Member of the International Game Designers Association (SAZ)
Chicken Out! now published by Piatnik,
with rules in German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, and Polish. English
edition available from Gibsons Games
My new game Colorado will be launched by Huch Spiele
at this year's Essen games fair in October.
Around the World in 80 Days receives American Mensa Select award for 2017
Spiel Essen: 8 - 26-29 October. The world's largest trade fair for toys and games
is a unique opportunity to get the latest info on the national and international games scene.
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 and in 2016 I was awarded the Dau Barcelona for
"a lifetime's dedication to games". In 2016 I was
appointed Visiting Professor of Game Design at the University of Suffolk
and in October 2017 was awarded an honorary doctorate by that university.
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