Chris Bennett is an award-winning Game Designer and Stanford adjunct lecturer who has combined creative ideas with digital engagement to reach millions of players with his credited games. Chris studies and practices ways to apply his science of Game Design Thinking to improve lives in the real world.
Chris has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment software industry, including three very successful franchises; The Sims, Diner Dash, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour.
Chris has talked about games and game design for major media outlets, including NBC TV, NPR, Forbes.com, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is called on by organizations such as Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, and USAID for his game design expertise.
While Chris is relatively new to the board gaming world, he was a finalist with co-designers Joseph Schmitt and Dan Bullock in the ConSim Game Jam in October 2020 with their game In The Shadows, which is currently in development.
Chris is also working on the solitaire game Operation PBSUCCESS: The 1954 Guatemalan Coup.