Joseph Pilkus returned to board games after a 20-year hiatus. For most of his game-formative years, Joe played RPGs, including mostly D&D (from the blue box version in 1981 through 2nd Edition); Top Secret; Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes; and Traveller. During the major changes to the board and card game industry (o/a 1995), Joe served overseas with the United States Air Force at RAF Mildenhall. Upon his return in 1999, he dabbled with a few RPGs and war-games, before starting to perform playtest and development functions for several war-game designers. In 2009, at the behest of an old friend, he tried Arkham Horror (which served as his Designer Board Game Gateway Experience!) and absolutely loved it.
Over the next few years, he play-tested and developed a wide variety of tactical, operational, and strategic-level war-games for Compass Games and Decision Games. Additionally, he's provided editorial reviews for more than two dozen designers, some of whom successfully published their games, including Randy Rathert of The King's Abbey
Currently, Joe is one of the designers for TAU CETI: Planetary Crisis.
1. Adobe Walls
3. Carrier BG Solo Sept 2013
4. Hawaii Attack ??
5. Hinge of Fate 1939 Nov 2012
6. Lepanto July 2011 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/99044/battle-lepanto
7. Minsk Oct 2011 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/99063/minsk-44-east-front-battles-volume-ii
8. North Cape https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/174895/north-cape-convoy-battles-arctic-1942-45
10. Mortain Counterattack Jan 2014 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/187197/mortain-counterattack-drive-avranches
11. Norway 1940 June 2012 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/130015/norway-1940/credits
12. Rampage https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158586/rampage
13. Stalingrad Cauldron https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/158585/stalingrad-cauldron Oct 2013
13. Red Dragon / Green Crescent Jan 2012 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/72200/red-dragon-green-crescent
14. The Rhineland War, 1936-37 June 2011 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/74312/rhineland-war-1936-37
15. Sedan 1940 Dec 2011 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/104121/sedan-1940
16. Sheaths of Sydney
17. The War
18. Operation Shingle May 2013
19. Sparta versus Athens Feb 2013 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144135/sparta-versus-athens
20. Tobruk, Operation Crusader, Nov-Dec 1941 March 2012 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/117582/tobruk-operation-crusader-nov-dec-1941
21. Winterstorm June 2013 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/157729/winterstorm
22. Red Tide West March 2014 https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155412/red-tide-west