Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!
Publisher: Tasty Minstrel Games
In September, we shone our Publisher’s Spotlight on our friends from Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG for short). We spoke with Director of Sales and Marketing Rick Schrand at Origins, where he told us a bit about the company. TMG is the ultimate realization of its founder and CEO Michael Mindes. The Company was formed in 2009 when Michael and his good friend Seth Jaffee wanted to publish two of their games. Both of these games were well received by the community, and TMG was on its way.
In the years that followed TMG has published such hits as Belfort, Dungeon Roll, and Eminent Domain. Mindes was introduced to Orléans one year at Essen and immediately knew that he had to publish it for the U.S. market. It was that game that was the first to be “Deluxified” by TMG, a tradition they have continued with other titles.
TMG is based out of Mountain Green, Utah. Their mission statement is simple, “To Be the Gamer’s Champion.” So what really sets TMG apart from the rest of the gaming industry? According to Rick Schrand it is the “Sheer Awesomeness” of their company. TMG has a clear focus on the type of games they produce. They have become known for the quality of gameplay, components, and theme. When you purchase a Tasty Minstrel Games game, you can be sure that it will have strong replay ability and an awesome experience in every box.