Wingnut Games was founded by Aldo Ghiozzi
in October of 1993 (by accident). Things started out briefly as a mail order company during the beginning of the Magic: The Gathering craze and slowly moo-ved to a few arrogant friends thinking they could make some great games themselves.
One night a few of us were playing a game and we can't remember who said it, but we wondered what it would be like if the game we were playing surrounded farting. OK, call it weird, but the next thing you know "The Grim Reeker", "Prince Charmin" and "The Full Roaming Vapor" were created for PHART!. In 1994, right before the first 100 copies went to press, Magic: The Gathering just boomed and the next thing we knew the name was changed to PHART!: The Dispersing (for marketing purposes of course).
Well, three print runs later and distribution in the U.S., Europe and Canada, Wingnut Games was on its path of destruction towards Wizards of the Coast.