Kids Table Board Gaming
As part of our 'Showcase Series', we shall be highlighting games companies large and small with a few quick questions to discover more about their conception, evolution, inspirations and aspirations. From the largest multi-national companies to indie games makers and even individual new-comers, we're happy to shine a light on a variety of views of the gaming industry and experiences for those at all points on the gaming ladder!
Today - KTBG...
Tell us briefly the background of your company?
Kids Table Board Gaming was founded in 2015 by Helaina Cappel. As an avid gamer, she was disappointed by the selection of games available for her to play with her kids and it inspired her creative side. She teamed up with her husband Josh to design Foodfighters, a head-to-head duel between super cute meats and vegetables! Since that successful campaign, KTBG has gone on to publish six more titles and several expansions.
Tell us what inspires you to make games and do you have any rules when making games?
First and foremost, we love games. We are passionate about play and that translates to our design and development. We make games for adults that kids can also play, always seeking to find the right balance of accessible rules and interesting decisions. Each of our titles are a great introduction to one or more mechanisms, such as action selection, dice drafting, bluffing, push-your-luck, set collection and much more. We always look to produce unique games and more than anything we follow the fun.
What do you have coming up and out in the future?
Our dinosaur discovery Kickstarter hit, Fossilis, is arriving to backers and retail right now. It is a tactile set collection game where you dig through layers of terrain to uncover and extract dinosaur bones. In Creature Comforts, you play as forest critters collecting resources and crafting them into comfort items like toys, rocking chairs, and quilts. Your goal is to create the coziest den to get you through the winter. We just completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign for Creature Comforts and it will be coming to backers and retail in late 2021. Our next Kickstarter is planned for Q2 of next year. We are really excited about it, and although we can’t say too much at the moment, we can tell you it’s unlike any other KTBG title we’ve done in the past.
Submitted by Helaina Cappel, Game Designer, KTBG