WhiskeyGinger is made from equal parts Nicole Jekich and Luke Turpeinen: inseparable partners and friends- like Robin Hood and Little John. We started by collaborating on group projects in college, and since have been working together for eight years. We are the ones behind the curtain at NerdySeattle.com and AcrossTheBoardGames.net, which we started as a way to help nerds new to Seattle find others to connect with and as a way to introduce indie games to those new to the board game hobby, respectively.

WhiskeyGinger offers creative solutions for artistic, narrative and thematic design problems. As artists with a background in animation, we are well versed in visual storytelling- a key tool for making an effective board game. Whether you need concept art, creative writing, art direction or narrative design, we can help your game resonate more deeply with your fan base. Contact us with a description of your project for a free quote.

Our blog posts labeled “WhiskeyGinger” are our way of sharing projects and creative endeavors in game development. We talk mostly about our process because we hope that providing a look at how we approach design problems can provide insight to others looking to resolve similar design issues. WhiskeyGinger values sharing information that makes it easier for more people to make a living by being creative.

Nicole Jekich Luke Turpeinen

WhiskeyGinger Projects

food truck champion

Food Truck Champion

Food Truck Champion is a fast-paced card game for 2 to 5 players ages 8+ and plays in about 45 mins to an hour.

In Food Truck Champion, you are the owner of a new food truck, out to make a name for yourself. Hire staff, cook food, and please customers to earn awards and gain popularity. At the end of the day, the food truck with the most popularity wins!

Designed by Luke Turpeinen and Nicole Jekich. Published by Daily Magic Games.