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David Parlett
Here be Games

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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 Dau Barcelona 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 site map or pick a thumbnail below. My non-games pages, formerly at www.davpar.eu have been transferred to a new home at parlettpages.uk. This was necessitated by Britain's stupid decision to leave the European Union, forcing those of us with .eu domain names to emigrate or close them down. (I'm too old to emigrate, though I could quite happily live in Ireland, France or Germany.)