||Welcome! For those who might not know me, I've actually
worked in the game design business since 1991. Most of the time in either the coin-op
business (pinball machines) or gaming/slot machine business. I am currently employed at Leading Edge Design, where we are constantly trying
to come up with unique and novel ways of getting people to wager their money.
somewhat lucky to grow up in a household where Acquire was played. Little did I know that
I was to be indoctrined into the 'German-style' (or I prefer Import) style of game some 15
years before they became widely-known in the U.S. And then, after a couple trips to German
to support the Phantom Haus
project I was co-leading, I picked up a copy of Settlers of Catan in the mid 90's. The
influx of import games was in full swing.
Anyway, a lot of the various game design work I come up with doesn't quite work in the
current medium that I'm employed, so I spend my 'hobby time' making mockups. Hopefully, I
learn some new feature and mechanic from this that I can eventually use in my paying job.
If not, well, then I've got just another game floating around in my ever-expanding game
closet. Most of my designs lean very heavily towards the import style of gaming; use of a
theme, mostly light strategy with a little luck thrown in, fairly short game times, etc. I
have no reservations about putting these up for free; the board game market is extremely
difficult to get into, and unless you are applying a city to Monopoly, it is for all
practical purposes a niche market. But hey, if there's any company out there that is
interested in publishing, I know all about signing non-disclosures and such...