The Dayton-area game maker released a new game after a successful year
April 21—A Dayton-area inventor of children’s and family games has created a new game after experiencing huge success with online sales of his flagship card game.
Englewood-based Dolphin Hat Games recently released a high-energy tabletop game called “Gimme That!” after a year of success for its flagship card game, “Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza”, which reached No. Amazon.co.uk.
In 2021, Dolphin Hat Games said it sold around 1.2 million copies of the popular game, which founder Dave Campbell says is entertaining for kids and adults alike. The object of the game is to get rid of all your cards and be the first to slam a match, while incorporating the fun name of the game into the action.
“(Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza) lets you be silly because you’re doing these crazy hand movements, and there’s also a verbal and speed component to it,” Campbell said. “There aren’t a lot of games where you can have someone 12, someone 20 and someone 40 or 50 sit down and play this game and all have a really good time. moment.”
The company’s newest game, “Gimme That!” is another quirky, fast-paced game that uses a custom die and has players grab pencils, pass “spud sheets” and give “high fries” and “spud bumps” to everyone at the table.
“(Gimme That!) pays homage to Yahtzee, one of the greatest family games of all time, and one of my personal favorites to this day,” Campbell said. “We feel like we’ve created something fresh and timeless that our game customers will immediately fall in love with.”
Campbell started Dolphin Hat Games in 2015, brainstorming the idea while working as a traveling salesman.
“Really all I was doing was making games for my family. My whole thought was that I was going to make games and put them on Amazon because I like doing it as a hobby,” he said. he declares. “So it was just a hobby that became my business career.”
Campbell said his hope is to make card and tabletop games fun in a technology-filled world.
“One of the things I wanted to do with Dolphin Hat was to take people away from screens for 10-15 minutes and laugh,” he said. “I wanted to try to break down as many barriers in the games as possible. With our games, you can learn the rules in a minute and start having fun.”
To learn more about Dolphin Hat Games, visit www.dolphinhat.com.
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