As the year comes to a close, we like the reflect not only on the amazing year we have but also on all of the exciting projects we have planned for the future!
Most years we plan on having 1-2 releases, however we have something like 4-6 releases planned for 2019 under Letiman Games, with another 2-3 releases planned for our sister company Galactic Raptor Games!
One of the most exciting titles we have coming in 2019 will be Adventure Tactics! This game is a 1-5 player encounter game inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics. The game has a dm-less choose your own path style adventure book and allows you to upgrade through over 20 different classes in the game!
Be on the lookout as more information on this as well as our other unannounced releases will be coming soon!
We are also very much looking forward to launching our first Galactic Raptor Games Kickstarter next week on January 7th, 2019! Our first game is Steven Aramini's Animal Kingdoms. This game is an area control and hand management game for 1-5 players and not only did it win this year's Cardboard Edison contest (so you know the design is good) but it also has some amazing art to boot!
If you would like to be with us on day one, be sure to check out the preview page for the kickstarter (it is still a work in progress, so please take that into consideration when viewing the page).
Thank you so much for helping us have our best year yet in 2018, and we look forward to sharing an amazing 2019 with you as well!
Until next year...
We just wanted to let you all know that we will be at the Rochester Maker Faire this weekend, Saturday November 17th, from 9am-5pm at the Rochester Convention Center (123 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604)!
If you want to come by and check out our new games, our old games, or just to say hi, please do not hesitate to come on over and introduce yourself.
This is our fourth year in a row doing this and we have an absolute blast each time. I have always shared the table with my good friend, Nicholas Yu and this year he will be showing off our latest collaboration, Tactics Adventure!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Although I am sad to hear that Gil Hova is leaving Breaking into Board Games, I am excited to announce that I will be joining the Tony and Ian as the publisher voice for the podcast.
What is Breaking into Board Games you say? Breaking into Board Games is a podcast about breaking into the hobby game industry. Every week, we interview a person of note, and give tips and tricks to make your way into the business of games.
My first episode on Breaking into Board Games released today! You can listen to it at:
I have been on before as a guest and am really looking forward to being on the other side of the microphone as one of the hosts! You can check out all of the previous episodes at: https://breakingintoboardgames.libsyn.com/
On Tuesday November 6th, from 9am to 4pm we will be hosting our very first Letiman games Playtest and Demo Day. This will be an all day playtest event for upcoming releases! We will provide water, coffee, snacks, and pizza for lunch!
For more information on the location and who will be attending (our good friend Cassie Elle of the Indie Game Report will be coming up from Florida and attending!!), please head on over to our facebook event and also be sure to let us know if you are coming!
Hey everyone! We just wanted to let you know that we will be at the Rochester Game Festival this weekend! We went to the first ever show last year and it was an absolute blast! You can check out both tabletop and video games in the works all by local developers.
If you have an interest in saying hi to us or checking out some of the other cool developers that will be there as well, you should come on by and see what this awesome Festival has to offer. The festival is being held at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Gene Polisseni Center on Saturday, Septepter 15th from 12pm to 5pm.
We will be there showing off some of our games, so please be sure to come on over and say hi!
We hope to see you there!
It is that time of year again! We are launching the Neverland Rescue on Kickstarter tomorrow, May 8th, 2018 at 8am EST!
The Neverland Rescue is an asymmetrical 2-player game in which opponents take on the role of either our hero Peter Pan, or the treacherous Captain Hook. Hook will gather clues and deploy his dastardly henchmen to determine the final 5 hideouts of Peter Pan and his companions, while Peter will attempt to rescue his captured friends, keep them safe, and save the land he loves. Throughout the battle, players will feel the pull of their belief in Fairies, which could just as well lead them to victory in Neverland!
The base reward tier is just $25 shipped in the US, so be sure to head on over to the campaign and check it out! You can find images, reviews, and all sorts of information on the game and as always, if you have any questions you can reach out to us and we will gladly help you with anything you need!
Thanks again for following along and again, that link is:
All my best
I have just booked my plane ticket to Atlanta in May for ProtoATL! The event runs from May 4th-6th and is bound to be a lot of fun! Many publishers (including us) are slated to be there and I cannot wait!
I should be flying in Thursday night and staying until Sunday afternoon!
I am looking forward to finally meeting some great people that I have known online for years, making new friends, and playing some awesome games.
I will be participating in the publisher speed dating of course but if you would like to set up a time to meet to either pitch a game to us, talk about the industry, consider collaborating, or you just want to say hi, be sure to email us and coordinate a set time to get together.
If you live in the Atlanta area and are free that weekend, be sure to check it out and please come on over and introduce yourself, I cannot wait to meet you! You can get more informationabout the event or purchase your badge at
Early bird pricing lasts through March 17
Until then, happy gaming!
We are very excited to announce that the next game we will be publishing is The Neverland Rescue!
The Neverland Rescue is an asymmetrical 2-Player game designed by the fantastically talented Scott Almes and illustrated by the equally talented Jacqui Davis!
The Neverland Rescue will be launching on Kickstarter in the first half of 2018!
To stay up-to-date on coming information and launch dates, please follow us on Kickstarter, Facebook, and Twitter or join our mailing list!
I think that an amazing way to challenge myself as a board game designer is by entering game design contests. They provide constraints, give inspiration, and allow for a fun distraction during the hectic times of being a publisher. When I saw that the Game Crafter announced their Hook Box Challenge, I was eager to jump into the contest and work on another side project.
The basic constraints of the Hook Box Challenge were that the game must include 18 cards or less and be in a Hook Box (a small folding cardstock box that holds 18 cards). I like designing small games like these because they are super easy to print, iterate, and develop due to their small size. The last time I tried my hand at this was for the Button Shy design contest in 2016 and I ended up having my game Mint Julep signed and published by them just a few months later.
For the Hook Box contest I started working on a game that I wanted to inspire my daughters. They both love ballet and this theme seems underrepresented in board games. So I set to it and developed a core set of rules and cards. I quickly found I had little time to devote to it and started collaborating early on with my friend Jeff (who just so happened to have worked with us on some of the graphic design work on Groves). He also has two daughters in dance and even enlisted them in making sure we were using appropriate terminology in the game. He and I bounced a lot of ideas off of each other and made what I think is a really neat little card game (that even has a solo mode designed by Jeff).
The entire project was a lot of fun and was a nice breath of fresh air stepping away from a Letiman Games project for a few weeks. Please consider checking out Center Stage, trying the Print and Play (free download available) and maybe consider voting for it in the Hook Box Challenge!
Now that the game is submitted into the contest, we are moving back into developing our next project in full force! We have started receiving a lot of art and we hope to announce the game very soon!
Until next time, I wish you many happy game nights!