Our Founder and CEO, Tom is a 20-year executive with leadership experience in several high growth consumer products companies, two of which led to successful exits. An entrepreneur, published author, and award-winning game designer; Tom has led the commercialization of the deck-of-dice patent in both the retail and casino markets. Tom’s career has spanned strategy, M&A, sales, marketing, global sourcing and logistics.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Adam is a seasoned technology and development executive in the world of interactive entertainment. He has a proven, 20-year track record, and he has accumulated broad experience designing & developing award-winning software products on all major platforms. From Atari to Activision to Electronic Arts to Games.com to Sorrent (now Glu Mobile), Adam is one of entertainment software’s original pioneers. Adam helped create milestone titles such as Ghostbusters, Little Computer People, Murder on the Mississippi, PGA Tour, and Tiger Woods Golf.
Our Chief Creative Officer and Game Designer, Steve is a legendary video game designer. He was one of the original Activision game designers credited with such hits as Barnstorming, Megamania, Seaquest and Hacker – and has since gone on to publish 50+ products accounting for over $500M in worldwide revenue. During an 8-year run at Electronic Arts, he designed and produced all Tiger Woods Golf products and created EA's first on-line game site. Steve has also designed successful games for Glu Mobile, Rockyou, and more.
9 DICE, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
There are 54 total surfaces in our set of dice: just right for a full deck of 52 playing cards plus 2 jokers.
The card faces are arranged in a patented design so players can roll all of the key hands for poker, rummy, blackjack, and more. Every possible 4-of-a-kind, straight flush and royal flush can be rolled!
These dice represent the heart of our company’s opportunity – we will use them to create a family of proprietary games.
AN OVERDUE INVENTION
The idea for this deck of dice struck Carmelyn Calvert late one night. An idea so simple and obvious that she was sure it must have been done before. But then why had she never seen it? Was it possible or not for the cards to be arranged to make the winning hands for popular card games? After all, a deck of dice would be worthless if it couldn’t! She was determined to find out. She solved the puzzle in just one night of inspired ambition. To her surprise, she later found that she was the first to have ever done so. Carmelyn’s patent issued in 2011.
Sadly, Carmelyn passed away in September 2015. She had lived to see her invention selling as the Square Shooters® board game on the shelves of major retailers. She was eager to see her deck of dice graduate into the huge market for casino games. We miss our friend but her legacy lives on, and we are inspired to continue to bring her vision to life.
Interested in joining the team?
Our team of superstars has deep experience in casual and casino gaming from companies like Atari, Activision, EA, Glu Mobile, gloops, Nexon, RockYou, IGT, and more. We know how to make fun games!
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Deck of Dice Gaming
P.O. Box 360006
Strongsville, OH 44136