Yehuda Berlinger

Yehuda Berlinger founded the Jerusalem Strategy Gaming Club and now co-organizes the Ra’anana gaming club. He founded and wrote for two top board game sites: the Purple Pawn game industry website, which grew to 80,000 monthly readers under his stewardship, and his own site, Yehuda, which was recommended by the Wall Street Journal’s Blog Watch column. Yehuda’s game It’s Alive!, originally published by Reiver Games, has been republished as Candle Quest, with its original pre-publication Menorah Game theme. Yehuda has designed and run several massive multiplayer convention-wide social strategy games. His writings include dozens of well-respected game variants and strategy articles and hundreds of widely-cited articles on game ethics, industry, philosophy, technology, and humor. Yehuda was one of The Dice Tower’s five nominees for Best New Game Designer of 2008.