For The Love Of Board Games


The Book

Want a book?

For the Love of Board Games is a book that explores how modern, popular board games were created by interviewing the designers behind the games. Stories in this book come from some of the industry’s biggest board game designers: Matt Leacock, Jamey Stegmaier, Bruno Cathala, Richard Garfield, Reiner Knizia, and many others.

Every chapter features a different board game designer and discusses not only the inspiration behind the game(s) they designed but how they started playing board games and got involved in the industry.

Designers will also reveal stories about board games they designed, but never published!


Readers will discover the fun facts and challenges behind some of their favorite board games and be able to catch an exciting glimpse of the designer’s future plans. Full of exclusive interviews and never-before-told stories, For the Love of Board Games is a must-have gift for tabletop gamers of all ages.


Get the first chapter Here

  • Matt Leacock: Pandemic

  • Bruno Cathala: Five Tribes, Kingdomino

  • Antoine Bauza: Hanabi, 7 Wonders, Takenoko

  • Seiji Kanai: Love Letter

  • Bernd Brunnhofer: Stone Age, Saint Petersburg

  • Jonathan Gilmour: Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island

  • Wolfgang Kramer: El Grande

  • Jamey Stegmaier: Scythe, Viticulture

  • Richard Garfield: Magic: The Gathering, King of Tokyo, Android: Netrunner, RoboRally, Bunny Kingdom

  • Dominic Crapuchettes: Wits and Wagers, Evolution, Say Anything

  • Phil Walker-Harding: Sushi Go, Imhotep, Barenpark

  • Ted Alspach: Suburbia, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Castles of Mad King Ludwig

  • Bruno Faidutti: Citadels, Mission: Red Planet

  • Jason Matthews: Twilight Struggle

  • Tim Fowers: Burgle Bros., Paperback, Fugitive, Wok Star, Now Boarding

  • Martin Wallace: Brass: Lancashire

  • Ryan Laukat: Above and Below, Near and Far

  • Reiner Knizia: Tigris & Euphrates, Lost Cities

  • Shimpei Sato: Onitama

  • Alexander Pfister: Great Western Trail, Isle of Skye, Broom Service, Mombasa

  • Rodney Thompson: Lords of Waterdeep

  • Sébastien Pauchon: Jaipur, Jamaica

  • Keith Matejka: Roll Player

  • Kane Klenko: FUSE, Flatline, Covert, Dead Men Tell No Tales

  • Isaac Childres: Gloomhaven

  • Kristian Amundsen Østby: Escape: The Curse of the Temple, Santa Maria

  • Evan Derrick: Detective: City of Angels

  • Devin Low: Legendary

  • Scott Caputo: Whistle Stop

  • Emerson Matsuuchi: Century: Spice Road, Specter Ops

  • Jeffrey D. Allers: New York Slice

  • Alexandr Ushan: Spyfall

  • Ken Gruhl and Quentin Weir: Happy Salmon, Monster Match

  • Chris Darsaklis: When I Dream

  • Roberto Fraga: Captain Sonar, Dr. Eureka

  • Bruce Glassco: Betrayal at House on the Hill

  • Elizabeth Hargrave: Wingspan

  • Jonathan Ying: DOOM, Star Wars: Imperial Assault

  • Richard Launius: Arkham Horror, Elder Sign, Defenders of the Realm

  • Jacob Fryxelius: Terraforming Mars

  • Helge Ostertag: Gaia Project, Terra Mystica

  • Walther Gerdts: Concordia

  • Daniele Tascini: Tzolk'in, The Voyages of Marco Polo

  • Dávid Turczi: Anachrony, Kitchen Rush, Dice Settlers

  • Shem Phillips: Raiders of the North Sea

  • Michael Schacht: Zooloretto, Coloretto

  • Geoff Engelstein: Pit Crew, Space Cadets

  • Glenn Drover: Railways of the World

  • Åse and Henrik Berg: Rattus, Oregon

  • Marco Canetta and Stefania Niccolini: ZhanGuo, Railroad Revolution

  • Carla Kopp: Stellar Leap

  • Sen-Foong Lim: Junk Art

  • Don Eskridge: The Resistance


Want updates?