Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Skaff Elias

Game Credits


Schizoid (2008)   (Developed by)


Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (1998)   (Very Special Thanks)


Artifact (2018)   (Valve)

Developer Biography

Skaff Elias is currently with Three Donkeys.

Previously, Skaff Elias was a Senior Vice President for Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro. Skaff was responsible for the design and development of many Wizards' card games and was the primary architect of the Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour and organized play system used for all Wizards products including the Pokémon card game.

Skaff was the brand and business manager for Magic: The Gathering during its formative years, taking it almost from launch to a $300 million brand. He has also been contracted to design and develop computer games for Microsoft and Electronic Arts. Skaff received a B. A. in Physics from Princeton University and was studying for his Ph.D. in Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania before leaving to help start Wizards of the Coast.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2009