later this summer across the USA as well as new stores too.
We spoke one-on-one quickly with Nick to find out what all the hype is about with Binho!
1. What are the top athletes that have enjoyed playing?
Klay Thompson, TJ and JJ Watt, Ryan Sheckler, Auston Mathews, Kurt Warner and Peyton Manning to name a few. It’s a game built by and for athletes so I can only imagine the list getting bigger over time. Will be interesting to see who’s next.
2. What big events do you have coming up for the game?
We are going to start generating a tournament schedule for this next Binho season. One of the events will be the Binho World Championship. Stay tuned, we will be announcing it very soon!
3. Where do you see the game heading towards as a ‘sport’ in the future?
I see Binho heading towards a sport the same way E-Sports took off tied in with the way Board Game’s host tournaments. We are in the process right now of creating different leagues and tournaments that are scheduled out for each year. Eventually, every player will have an official Binho portal to track their progress through an “ELO” function, with each tournament/circuit/league match having a different weight to see which player is the best in the World. Also, there will be Clubs just like European Football. Anyone can create a Club and their Club can get promoted up through the ranks. It will be cool to see how the competitions unfold over time.
4. What does the name mean?
Great question, this is probably the most frequently asked question we get. -inho in Portuguese means little which ties into our game which is little soccer/futbol. The tilde on the ñ combines Spanish influence into the made up word but is also a finger hitting a ball (the dot of the i). There are more meanings to the word as well. Growing up listening to Lil Wayne you learn to love triple and quadruple entendre’s.
5. Who would be the ultimate athlete you want to play a round with?
I would say the ultimate athlete to play a round with would have to be Cristiano Ronaldo or Michael Jordan. Both of those dudes are so insanely competitive it would be fascinating to see how serious they were about winning the game, especially when they are the one under matched versus me.