About Us

Sinister Fish Games was founded by Dave Clarke, who started playing Dungeons & Dragons in 1981, aged 8. Dave started a LARP club aged 14, and has never stopped playing games. He has previously been a rubber sword maker, learning support person, affiliate marketing manager, web designer, leatherworker, and sign maker.

In 2015, Dave decided to try being a tabletop game designer, but evidence indicated that this would result in his death from starvation, so he became a publisher instead.

Review Policy

We don’t enter into any kind of financial relationship with the content creators who review our games. We provide one free copy of a game to the reviewers we choose to work with.

We do pay select content creators for informational how-to-play and Kickstarter preview videos, but we do not solicit reviews from these creators.

Volunteer Policy

Sinister Fish Games compensates event crew at a higher rate than the UK’s National Living Wage for workers aged 25 & over, and provides accommodation as required. Playtesters are not paid, but are fed & watered sufficiently for them to remain conscious.

Diversity Policy

Games are for everyone. Sinister Fish Games does not tolerate sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic or otherwise offensive remarks or behaviour. These constitute harassment, and have no place in our hobby.

We aim to publish games that promote fun & friendship, and we believe in having respect and care for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion, political belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Environmental Policy

We believe that organised human civilisation is threatened by climate change, and that a massive global effort must be made to mitigate the effects of anthropomorphic global warming. Sinister Fish Games aims become a climate positive business by the end of 2020. Our office is powered with electricity from 100% renewable sources, and we recycle as much of our waste as possible. We will overcompensate for our carbon footprint by funding carbon capture projects around the world. Details of this will be posted here before the end of 2020.

Charitable Donations

In 2020 we supported Treedom, Black Lives Matter UK, and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

In 2019, we supported #TeamTrees.