Stuart Dagger is recognized as one of the leading authors and reviewers of games within the gaming hobby. He began reviewing and writing about games in the late eighties, initially in Games International and then with Sumo. He served as Editor of Counter magazine for fifteen years and since the beginning of 2011 has been a member of the reviewers’ panel for the magazine Spielbox.
Stuart is a founding member of the International Gamers Awards and continues to serve on its committee.
Stuart was born in the North West of England, where he also grew up. After studying mathematics at the Universities of Manchester and Warwick, he became a member of the mathematics department at the University of Aberdeen. He still lives in the city but is now retired.
The usual childhood board game diet was followed by chess in his teens, social bridge when he went to university, and tournament bridge after the move to Aberdeen. The revival of interest in board games came in the early seventies following the discoveries of the board game Diplomacy, the magazine Games & Puzzles and the British play-by-mail scene.