Our Story

About Gameplay Candles

Gameplay Candles arose from Alex’s desire to create a more immersive game night experience for his adventuring party. Having led weekly D&D adventures for more than two years straight, Alex had tried every technique and tactic available to engage his player’s 5 senses. One area where he saw a significant opportunity to connect with his party was through scents that aligned with the story being crafted.

 Alex purchased several scented candles from various manufacturers to achieve that goal, but of course (as a DM), he couldn’t help but notice that most candle makers were making candles for purposes other than D&D campaigns. After spending an arm and a leg on products that never fit his vision, Alex became determined to create an actual D&D-inspired line of scented candles.

Being the meticulous Manufacturing Engineer that he is, he then spent two years developing the best-scented candle for tabletop adventuring parties everywhere and with the help of his marketer wife is proud to offer them for sale on our website.

Who We Are

Gameplay Candles is the brainchild of Alex and Jessica Aries, two Austinites with the skills, desire, and work ethic to bring high-quality scented candles to gaming tables everywhere. As an avid TTRPG player and Manufacturing Engineer, Alex saw the opportunity to carve out a niche in the marketplace for fantasy-themed candles. Jessica has brought her considerable marketing communications, creative and brand strategy, and digital marketing expertise to transform Alex’s vision of Gameplay Candles into a branded, marketable product.

Alexander Aries, Forever DM

Alexander Aries

Forever DM
Lead Engineer

Jessica Aries

Head of Marketing & Sales