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- Abraham Lincoln
We are a small studio of boardgame designers/developers with big ideas.
Our mission is to help games grow.
Each of our games will hold these values:
environmentally friendly, inclusive, and always celebrating beauty.
We love board games. However, we also care about the world around us. For all boardgames we make, we will consider the environmental impact of our games. This means things like small box sizes. Another example: for each game sold, we will donate to charity for an evergreen tree to be planted. More details about this coming soon.
Boardgames bring people together. Everyone is equal at the table. We want our games to represent and be made by the entire community of gamers. This means we will intentionally look for diversity in our creators, artists, illustrators, and characters. We want it to be clear - we are LGBTQ-friendly and we encourage all board games spaces to be transgender safe spaces.
Beauty is important. We want the games we work on to evoke creativity, joy, and inspiration. We want to invest in our creators and artists. This means we will only offer high quality production. If we ever sell our games, they will be small print runs with premium components. This means our games will be expensive, but our hope is to find larger publishers to partner with who can use economy of scale to offer better prices and distribution.
Sometimes publishers will hire us upfront to design a game for them. The majority of the games we will design, our goal is to find a publishing partner to bring the game to wide distribution.
We are not actively looking for submissions at this time, but on occasion, we will sign prototype games we fall in love with, with the purpus to represent them to publishers. Also, we are available to find specific games or contractors for publisher needs.
We are available for contract development work on occasion; however, the majority of our development time will be focused on in house games & helping others improve their games. We can also refer contract developers we trust and endorse.
We will host a variety of gaming events including weekly playtesting, monthly regional events (Evergreen Game Day), and occasional board game retreats (Boardgame Basecamp). Stay tuned for more event info...
We have an office space in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and plan to engage our local community. Also, our goal is to interact with the international board game community via social media and attending conventions.
We may occasionally use Kickstarter to print small print runs of games we love. When we do make games, we will sponsor a tree for each game we produce. Our goal is not to become a publisher, but instead partner with others.
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111 - 16 Barrel Yards Blvd, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Daryl Andrews is a professional freelance game designer, who began full-time in 2015. With 30+ board games already released through 20+ different publishers, Daryl’s output has been unrivaled over the last few years.
Beyond design, Mr. Andrews was the founder of Maple Games, and has worked as a consultant for a variety of game companies with a special focus on popular licenses, including: Back To The Future, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Oregon Trail, Marvel and many more.
In 2016, Adam played a little game called Codenames that sparked his interest and sent him down the rabbit hole of board gaming. This hobby quickly became a passion and he can now be found play-testing and designing board games, producing videos, painting miniatures, and backing (too?) many table-top Kickstarters!!
Adam has a Degree in Engineering, and experience in software development and design. In the last year Adam has been a finalist in numerous game design contests.
Adrian is a scientist, mathematician and game designer. Adrian enjoys nature, science fiction and playing games with his wife and kids. He also volunteers his time teaching a local church youth group.
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Since his original copy in the 80’s of survive escape from Atlantis, Eli has enjoyed playing games with others. Eli has been working with youth with behavioural changes for 20 plus years at camps and for his local school board.
In the last 6 years Eli has been an volunteer/worker for a variety of game companies demoing and promoting their games. He also has been organizing local game days and an amazing board game retreat, Board Game Base Camp.