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Jason Matthews

Twilight Struggle

Jason Matthews is a boardgame designer most famous for the award-winning Twilight Struggle by GMT games, which topped the ratings list of Board Game Geek for seven years. Jason’s designs have won numerous awards including the International Gamers Award, multiple Golden Geek Awards, and the prestigious Charles S. Roberts Award for Conflict Simulation Design.

Jason has co-designed 6 boardgames, Twilight Struggle was followed by 1960: Making of a President, Campaign Manager 2008, Founding Fathers and 1989 and most recently Sola Fide a Stronghold/Speilwerks production. He is also the author of numerous published reviews, gaming expansions and has playtest credits for several wargame designs.

Jason entered the hobby when his father bought him a copy of Axis & Allies in the late 80s and he went on to explore historical miniatures, collectible card games, and of course the broader board gaming hobby.

Matthews hails from Southern California, where he went to undergrad at the University of Redlands. He earned his JD at Southern Illinois University. He currently resides in the DC metro area. He works professionally for a non- governmental organization combating child trafficking as its lobbyist and policy director.

Jason has two children, both budding gamers, Owen and Eliza.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, May 25

5:00pm EDT