#160: Dominic Crapuchettes and North Star Games


Dirk and David are joined by Dominic Crapuchettes of North Star Games to talk about their breakout hits and the process of creating mass market games. North Star Games is most well known for their widely-available games Wits and Wagers and Say Anything but also their educational Evolution series that is used by teachers across the country. Dominic shares what it’s like balancing creating games using a winning formula and branching out into something new.

Dirk Knemeyer – @DKnemeyer, www.artana.com, dirk@artana.com
David Heron – @DavidVHeron
Dominic Crapuchettes – www.northstargames.com, dominic@northstargames.com

Episode Outline

  • 0:00:30 – The beginnings of North Star Games
  • 0:01:59 – Wits and Wagers and Say Anything
  • 0:06:17 – Business partners
  • 0:10:20 – Evolution: Climate
  • 0:22:29 – The Evolution series
  • 0:30:48 – New and upcoming games
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