Jeffrey D. Allers has played and designed games since he was a child. While living in Berlin in 2001, he was introduced to modern German board games and, a few years later, joined a gaming group where published designers regularly tested their prototypes. Soon after, he was bringing his own ideas to the group, and has had his games published in Europe and America since 2008.
In 2005, he also began writing a series of online articles titled "Postcards From Berlin," first on GameWire, then BoardgameNews and now, the Opinionated Gamers. He enjoys writing about game design and his experiences as an American expatriate living in the midst of German boardgame culture.