About Us

Elf Creek Games, LLC was founded in 2017 in order to publish games that offer a modest, fun challenge for families, dedicated gamers, and those new to the table.  We want to publish high quality games, with interesting mechanics, fascinating themes, fantastic art, great graphic design, and game pieces that are a joy to use.  Some folks like to decry the "soulless" strategy game. We hope to create "soulful" strategy games, with themes and experiences that engage and move their players. If that appeals to you, we hope that you follow along with us and help us on our journey.

Our first game, End of the Trail, was successfully funded on Kickstarter in October 2017, and was released at Origins 2018. Then came Atlantis Rising, on Kickstarter in November 2018, to be released at Essen Spiel 2019. Our next game, Honey Buzz, is set to hit Kickstarter on November 5, 2019, with a wide release at Origins 2020. Elf Creek has seven games signed and in various stages of development. Follow along with us, won't you?

Meet the Team

Brent Dickman — Co-Founder and President

Brent Dickman photoBrent has been playing hobby tabletop games since college, when he was introduced to Advanced Dungeons & Dragons and The Settlers of Catan. A casual gamer for years, a period of unemployment in 2014 gave him the time and opportunity to delve deeply into the hobby. In 2016 he approached his childhood friend, Mike, about starting a board game company to publish the kind of games they love to play.  The rest, we hope, is history.

Mike Hinson — Co-Founder, Director of Operations

Mike Hinson photoMike cannot remember a time when board games were not part of his life. His childhood is filled with fond memories of playing games with family, and he still loves to test out new game designs with his parents and siblings. Designing games has opened up a world of creativity that he never imagined, but instantly loved.  With Elf Creek, Mike oversees the production and delivery of our games. He’s also the designer of our first title, End of the Trail.