Belle of the Ball to be Published by Dice Hate Me Games!


I'm very excited to announce that Belle of the Ball has been purchased by Dice Hate Me Games! You can read the official announcement here. I'm particularly excited that they've tapped Jacqui Davis to illustrate the guests and the Belle of the Ball herself.

It's been a long road to get here, starting with the earliest versions of the game when it was a tile-placement game until its current incarnation as a light strategy set-collection/bidding game. There have been many many playtesters along the way from those early days. Sadly, I haven't been keeping thorough enough records during that process, but I'd still like to thank those playtesters I can for making this possible.

    W. Eric Martin
    Megan Miranda
    Jace-Leia Newhook
    Rob Newns
    Patrick Noto
    Leah Novak
    Lyndsay Peters
    Vitas Povilaitis
    Jesse Pudewell
    Megan Raley
    Tim Rodriguez
    J.R. Romero
    Adam Schultz
    Lisa Scodari
    Devon Silvia
    Jason Summerlott
    Sarah E. H. Thomas
    Dennis Ti
    Rebecca Ti
    Greg Tito
    Cheryl Trooskin-Zoller
    Joshua Unruh
    Jim Van Verth
    Anastacia Visneski
    Whit Vosburgh
    Rachel Weber
    Andrea Withers
    Simon Withers
    Austin Wilson
    Natania Barron
    Charles Beauvais
    Sara Beauvais
    Jonathan Bolding
    David Buerger
    Dave Chalker
    Richard Dansky
    Chris Deibler
    Tad Dockery
    Rael Dornfest
    Peter Fall
    Ben Farrell
    Danvers Fleury
    Cheryl Grinds
    Tom Gurganus
    Micheal Harrison
    Hayley Helmstetler
    Fred Hicks
    Quentin Hudspeth
    Jason Innes
    Scott King
    Dave Kirby
    Cherilyn Kirkman
    Chris Kirkman
    Mur Lafferty
    Val Lang
    Jonathan H. Liu
    Daniel Lofton
    Gia Lombardo

Sorry if there's anyone I missed! You're all awesome and you helped make Belle of the Ball much more streamlined and fun. This is just the beginning, of course. The Kickstarter will launch in late Summer for a release in Q1 of 2014. Keep an eye out for more news to come!


  1. That's So Awesome!!!

  2. That is a big-ass list of awesome people there, Daniel. ;)

    (P.S. It's "Michael". Ahem.)

  3. Glad you were able to make the publishing decision you wanted to for this great game!

  4. Gratz! A sale is always a good thing! I look forward to the Kickstarter, hopefully I'll be employed by then and can participate.

  5. I certainly hope so too! Thank you!


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