About Us

Genius Games - Who We Are

Genius Games is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) based publishing company that strives to create high quality table-top games and children's books that are both entertaining and educational. Our hope is to create resources that are a blast to play and read, but simultaneously demystify intimidating concepts in the sciences and engage the players in a lifelong process of inquiry.

Want to Sell our Games, Books or Toys in your Store?

We offer wholesale rates and free shipping to most US retailers and distributors. 

For wholesale inquiries, please email us at orders@geniusgames.org

We also distribute through a number of Hobby Game Distributors so please check with your distributor first to see if they carry our stock. 

John Coveyou – Founder and CEO

John Coveyou has nurtured a deep love of science from an early age, holds a Master’s Degree in Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering from Washington University, and has over ten years’ experience teaching chemistry, biology and physics to students from middle school to collegiate level. Since founding Genius Games in 2013, John’s science games and books have been given high praise not just by parents and their kids, but science teachers and academics as well, and have been featured in many major media outlets including Popular Science, Scientific American, Science News, Gizmodo and even endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association. Few things make John happier than opening people’s eyes to the astounding realm of science.  

Email: john@geniusgames.org

Shelley Spence – Community & Production Manager

Shelley Spence taught in K-12 classrooms for 5 years before joining the Genius Games team in 2015 and was an avid gamer long before that. Her experiences in the classroom instilled her with a joy for encouraging students to ask questions about reality, so she is thrilled to be part of creating games and books that merge hard science with play.

Email: shelley@geniusgames.org