That's right, in addition to my career as an SF writer, I am also a published game designer. True, I've only published two games thus far, but one was nominated for an Origins award.
That game is Tile Chess, a form of chess for anywhere from two to six players. The link I've provided tells you all you'll need to know.
The other is Spooks, a card game where all the players are trapped in a haunted house and trying to get out. Click on the above link to learn more.
Then there's Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe, a simple game which can be played with pen and paper.
None of my other games are available in stores, but four of them are listed on The Chess Variants Webpage, a site that lists literally hundreds of alternate versions of the wonderful game of chess, of both historical and artificial origin.
Games of my invention that you'll find there are:
Equestrian Chess, in which all the major pieces move like knights, but capture differently.
Evolution Chess, where pieces evolve into more powerful pieces each time they are moved.
Mad Chess, one of my more interesting concoctions, played on a 100 square board, in which the white pieces and the black pieces are governed by completely different rules of movement.
Knight Court. Essentially a form of chess played on a tic-tac-toe board!
Halloween Knight Court. A variant of Knight Court played with Vampires, Werewolves, and Headless Riders.
Dueling Archbishops, an even smaller variant played on a board of SIX squares!
I'd like to publish more games. I working on a few ideas (and no, they don't have anything to do with chess). All I need are some playtesters to see if they work out. If you're interested and live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, contact me at milesmordax[at]aol.com.
And now: the LMFFL.