See All

Board Games by Darwin Kastle

Darwin Kastle Mess (born 26 July 1971), more commonly known as simply Darwin Kastle, is a champion Magic: The Gathering player from the United States of America, and was a member of the inaugural class elected to the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Hall of Fame in 2005. Kastle also ranks 12th on the all time Pro Tour earnings list. Kastle's likeness is depicted on the card Avalanche Riders, which he also designed after winning the second Magic Invitational.

Darwin Kastle is also a game designer and the Creative Director for White Wizard Games. Their deckbuilding game Star Realms has won numerous awards, including the 2015 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year Award, four Golden Geek Awards for Best 2-Player Game, Best Card Game, Best Indie Game and Best Handheld Game, two Dice Tower Awards for Best Two-Player Game and Best Small Publisher, and Best Card Game: Fan Favorite at Origins 2015. He has designed Star Realms, Hero Realms, The Battle for Hill 218, The Battle for Sector 219, and Space Station Assault. He has also worked on Epic Card Game, the VS Trading Card game, Battleground Fantasy Warfare, EpicTCG, and Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer.)

Star Realms board game
70
Rank: 30
Trending: 445
Hero Realms board game
70
Rank: 208
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: Colony Wars board game
73
Rank: 402
Trending: N/A
Epic Card Game board game
58
Rank: 653
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: Frontiers board game
78
Rank: 724
Trending: 722
The Battle for Hill 218 board game
62
Rank: N/A
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: High Alert – Tech board game
N/A
Rank: N/A
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: High Alert – Invasion board game
N/A
Rank: N/A
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: Frontiers – Kickstarter Promos board game
N/A
Rank: N/A
Trending: N/A
Star Realms: High Alert – Heroes board game
N/A
Rank: N/A
Trending: N/A
See All

Forum Posts

Hero Realms Review | Board Game Quest image
Star Realms » Shut Up & Sit Down image
See All

User Activity Feed

This is very cool! I wonder if the sorting algorithm needs a bit of tweaking - I see that Darwin Kastle, the designer of #Star Realms and #Hero Realms, is right above Tom Lehhmann and Stefan Feld, who are arguably both more renowned and influential than Mr. Kastle, no disrespect to him.

Similarly, Alan Stone is pretty high up, with basically only Vitciluture and Euphoria to his name.

But of course it could be that there is still some small-sample bias showing, and some more expected names will rise to the top as more people use BGA. Also maybe I'm just wrong and those designers deserve to be that highly ranked.