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Gate Keeper Games exists to actualize epic game ideas worthy of your time, that can be enjoyed by the whole family while bringing joy and treating every guest like they are our dear friend.

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John Wrot!, the Keeper of the Gate behind Gate Keeper Games, has been developing games for over 17 years.  Generally, his games have dealt with RPG structure and elements of the medieval fantasy genre, but he’s also created superhero games, games of skill, epic card & dice games, an area control game based on the Count of Monte Cristo, not to mention the highly acclaimed Halfsies Dice line.

We talk a lot about ‘family’ here. Family is of prime importance to John, whose main goal in life since about 7th grade has been to be a good husband and father. His wife and kids are indeed his joy, and GKG is his full-time gig to support them. When you become involved with GKG, whether just by playing one of our games, reading a Kickstarter Advice Column, or by helping out at a con, you are considered family – and will be protected as such. The Keeper of the Gate looks out for his own!

The King’s Armory is our first game brought to market, it fits the bill of the Tower Defense Genre just the way we’ve been craving for it.  Long, tactical, and deeply thematic, TKA tells a new story every time you play it.

A.D.A.P.T. is our 2nd game brought to the industry.  It’s step toward filling the void of uniquely themed games …it’s about mutant fish battling to the death.  Not many of those out there.

Halfsies Dice is our proprietary line of two-tone standard gaming dice, in full 7-dice sets.  Available in over 25 color combinations!

Please visit our games or dice pages to learn more about our products.

Please check out our Facebook page to learn more!

Feel free to comment or email anytime – we love community, so join the family!


  1. Basmalah Shafi
    December 31, 2017 @ 7:01 am


    Is there a way to just get the special edition with all the new characters and cards but not the rest of the game? I am just looking for an expansion like thing to add to my current game.

    Thanks for your help!


    • John Wrot!
      January 27, 2018 @ 11:14 pm

      There is. Shoot me an email through the contact form and we’ll get that out to you.


  2. Anthony Macari
    August 13, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

    Dear John: My name is Tony Macari and I’m a professor at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. I’m writing a research paper on ethics in rewards based crowdfunding. The focal point of the paper is to suggest alternatives protections for backers that would be less restrictive than adding additional legal language or legal penalties. In this way, I hope to help backers receive more protection while maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit that is essential to Kickstarter.

    Given the large number of projects that you have backed, I would like to send you a questionnaire. It will contain no more than 20 short questions. Responses will be consolidated and kept anonymous. I am targeting 25 multiple project backers like yourself. Ideally, I will also be able to get 25 responses from one time backers as well, ideally from backers who received their rewards late or not at all.

    Please email me back if you would be willing to participate.


  3. -Ras
    August 14, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

    Hi John!
    It’s me, -Ras. We met at Essen last year and had a brief talk at GAMA. Could you send me your email address? I wanted to send you some information about our plans for Essen 2018.
    I still have your card but it’s at home and I’m traveling at the moment (like pretty much every week).


    September 27, 2018 @ 9:26 am

    We are looking for your distributors in the USA.
    Please write their addresses.

    Thank you.
    Manager Russtas Ltd


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