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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, in 2016 I was awarded the Dau Barcelona for 'a life dedicated to games', and in 2018
the Göttinger Spatz
for much the same thing. 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. 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.)