Tom, Eric, Jeanette, and Sarah Seest
Tom, Charlie, Brandon, Donny, and Martha Seest
Tom, Charlie, Martha, Brand, Donny, And Alex Seest

About Me

From a young age, I found solace and excitement in the realm of games. Growing up in the plains of Illinois, I spent countless hours with family and friends engrossed in card games like Go Fish and Old Maid. My childhood home was a sanctuary for games—board games like Masterpiece, Risk, and Monopoly were ever-present fixtures on our dining room table. Memory games like Husker Du were not just games but training grounds for sharpening mental agility.

As I transitioned into my teenage years, the rise of video games swept me off my feet. From the blinky allure of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man to the jungle adventures in Donkey Kong, and the futuristic gameplay of Tron—I lived for the sound of coins clinking into arcade slots. My passion evolved into developing games for the Atari 800, blending creativity with technology in a medium that captivated me entirely.

Eventually, life’s responsibilities beckoned. I got married and had four sons, but my love for games continued. While free time became a rare commodity, we still found moments to play board and card games as a family. Classics like Monopoly and Candyland continued to be favorites, and Pinochle nights became a cherished family tradition.

Today, my sons have taken the mantle and diversified their love for games, straddling the worlds of card games, board games, video games, and online gaming. In our family, games are more than just pastimes; they are a thread that has woven itself through the fabric of our lives, binding us in ways immeasurable.

This blog aims to be a chronicle and celebration of all things game-related. From game mechanics and design to the cultural impact of gaming—expect a mix of articles, reviews, news, and commentaries. While I hold opinions on various aspects of games, this platform is a neutral ground where all game lovers can find something that resonates.

I hope you enjoy this journey as much as we have. Game on!

Tom Seest

Tom and Martha Seest