About Us

Discover the Story Behind Gray Forrest Games:

From Vision to Reality, Our Journey in Game Design! ​

Welcome to Gray Forrest Games, where gaming isn’t just about winning – it’s about building bonds and creating memories. Join us as we roll the dice and forge friendships that last a lifetime!

At Gray Forrest Games, our vision is to foster connections and create unforgettable gaming experiences.

We're on a mission to craft thoughtfully designed games that inspire camaraderie and strategic thinking, guided by our commitment to excellence, creativity, and the joy of play.​

Introducing the Team at Gray Forrest Games

Holt Gray

The visionary mind behind Gray Forrest Games and the main design force behind the captivating board game, 44 BCE. With a passion for bringing people together through gaming, Holt’s journey began during his time as a student in dental school, where the seed of an idea for 44 BCE first took root. Drawing inspiration from his favorite games at the time, Holt envisioned a rotating all-vs-one design that would challenge players’ strategic thinking and foster social interaction. With the help of a dedicated team of friends, Holt developed the initial concept of 44 BCE, spending countless hours refining gameplay mechanics and conducting playtests to ensure an immersive and enjoyable experience for players. Now, after years, Holt’s dedication has paid off, as 44 BCE makes its debut, showcasing his unwavering commitment to creating games that not only entertain but also forge lasting connections among players.

Christian Forrest

The passionate gamer and driving force behind Gray Forrest Games. Christian’s journey with board games began in 2004 when he was introduced to 44 BCE during a game night with college buddies. Instantly captivated by the game’s potential, Christian eagerly collaborated with his friends to refine and enhance the gameplay experience. Despite life’s twists and turns, including family and career commitments, Christian’s love for 44 BCE never waned. In 2019, rediscovering the game sparked a renewed determination to fulfill his dream of publishing it. With the support of his family and the accessibility of crowdfunding platforms, Christian embarked on a journey to bring 44 BCE to life for gamers everywhere, driven by his belief in the power of gaming to unite and inspire. Now, as co-founder of Gray Forrest Games, Christian continues to channel his passion for gaming into creating immersive experiences that foster camaraderie, creativity, and fun for all players.

Kelly Forrest

The creative powerhouse behind Gray Forrest Games’ captivating graphic design and layout. Kelly’s journey with board games began when her husband, Christian, brought home a plain cardboard box containing a homemade game called 44 BCE. Intrigued by the potential of the game, Kelly joined forces with Christian to breathe life into their passion project. Together, they dedicated months to developing the theme, acquiring artwork, and perfecting the visual elements of 44 BCE, with Kelly’s keen eye for design and meticulous attention to detail ensuring that every aspect of the game’s presentation was just right. Kelly’s background in graphic design and her love for creative expression have been instrumental in shaping the aesthetic of Gray Forrest Games’ flagship title and subsequent projects. Now, as a co-founder of Gray Forrest Games, Kelly continues to lend her talents to creating visually stunning and immersive gaming experiences that captivate players and bring their adventures to life.

Our Values


Building friendships around the game table.


We want to create beautiful, thoughtful, interactive and strategic games that you will be excited to bring to game night and share with your friends and family.


We scrutinize every aspect of our games so that you have the best possible gaming experiences!


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