About Us

Paverson Games is an indie board game publisher located in Wisconsin, focusing on rich, thematic, and aesthetic game experiences rooted in medium-weight mechanics and strategy. In addition to Distilled and the upcoming Luthier, Paverson Games has also created numerous video games and interactive historical experiences, including the award-winning Tombeaux. Paverson Games is owned and operated by Dave Beck.

Dave Beck

When Dave Beck (he/him) is not designing games or making interactive experiences in his basement lair, he is working at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as a Professor of Game Design and the Director and Associate Dean of the School of Art & Design, the largest higher education art and design program in the upper midwest. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, even if they don't love to play board games as much as he does.