Greetings from the Monte Cook Games Annual Summit!

A particularly tense moment of Codenames, meme-ified by fan Troy Pichelman!

Greetings, friends, from the Monte Cook Games Annual Summit!

The entire Monte Cook Games team has gathered in the lovely Seattle area to reflect on the previous year, to plot the upcoming year, and to discover ways we can improve our products, our company, and ourselves.

Because we’re a distributed company, this is also one of our few opportunities to simply enjoy one another’s company. On Wednesday night we played a fantastic, dynamic game of Invisible Sun gamemastered by Shanna and Monte. We can’t wait for this game to be in your hands!

On Thursday we we went to Zulu’s Board Game Cafe and got to relax and play all sorts of boardgames together. We engaged in all kinds of merriment and silliness.

Here are some pictures of the weekend so far–we’ll be back to our regular operations and web articles next week!


We work hard, but we’re lucky to be working with each other and having fun along the way!
It’s occasionally difficult to tell whether Monte is gamemastering Invisible Sun or whether he is casting complex incantations on us all.
Shanna raises the gamemastering bar for Invisible Sun!
A spooky game of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu!
Darcy Ross
Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross, Community Relations Coordinator for Monte Cook Games, is a storyteller, scientist, and community organizer. Across media, she aims to highlight people doing good things in the gaming community and to bring new people into gaming. She co-hosts the podcast Cypher Speak, has blogged for the award-winning Gnome Stew, and has worked to support marginalized voices in gaming with ConTessa. Darcy lives in a small but powerful aldeia of tabletop creatives in Hyde Park, Chicago.