A.J. Porfirio - @vanrydergames


A.J. started Van Ryder Games in 2011 and it has grown every year going from a tiny 1-man outfit to a bigger, but still small, 2-man company. With a love and a passion for thematic games that immerse players, A.J. continues to lead and manage VRG with a goal of bringing customers experiences they will never forget.  A.J. has an affinity for solitaire games which led him to design Hostage Negotiator, VRG's best selling title and a game line that continues to expand.


Hostage Negotiator, Solitaire Game of the year 2015



Evan Derrick - @evanderrick

Creative Director

Evan joined Van Ryder Games in 2016 and has stepped in as an integral part of the team. Evan is a game designer (Dark Moon), marketer, graphic designer, and art director.  Evan shares A.J.'s and the company's passion for making thematic games and will soon have his first published game with VRG in the upcoming Detective: City of Angels.



Visit the Van Ryder Games Team at PAX Unplugged!


We’ve been at a lot of conventions this year, including Essen in Germany! We have one more convention ahead of us this year, and as always, be sure to stop by and say "hello," check out our latest offerings, and maybe pick up a game or two from our growing lineup of games, expansions and other items!

We look forward to seeing you.

  • PAX Unplugged, Philadelphia, PA
    November 30 - December 2
    Find us in the GPI Booth.