Jeff Lai

Nominated for Maki Stack


Jeff is the lead designer at KEJI, a toy and game studio passionate for creation and play. His first toy invention was a sleepytime night-light friend named Brobo, introduced in 2011 at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. Together with KEJI co-founder Kim Blair, they have since been developing board games for publishers like Cryptozoic, Smirk and Dagger, Blue Orange, Outset Media, and North Star Games. This year, 4 of his game designs will hit the market, with another 5 games being released in 2019. Jeff enjoys cheap beer, long plane rides, anime, and Christian theology audiobooks.