HoopCAT Games PO Box 237 New Freedom PA 17349
HoopCAT Games was started in 2011 by my wife and I as an effort to bring innovative family games to the market.
Our first self-published family game Fill the Barn received numerous positive reviews from the likes of Father Geek,
ISlayTheDragon, and Initiative Tabletop. We were very proud to see my first published game added to Casual Game
Revolution's list of recommended casual games. And we look forward every summer to the annual Fill The Barn
tournament that is included in the World Boardgame Championship Juniors program.
While we didn't mind all the work that goes into self-publishing, there is another challenge in that the self-publisher
must be good at a lot more than just game making, We've grown to realize that there are many other upstart game
publishers who are far stronger at marketing, effective use of social media, and leveraging Kickstarter. We decided to
shift away from self-publishing and find publishers for any of our designs that fare well in Unpub play-testing.
As of September 2014, Lady of the Diamonds and FireBreak are in the hands of publishers interested in taking
them to market (we hope to make some announcements soon), while Attatat is in currently undergoing publisher
evaluation. Look for Planet Chasers to begin public Unpub playtesting in late 2014 and early 2015.
Besides designing games, I also write about games for Casual Game Insider magazine. Check out my articles "Why I
Love Monopoly....and Why You Should Too" in the Winter 2014 edition, "You Lost Again in the Summer 2014 edition,
or my periodic contributions to their blog page.