Doug Bass, founder of Meridae Games, is also the designer of the award-winning Garden Dice board game. His interest in modern board games began in 2004 after playing the games Runebound and Tigris & Euphrates. He later formed a gaming group in his hometown in 2008 that has brought many people together and is still active today.

In 2009, he became interested in game design. His first game, Garden Dice, was funded through Kickstarter in Spring 2012 and delivered to supporters later that year. The game was well-received and sold out two print runs. He is currently working on other games that will be published in the coming year.

A software developer by profession, Doug enjoys traveling with his wife, visiting antique stores, and spending time in the mountains of North Carolina.