Unlikely Games is the brainchild of Tom Prevendoski, a life-long gamer of role-playing games, card games and board games. While attending a gaming convention, Tom found a few idle hours in between his events. As he sat there, a few game ideas just popped into his head. He pulled out a scrap of paper and scribbled down as much as he could. But when his next event began, he stuffed the paper into a bag and forgot all about it.
A year goes by, and Tom once again found himself at the same gaming convention. He pulled out his gaming stuff and found that same scrap of paper with his scribbled-down game ideas. This sparked even more ideas. Tom wrote down every one, and the games began to take shape.
Tom eventually showed these ideas to friends. Some were shot down. But most were highly complimented, and Tom was encouraged to develop them further. It wasn't long before Tom's friends had their own ideas. Before you know it, there were designs for a lot of games. The decision was made to put these ideas together to see what could develop.
Unlikely Games was officially founded in 2014, many years after all of these game ideas first came about. The name "Unlikely Games" was chosen in reference to the rather unintentional nature of the games' origins. And the rest, as they say, is history.