We have a new name, one that says ‘mischief’, ‘buffoonery’, and other general shenanigans. Seemed a perfect fit for 2 Belgian boys making mostly party games. We started of as ‘Deer Lord Games’, named after our firstborn son the party card game that started all of this, but that name no longer cuts it because we have…
We like the call them ‘party games’, but in a slightly different way than how Board Game Geek defines it. So what do we at Monkeyshine think a party game should be?
creative: think pictionary, time’s up, dixit, games where you have to use your imagination instead of following a strict set of rules (we devoted a whole post to this)
dynamic: party games are all about social interaction between players and create a lively atmosphere.
straightforward: games with a logical set rules that you’re able to learn in under 5 minutes
good-looking: maybe you’ve noticed that we put a lot of work into the design of our games? …not really a requirement for the ‘party game’ label but let’s face it, definitely a plus.
We make the kind of games that can take up the whole night, but also serve as great pregame. Feel free to turn them into a drinking game (though alcohol is definitely not required to play/enjoy them), use them for your bachelorette or stag party, or as a casual game to break the ice.
created by these 2 primates:
Dries De Geyter
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We are absolutely in love with Bilder but we’re biased. Maybe you should listen to what professional board game reviewers have to say…
But if you need a second opinion, or a third, or fourth, we got you covered:
“Where BILDER stands out is in its ability to unlock your imagination, asking you to turn an innocuous piece of wood into a lightning bolt, a snake, ocean waves, a staircase, a sword from Minecraft, or whatever else may suit your fancy to get your point across (…) It encourages creativity, and exercises mental muscles that many adults could stand to use more often.”
“Bilder will be the next family night, fun time game that everyone will be able to get together & enjoy. Bilder is fun, complex, & will get the imagination flowing in each & every person that plays no matter how old they are.”
“Oh you thought it would be easy to build a ‘bank’ and get your friends to guess it? Well hold on to your hardhat bilder Bob because Bilder turns everything on its head. This game is packed full of laughs and creativity that will be sure to bring everyone to the table time and time again.”