is a Chicago-based, independent board game publisher dedicated to
producing high quality, intelligent and exhilarating games with a focus
on a unique combination of entertainment and education that we call
“edutainment™”. Designed to
engage all ages from 8 to 108, our games blend humor with strategy,
creativity with play, and laughter with learning to provide both quality
playtime and good old-fashioned fun.
Whatever the occasion, whether it’s for family or friends, for
children or adults, for game enthusiasts or educators, HL Games’
award-winning games give everyone a turn for the better.
Our first game was created in the mid-80’s by two very
bored guys sitting in a trading room intent solely on proving how clever
they were. Like most folks
engaged in self-centered activities, they thought the rest of the world
would love it. It didn’t.
Simply being clever was simply not enough.
Never was, never will be.
Feasting regularly on humble pie, our two very clever
blokes recrafted their ideas over more than a decade (come on, not every
day on the trading floor was boring – some days there was other work to
do!). What began as 2 guys
with ideas in the mid-80’s, became 2 families with a vision by the
late-90’s. The ideas became GO mental®,
produced in a small test run in 1997, and now an award-winning stalwart
of our product range. The vision became HL Games, formed on April Fools
Since then, we’ve worked very hard to bring you quality
games that teach without trying, that educate while entertaining so you
can learn while laughing.
(We've also been afflicted with an awful addiction to alliteration.)
We’ve tried to make infectious our love of knowledge, our passion
for challenge and our fervent belief that competition in a healthy
social setting engenders a tolerance for human foibles that will
withstand the most bigoted ignorance and cure it with healthy doses of
informed and objective thought.
Oh, and underpinning the lofty ideals, was the requirement that
our games also be plain, old FUN!
Along the way, we’ve listened carefully to your ideas
and our games are much the better for them.
There’s more to come, and it all depends on you – what you tell
us about your wants and your needs and your visions for quality play in
a world plagued by mediocrity and reproduction.
You are what makes HL Games – A turn for the