Introducing Forbidden Games


Welcome to Forbidden Games!

The Company

Forbidden Games is a new board game publishing company founded by two veteran game designers and entrepreneurs:

Jason Kapalka, co-founder and chief game designer of PopCap, makers of video games such as Bejeweled, Peggle, and Plants vs Zombies.

Glenn Drover, the founder of Eagle Games, and designer of numerous board games including the tabletop versions of Railroad Tycoon, Age of Mythology, and Age of Empires III.


Our goal when we worked at PopCap was simple: to treat so-called “casual” games not as disposable junk, but as gems to polish with all the care and craft of a AAA title.

Our aim at Forbidden Games is similar. We feel that board games can be both accessible and deep; that a fast, fun gateway game can be as elegantly designed as a multi-hour miniatures-fest; that truly great games can appeal to casual and hardcore players alike.

To that end, we are working only with the absolute best artists and designers, and accepting nothing less than the highest quality components. We believe a great board game is something you should treasure and play for years to come.