Morten was brought on board as a part-time developer in 2015 after having made solitaire modes for Viticulture and Between Two Cities.
After almost three decades of playing multiplayer games the interest in solitaire gaming came when everybody in Morten’s gaming gang started getting children, which made game nights hard to organize. In desperation, Morten turned to solo gaming and to his astonishment found it highly enjoyable.
Shortly thereafter, a happy coincidence led Morten to contact Jamey Stegmaier, which resulted in a flurry of emails about games and general geekiness.
Reinvigorated by solo games and inspired by Jamey, Morten got serious about board gaming. He became increasingly involved in Stonemaier Games, started a blog, and entered the PnP game Endless Nightmare into a design contest.
Morten sporadically chronicles his work on his second blog, “Dear Jamey” in an effort to give the community a peek inside Stonemaier.
In his lair house in Ballerup, Denmark, Morten plots his bid for world domination lives with his wife and son, and spends way too much time writing and playing board games.
For a long time Morten was the only catless person in Stonemaier Games and thus the company’s black sheep. He strove to make up for it by loudly pointing out that Jamey is even more deviant, since he doesn’t drink coffee. After many years Morten’s family teamed up with Jamey and he’s now owned by a cat.
Interviews and songs:
- Cameron Art Games (July 2020)
- The Solo Saturday Post (September 2019)
- One Stop Coop Shop (September 2019)
- Going Analog (August 2019)
- Manolo (August 2019)
- Tabletop for One (August 2019)
- Academy of Board Games (October 2018)
- Board Game Design Advice (book)
- Cardboard Clash (May 2018)
- Every Night Is Game Night (February 2018)
- Solo Manolo Podcast at 39:46 (December 2017)
- The Cardboard Herald (September 2017)
- Ludology: Leave Me Alone (June 2017)
- Board Chitless
- Board Game Design Lab: Creating a Great Solo Variant
- 1 Player Podcast: Third Appearance (December 2016)
- Ludopedia.com Interview About Automa in Portuguese and English (April 2016)
- Papskubber.dk: Kickstarter Sensation (November 2015)
- Papskubber.dk: Kickstarter Hit (October 2015)
- 1 Player Podcast: Second Appearance (June 2015)
- 1 Player Podcast First Appearance (May 2015)
- bARRY dOUBLET’s “Song for Morten Monrad Pedersen”