He’s a co-founder — with Will Hindmarch — of Gameplaywright, a small publisher of non-fiction books about games, stories, and the work of making them.
He’s the CEO of WorldWise Imports and Play All Day Games, a company that imports classic games like chess, checkers, backgammon, go, and cribbage, and also publishes original and licensed games like Call of the Wild and Catapult Feud.
Jeff will publish Gravstrike if it kills him. It’s his white whale of a miniatures board game design about hovertanks battling for sport in the arenas of the future.
Jeff co-wrote — again with Hindmarch — the ENnie Award–winning Eternal Lies campaign for Trail of Cthulhu, designed the Origins Award–winning pirate coin game Pieces of Eight, co-designed (with Kenneth Hite) the indie sleeper Band or Album, and was the producer of the one-of-a-kind board game design toolkit The White Box. He’s also particularly proud of his game development and producing work on Dice Miner.
Jeff has taught game design and producing in workshops and seminars, as well as at the Kansas City Art Institute and University of Wisconsin–Stout.
Jeff’s family is just plain fantastic, and he feels like games are more or less the greatest thing ever.