Outset Media


Outset Media is a privately held wholesale supplier of toys, games, and puzzles based out of Victoria, BC and founded in 1996. Since then, Outset Media has produced high quality games and puzzles that promote learning, fun, and family time.

What they are looking for:

  • board games and card games for family, kids and adults.


Jean Paul Teskey, Senior Vice President at Outset Media, will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.









Spin Master


Spin Master is always on the lookout for great games and we appreciate that they might come in many forms. That being said, we have our eyes especially open for the following types of games:

  • Sensory Deprivation – Games that limit one or more of a player’s senses and ask that player to accomplish a task with those limitations
  • Kids Skill and Action – Games where player’s skills are put to the test to accomplish a goal
  • Classic forms of play with innovative twists – The key here is that the twist must enhance play over the original game
  • Anticipation – Games where there is built-in tension with surprise reward and or punishments


Daniel Lai from Spin Master, Corporate Development will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.









Indie Boards & Cards


Indie Boards & Cards is a publisher at the heart of the tabletop gaming industry. Known for a rich catalog of impressive titles, it’s most noted games are the Dystopian Universe social deduction classics Coup and the Resistance as well as the challenging co-op games Flashpoint and Aeon’s End. Promoting engagement with the other players at the table is what IBC finds the most important, so social interaction is at the core of what makes games by IBC stand out.

What they are looking for:

  • Unique games with a strong social interaction element.
  • NO war games, abstract games, dexterity games, or children’s games


Jon Zierden, Manager of Acquisition and Development at Indie Boards & Cards, will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.









Smirk & Dagger Games and Smirk & Laughter Games


What they are broadly looking for:

  • casual games that immerse the players in the theme and make them feel something at the table. When you stir the emotions, you create memorable game play and that is what we strive to do.


Curt Covert, owner of Smirk & Dagger Games, will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018. A fifteen-year veteran in the industry, Curt is known for his penchant for ‘stab your buddy games’ and is the designer of Cutthroat Caverns, Hex Hex, and Nevermore, just to name a few. In 2018 his new line, Smirk & Laughter, expands its reach a broader audience than ever – with games intended to connect with players on an emotional level.







Mercury Games


Focused on providing high-quality productions, Mercury Games Inc. is a North American publisher of board and card games for the hobby and mass markets, including both Euro-style games and war games.

Their goal is to continue to bring fun to game players everywhere. Opening a game by Mercury means you’ll soon be enjoying one of the finest games available. They like to say their games are so much fun, you’ll have “Fun by the Foot!”

What they are looking for:

  • open to most types of games except for kids games


Richard ‘Doc’ Diosi and Chris Kraska from Mercury Games will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.











Burnt Island Games


The player’s experience with games is multi-dimensional. Our games are innovative, thought provoking, and beautiful. They are engaging in play and in aesthetic.

What they are looking for:

  • strategy games that play between 60-120 minutes
  • 1-6 players
  • interesting themes
  • engaging play


Joshua and Helaina Cappel of Burnt Island Games will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.








Kids Table Board Gaming


KTBG publishes table top games that create fun and engaging experiences for new gamers and families. They want everyone to enjoy their gaming experience! Their games create a level playing field for all gamers.

What they are looking for:

  • level playing field between adults and kids
  • engaging theme
  • element of strategy


Joshua and Helaina Cappel of Kids Table Board Gaming will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.








Jellybean Games


Jellybean Games believes that games are for everyone. They are dedicated to giving the world more short, light games that the whole family can play together. Whether you’re seven or seventy-seven, Jellybean Games wants to make your new favorite game.

What they are looking for:

  • card games
  • family games
  • word games
  • bluffing games
  • light euro games


Peter Hayward of Jellybean Games will be in attendance at ProtoTO 2018.