Call us crazy, but we're determined to _____________ ! We're David and Joel, founders of Grumpy Spider Games, a small designer & publisher of tabletop games based in Chattanooga, TN.
Joel has always been fond of tabletop games and has been creating them by hand for years. David is newer to the hobby, but has quickly fallen in love with creating, developing, and even producing the games that the two brothers come up with.
Why "Grumpy Spider"?
We spent weeks trying to come up with a good name. We thought of game-related phrases, play-on-words, or anything that just sounded nice, but none of them really seemed to stick... until "Grumpy Spider". I think it stuck because of the family history behind it.
Back when our older brother, Dan, was maybe 4 years old, he decided to tell a story of the Grumpy Spider. We're not sure where it came from, but that story was told to us as we got older.
Years later, our older sister decided to adapt our beloved Grumpy Spider character to an assignment at school. That assignment then inspired me to write a series of Grumpy Spider short stories of my own (I was 8, maybe?). Joel loved those stories! He loved them so much, in fact, that I even dedicated one of them to him.
Even after 30 years, Grumpy Spider still brings a smile to our faces. It seemed fitting to carry on that legacy with a company dedicated to helping others smile as well.