How did Granite Game Summit come to be? Each organizer has a unique story to tell. How they got there. What their motivation was. Why they keep going. Read on to find out Kevin’s story.
Today we are featuring Christopher Wiley, an artist and board game inventor from Ringstrue Games, who will be joining us in Designer Alley. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Fine Arts, Christopher brings a unique and creative spin into board game design
Rocco Privetera is joining us in Designer Alley for the first time this year. Originally from the Jersey shore, he has resided in the NYC area for the past 16 years. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Saara, a Mainer, and their 4 cats.
Today we are featuring Japhet Stevens, a long time supporter and friend of Granite Game Summit who will be joining us for the first time in Designer Alley to show off his game, Treasury. I have personally had the pleasure of playing Treasury in one of its earliest iterations and I have gotten to see it play-tested numerous times.
Today we are featuring Mary Flanagan and Max Seidman of Resonym, and indie publishing company. They will be joining us at Granite Game Summit in Designer Alley for the first time. Their game Visitor in Blackwood Grove won the audience choice award at the Boston Festival of Indie Games in 2017.
Designer Alley is happening Friday March 8th from 4pm to 6pm and Saturday March 9th from 10am to 6pm. This is our finalized designer schedule for #G2S19. Make sure to check out each designer’s feature. Come join in the fun!
Today we are featuring Greg Krupp, designer of Crowkeeper. Greg lives in Ulster County, New York where he studies Geographic Information Systems at SUNY New Paltz. Many moons ago, he worked as a carpenter in Woodstock, NY and lived in glorified squat houses with multiple beer-soaked copies of Cities and Knights.
Today we are featuring Ben Mitchell from DoubleWatt Games. Ben lives in Newtown Square, PA, which is a small suburb about 20 minutes from downtown Philadelphia ("Go EAGLES!"). He is a software developer by day, currently specializing in machine learning data analysis in the healthcare field.
Today we are featuring Chris Michaud, better known as “Your Moderator Chris” from the Flip the Table podcast. Chris was the producer and moderator of Flip the Table from 2012-2017, reviewing over 111 cheesy, weird, and obscure board games for a die hard audience.
Today we are featuring Rosco Schock. By day Rosco is a software engineer who makes mobile apps and websites. He went to Penn State University and is joining us from Lancaster, PA.
Today we are featuring Steve Finn who is the owner of Dr. Finn's Games, which is an independent game publishing company that publishes his own games. The "Dr" in the title refers to his PhD in philosophy, which is related to Steve's primary job, i.e., being a professor of philosophy.
Today we are featuring Ryan Courtney. Ryan’s first published game Pipeline is being published by Capstone Games in the summer of 2018. Ryan was a jock. Became a nerd. He is a graduate student residing in NYC.
Today we are featuring Heather Wilson a designer with 9th Level Games. 9th Level is a game indie game publishing house that is best known for Kobolds Ate My Baby! And Schrodinger’s Cat card game.
Designer Alley is happening Friday March 9th from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday March 10th from 10am to 6pm. This is our finalized designer schedule for #G2S18 make sure to check out their past features by clicking on their names. Come join in the fun!
This week we are featuring Gwen & Samuel from Runaway Parade and designers of Fire Tower. Gwen and Samuel initially met at Sarah Lawrence College in 2007 and a partnership was formed. Runaway Parade began as a multimedia online publication, which you can find the archives here, but after 70 issues they decided it had run its course.
Today we are featuring Jess Davis who is also known as Boardgame Girl. Jess has been playing games since she was a young child. Her family loved Bingo, which may contribute to her propensity to yell out board games! at a moment’s notice, and playing card games like 31.In fact, her aunts and uncles were borderline compulsive gamblers, betting nickels on their hands of 31 almost every single night.
Today we are featuring Andrew Smith from Board Game Quest. Andrew contributes written content spanning reviews to top 10 lists, and more. I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew at Origins this past summer.
Today we are featuring Darren Kisgen the designer of Dragonwood. Darren was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He has a PhD in Finance from the University of Washington, and degrees in Mathematics, Economics and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.
Today we are featuring Marc Davis from the Thoughtful Gamer. Marc started The Thoughtful Gamer in March of 2017. He wanted to provide the kinds of resources he wanted to see in the board gaming community--critical reviews, thoughtful commentary,
Today we are featuring a person who is both a game publisher and designer who will be joining us at #G2S18, Curt Covert from Smirk & Dagger. Curt is a fourteen-year veteran of the industry and the owner of Smirk & Dagger Games.