Our Team

Benjamin Dalthur Holt

- Founder

Contact: BD@OakenVault.com  

My Story

I learned to play chess when I was 6 and my fascination for all kinds of games has grown ever since. I have spent an unhealthy amount of time in front of a pc screen playing video games during my youth and I eventually became good enough to earn money from eSport. After my wife and I got our first child I stopped playing video games as there was not enough time for it, but I still had an itch for gaming so my wife and I started exploring board games and it quickly escalated into a full-blown hobby.  

I am very interested in economics so games that feature resource management are usually a good fit for me. It is extra fun if the components are high quality as I love the tactile part of board games and there is something soothing about feeling wood and metal components.

The aesthetics of board games is also a passion of mine. We have custom made shelves in our home so that our board games act like art pieces when they are not being played. It is hard not to feel joy when you look at a beautiful game like Everdell.

My favourite games at the moment: Robinson CrusoeViticulture and Root

My Job

I take care of the financial aspect of our business, and I do a lot of research to make sure I am up to date with all the board game trends. If you are looking for a new board game for a friend or yourself you can contact me and I will help guide you to a good fit. Cheers!


Signe Dalthur Holt

- Co-Founder

Contact: SD@OakenVault.com

My Story

I grew up in a family where we would always play some kind of game at gatherings and I have always been fond of puzzles. When I met Benjamin I was introduced to more advanced board games and we began our board game collection and hobby together.

I like engine building games like Wingspan as it is satisfying to improve efficiency, and engine builders often have high replayability. I am less competitive than my husband and I often lean towards peaceful games. Take-that games are a turn-off for me, especially because my husband takes them way too seriously ;)

My favourite games at the moment: Everdell and Snapshot.

My Job

I take care of everything non-board game related such as researching and selecting our collection of premium quality puzzles. Furthermore, I take care of our collection of Logic puzzles, which at the moment contains the collection of handmade wooden puzzles from Escape Welt.

I am also responsible for all the practical tasks of the business. For instance, I order everything for the packaging and make sure that the quality is acceptable as we want you to have a great experience when you get a package from Oaken Vault.



Bianca Dalthur Holt

- Unpaid Apprentice

My Story

I like jigsaw puzzles and simple board games. I can also play chess but not very well and only for about 5 minutes at a time.

My favorite games at the moment: Anything with dice

My Job
I like to put the packaging peanuts in the packages. I am also in charge of my parents work-life-balance. 


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