In 2009, a group of like-minded entrepreneurs who ran Live Action Roleplaying Games at conventions were looking for ways to expand into other areas in the industry and came up with the idea of selling board games at conventions. From there, Foam Brain Games was born!
Our first convention appearance started with a single 10ft by 10ft booth at ConnectiCon in 2009. We quickly decided that it would be a fun idea to carry a small selection of premium dice at conventions - Then, we were hooked!
It soon became our mission to bring interesting, dynamic and high quality dice to convention goers all over the world! We began carrying dice from every manufacturer and expanding our products to include a variety of different dice styles and accessories.
Andrew's passion is making cool and innovative dice and manufactured goods. Over the last few years he and his team have created a variety of awesome projects including Lost Tome of Monsters, Mystery Loot, Traveller's Trinkets and Puzzle Cube dice. Originally starting as a convention vendor, in the past 14 years he's attended over 150 conventions and events throughout the country and gotten to bring his love of dice and games to hundreds of thousands of amazing people. His greatest accomplishment is surviving having several hundred metal dice chucked at him for a Kickstarter video.
Staff Pick: Hollow Hearts: Jeweled Sterling Silver
Mindy is Co-Owner and the COO - You can usually find Mindy taking photos of products for the website, working behind the scenes on projects and ordering MORE DICE! When she's not at work, Mindy is home spoiling her 3 tiny pups, Mork, Spock, and RiverSong, and playing board games with friends.
Staff Pick: Ice Fae
Lainey began as a Fulfillment Specialist who referred to a D6 as "the square one" and sneakily worked her way up to overseeing all Operations. If you've ever reached out to our Support email, you've likely chatted with Lainey before! She has a passion for wildlife conservation and daydreams of moving to Alaska (often while on the clock!). When she’s not at work, Lainey is either surrounding herself with nature and wildlife or she's on the couch with her dogs and high school sweetheart husband watching sitcom reruns from the 90s.
Staff Pick: Polar Bear
Abbie is a former Capital Region youth who has returned to the area after sojourning for a few years up by Lake Champlain. She recently joined Foam Brain Games as the Accounts Manager/ Bookkeeper.
Abbie can be unfound wandering in the woods and local mountain parks and will joyfully and without remorse, drop made-up words into casual conversation. She delights in reading, falling in love with everything French, listening to music tout le temps, and is generally just happy to be here.
Staff Pick: Violets Are Blue
A former preschool teacher and nanny extraordinaire, Kara is the resident rainbow goth at Foam Brain Games, and wishes she had made the career change sooner! She's worn many hats in her brief time here, but has settled comfortably into her role as the Customs Queen, handling all your custom pins, coins, dice and more!
On the clock, you can usually find her dancing around the warehouse, or rocking out at her desk as she gleefully tackles any and every project thrown her way. In her free time, she's usually checking out local vegan restaurants, talking your ear off about neurodivergence, mental health, and polyamory, obsessively creating detailed animal enclosures in Planet Zoo, and using her witchy powers to create useful objects out of pointy sticks and yarn!
Staff Picks: Ornate Rainbow Frame & Thousand Stars
A little over 3 years ago Kayla moved from Connecticut to New York and was eagerly seeking a job in her expertise (Graphic Arts). Being a lover of Gaming, Dice, Convention life & Anime - When the opportunity to work for Foam Brain was offered - it was a dream come true! Kayla was hired as Foam Brain’s very first in-house graphic artist, which gave her the opportunity to truly embody her role, navigate the creative direction, and add her own “art magic” to Foam Brain innovative ideas, campaigns, pins, and more!
Kayla is an artist that is truly passionate about everything she creates - so you can be assured that all your Foam Brain pins, greeting cards and stickers - were designed with lots of love!
Staff Pick: Mystery Loot: Trick or Treat 3
Shawn started with Foam Brain in 2018 as a Convention Manager and returned post-COVID to don the mantle of Director of Sales! In his downtime, you can find him with his cat, Rei, and he's probably cooking for somebody. He currently enjoys a myriad of gaming options: Pathfinder, D&D, Alien, and Exalted, as well as an extensive board game collection... although video games are his true vice.
Staff Pick: Bloodstone - Gemstone Engraved with Gold
Marissa loves being the sales specialist at Foam Brain because it allows her to work different conventions as well as make sure everyone’s needs are being met on the distribution end of things! When she isn’t working you can find her directing plays or in board meetings for Confetti Stage Inc. When she actually has free time you can find her at home with her pets, gaming with friends and family, or traveling!
Staff Pick: Crystal Asteroid
Years after smooshing her first gigantic convention dice, Nate joined the Foam Brain team. After dipping her toes in a few different departments, it became clear her talents were needed on our Convention team! Outside of work she stays busy crafting and hosting Starfinder and 5e campaigns with her partner, as well as plenty of good ol' fashioned (and at times, Lovecraftian) board game nights. Beautiful day? Probably chasing waterfalls with her rescue pitty, Jade, reading old sci-fi, or studying in the sun to a curated metal soundtrack.
Staff Picks: Otherworldly Flower, Rusalka Radiance, Fast & Strong D6
Zach prints your cubes, and lots of other things! If you don't find them DMing a game, look in the woods! Zach loves nature, D&D, and loud punk music.
Staff Pick: Mind Eater: Bronze
Mac started working at Foam Brain at the end of 2020. Originally just planning on a 2 week project to help get dice on the online store, they ended up staying for quite a bit longer! After mastering getting orders out to customers, they settled into their newest position in order to help the rest of the team get everything done in the most easy and efficient way possible. When not working, Mac loves to bake, play D&D, watch old sci-fi with their husband, listen for frogs outside, and crochet pride bats for their Etsy page.
Staff Pick: Green Poison Frog
Dusty, like everyone else, is a blob of electrified gray jelly in a bone mech is just trying to make it in the world. He was a convention manager with Foam Brain Games from 2018 through the start of 2020. He returned to the company in 2022 to take on the new and exciting role of Director of Production. He has currently switched gears and is now serving as Pre-Production Coordinator. In his free time he spends too much time with his dog, Hazel the Good Doggo, plays too many games, and enjoys afternoon naps.
Staff Pick: Blue Milky RPG Dice Set
Kristin is the happy little mystery loot goblin! She currently makes all of Foam Brain Games Mystery Loots and also does our Facebook and Instagram social media accounts! When she's not busy at work, she is spending time with her pups, bonus kid, niece, and nephew. She loves exploring old cemeteries and anything spooky!
Staff Pick: Friendly Fiend
“Can I use a Free Action to regret not knowing about this job sooner?”
Siobhan is so glad this job rolled into her life. When she isn't filming her shenanigans for TikTok, she's usually on a stage performing somewhere or playing games with her friends.
Staff Pick: Vampire Bones
April started working for the crew in 2022 by applying for a fulfillment position, but then when she revealed she can draw more then a stick figure, she was pulled into the art department as well to add another amazing artist to the team! April loves D&D, video games, drawing, bats, spooky stuff, and being a loud Italian New Yorker.
Staff Picks: Eventide & Fleur de Lis: Copper Azul
Bringing a wealth of customer service and order processing experience, they have even more years under their belt as a dice goblin, having a long history of tabletop gaming! When not at FBG they can be found training hard to achieve a "local cryptid" label in the community, found either in nature or often performing drag/burlesque under the name "Enby Eternal".
Staff Pick: Sharp Edge Moving Eye RPG Dice Set - Blue Cyclops
Sandra does anything and everything needed to support the fulfillment team, from cubing dice, to bagging Mystery Loots, to putting stickers on all of our products! On her personal days, Sandra enjoys going for a walk with her beautiful 14 year old son, riding her bike, cooking and congregating with her brothers from her Church. Sandra feels happy about her work in everything she does, especially bagging Mystery Loots!
Staff Pick: Carnation Love
Alba has 2 wonderful children and a spectacular husband. Her hobbies are going out to enjoy nature with her family, and cooking their favorite foods.
Alba loves her work here at Foam Brain because of the quality of people, the environment, the respect, and its variety of products. She is grateful to be part of Team Foam Brain Games!
Staff Pick: Pink Polar Bear