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Master of Simon Sez Steve Max discusses following instructions, staying active, the power of human interaction, and more.


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Steve Max is the nation’s leading Simon Sez caller. Taking the classic children's game to new heights, Steve’s hilarious and interactive show is seen nationally at hundreds of NBA, WNBA, and college basketball, football, and ice hockey halftime shows. In addition, he can be seen from New York to L.A. entertaining at corporate sales meetings where he transforms the sometimes "ho-hum" atmosphere of a darkened ballroom into an interactive party of laughter while incorporating important themes of listening and teamwork.

Steve’s TV appearances include “The Ultimate Defender,” which aired on ESPN during Super Bowl weekend, as well as “Battle of the Network Reality TV Stars” on Bravo TV. In addition, Steve has appeared on ESPN's prestigious "Top Ten Plays of the Day," and most recently has played Simon Sez with Regis Philbin on the Hallmark Channel’s "Home & Family" TV show.

Steve’s high energy and quick wit will have every audience member totally involved and laughing throughout. Simon Sez... hope to see you soon!



  • Tell me about what you do. What motivated you to start your business? [1:26]

  • What's fair play in Simon Sez? [6:13]

  • Where did you grow up? [10:18]

  • What were your favorite games, both athletic and board games? [11:26]

  • How important to children is the emotional tie to games? [13:17]

  • Which advances in games have you enjoyed the most in recent years? [17:08]

  • Are there any games of which you are not a fan? [21:26]

  • Are there any games that effectively teach children about money and business? [22:29]

  • Do you have an important memories about things your parents taught you about being an adult and working in the professional world? [29:48]

  • Do you have any advice for today's parents? [32:40]

  • What is your favorite charitable cause? [36:26]



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