I'm an author,
designer, journalist and consultant on
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
, was in 1979
the first winner of Germany's prestigious Game of the Year award
and is still available in several different languages.
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
and in 2018
the Göttinger Spatz
for "a lifetime's dedication to games". In 2016 I was
appointed Visiting Professor in Game Design at the University of Suffolk
and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate.
This site lists all my books, games and film/TV credits. For details, see my
or pick a thumbnail below. For my non-game interests please visit my personal website at