Hi, I'm Ben. I'm a Lecturer in Game Design at the University of Lincoln in the UK, and very active in the research field of Game Studies. My PhD thesis was on the effects of game mechanics on the patterns of social play.
I'm into *all* kinds of games, computer based or not.
I play regularly with the cool dudes at http://www.lincolnboardgames.org.uk
and I also go to several game fairs (including Essen) each year so please say hi!