Joyce Johnson

Recipient, Rising Star, 2008


Joyce was a professional musician, real estate broker, cartoonist and entrepreneur and has been enthusiastically designing card and board games since 2002. With 29 games published and more expected soon, Joyce enjoys spreading joy and laughter to the world through her work. Joyce’s first game, In A Pickle, published by Gamewright, has sold over 1 million copies. She is the co-winner of the 2008 Toy and Game Rising Star Inventor of the Year Award, and many other awards. A big kid at heart, Joyce enjoys the entire process of game design, especially play testing in the schools. She resides in Santa Barbara with husband, Tim, and their two cats.