Corné van Moorsel's game company (Isi, Ocean, etc)
Corné van Moorsel's game company (Isi, Ocean, etc)
Am Bilstein 22
Publisher & inventors of Texas, Iron Horse, Speculation, and more.
db-Spiele, Mariahilfstr. 7, D-52062 Aachen
Don & Co
Game publisher. Publisher of GIPF.
Van Den Nestlei 7, bus 6
Doris und Frank
A crack artist and game designer who have a rich history of
self-publishing top quality games. Doris sets the standard for
game graphics and Frank's game mechanism are always fresh and
inventive. Doris' tastes run to the humorous and she is clearly
influenced by great cartoonists like Walt Kelly and Jeff Smith.
Frank is fond of very difficult logic problems and you can
clearly see this influence in his game designs. The quality of
their games is enhanced by this interplay between the light and
the beautiful on one hand and the serious and challenging on the
other. Their games reflect a second running tension, as well,
between Green sensibilities and the need to use conflict to
create dramatic tension in their games. You can see this in
Dicke Kartoffeln, which rewards multiple victory conditions in
order to represent longer term goals in what would otherwise
be yet another corporate competition slugfest. Ursuppe and
Urland move what would, in another author's hands, be a wargame
scenario into the biological world at its lowest level: the bug
eat bug world of microorganisms. Some of their best games are
the ones where their individual talents are not melded but stand
apart. Here I'm thinking of Mü & Mehr and Igel Ärgern.
These are purely abstract games with not even a nod at basis in
some real world theme. The art serves to humanize them by adding
beauty and a sense of fun. All of their games are heartily recommended.
Doris & Frank
Publishers of Derby, the soccer card game (Italian),
Pinko Pallino and Q-Blast, chess-like games,
Battlefield, plastic hills for Warhammer and W40K,
and Magic Mat, a mat for Magic.
Via Torriani ,26
20063 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI)
Email: Gerardo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lange Rötterstr. 74
FATA MORGANA Spiel
Game manufacturer. Makers of Hotel Life.
Fat Messiah Games
Makers of Shapeshifters and other fine games
P.O. Box 341136
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Flying Buffalo Inc
Makers of Nuclear War and other games
PO Box 1467
Scottsdale, AZ 85252
Answering Machine: 602-994-0658
FRANCKH-KOSMOS Verlags-GmbH & Co.
Makers of beautiful games such as Big Boss and Terra Turium.
Zum Brinkhof 22
Friedhelm Merz Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Organizers of Essen Spiel, the largest gaming event in the world.
FUN CONNECTION GmbH
F.X. SCHMID, Vereinigte Münchener Spielkarten-Fabriken GmbH & Co. KG
Game manufacturer. Makers of Attacke and other fine card and board games.
Games with a Twist
Game manufacturer. Makers of The Terrain Game.
PO Box 3729
Schenectady, NY 12303-3729
Phone: 1-888-TRY-GWAT / 518.357.9288
Game manufacturer. Makers of Throwing Stones and other fine games.
P.O. Box 2133
El Segundo, CA 90245
Game manufacturer. Makers of Diplomacy, History of the World, etc.
Prince Georges Rd.
Fax: 020 8640 3273
Tel: 020 8685 1515
Game manufacturer. Makers of Creeper and Colliding Circles amongst others.
12 Old Shoreham Road
HABA, Habermaass GmbH
Makers of children's games that are long on looks but a bit short on
HANS IM GLüCK Verlags-GmbH
The fastest growing little game company in Germany with some of the best games -
El Grande, Drunter & Druber, Manhattan, Waldmeister to name a few.
Birnauer Str. 4
Manufacturers of standard American fare board games. Also the parent of
Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley, and Tonka making them the mightiest empire
in American gamedom.
1027 Newport Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Friedrich W. HEYE Verlag GmbH
Hillary's Toy Box
Manufacturers of Plague & Pestilence.
P.O. Box 1954
Orange, CA 92666
phone: (714) 538-7654
Imagineering Desing, Inc.
Manufactures of Edge City.
makers of Polyominoes and Polycubes
Manufactures dice games (including Perudo) and dicing cups.
2 Brydges Place
London, England WC2
Tom Jolly's private label. Manufactures Knots, GOOTMU, and WizWar expansion
sets (and may still have old editions of WizWar).
3236 Peacock Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93455
JUMBO Spiele GmbH
a German company making some wacky cardgames with fantasy themes
c/o Mark "Krimsu" Sienholz
Phone/Fax: 0049 - 89/271 69 61
Makers of fine sports replay games
15 Mill View Close
Suffolk IP12 4HR
Phone: +44 1394 388102
Les Editions Section b (Canada) Inc.
Manufacturers of classic board games designed by modern
artists. (I haven't checked this one out but I intend to do so.
I'll report back.)
4570 rue Chambord
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Previously the makers of Formule De and many other fine boardgames,
this fine company closed its doors in 1997.
49, avenue Pasteur
Tel 47 40 11 96
Fax 47 40 97 96
Marble King, Inc.
Manufactures marbles (what a shock).
Dept. 10, PO Box 195
Paden City, WV 26159
Manufactures role playing games, train games, and imports many Flying Turtle
board games into the U.S.
Phone: (800) 432-4376 (toll free US only)
(888) 629-4263 (888-MAY-GAME) (toll free US only, also)
Milton Bradley Co.
Manufacturers of Scrabble and friends. Now part of the mighty Hasbro Empire.
443 Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
MB Spiele, Milton Bradley GmbH
German arm of the American giant (but their games are different and better).
Tiny game company with a big bite. Makers of Tyranno Ex! and other wacky games.
NORIS Spiele, Georg Reulein GmbH & Co. KG
Manufacturers of Monopoly, Risk, and host of others. Part of the Hasbro Empire.
PO Box 900
Salem, MA 01970
Patch Products, Inc.
Manufacturers of TriBond and Blurt.
PO Box 268
2944 Graybill Drive
Beloit, WI 53511
PHONE: (608) 362-6896
FAX: (608) 362-8178
German arm of the other half of the Hasbro toy empire. Much better games
than the American arm of the company.
63111 Dietzenbach Ferd.
Phil O'Neill Games
A one man band producing Ransom, Sensored, and Toilet Humour with more
games appearing all the time.
1 Birmingham Road
Isle of Wight
Fax: + 44 (0) 1983 280777
PIATNIK & Söhne, Wiener Spielkartenfabrik, Piatnik Deutschland GmbH
Makers of fine card games and fine playing cards.
Dessauer Str. 46
PERI Spiele, Erich Perner & Co. KG
Pressman Toy Corp.
Manufacturers of traditional and childrens games.
200-T 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10010
745 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901
Small run game manufacturer specializing in designs by new inventors.
P. Joubertstraat 32
7315 AW Apeldoorn
Phone: +31 55.5760741
Fax: +31 55.5760742
Manufacturer of traditional dominoes and equipment
5002 S. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76706
Publishers of Kupido, board game about love affairs,
Automarket, car-builder financial game, and Algoritmo, a
board game based on numbers and algorithms.
Via Casilina ,55
Contact: Giovanni Caron
RAVENSBURGER Spieleverlag GmbH, Otto Maier Verlag
The granddaddy of all German game companies. Recently retreated from
the realm of gamer's games but they still make beautiful games.
Rio Grande Games
Importer of European games. Also have plans to publish English editions
of European games.
Rose Art Industries Inc.
Manufacturers of kids toys and known to dabble in games.
555 Main St.
Orange, NJ 07050
SALAGAMES, Sala-Spiele GmbH & Co.
Inheritors of the old Hexagames line.
Schindel & England
Manufactures reproductions of 18th and 19th century games and toys.
854 Palmerston Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
SCHMIDT Spiel+Freizeit GmbH
Game manufacturer. Makers of Atlantis and other fine products.
Manufactures Axiom and other abstract strategy games.
3 Denmark Terrace
Shoptaugh Games Inc.
Manufactures of great abstract strategy games.
55 Stark Knoll Place
Oakland, CA 94618
e mail: Philip@Shoptaugh.Com
Simulations Workshop Inc.
Manufactures of several exciting gamekits.
c/o Randy Moorehead
2708 Gen. Chennault NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
US Games Systems
Manufacturer and distributor of playing cards, games, and reference books
179 Ludlow St.
Stamford, CT 06902
SPIELEWERKSTATT WALTER M†LLER
Small game manufacturer and design house. Makers of the infamous "Leaky Lifeboat
Game." High production values.
Sulzberger Str. 32
A young, eager company producing interesting new boardgames.
1805 Altschul Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025
email@example.com (Jim Hlavaty, designer and president)
United States Playing Card Co. (USPC)
Manufactures of, can you guess?, playing cards and a wide variety of card games
4590 Beech Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Manufactures Pictionary and other popular American game fare.
1220 Mound Ave.
Racine, WI 53404
White Wind has closed its doors and is no more. At one time this was
Alan Moon's publishing company. Makers of Elfenroads, Santa Fe,
and many other fine games.
2 Milton St.
Beverly, MA 01915
Makers of several very silly games.
P.O. Box 1714
Burlingame, CA 94011
Publishers and distributors of train games and other fine
515 West Hutchinson Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1347
Fax: (412) 486-3157
Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
The House of Garfield, creator, lord, and master of the
collectable trading card games.
P.O. Box 707
Renton, WA 98057-0707
Xanadu Leisure Ltd
Prince Joli Kansil's game publishing concern. Kansil is the inventor of
Bridgette, Marrakesh, and Krakatoa.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Distribute dice, role playing paraphenalia, and other odd gaming stuff.
Lou Zocchi is a classic character among American gaming geeks.
1512 30th Avenue
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Credit where credit is due: many of the addresses found above (and more besides!)
can be found in
The Game Treasury. Many
of the German game companies were taken from a listing available via a server at
Additional companies, particularly role-playing game companies, can
be found here.
The Game Cabinet
- Ken Tidwell