A Glaswegian who was always in love with games, Behrooz 'Bez' Shahriari has designed tens of Flash games, published on the internet, and is constantly designing board games. Her first printed game — In a Bind — was released in 2015 and was then picked up by Gigamic and now published in 14+ languages as Yogi.
Wibbell++ (2017) was Bez's 2nd major release: a game system for which games are continuing to be designed and developed.
Kitty Cataclysm (2019) involves card play, chaos, cat puns, and the opportunity to be a dick.
Future self-published games include: +, The Conversation, and A game, wherein you[...].
Future games from other publishers include:
Aurora from Surprised Stare Games
Flowers in towers as part of a R&W anthology from Inkwell Games.
Bez does art sometimes. Her major weaknesses are anxiety, depression, and organisation.
As well as designing various games, Bez has helped in developing the following titles from Alley Cat Games:
Pocket Sub (minor tweaks)
Pocket Pharma (expansion ideas and tweaks)
Welcome to Dino World (visitor cards, aviary/aquatic expansion)
Coral (fish economy, 3D module, card pondering)
Islands (new specialist abilities, art direction)
Chocolate Factory (minor card tweaks, art direction)
Bez is friends with many other UK designers and helps organise playtests in London as part of Playtest UK.
Other than boardgaming, hobbies include musical performances, Nordic LARP, dancing, comics, cycling, tasting new things and travel.