First conceived in January 2008 at 3am in the morning by NidiaLoriz, Bulls-eye is now available for purchase from DNA Family Games. It’s a word game with a unique twist. You’re not trying to make the biggest or highest scoring word. You’re given 7 letter cards and one minute to try and create a word that’s score will let you move your dart farther along the board. Once you reach your target you’re given a card with a reward or consequence.
The game is seeing some success, with over 850 copies sold. After 3 years, and $40,000, Nidia and her husband, Doug, are more than happy with the games success. The game is now carried in over 60 stores in 16 states. Not too shabby for a self published game!
If you’d like to check out the full rules for Bulls-eye, you can find them on the DNA Family Games website, along with videos and links to purchase the game.
Thank you very much for the wonderful review you made for our game Bull’s-eye. We really appreciate it. By the way, my name is Nilda (the inventor of the game with my husband who is my co-inventor). Just an update: We are also getting a lot of interest now from stores outside of the U.S. We introduced our game only last March 11, 2011 and in just 1 1/2 year in the market, we are really very happy that our first limited printed edition of 1,500 games is now down to 600+ and is selling fast. It’s a game that can be played and enjoyed by both kids and adults. Our game has 2 versions to play that made it possible for kids to compete against adults without the adults watering down the game. We are also very happy that many teachers who played our game are endorsing our game in their classrooms.Our latest news is that we were interviewed on TV and it was aired last Oct. 8 in KGW Channel 8 Portland. Here’s the link if you want to see it: http://www.kgw.com/news/board-game-173209401.html. The game business is a tough business to enter because it’s dominated by big game companies while we are just a small and an unknown company. But as one of the geek dad commented, “it proves that really good game play is the most important element to be successful in this business. We are hoping to continue to spread the word – BULL’S-EYE!! It was an honor and a humbling experience when people say that they enjoy playing our game more than any other word game that they played that’s out in the market right now.
Thank you so much.