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June 3, 2021

Interview with Chris Pender

Interview with Chris Pender

As you know from my other episodes, I read about board games a lot. While reading It's All a Game, I came across a designer that thought The Game of Life was too happy and needed to have decision-making and bad things happen, just like in real life. So, Chris Pender designed The Game of Real Life. A word of caution, this is not a family-friendly game. This has some adult content to it. Chris and I talk about how he came up the idea, how many he's made by hand, and his plans for a new game and new website. But, until he gets that new site up, you should go over to and pick yourself up a handmade copy of this very entertaining game! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. Support this podcast:


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Chris Pender


I hand craft and sell the board game The Game of REAL LIFE. I was born in rural Ohio. Then my family moved to the inner city of Akron, Ohio when I was ten. I went to Connecticut College for two years then The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. I live ten years in NYC pursuing an acting career. I performed at The Met (as an acrobat) and then played Mordred in the national tour of Camelot. I then moved to Eugene, Oregon, created my board game and have been selling it for twenty-five years.