Rob started up Birdlight Games in 2015 while working full-time and working on his Master’s :). Our motto at Birdlight Games is “Imagination, Creation, Connection.” We are about using our creativity to design games that bring people together.

Meet the Team

Birdlight VisionaryRob – The Visionary. Owner of Birdlight Games, Rob is a senior science teacher who loves making games. Ever since elementary school he has been designing games but his game creation career really sparked in university and continued thereafter in earnest. He is a lifelong lover of games, strategy, music, science and food. Rob’s first two games were Friend or Foe (2015) and Monkey (2016) and that just got the ball rolling:).

Jenny Partner ExtraordinaireJenny Partner Extraordinaire. Jenny is a registered nurse and an accomplished artist who Rob feels lucky to be married to. As Rob works with artists and “plays” with photoshop, Jenny sees the big picture (ie. she knows what’s actually going on!). All things done well are shared and Jenny has not only made Birdlight Games possible but also beautiful (and functional :)).

Nathan Playtester Extraordinaire. Nathan is a gamer at heart. Whether it’s Ammos, Superheroes, or Hatted Spectres, Nathan’s always ready for a wild time at the game table. Cheers to this playtester extraordinaire!

Kara The Turks, Kare-bears. No game looks the same after the Turks has had her say. Kara makes all things more enjoyable and totally whacky! This Turkey is all about fun and mischief.

Eve PixiePoo, Pickaroo, Pickaroo-diddle-dee-doo. Eve is always ready for playing Dobble, Matchy-match, and Picnic Party. A hearty welcome to Eve-zie!!!

Thea Theebes, Thee-Thee, Thee-baroo. No one can anticipate the force that this gentle rock-star is going to bring to the Birdlight Games team. Thank you for being part of the crew, Thee-baroodle-dee-Doo!

Zoe the Aficionado

Zoe The Collector. Zoe is what every company needs: A cheer-leader for everything Birdlight Games imagines or produces. She has been an avid playtester, and an enthusiastic supporter in all things. Zoe has actually collected nearly everything Birdlight Games has ever made :). Cheers to Zoe who energizes all our work!

David company picDavid TheBearded Joy-bringer.Game Designer & First Fellow of Birdlight Games, David is a Grade 9 teacher, a unicyclist, ultramarathoner, and lover of games. He playtested the earliest iterations of Monkey & Friend or Foe , as well as offered suggestions, and greatly enjoyed Rob’s creative output as they grew up together. David has recently started to delve into game making. Look forward to interesting & exciting games from him in the future! ;)

Jetaime company picJetaime The Malaysian Invasion. Game Designer and Translator, Jetaime was a high school Mandarin teacher in Malaysia and recently got married to a Canadian. She is a dreamer & an imaginative soul who loves to think about the possibilities of life. She has a back- ground in journalism and enjoys asking questions. She takes delight in meeting new friends who are on the road & travelling the world (a clue to the game she has begun designing 😉).


Aaron The Poet. Writer and Philosopher, Aaron is a pastor who pushes us all to consider the thinky thoughts behind what we do at Birdlight Games. Check and hang out with his writings HERE.

Official Playtesters

Our Birdie Patrons on Patreon

Our work would not be possible without the generous support from our “Birdie Patrons” on Patreon! Thank you to all of you!

🐤 Birdie Partner (5$/creation)            🦉 Birdie Gamer (10$/creation)            🦋 Birdie Bug-Catcher (20$/creation) 

Our Patrons:

          1. 🦋 Jennifer Gosselin Birdie Bug-Catcher
          2. 🦋 Sheila Gosselin Birdie Bug-Catcher
          3. 🐤 Steven Hepting Birdie Partner
          4. 🦉 David Pradzynsky Birdie Gamer
          5. 🦋 Michelle & Dan Lam Birdie Bug-Catcher
          6. 🦋 David Hepting Birdie Bug-Catcher
          7. 🦋 Zoe Berger Birdie Bug-Catcher
          8. 🦋 Ryan Munchinsky Birdie Bug-Catcher
          9. 🦋 Glenn Sawatzky Birdie Bug-Catcher
          10. 🦋 Wayne Gosselin Birdie Bug-Catcher
          11. 🦉 Imri Halpert Birdie Gamer
          12. 🦋 Four Town+ Journal (Ryan Stanko)Birdie Bug-Catcher

“It is one of the superficialities of our time to see in science and in art two opposites. Imagination is the mother of both.”

Theodor Billroth

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilisations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit–immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously–no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be a real and costly love…”

  C.S. Lewis in his essay, “The Weight of Glory”