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Darkehorse
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Possible name

Pandora's Game Box?

-Darke

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Pandoras Game Box +2

Pandoras Game Box +2

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Names Are Fun

I'm a naming nerd -- names are fun; probably the main reason I've created so many characters in online games is just because I like naming them, haha.

I like the Pandora angle. I assume this myth/name is fairly well known in many countries. A quick search on GoDaddy shows many variations of Pandora, PandorasBox and PandoraGames are taken up, or for sale for large $$, which sucks.

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Big fan of Atomic; other suggestions follow

Dream Golem has a very manufactured feel to it; like a committee came up with it based on two buzzwords they heard were cool with the kids. Which makes sense, because it sounds like that was your process. It's very much like Penny Arcade's satire of ominous-sounding fantasy, the Realm of Shadowdark, which is haunted by Witchaloks, etc. The words "dream" and "golem" have nothing to do with one another and aren't evocative, particularly this far from Prague, where Golem is more associated with Tolkein than Rabbi Loewe.

I like Pandora and Atomic; they both showcase the idea that there's a lot packed into a small box. They both have this image of the box rumbling and bursting, ready to explode its exciting innards into the world.

Atomic Games also comes with a strong branding possibilty. Here in the States, anything "Atomic" carries an association of the 50's technolust. Think the Fallout computer games, the board games Rocketville and Rocket to Mars, classic cars with tails and jet-engine names, all chrome, fins, and power. A website that reveled in this 50's vibe would be very attractive and fits in with your idea of sleek euro-american hybrid games in small packages.

Name variations: Atomic Games, Atomic Game Company, Atomic Board Games, Atomic Boardgame Company (ABC! Maybe a bit too haha-clever though). Atomo Games and Atomizer Games are also possibilities. The logo, of course, is Bohr's model, with dice or pawns or something as electrons.

Pandora is also great. Although Pandora's Box wasn't filled with anything GOOD, the idea of her insatiable curiosity -- what IS in that box, anyway? -- is worth trading on. Going with a classical allusion also speaks to the rarity of your product line; each game is like a single unearthed treasure displayed at a museum, and the consumer is an archeologist.

Pandora Games (my favorite), Pandora Game Company, Pandora's Box Games (I don't like this one very much, the possessive singluar "Box" clashes with the plural "games"). Logos might involve urns, shattering vases, and generally "ancient greek" visual elements like hard lines and terra-cotta colors.

Also worth noting is that there's a very strong brand already with Pandora, which is Pandora.com, an internet radio company that picks music for you based on your preferences. So you'd be fighting that.

Along the lines of Cheapass Games' blunt honesty (which I really appreciate), you have ideas like Niche Games, MicroPublisher, Cottage Games, Apartment Game Company, Tabletop Publishers, Garage Games (alliterative!), or Tinyman Games.

Finally, may I suggest "Napoleanna"? A "Pollyanna" is a wide-eyed provincial, ready to see the best in anything, based on a literary character with that personality. Combined with the tiny-but-packed-a-punch french general with globe-spanning aspirations, you have a nifty pun that goes towards the heart of your company.

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Pandora

Yes. Pandora was on my list, but there are too many registered variations of it. :-(

Sangría means also a bloodfest. So it's a bit disgusting in spanish. Coco is what we call 'gromer' here (muppet show). A pity, because I like it a lot.

Something interesting is going on here. Although none of the suggestions so far fits exactly with what I'm looking for (or are registered), they are shaking my brain and I feel that something is growing inside it. This is a great place to brainstorm!

I need more!

Néstor

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Atomic

ilta wrote:
Name variations: Atomic Games, Atomic Game Company, Atomic Board Games, Atomic Boardgame Company (ABC! Maybe a bit too haha-clever though). Atomo Games and Atomizer Games are also possibilities. The logo, of course, is Bohr's model, with dice or pawns or something as electrons.

Heeeey! How clever using pawns as particles! And the ABC thing is great! Maybe a bit long, but a great name.

Atomicgames.com is registered. I'm searching the others...

I've just found 'tungsten', which is one of the heaviest elements on earth. It is scarce and very valuable.

tungstengames.com is available

I like how it sounds, but tungsten seems to be a toxic element, like lead. hmmm...

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coco wrote: Sangría means

coco wrote:

Sangría means also a bloodfest. So it's a bit disgusting in spanish.

And just what would be wrong about naming a game company Blood Fest Games!?! :)

Maybe this will be some more inspiration:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_company_name_etymologies

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I thought you could

combine 'Ameritrash' and 'Eurogame', but then I realised 'Eurotrash' has another meaning.

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:D

:D

apeloverage
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Mind Games

is a chain of board game shops in Australia, but you should be able to register it in Europe.

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another one:

Land, Cows and Gold (mainly meaningful if you're going to be printing Settlers/Caylus-like economic games).

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More possibilities.

Sleeping Giant?
Precipice?
Games: Unearthed!
Quantum Fusion

I personally like Sleeping Giant. If you don't use it I probably will. =)

-Darke

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Sleeping Giant

Darkehorse wrote:

I personally like Sleeping Giant. If you don't use it I probably will. =)
-Darke

Sleeping Giant was on my list. But feel free to use it ;-) It's a cool name.

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All good thoughts about the

All good thoughts about the name game.

ilta wrote:
Garage Games (alliterative!)

Garage Games is the company that produces the Torque video game engine, originally used in the Tribes games - I'm a big Tribes fan :)

bluesea wrote:
Maybe this will be some more inspiration:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_company_name_etymologies

I remember reading an article in OMNI Magazine (remember that?) way back when about the naming of Exxon. They wanted a name that sounded big and chemical, but had no real world meaning. They paid the guy $10K to come up with a name; the article claimed that at $2K per letter, it's one of the highest paid writing jobs ever.

(Sorry, that was a bit of a tangent...)

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You could do an anagram of

You could do an anagram of your name: NESTOR

No Rest Games

I did a bigger anagram run of your full name (from BGG), truncating the anagrams some neat words came out: (you can do your own anagram here: http://wordsmith.org/anagram/advanced.html

Dolmen Games
Mantra Games
Lemonade Games
Lodestar Games
Astronomer Games
Rare Rose Games
Moon Dream Games

Another idea:
Dream Loom Games,
kind of a nice image.

That's all I have time for now.

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loom

What is a loom?

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coco wrote:What is a

coco wrote:
What is a loom?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loom

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loom

Thank you, bluesea. Late night here, and I can't even type wikipedia.

dreamgolem strikes back in a couple of PMs! Now my heart is broken in two!

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coco wrote: dreamgolem

coco wrote:

dreamgolem strikes back in a couple of PMs! Now my heart is broken in two!

I don't quite follow what you mean by this.

Following on my suggestion for Dream Loom:
I know that you have an affinity for the word Dream, which is great. It just popped in my mind an idea about a machine that makes dreams come true, i.e., a Dream Loom. Thought it sounded kinda cool. I've since checked that there is a dream loom .com, but no dream loom games. com

To be clear, I am still anti-Dream-Golem! ;)

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Sorry

bluesea wrote:
coco wrote:

dreamgolem strikes back in a couple of PMs! Now my heart is broken in two!

I don't quite follow what you mean by this.

Sorry, bluesea. I meant I've received a couple of Private Messages supporting the dreamgolem idea. :-)

By the way: loom = telar in spanish.

Not a bad name. Let me think about it.

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I like No Rest Games, really

I like No Rest Games, really makes you sound hard working.
Dream Loom is excellent as well, has a nice ring to it, and nice imagery, especially for creating games.

Not big on Golem, sounds like a monster, brings up negative images. Might work if you were doing fantasy games.

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dream

Yes, 'dream' is an important word for me. 'Golem' is not.

What about dream giant? dream labs?

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lab

'lab' is also interesting (I think some of you have mentioned it before). My doughter was born on day 26 (just like me), so it could be www.lab26games.com (lab26 is registered).

What do you think?

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26 Dreams?

coco wrote:
'lab' is also interesting (I think some of you have mentioned it before). My doughter was born on day 26 (just like me), so it could be www.lab26games.com (lab26 is registered).

What do you think?

I'd be all for it if it wasn't already in use.

How about 26 Dreams? It's not in use...

DreamLab 26?

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Okay: here is one for your

Okay: here is one for your consideration:

Golem`s dream of Games

later to be known as: GdG

or :

GolemGames

I wonder if it was mentioned before. Nothing bad with golem. Nothing bad with monster (monsters are cool). I like GolemGames spelled as one word. It looks cool.

The logo could have some great G-monsters on them (btw. little bit drunk now, but now the idea feels good).

Laters!

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GolemGames

tomi71 wrote:

Golem`s dream of Games

hmmmm.... too long

Quote:
GolemGames

I like it, but it is already registered :-(

golem strikes back again. I'm caught in a crossfire.

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dreamlab

InvisibleJon wrote:

DreamLab 26?

Is it dreamlab or dreamslab? gamelab or gameslab?

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coco wrote:Yes, 'dream' is an

coco wrote:
Yes, 'dream' is an important word for me. 'Golem' is not.

What about dream giant? dream labs?


DayDream Games

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selfish

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DayDream Games

Great one! But registered :((

Zoch, eggert,... use their names.

Does nestorgames or nestorgamelab or something with 'nestor' sound too selfish?

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Company name opinion. Thank you.

coco wrote:
Does nestorgames or nestorgamelab or something with 'nestor' sound too selfish?
No.

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