Bio: Originally from Guilderland, NY Jim now lives in Rochester, NY. Jim works at eLogic group. Jim enjoys reading, playing games, painting miniatures and spending time with his girlfriend and their three cats.
Jim began designing games along with his younger brother Pat, and their first co-designed game Faberge Chickens will also soon be their first published game.
Bio: Originally from Guilderland, NY Pat is now based in San Diego, CA. By day Pat works at the University of San Diego as an administrator in Residential Life (student housing). By night he is a full time PhD student in Leadership Studies researching the intersection between gamification, student development and leadership. He is also happily married to his wife Amanda.
As a game designer Pat is interested in all game styles and has an ever growing list of ideas that he hopes to explore when time allows. Pat created this page as a way of promoting designs that he, and older brother Jim were working on. Pats first serious project was a game called Restaurateur, from there he developed Goblin Toboggan, worked with Jim on Faberge Chickens and created Flipyard Shipyard. In between are plenty of games in various stages from general ideas to prototype that are all waiting for their chance to be developed and tested.
Beyond family, school, work, and games Pat enjoys travel and adventure with his wife. Together they explore everywhere they can from their home city in San Diego, to national parks, to small towns and cities across the US and when the fates allow, places abroad.
Favorite Games: Burano, Above and Below, Gold West, Patchwork, Catan, Stone Age, Asking for Trobils, Broom Service, Scoville.
Bio: Tristan originally hails from New York City, NY. He attended Hamilton College as an undergraduate in central NY where he first crossed paths with Pat before moving on to pursue a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration. Tristan spent a few more years back at Hamilton in Pat's former Residence Life position before relocating to Durham, North Carolina with his girlfriend, Meghan, who studies at Duke University.
Tristan enjoys nearly all facets of the tabletop gaming world ranging from mini-games like Hanabi and Kodama: The Tree Spirits, to Above and Below and Evolution: Climate. He also enjoys a handful of 4X games like Eclipse and Firefly: The Game.
As a designer and player, Tristan is drawn to unique mechanics that are often simple, yet elegant tweaks of more traditional game designs. He also really enjoys game expansions that add depth and replayability to longtime staple games and has built up a collection of ideas for expansions to pre-existing game series (Ticket to Ride) as well as a few completely original game ideas of his own.
In his spare time, Tristan is an avid aquarist, disc golfer and chronic mariokart addict - Double-Dash, of course! He also bakes legendarily delicious and oversized chocolate chip cookies.
Favorite games: Hanabi, Kodama: The Tree Spirits, Above and Below, Evolution: Climate, Eclipse and Firefly: The Game.