Meet the Instructor

Ben Hayes

Director of Game Design, Second Dinner

Ben Hayes has been a designer, producer, manager and director on a wide variety of games since entering the industry in 2004. Currently, he's working as director of design at Second Dinner, which released the award-winning and critically acclaimed Marvel Snap in 2022.

Before working at Second Dinner, he was at Wizards of the Coast from 2013 to 2021, working on Magic: the Gathering tabletop and digital as well as new digital game development. Hayes lives in Seattle and enjoys all types of gaming and food. He typically plays more than 100 new games each year, and his current favorites are World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, Path of Exile, Marvel Snap and Terraforming Mars.

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