The Dayton Daily News recently reported on how tabletop gaming is becoming a huge cottage industry in the region, including local game creators, game shops and gaming hangouts.
Here are a few examples of board games from three successful Dayton-area creators. Pick them up at local game stores. Know of a game from a local creator that’s not on the list, let us know about it by emailing reporter London Bishop at London.Bishop@coxinc.com.
Salem 1692 - Accuse, defend, or put your fellow players on trial for witchcraft, in a card game in the style of the classic Werewolf or Mafia games.
Tortuga 1667 - Players hold a secret loyalty to the British or French, and must gather the most treasure before the Spanish Armada arrives.
Deadwood 1876 - A Wild West adventure about using cards to steal safes from other players, before advancing to the final showdown.
Dusty Tophat Games
Butts in Space - A humorous game about collecting all the toilet paper in the universe before time runs out.
Beard Wizards - Use cards to cast spells, grow your beard, and become the most powerful wizard.
Ultimate Aquarium - Decorate your aquarium with colorful fish, playing cards to score points.
Dolphin Hat Games
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza - A fun, fast-paced card game where players race to ‘slap’ a match between a card and a spoken word.
Gimme That! - A fast-paced roll-and-write of stealing pencils and mashing potatoes.
800 Pound Gorilla - Players spin the spinner, find the right-size gorilla, and race to take the coconut and bananas.