Mike Selinker is a game designer, puzzle maker, and president of Lone Shark Games, a company which he founded.
Credits [ edit ]
Selinker's design credits include
and Pirates of the Spanish Main with Fightball James Ernest, with Axis & Allies Revised Edition Larry Harris, the , Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game , Risk Godstorm [1 ] [2 ] Gloria Mundi, Key Largo, Stonehenge, and [3 ] . Pathfinder Adventure Card Game He was a creative director for the 3rd edition of [4 ] and the Dungeons & Dragons . As a Harry Potter Trading Card Game puzzle maker, he created the fictional police officer Lt. Nodumbo for . Selinker founded GAMES World of Puzzles LIVE/WIRE with Tim Beach and the with Teeuwynn Woodruff. He also has written Maze of Games poker books such as Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook of Saturday Night Poker, with James Ernest and Phil Foglio. He writes puzzles for the [5 ] , the Chicago Tribune , and New York Times Games magazine. He has also authored "The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design". [3 ]
In 2005, Selinker and James Ernest created
Titanic Games with Paizo Publishing to add a board game arm to Paizo's RPG house. [6 ]
Lone Shark Games [ edit ]
Selinker founded the Lone Shark Games design studio with James Ernest,
and is the company's president. [7 ] In March 2010, in conjunction with [8 ] magazine and Wired Universal Pictures, the company announced plans to release a group of "Runners" to go "on the lam". The Runners were to be hunted by anyone in the United States who desired to find them. Anyone that caught a Runner would receive a US$7,500 "bounty". [9 ] Of the contest, Selinker said, "Our Runners are out there hiding among 300 million people. Of course, that's 300 million people who might turn them in ..." [9 ] [9 ]
Selinker won three 2004
Origins Awards for , Pirates , and Axis & Allies: D-Day . His game Betrayal at House on the Hill was Alpha Blitz s 1998 Games Magazine' Word Game of the Year.
Personal life [ edit ]
Selinker is a member of the
National Puzzlers League under the nickname "Slik". [10 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Pirates of the Spanish Main with Mike Selinker". Ninja Vs. Pirates Podcast. 2009 . Retrieved . 2012-03-07
^ "Games by James". Cheapass Games. 2012 . Retrieved . 2012-03-07
^ a b Selinker, Mike (2007). "Bohnanza". In Lowder, James. Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0.
^ ". November 19, 2012 'Pathfinder' Deck-building Game" . Retrieved . 2013-09-19
^ Earnest, James; Selinker, Mike; Foglio, Phil (2005). Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook of Saturday Night Poker. Overlook TP. p. 156. ISBN 1-58567-654-3.
^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
^ "The Sharks". Lone Shark Games. 2011 . Retrieved . 2012-03-07
^ Brodeur, Nicole (August 28, 2009). "Catch him if you can -- win $5,000". Seattle Times . Retrieved . October 16, 2012 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
^ a b c "Universal Pictures, Wired Magazine and Lone Shark Games Launch Nationwide Repo Men Hunt, Sending Runners On the Lam In America". Blood Weekly. March 11, 2010 . Retrieved . October 16, 2012 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
^ Brodeur, Nicole (July 6, 2010). "Puzzlers fun, also a bit baffling". Seattle Times . Retrieved . October 16, 2012 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
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