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Stuart was born in the North West of England, where he also grew up. After studying mathematics at the Universities of Manchester and Warwick, he became a member of the mathematics department at the University of Aberdeen. He still lives in the city but is now retired.
The usual childhood boardgame diet was followed by chess in his teens, social bridge when he went to university, and tournament bridge after the move to Aberdeen. The revival of interest in boardgames came in the early seventies following the discoveries of the boardgame Diplomacy, the magazine Games & Puzzles and the British pbm scene.