Isaac Childres is a game designer and a one-man army of board game design and development. Childres graduated from Bakersfield High School in Bakersfield, California, in 2000. He pursued physics and journalism at the University of Oklahoma, and later a master's and doctoral degree in physics from Purdue University. He has been living in Lafayette, Indiana, the home to Purdue University.
He is best known for designing Gloomhaven, but he has also designed Forge War, Founders of Gloomhaven, and other titles.