Andrew Thomasson was born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas. After studying Neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin, he went on to become a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. From an early age, Andrew played an assortment of games ranging from board games and PC games to those on various video game consoles and in the arcade. His first memory of gaming was transcribing a program from a book full of games onto an early PC, playing on a screen with green as its only color, and then deleting the program to make room for another.
At age 12, he began training in the martial arts, an experience that has driven him in bettering himself to this day. His fascination with the diversity of these arts from around the globe fueled his passion for the arcade game Street Fighter II, which he spent countless hours and quarters playing. In middle school, he began mowing lawns for money to spend on Magic: The Gathering and at a store that offered LAN games of Doom. Andrew ran many campaigns for different groups as Game Master for a role-playing game entitled Cyberpunk, a game set in a technologically-advanced dystopian future. He is considered a champion of Mario Cart 64 in some circles, and before returning to his passion for board games, achieved the highest Pestige on multiple Call of Duty games. In med school, he founded both a martial arts club and a Go club, a group that played the oldest board game known to man. Longing for more of the interactive experience of table top games, he began hosting a Monday game night at his place staring with Settler of Catan and expanding into Dominion and beyond. The group grew to four regulars that now comprise 5th Dimension Games and go by the collective moniker 5D.