Isaac Childres loves board games. He was going to be a physicist (got his PhD and everything), but then decided it would be more fun to design and publish board games for a living. He hasn’t regretted that decision yet.
Isaac is the one-man driving force behind Cephalofair Games. He started the company back in 2014 to self-publish his first game, Forge War, and has been doing all the design, development, writing, art direction, promotion, publishing, and fulfillment for all games ever since. He does have outside help for art, graphic design, editing, and community management. You can read about his collaborators here.
Isaac’s “magnum opus,” Gloomhaven was Cephalofair Games’ second title, published in early 2017. He could not be happier with the reception it is receiving and is now working on a small expansion, Forgotten Circles, with Marcel Cwerteschka, and an unnamed larger expansion (exciting!). He also published another game in the Gloomhaven universe, Founders of Gloomhaven, a heavy city-building and logistics Euro that will soon be in stores.
He is generally a fan of heavier Euro board games like Terra Mystica and Agricola, though he does have a soft spot for dungeon crawlers and RPGs. You can read all about his unhealthy love of board gaming here.
Isaac lives in Lafayette, Indiana, with his wife Kristyn and his dog Millie.