Based in Port Townsend and Seattle, Wash., Discovery Bay Games
(formerly Baffle Gab LLC) makes award-winning, family-oriented games
of fun, learning, and discovery. The company, which was founded
in 2004, started with one game, Baffle Gab™. Discovery Bay
Games now offers a total of six games and two booster packs. For
more information, visit www.discoverybaygames.com.
Baffle Gab, the company's initial game, was created initially for
friends and family in 2001. Baffle Gab LLC was officially formed
in 2006 after the game was tested in classrooms and with select
retailers. The game was launched into the marketplace in the summer
of 2006 at specialty toy retailers, bookstores and non-traditional
Current Product Line
- Baffle Gab - the company's signature game,
in which players are given five word cards, (nouns, adjectives
and verbs) and one minute to write a story or sentence. The goal
is to use the words correctly to earn the most Bone Bucks.
- Barista - the strategic game of fresh brewed
fun, in which players try to match the beverage shown on a roll
of the dice with cards in their hand to create the perfect cup
of coffee. New for 2007.
- Be•Rhymed! - the game of fast times
and fast rhymes, in which players are given two minutes to act,
draw or speak paired clues in order to get team members to correctly
guess the answers. New for 2007.
- The Origin of Expressions - the game that
explains why we say the things we say. Players try to guess the
startling beginnings of modern expressions while also trying to
bluff their friends. New for 2007.
- ¡Cuentamelo! - the Spanish version of Baffle
Gab. New for 2007.
- Bafouiller - the French Canadian/Quebecois
version of Baffle Gab. New for 2007.
- Booster Pack: Themes - pack of 60 cards, each
with a theme that is used as a starting point in a round of play
with the original Baffle Gab game. New for 2007.
- Booster Pack: Famous Lines - pack of 60 cards,
each with an unfinished famous quote that is used as a starting
point in a round of play with the original Baffle Gab game. New
Baffle Gab has been recognized by numerous prestigious educational, toy, and family organizations for being laugh-out-loud funny, while also helping children learn creative thinking and writing, vocabulary, and math skills.
Some recent awards include:
Breakout Product of the Year (Kid Power, 2006)
- Game of the Year (Creative Child Magazine, 2006 and 2007)
- 2006 Best 100 Products (Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award)
- Canadian Toy Testing Council 3 Star Rating
- Top 100 Award Winner (The Toy Man)
Barnes & Noble, drugstore.com
Specialty toy and game retailers
Craig Olson, CEO
Pam Dionne, President and Head of Research and Development
Darcy Morris, Vice President of Sales
Richard Schmidtke, CFO
Bob Butterworth, CTO
Click here to see some of the newer products Discovery Bay Games has shared with ToyDirectory and TDmonthly Magazine.