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Dominic Crapuchettes
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North Star Games designs party games that don't suck! Play them with your non-gamer friends over the holidays.
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First there was Hearts, then there was Spades, and now we bring you Clubs. The suit of clubs finally gets some respect!
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Dominic Crapuchettes has been designing games for as long as he can remember. One of his early game designs, Kabloogi, got banned from 8th grade because over 20 of his classmates were consistently playing during class. His final paper in high school was a business plan for the game company he wanted to start. In 1997, Dominic won $15,000 playing Magic: The Gathering on the pro tour, and in 2001, he helped found the first game designer convention in the USA, Protospiel.

After high school, Dominic Crapuchettes captained an Alaskan salmon fishing boat for 12 seasons, but in his heart, he always wanted to start the board game company he had been dreaming about since high school. One stormy night, his boat took on enough water to submerge the batteries in the engine room. All of the electronics went dead, and Dom was forced to guide his boat home by the north star, he vowed that if he survived, he would stop fishing to follow his dreams. In 2003, he weighed anchor and started North Star Games.

You can read about the founding of North Star Games on this popular geeklist: NorthStar History - It all began on a sinking ship in Alaska...

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Awards:

  • 2006 Mensa winner
  • 2006 Games Magazine Game of the Year
  • 2007 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Winner
  • 2008 Golden Geek Best Party Board Game Winner
  • 2010 TAGIE - Rising Star Game Inventor of the Year
  • 2014 Golden Geek Best Thematic Board Game Nominee

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Twitter: @DCrapuchettes

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