Blue Orange Games was founded in 1999 by Thierry Denoual in San Francisco, California. As a company, we are committed to helping family and friends create timeless memories around great games.
Thierry named his new business Blue Orange Games, a reference to a poem by French Poet Paul Eluard, “The Earth is Blue Like an Orange”. He felt this name was in line with his vision of a harmonious planet.
Our first game, Gobblet!, was invented by Thierry during a flash of inspiration in a coffee shop in California in the late 90s. This game was an instant success all over the US and helped us build up our company. After that first game, Thierry created, over the years, more than 50 games for Blue Orange Games : Pengoloo, Yamslam, Zimbbos, Sumoku and Mindo to name a few.
Blue Orange Games has earned a reputation for creating award-winning products with strong play values. Our games are now born from many sources, but we always develop, design, and promote them in-house. We want our games to be enjoyed by families for years to come, so every Blue Orange game must be easy to learn, fun to play, and engaging for a wide range of ages.
Over the last 20 years, Blue Orange Games has sold millions of games all over the globe and our products can be found in over 60 countries. In the US, our games are sold at more than 2000 independently owned stores, as well as large chains like Barnes and Noble, Fred Meyer and Target .
Each year we continue the Blue Orange tradition of visiting our retail customers in person. Taking the time to visit each store has allowed us to create strong relationships with our retail partners. In-store game nights and conversations with customers and players alike play a key role in our creativity, and the interactions inspire new games, improvements, and mutually beneficial marketing actions.
Looking towards the future with an eye for constant innovation, we are dedicated to our mission of bringing Hot Games to a Cool Planet.