Galileo Games

The board game business world continues to shift and change, this time through a merger of the companies Brooklyn Indie Games and Galileo Games.  This time instead of an acquisition, this will be a merger with the owner of Brooklyn Indie Games becoming the vice president of Galileo Games.  The name, however, will remain as Galileo Games because of the longer history behind it, but you will still see the Brooklyn Indie Games name pop up on titles from time to time.  You can check out the press release below for more information.

Brooklyn Indie Games Merges with Galileo Games, Inc.

Tabletop board game designer Tim Rodriguez to partner with Galileo founders Brennan Taylor and Krista White.

Washington, NJ; Brooklyn, NY – January 9, 2017. Brooklyn Indie Games, a boutique tabletop role-playing, board, and card game publisher, is merging with Galileo Games, publisher of fiction and tabletop role-playing games. The Brooklyn Indie Games brand will continue as an imprint under the Galileo Games label. Brooklyn Indie Games owner Tim Rodriguez will be joining Galileo Games as Vice President, Galileo Games’ Brennan Taylor will remain as President.

By bringing on the board game production and design expertise of Brooklyn Indie Games, Galileo Games plans to expand their footprint in the hobby games market, producing innovative card and board games to complement and expand the role-playing games they already offer. Galileo views this as a merger of equals, and the Galileo corporate identity will survive by virtue of its longer history and greater name recognition. With the additional experience and manpower of two companies becoming one, Galileo plans to increase their production schedule and offer a wider variety of products through the retail and direct sales channels.

“Brooklyn Indie is excited to join with Galileo Games,” said new Galileo Games Vice President Tim Rodriguez. “They’re a significant player in the industry, having been around since 1995, and Brennan is personally responsible for many innovations that help the indie games industry run as smoothly as it does today.”

“I am so pleased to have Tim Rodriguez joining Galileo Games,” said Galileo Games President Brennan Taylor. “Tim is one of the best card game designers in the industry, and having him developing our line of board and card game products will make Galileo more competitive in that market. Tim is also a good friend and a person whose interests and business sensibilities are extremely compatible with my own. This is going to be a great partnership, and I’m looking forward to what Galileo will be coming up with as we move into 2017.”

Between the two of them, Brennan Taylor and Tim Rodriguez bring over 30 years of game design and production experience to the merged company.

About Galileo Games, Inc.

Galileo Games, Inc. is a publisher of innovative role-playing games and fiction. Galileo was founded in 1995 by Brennan Taylor and Krista White. Since that time, Galileo has grown, publishing a variety of game and fiction titles, including Bulldogs!, The Ministry Initiative, Shelter in Place, Kingdom of Nothing, Mortal Coil, and How We Came to Live Here. Galileo Games, Inc. proudly works with great game designers, including Jeff Himmelman, Ralph Mazza, J.R. Blackwell, Kenneth Hite, and Fred Hicks, and talented writers, including Will Hindmarch, Mur Lafferty, Peter Woodworth, Greg Stolze, and Nathan Lowell. Products from Galileo Games are available through distribution via ACD, Lion Rampant, Golden Distribution, and Indie Press Revolution. Products may also be purchased directly by consumers via Indie Press Revolution and DriveThruRPG. More information can be found at Galileo Games’ web site www.galileogames.com.

About Brooklyn Indie Games

Brooklyn Indie Games is a small game publisher and professional services provider in the wilds of Brooklyn that brings independent designers and artists together to create great games. Brooklyn Indie Games has created and published Ghost Pirates, Backstory Cards, Omega Zone, and Heartcatchers. More information can be found at Brooklyn Indie Games’ web site  www.brooklynindiegames.com.

Fans of science fiction and the role-playing system Fate may be familiar with Bulldogs!, the fast and furious space-faring campaign setting. Where Fate is a more in-your-face style of tabletop role-playing, so too does Bulldogs! skip much of the math and buggery to produce instead more action-packed sequences of heroics and daring-do.

Yet like space exploration, even in a pulp-style narrative, it becomes necessary to broaden horizons and Heart of the Fury seeks to do just that. The recently released supplement book adds a lot more to see, fight, and deal with in Bulldogs! adventures, as explained via the press release:

 “This 260-page adventure campaign includes a dozen different adventures and new rules for Bulldogs! campaigns. Heart of the Fury adds a new Psychic skill and stunts to add mental powers to the game, three new playable alien species, and an excellent example of how to craft a full arc campaign to players’ own Bulldogs! game.”

Developed with the help of Gareth Hanrahan, Heart of the Fury is thicker than the core book and runs on the latest version of the Fate Core System to deliver long-lasting stories for those that seek them. As said by Hanrahan himself, “The Bulldogs! setting has a number of guns built into it, and I took great and unbridled glee in running around pulling as many triggers as I could. Now, it’s up to the player characters to start dodging.” For those interested, check out publisher Galileo Games’ own website to find all the appropriate avenues of procuring a copy and expanding your Bulldogs! adventures.