About Ninja Star Games

Ninja Star Games is run by geeks with tremendous supports from friends and family.

Our goal is simple. We want to create highest quality games by engaging Kickstarter backers and beyond.


About Dan

Dan Kobayashi, who runs the business side of Ninja Star Games, grew up mostly playing video games and some traditional strategy games like Chess, Backgammon, shogi (Japanese chess), and Go. Around 2009 his friends introduced him to the amazing world of Euro game, starting with Settlers and Dominion. Ever since then he has been addicted to board gaming, and has been checking board game geek on a daily basis.

Dan was born in Tokyo, Japan, but lived most of his life in Irvine, California. He pursued a degree in Computer Science at University of California, Irvine, and is now a software engineer working at a local startup. His other hobbies include photography, ceramics, hiking, camping, and playing golf.


Dan - Portrait