See also Mark Steere (critical views).
Mark Steere was born in 1959 in Palo Alto, California, USA. Steere has a son, Chris Steere, and two cats, Moe and Pearl.
Steere is a real estate agent ("Steere Properties") who is known as a game inventor throughout the world. His first game, Quadrature, won the American Mensa Award in 1993. Steere's most recent award was Parents' Choice for Cephalopod in 2006. He invented 52 games, most of them abstract board games. Numerous games (probably more than of any other game author) were programmed for online play on various internet game servers (e.g. Super Duper Games (SDG), Richard's PBeM Server) and as downloadable, standalone programs. Mark Steere is the main sponsor of Super Duper Games.
|Name||Object of the Game||Year|
|Quadrature||1. Capturing (reducing your opponent's counters on board to less than three); 2. Reaching the "bar" (three squares behind the opponent's initial position)||1992|
|Tanbo||Last move (strong territorial aspect and annihilation of the opponent)||1993|
|Impasse||No move (removing all your counters from the board)||2003|
|Byte||Two (International Byte: Three) stacks of height eight (i.e. "vertical rows")||2005|
|Diffusion||Empty area (mancala game)||2006|
|Four-rank Diffusion||Empty area (mancala game)||2006|
|Scribe||Larger territory with pattern-formation ("Majority Version"); Pure pattern formation ("Superglyph Version")||2006|
|Dipole||Capturing (Annihilation; Pseudo-Stacking Game)||2007|
|Square Oust||Capturing (Annihilation)||2007|
|Hex Oust||Capturing (Annihilation)||2007|
|Anchor (Anchor 3D)||Connection||2008|
|Blood Diamonds||Thematic board game played with dice (non-abstract)||2008|
|Loophole (Loophole 3D)||Connection||2008|
|Square Grid Hex (Slash)||Connection||2008|
|Variable Trump Tute||Trick-playing card game (non-abstract)||2008|
|Basic||No move (removing all your counters from the board; with stacking)||2009|
|Liger (Riptide)||No move (with stacking)||2009|
|X||Connection (three players)||2009|
|Flume (hex hex)||Larger territory||2010|
|Flume (square)||Larger territory||2010|
|Mad Bishops||Capturing (Annihilation)||2010|
|Mad Rooks||Capturing (Annihilation)||2010|
|Monkey Queen||Capturing (Pseudo-Stacking Game)||2011|
|Red Stone||Annihilation (strong territorial aspect)||2012|
|Shuffle||No move (removing all your counters from the board)||2012|
|Squinsh||No move (removing all your counters from the board)||2012|
- Mark Steere's Homepage. Some personal information.
- Mark Steere Games. Photos and rules to his games.
- Yahoo! Group "Mark Steere Games". A discussion forum.