The Indie Game Report is a collaborative review site co-founded by Mike Wokasch and Cassie Elle. We primarily feature reviews and Kickstarter previews of tabletop games from smaller board game publishers.
Mike W. is a husband, father of two great kids, lawyer by profession, and a game designer at heart. He is the man behind, Fairway 3 Games, that successfully funded Starving Artists Game on Kickstarter. Mike helps support the board game community by being a moderator/curator at The Game Crafter. He’s a really big board game fan.
Cassie is a recently married, childless cat lady who enjoyed playing games so much, she decided to record herself talking about them. She lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and desperately wants to move.
Cassie is a huge Potterhead, Whovian, Trekkie, and enjoys Korean pop music very much (CL/2NE1/BTS/Red Velvet/BlackPink/BIGBANG).
In Cassie’s very little spare time she volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem (ask her about it!).
“Genius Mike is…Meh?” -Cassie
Ryan Sanders is a tiny purple meeple, stay-at-home father of 5 (what?!) and founder of The Inquisitive Meeple which was known for its interviews and getting the story behind the games. After the closing of The Inquisitive Meeple he started writing for its sister (and spin-off) blog, The Indie Game Report, still getting the inside scoop behind the games. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Ryan often thinks he is witty and funny, as he makes people laugh, what he fails to realize is that they are laughing at him, not with him.
Dan lives in Rochester NY with his wife and two daughters. Dan and his wife play games often either alone together or with friends. Dan founded his company Letiman Games to not only design and publish his own games, but to help other designers bring their game to the public as well. Dan has had four successful campaigns funded on Kickstarter and he started a blog series based on what he had learned. This blog series was later moved to TIGR and Dan became a part of the team. Dan doesn’t find Ryan as funny or witty as Ryan thinks he is. Find Dan on Twitter and Facebook or reach him by email.
Steven lives in Reno, Nevada, where he is the Creative Director for an ad agency by day and a fledgling game designer by night. He is married and has two adorable furry kids (both Cocker Spaniels). When he’s not making games, he’s playing them. Some of his favorites include Above and Below, Splendor, Kingsburg and Ticket to Ride, but he’s up for playing just about anything.
If he’s not unplugging in the Sierra Nevada somewhere, you can find him primarily on Twitter.
An avid gamer since childhood, Dusty has been a serious hobbyist designer for several years. During that time he has run and delivered on two successful Kickstarters, orchestrated the creation of a monthly designer meetup, and won prizes in two design competitions hosted by The Game Crafter. At that site, he also serves as a professional Sanity Tester, having critiqued close to 100 rulebooks.
While Jason cut his teeth covering the video game industry for more than a decade for numerous outlets including Gamasutra and Joystiq, his heart has always been at the table with board and card games. A web designer and community manager by day working for the largest federally recognized Native American tribe in the United States, Jason is passionate about both his work and hobbies. A husband and father, Jason lives in northeast Oklahoma, and enjoys playing a variety of games, but finds deck builders and area control games of particular interest. You can find Jason on Twitter most often at @indiecardboard, or reach him through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Xisra (Seez -ra) which means “independent” in Thai. The logo was created by accomplished game designer and artist, Alisha Volkman.
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