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David Parlett


Gourmet Games

 
I'm an author,
Katarenga box My latest game Katarenga (originally called Colorado) was launched by Huch Spiele at this year's Essen games fair in October.
Chicken Out! box Chicken Out! now published by Piatnik, with rules in German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Czech, and Polish. English edition now published by Gibsons Games.
4 Seasons box 4 Seasons - a card game based on Ninety-Nine, just published by (appropriately) 999 Games (Netherlands).
Around the World Box Around the World in 80 Days receives American Mensa Select award for 2017
Illustration International Board Game Studies Asociation
designer, journalist and consultant in the field of board, card and word games. 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 5m 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 and in 2017 awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Game Design at the University of Suffolk.
This site lists all my books, games and film/TV credits. For details, see my site map or pick a thumbnail below. For my non-game interests please visit my personal website at davpar.eu.

Hourglass
Blog & updates
Current activities
Hourglass
Consultancy
Talks, workshops,
film & TV
Quill logo
Essays & articles
All about games
OCG book cover
Original card games
For 2-6 players
OCG book cover
Original patiences
Penguin and others
Period players
Historic card games
Rules & histories
Skat club Jack
All about Skat
The classic German game
Image (H&T 1st edition)
Hare & Tortoise
Read all about it!
Image (S to S)
My latest published games
And all their predecessors.
Die-compo
Play games
With minimal equipment
Book cover
Original word games
Verbal calisthenics
Pile of books
Complete booklist
Mostly on games