Jack Degnan

Recipient, Rising Star, 2009

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A San Diego resident for three decades, Degnan has always liked playing board games. He enjoys the social interaction and the mental stimulation.

In early 2005, he took a game design class from accomplished game designer, Keith Meyers. Within the past few years, he has had three games published: “Funny Business” (Gamewright), “It Fits” (The Haywire Group), and “Word on the Street” (Out of the Box).

He has a Masters degree in Public Health and currently works full time for an HIV research clinic in San Diego. “Board game design gives me an opportunity to use the sillier side of my brain.” Degnan still considers himself a newcomer to the world of game design, but new ideas are lined up in his head.