About us


Growing up

When we, Rob and Peter, grew up, we used to play boardgames a lot. Almost everyday. As brothers do, we played highly competitive and we would fight about the games, rules, cheating all the time. So it was only natural that we started to create our own rules to existing board- and card games to add some twists to the stories.
You can still find a tribute to that time within our today's company name - We grew up in the German city of Aalen, where the tiny "river" Aal is located. Aal meaning eel then resulted in Eely River Games


Developing our ideas

Fast forward 25 years...from creating own rules to existing games, in these years we developed the first small ideas for our very own games. Needless to say with a lack of experience in everything we didn't bring a single game to a higher point then sketches on paper and imagination.

2020 - 2021

HE.R.O gets born and developed

During some months of 2020 and 2021 we were able to use the newly available time to get into details with HE.R.O. For the first time we were able to create a game that made it through testing, design and finally a prototype. The upcoming launch of HE.R.O means that we needed to start a board game company.


Eely River Games is founded

October 2021 - we did it. We started our own boardgame company Eely River Games. There were many hours of testing, sketching and a huge amount of heartblood - all in addition to our dayjobs as a surgeon (Rob) and Marketing Manager (Peter).