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David Parlett


(NOT 'Dave', please!)

Games etc

 

NOTE: This is my genuine website. Davpar.com is a rip-off which I'm too busy to do anything about. Advice welcome.

I specialise in indoor games
Illustration Mind Sports Olympiad, London 23-31 August
Illustration XIXth BGS Colloquium will be held at the Deutsches Spielearchiv, Nürnberg, in April 2016.
Illustration UK Games Expo National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 2016
Illustration Introducing the Games Designers Association (Spiele Autoren Zunft)
(card games, board games, word games) as a freelance inventor, writer, historian and consultant. Sometimes I even get round to playing them.
 
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My best-known board game is Hare & Tortoise. Since first published in 1974 it's sold over 3 million copies and has appeared in a dozen different languages. It 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, primarily for my writings on card and board games, described as "essential reading for any scholar of the industry". My books include the Penguin Book of Card Games (now available on Kindle), the Oxford History of Card Games, and the Oxford History of Board Games.
 
I also give talks and run workshops on the history, theory and appreciation of games, advise on the staging of games in period films and TV productions, and am a consultant on games terminology to the Oxford English Dictionary.
 
This site lists
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all my books, games and film/TV credits and includes some on-line games. Some pages are devoted to other of my interests. Click globe (left) for site map, or pick a thumbnail below.
  CARD GAMES
   BOARD & WORD GAMES
   MORE GAMES STUFF
   ETC. (NON GAMES STUFF)
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Original
card
games
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patience
games
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Historic
card
games
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card
game
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Hare
and
Tortoise
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Other
published
games
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Some
games
to play
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word
games
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All my
published
books
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and
articles
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Consult
for film
and TV
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My
photo
gallery
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Sketches
and
artworks
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Carmina
Burana
trans.
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Bax
music
catalogue