My new card game Chicken Out! to be published soon by Piatnik Spiele.
My new abstract board game Katarenga to be published soon by Huch Spiele.
(My title for it was Colorado as it is actually quite colourful.)
Around the World in 80 Days receives American Mensa Select award for 2017
International Games Designers Association (SAZ)
International Board Game Studies Asociation
author, journalist and consultant in the field of
tabletop games and puzzles. I also give talks and workshops on the games
history, theory and appreciation, and advise on the staging of games in
period films and TV drama. My best-known game,
Hare & Tortoise has sold over
3m units, appeared in a over a dozen languages, and in 1979
was the first winner of Germany's prestigious Game of the Year award.
In 2013 I was one of five inductees to the first
UK Games Expo Hall of Fame
for my books and writings; in 2016 I was awarded the Dau Barcelona for
"a lifetime's dedication to games"; and I
have recently been appointed Visiting Professor of Game Design
at the University of Suffolk.
This site lists
all my books, games and film/TV credits. Click globe (left) for site map,
or pick a thumbnail below. For my non-game interests please visit my personal website at