The Player Lair is a website and service dedicated to helping game designers take their craft to the next level. We offer playtesting services, as well as game design and development consultations. The Player Lair podcast has dozens of interviews with some amazing game designers like Richard Garfield (Magic: The Gathering), Shem Philips and S J Macdonald (West Kingdom Trilogy), Keith Matejka (Roll Player), and many more.

Ivan – Essen Spiel 2019

Ivan is a board game designer from Bulgaria. He hosts the Player Lair Podcast, where he interviews game designers and people from the board game industry. He also organizes and participates in Player Lair Playtesting.

He often collaborates with other designers including Matt Ding, S J Macdonald, Elijah Morar, Vesselin Alexiev, Adrian Adamescu and more.

He is passionate about creativity and attempts to motivate himself and others to create every chance he gets.

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