Ron Hale-Evans

Ron Hale-EvansRon Hale-Evans is a writer, thinker, and game designer who dwells in those parts of the multiverse commonly called the Pacific Northwest, with his wife and co-author, Marty, and their Pomeranians, Humphrey and Bridget. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale, with a minor in philosophy. Thinking about thinking led him to create the Mentat Wiki (, which led to his first book, Mind Performance Hacks (2006), which has been translated into Polish, Japanese, Korean, and Dutch, and in turn led to Mindhacker.

Ron can speak Esperanto, draw ambigrams, compile a kernel, ken a kenning, and locate a letterbox. He owns a copy of the Codex Seraphinianus, craves the acquaintance of a Curta calculator, believes deeply in the principles of jury nullification and calliagnosia, and passionately desires to go to Mars.

You can find Ron’s projects and social networks at his home page ( To date, he has won four small game design competitions, both with and without Marty. He has also written a series of articles on game systems for The Games Journal that have received attention from gamers and academics.

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