About Blue Wasatch Games

Hi, I'm Justin Martin and I'm the Founder of Blue Wasatch Games.

I started this business because I wanted to do something that mattered. Working in the finance industry for 6 years just wasn't scratching the itch of doing something positive and fulfilling. My friend and I launched a kickstarter for Clash of the Cards back in 2016 with no experience, but somehow that started it all.

I am so thankful for all of the support from family, friends, and customers for making this business possible. I grew up playing and loving many types of games - mostly Risk, Monopoly, Rook, Skip-bo, Phase 10 and a bunch of others. I believe that time interacting with family and friends around the game table should be treasured. Relationships are developed, friends are made, and ok, maybe sometimes a friendly rivalry as well. We strive to elevate the games that enable quality time together and I hope you'll find our games do that for your time spent with friends and family!


At Blue Wasatch Games, our mission is simple: we want to create games and experiences that deepen connections and encourage time spent together. We strive to provide the reason to gather, spark conversations, share laughter, and create treasured memories. It's more than just play for us; it's about bringing people closer, spending time together in a genuine way. That's the heart of our mission, one game at a time.


Blue Wasatch Games all started with a simple love for playing tabletop games, board games, card games and any other kind of game we could get ahold of. Back in 2016, I took a leap with my friend and launched "Clash of the Cards" on Kickstarter. Over 250 backers supported our dream and Blue Wasatch Games was born.


We design our games with 4 main pillers in mind:

1: Human Connection at the Core: Every game we craft prioritizes face-to-face interactions. We believe in the magic that unfolds around a table, where friends and family bond, stories are shared, and memories are created.

2: Balancing Tradition with Innovation: Rooted in the timeless appeal of classic games, our designs integrate modern twists to ensure every gameplay is fresh yet familiar. This blend helps bridge generational gaps, making our games appealing to both seasoned gamers and newbies.

3: Engagement and Accessibility: We want our games to be picked up and played by anyone. With this in mind, we strive for intuitive rules and engaging mechanics. Whether you're 8 or 80, our games are designed for easy understanding and immersive play.

4: Community Feedback Driven: We owe much of our growth to the community. Listening to feedback from players and supporters isn't just something we do; it's central to our design process. It ensures that every game we launch resonates with what the gaming community truly desires.


Blue Wasatch Games started in February 2016 with the launch of Clash of the Cards on Kickstarter. Originally named Clash of the Cards LLC, the company was founded by Justin Martin and Fred Maldonado. The company now goes by Blue Wasatch Games and has 4 products currently on the market, with the recent release of Ripple. All products are currently available on this website as well as Amazon, eBay, and local retailers around the U.S. and in some locations internationally through retail partnerships.

The launch of Clash of the Cards on Kickstarter was a success as the game was shipped to customers in over 30 countries around the world. The game has continued to garner success in the United States and was on Amazon's list of top 100 card games during it's first holiday season in 2017.

Rank was launched on Kickstarter in the the summer of 2018 and also achieved a top 100 card game ranking during the Holiday of 2018. The game artwork and box was redesigned in the summer of 2020 and has resonated well with consumers. Bamboozled launched in late summer 2019 to amazing success. Bamboozled has remained a top 15 dice game on Amazon since launch and continues to appeal to large consumer base with the fun design and easy to understand gameplay. The game was listed as a top 5 dice game on Amazon during both the holiday 2019 and 2020 seasons and sold out both years.

Ripple launched on June 21st, 2022 and is the newest game in our lineup! We have a new one coming in 2024 and truly think it's the best one yet!

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw