Mike Selinker is a puzzle and game designer from Seattle. His puzzles appear in Wired, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Games, and on a 10-foot-tall crossword wall in Seattle's Eltana restaurant. His games include Unspeakable Words, Risk Godstorm, AlphaBlitz, Pirates of the Spanish Main, and Lords of Vegas. He owns the company Lone Shark Games, which makes puzzles, games, and events for people all over the world. His “Puzzlecraft” series, of late co-designed with Thomas Snyder, has run in Games since 2004.
Thomas Snyder is a scientist developing new medical diagnostics for organ transplant management. In the world of puzzles, Thomas has won the US Puzzle Championship as well as the US and World Sudoku Championships. As a puzzle constructor, he specializes in handcrafting artistic logic puzzles, particularly sudoku. Snyder lives in Palo Alto, CA.