My Board Games

Hi. This is a place where you can find the official link to the board/card game projects I have published! I hope you check out my games and spend some quality time connecting with people in real life, face-to-face situations! Games for good for that sorta thing. And lotsa fun, too.

My first published game:

The Great Heartland Hauling Co. (Dice Hate Me Games)

In The Great Heartland Hauling Co. (originally announced as Over the Road), players take on the role of medium haul Midwest truck drivers doing their best to make a living by hauling goods for big suppliers. Players truck to various locations around America’s Heartland, picking up and dropping off goods using matching cards from their hands. Most locations have native goods that require fewer cards to load; other locations may pay a premium for those goods but may also require more fuel – and time – to get there with the cargo. With limited space in each trailer and only five cards in hand at a time, players will have to expertly manage their resources, as well as play the odds and press their luck to be the best trucker on the road.

The Great Heartland Hauling Co. offers a lot of replay value through the use of cards to create a variable board set-up each game. The game includes 60 goods cubes, four thick cardboard trucks, and 46 resource cards – required for pick-up and delivery – that are drawn from a shared draft board, as well as 20 fuel cards, which are used to move about the Heartland.

A microgame I self-publish using

FrogFlip, A lil’ game by Jason and Claire Kotarski

Hungry frogs are flippin’ aross the swamp trying to gobble up the most bugs. But those buzzin’ bugs just won’t stay put! Using your flippin’ skills, and a little luck, you’ll need to snatch the next meal before another frog hops along and ruins lunch.

FrogFlip is a 12 card microgame in which players take turns flipping a Frog Disc towards one of four Lily Pad Cards that are spaced evenly across the playing area between two-players. The target Lily Pad Card is determined by the top card in a stack of score cards depicting 1 to 4 bugs. The number of bugs depicted on the top card of the stack represents which Lily Pad Card to aim for (counting that many cards from the active player’s side of the table) and the number of points scored if the Frog Disc makes any contact with the target Lily Pad Card. Players keep taking turns flipping the Frog Disc until all of the Bug Score Cards are claimed or one player collects five Bug Score Cards.

2 sets of FrogFlip can be combined for a 4 player game.

Game design by Jason Kotarski (The Great Heartland Hauling Co.) and his 3 1/2 year old daughter, Claire!

Art by Meagan Gibson
Layout and Design by Marcus Bieth for Mark 3 Graphic Design

I’m always working on new projects so make sure to check back often!

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