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GREG ALEKNEVICUS

Greg is the editor of The Games Journal as well as a member of the International Gamers Awards committee and a writer of reviews and articles for various boardgame magazines. He loves "German style" games and is particularly fond of games with attractive components.

WILL M. BAKER

Will Baker lives in Oakland, California where he's currently working towards his MFA in fiction writing.

YEHUDA BERLINGER

Yehuda Berlinger runs the Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club, which has been meeting for close to ten years, and officially since October, 2003. He also writes a blog about his gaming life, is married with four children, and does something with computers.

FRANK BRANHAM

Frank Branham is the publisher of The Games Journal as well as the maintainer of The Gaming Dumpster, the leading site on the net for translations of foreign language games.

ROB BURNS

Rob Burns is trying his darndest to combine his love for languages and his passion for ministry. Right now he's doing this in Chicago.

JONATHAN DEGANN

Jonathan Degann is a financial manager in Los Angeles, CA. He has loved board games his entire life; the first present he ever asked his parents for was Clue. Having been able to play only sporadically for decades, he finds that the current availability and interest in German style board games makes this a great time to be a gamer.

BRUNO FAIDUTTI

Bruno Faidutti is a French designer with many published games. His most popular and successful to date is Ohne Furcht und Adel which was shortlisted for the 2000 Spiel des Jahres (the most influential game award in Germany).

DON GREEN

Don Green is the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University, a Professor of Political Science, and the designer of Octi. The official website for his game is Octi Net.

RON HALE-EVANS

Ron's main goal as a gamer is the realization of Hermann Hesse's ideal of the Glass Bead Game. His home page links to most of his projects on the Web.

BURT HOCHBERG

Burt Hochberg is the former editor of Games magazine and the writer of several books on Chess. He also acts as the "editor emeritus" of The Games Journal.

MATTHEW HORN

Matthew is an active member of Unity Games. His session reports, pictures, and disturbing thoughts can be seen at http://www.hamsteak.com.

MARK JOHNSON

Mark Johnson is a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His website contains information about the Santa Clarita Boardgamers, SoCal Games Day, the weblog Boardgames To-Go, and more.

TOM JOLLY

Tom has been designing games for many years. Perhaps his most venerable game is the classic Wiz-War and his more recent designs include DiskWars and Drakon.

KATE JONES

Kate is president of Kadon Enterprises and also publishes the online magazine The Life of Games.

WOLFGANG KRAMER

Wolfgang Kramer is one of Germany's top game designers with a tremendous number of published games. He has won Germany's Spiel des Jahres four times for El Grande, Auf Achse, Tikal and Heimlich & Co.

STEVE KURZBAN (K-BAN)

K-ban is an avid collector and trader of games.

LARRY LEVY

Larry Levy writes a quarterly column, "The Other Side of the Pond", for the game magazine Counter, in addition to writing for The Game Report. He is also a regular member of the D.C. Gamers (http://www.dcgamers.org/).

SUS LUNDGREN

Sus Lundgren lives in Göteborg, Sweden. She enjoys German style board games, role playing games and LARPs, and thus she has been organizing activities on gaming conventions since 1995. Her greatest con act ever was to persuade a research institute to hire her for making research on games, gaming and game design. She has never ever won a game of Ricochet Robot and probably never will.


ROB LYON

Rob Lyon is an author and free-lance photo-journalist. Ocean kayaking has been his passion for the last decade, particularly long solo, soul searching odysseys along the BC coast. Rob discovered the alchemy of board games via Avalon Hill as a child and takes a game or two along on every expedition. He can be reached at rob@lyonexpeditions.com

KEVIN J. MARONEY

Games are Kevin's "entire waking life". E-mail can be sent to Kevin at kmaroney@ungames.com

ALAN M. NEWMAN

Alan is the designer of games such as Super 3 and Babushka as well as several highly thought of but as of yet, unpublished designs.

ANDRÉS SANTIAGO PÉREZ-BERGQUIST

Andrés is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is working on his Ph.D. in robotics. He is an avid member of the CMU Gaming Club, and maintains several websites at Mapache.org.

MIKE PETTY

Mike sponsors the LakeVille High School Game Club where he teaches math. He tries to fill his spare time playing and designing as many games as possible.

MIKKO SAARI

Mikko is a student of information studies and, hopefully, a future librarian from Tampere, Finland and an active gamer. His thoughts about games can be read in English from his weblog and in Finnish from his game review page.
He's also the founder of the local university board game club and the Finnish version of the Spielfrieks list, the Pelilista.

PETER SARRETT

Peter Sarrett is a boardgaming enthusiast who publishes The Game Report, a quarterly journal about games. (Which happens to be one of the best magazines out there.)

GREG SCHLOESSER

Greg Schloesser is a tireless fan and advocate of social gaming. He's the President of the International Gamers Awards. He writes reviews and commentary for Counter magazine, Boulder Games Newsletter and is the administrator of the Westbank Gamers website.

DON SEAGRAVES

Don is one of the four moderators of the Spielfrieks Yahoo! Group, which is one of the most active German-style gaming forums on the internet. When not playing games, he studies Social Science at Central Texas College (where he also works) and acts as a deacon at his church. He is currently married and raising two gamers-to-be.

RAY SMITH

Ray has refocused his gaming fanaticism from wargames to the German-style family strategy games. From playing, writing about, and researching games, along with trying to design a few for his Triumph Game Co., his addiction to the hobby is complete.

MITCHELL THOMASHOW

Mitchell is the Chair of the Environmental Studies Department of Antioch New England Graduate School and the author of Ecological Identity (1995) and Bringing the Biosphere Home (2002) both published by the MIT Press. He is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar and keyboards), an avid bicyclist, a big Mets, Knicks, and Giants fan, and a board game player. He sporadically writes board game reviews. He lives in the hill country of southwest New Hampshire.

J. MARK THOMPSON

Mark's many thoughts about games can be investigated on his web site: http://home.flash.net/~markthom/html/abstract_games.html

RICHARD VICKERY

Richard Vickery is an Australian Neuroscientist. His gaming passions are roleplaying and boardgaming, from silly through to too heavy!

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