Hit the Deck card game is the newest (2009) game from Fundex Games. The game was designed for Fundex by Garry Donner and Michael Speer of the toy invention and design firm Random Games and Toys. Random won a TAGIE (Toy and Game Inventors Event) award in 2008. That was the first year for the TAGIE awards, held in Chicago during the annual Toy and Game Fair. The TAGIE awards are the only awards for, specifically, toy inventors.