About Brian



  • I’m an award-winning game developer and creative director with over 35 shipped titles and total sales of over $600 million.
  • Published games include mobile games, online, trading card, console, PC, Facebook, tabletop miniatures, and board games including flagship titles for Hasbro and Disney Interactive.
  • I’m an author of game design books and an award-winning public speaker.
  • I’ve secured multiple patents on new game play mechanics.
  • I’m known for creative lateral thinking and I’m a member of the Triple Nine Society (High IQ organization for those with proctored test scores in the 99.9th percentile.)
  • I got my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and my MBA at the University of Washington, with additional work at Harvard Extension School.
  • My awards include: 2009 Origins Best Collectible Card Game Expansion Of The Year for  Magic: The Gathering – Shards of Alara2002 Mensa Select Award2004 Gamer’s Choice Award2008 Takara Tomy Award among others.
  • I’ve been a guest lecturer at the U of Washington and member of the board of advisers at the Digital Future Lab.
  • I’m an entrepreneur at heart and have been involved with numerous start-up companies in one form or another.
  • I’ve been a student and competitor of Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for six years.
  • I have a wide network of game industry professionals and a reputation for helping talented people break into the gaming industry. I earned the highest possible mentorship ratings at my previous companies.