About us

Devious Devices is the creation of Eric Cesare and Anthony Rando. Our goal is simple: Make uniquely themed tabletop games that can be learned quickly and be enjoyed for hours on end.

Our first game, Epic Picnic was released in 2014 and was followed by Weevils and Panda Craves Danger. We are currently developing multiple new titles — like Sharknado™: The Board Game and Kong: Battle for Skull Island — that we’re excited to get into your hands. We look forward to growing with you as our community!

You can follow our dealings and developments through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,  or reach out to us directly at info@deviousdevices.net.

Boards & Lager is a blog, born from a desire to share lessons learned from our experiences in the industry and to tell the stories about epic games–and what’s the best thing to pair with cardboard, wooden bits and dice? Why, Beer of course!

While we are currently on hiatus as we work on real life and our games, you can read all about our past “board and beer” pairings, game convention debauchery and industry experiences here. Feel free to use the site as a means to engage with us on topic and find out what makes us tick.

We look forward to hearing from you!

– Eric –


Mr. Cesare (pron. see-zar) is an east-coast native who grew up in a small town and spent too much time with adults. He enjoys taking things apart to see how they work, putting them back together in new and interesting ways and praying like hell that he doesn’t cause the apocalypse while doing so.

He also hates ketchup.

Current favorite games: Near & Far, Unmatched, Deep Space d-6, and The Menace Among Us

– Anthony –


Anthony lives in a fortified compound in Arkansas, collecting canned goods and waiting patiently for the end of days. He designs games that he believes 17th century Ottoman corsairs would enjoy. In his spare time, he knits sweaters from the wool of his twin alpacas, Castor and Pollux. Almost none of this is true.

He also has two dogs — Huey and Lincoln.

Current favorite games: Sentinels of the Multiverse, Smash-Up, Zombicide, Hanabi, Red Dragon Inn