About Black Oak Games

Black Oak Games creates beautiful objects for you to play with and enjoy.

Knot Dice is a set of games and puzzles published by Black Oak Games. The original set is a box of custom dice that form Celtic knot designs, with which you can play a large number of games and puzzles (by numerous designers). Knot Dice, Knot Dice Squared, and Celtic Animals Knot Dice were funded by Kickstarter campaigns that brought together thousands of lovers of Celtic knots and dice to make these fantastic dice.

My name is Matthew O'Malley, and I designed most of the Knot Dice games and puzzles. I have also designed several other games for other publishers, most with my co-designer Ben Rosset, including:

  • The Search for Lost Species and The Search for Planet X (published by Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games)
  • First in Flight (published by Artana Games)
  • Between Two Cities and Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig (published by Stonemaier Games)