Boardgame publishers

Mayfair Games

Fantasy Flight

Days of Wonder

Rio Grande

Z Man

Queen Games

Eagle Games/FRED Distribution

White Goblin Games

Out of the Box Publishing


Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG)

Go An Ah Play Games


Black Dove Games

Albe Pavo

Cranio Creations

Kuznia Gier

Tablestar Games

Mayday Games

Egmont Polska

Minion Games

R & R Games

Columbia Games –

Lock n Load Publishing –

Portal Publishing –

Squadra Games –

Fryx Games  -

UK Independent publishers

Gen42 Games

Fragor Games

Ragnar Bros

Spiral Galaxy Games

Medusa Games

Cubiko Games

Angels Inferno

Thomas Naylor Ltd

Adrenaline Brush -

  1. John says:

    Gen42 games, We are another UK independent games publishers not listed above.

    • rivcoach says:

      Cool. I will be happy to support you by listing your details here.

    • rivcoach says:


      I have recently started a board gaming blog called “Boardgames in Blighty”. As the name suggests this blog is focused on the boardgaming scene in the UK and I hope to promote it to the UK community in particular as well as the wider gaming community.

      Something that I think would help and would be of interest to the UK gamers would be information on game designers/ publishers in the UK. I want to start a piece called “Spotlight on…” and I want to start it off with brief interviews of UK based companies and designers. This will be a short list of questions that I would ask you to comment on. Each designer or publisher would be asked the same questions so each would receive equal treatment. The questions would be along the lines of -

      * What is your view of boardgaming here in the UK? What would you like to see done which could help board gaming become more mainstream amongst the public? How do we compare to other [laces you’ve marketed your games?
      * How did you get into game design/publishing?
      * What has been your most successful design/published game so far?
      * Can you tell us about the process you went through to arrive at the finished product?
      * Any words of advice for others interested in design/publishing?
      * What project(s) are you currently working on and can you give us a sense of what the theme, mechanics, etc.and when we should be able to purchase the game(s)?
      * What type of games do you like to play? Any particular favourites? Any games that you just hate?
      * Likes and dislikes in regards to mechanics?
      * Upcoming public demos, conventions?

      Once posted on my blog, I will be posting on Boardgamegeek and notifying Boardgamenews to notify UK and other gamers of your comments and hopefully get feedback.

      As you can see, I believe that this is an opportunity to promote UK based designers and companies. Of course, I hope that this raises the profile of the blog as well.

      Please let me know whether you would be willing to participate.

      Regards and best of luck in your game publishing endeavours.

      Mark Rivera
      Boardgames in Blighty

      P.s. I would be interested in reviewing your upcoming new games with my gaming group for the blog and if this would be of interest to you, please let me know.

  2. Bill says:

    I would like to get Mayfair Games on your list and put you on our press release list. Please send me your email address and I will get you hooked up.


  3. Hi, we are a new publishing/manufacturing company based in Norfolk and launch our new game WICKED WICKETS at Essen Spiel 2010 hall 4 stand 230. Our new (working) website should be live next week with more information about us.
    We are really keen to support the UK games scene and hope you can include us on your publisher page.

    Pleas feel free to contact me for any additional information.

    All the best

  4. David Gilham says:

    If Possible could you please add Spiral Galaxy Games to your list of UK publishers.
    We have co-published 2 games Brief History of the World and Canal Mania, and are currently printing are first card game to be published entirely by ourselves called Braggart – this should reach the UK shops this November.

    Dave Gilham

  5. David Barker says:

    Hi Rivcoach,
    I was wondering if you could add Go Ah Ah Play Games to your Board Game Publishers blog. We are another independent games publisher not listed above. As well as developing our own games, we also seek independent Board and Card Game Inventors and Designers to offer a Drop Ship service on our site. I have just released Toxin Drop – The Detoxification, Activation and Ascension board game. This is a brand new first edition game produced by Go An Ah Play Games that arrived December 2010.
    You will notice on my website that I also have Pocketfit, which is made in the UK
    Martial World from Ohio, USA
    and YOUR MAT from Australia
    It is wonderful to see so many inventors of board and card games actively producing such an array of entertaining and educational games.
    Your blog is a wonderful resource bringing these independents together.
    Well done. it’s great to see.
    Kind Regards

  6. David Barker says:

    Thank you Mark,
    I have added a link to your blog on my blog roll to send you some visitors.
    I am wondering, are you a game designer yourself? I clicked on ABOUT in your menu, but it didn’t say.
    I look forward to keeping in contact in the future.
    Kind Regards

  7. David Barker says:

    PS: I really love the background artwork on this blog.

  8. Hi,

    Can you include Cubiko Games on your list


  9. tim mcardle says:

    hi there, we were the independents that brought Zombie Close to the Expo. We would like to be added to the list if thats possible.


  10. Hi,

    Would you mind putting Lock ‘n Load Publishing on the list? We’ll be glad to send review copies.

  11. rivcoach says:

    Absolutely! You gave a few interesting games in your pipeline so I will drop you a note when they are published.


  12. Dave says:

    Great List, this was just what I was looking for, thanks =O)

  13. Adam Brooks says:

    Hi Mark,

    Please add Angels Inferno to your list!


  14. Good afternoon – My I have found this blog very comprehensive and only have so long to go through it – I will have to dedicate some time to viewing some of the games you are featuring. I wanted to drop a line as we are a newly incorporated gaming company intenting to bring our first game Empires Collide to the market in mid 2013. We have a kickstarter campaign scheduled to begin on 18th January, and are looking for people who would be prepared to test and review the game when it is completed. If you get time perhaps you could check out our blog

    Kindest Regards,

    the Weaver Team

    • rivcoach says:

      Thanks for getting in touch. I’m very happy for you to publish any press releases, particularly as you are a British company! Empires Collide does look like a game I would enjoy reviewing. I’d like to see the rules first though to get a sense of how long it takes, how complex to see if it would be a game I could get to the table with my game group.

      • Thanks for getting back to us so quickly. We will shortly be publishing the full rules on our blog, and at that time I will write to you to let you know so you can assess if our game is suitable for you and your group to test.

        Kindest regards

  15. ken davies says:

    We are a UK board game publisher, probably not on your radar as we make our games as unique pieces of art so when they are not being played you can hang them on the wall. We started out revising classic centuries old games but have added our own inventions to the collection. We also design and produce low volume so great for any one who needs a one off special or a prototype.

    I hope you want to blog about us at some point – also will be at Essen this year – we don’t go every year.

    We recently re launced our website and getting into the social media side of things so all comments and feedback are gratefully received.

  16. Adren says:


    Thanks for your interest. One of our latest games is called Raani – it is a fun tactical game. It is a game that can be played at two levels – the second level being more complex than the first. The other new release for this year is Square Route – a great family game – children like it because they can stitch their dads up. You can follow this link to see more


    Adren team

  17. Ben says:

    I came across your blog and got interested…i designed a board game, and am looking for a credible board game manufacturing company probably in Asia. I’ll be most grateful if you can assist. Thanks!

    • rivcoach says:


      Panda in China is pretty reputable from what I understand. Your best bet is to post a note on and you wil get recommendations posted to you.

      Best of luck.

  18. Hello. FryxGames would like to be on your list too. :-)
    We’re glad you like our games.

  19. rivcoach says:

    Happy to list you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s