David Parlett

(NOT 'Dave', please!)

Games etc

I'm an inventor,
Logo Click cloud for my games pages
Cardplate Anyone for a plate of cards? Photos taken at the Playing-Card Museum, Paris
Statue The world's only statue to a card game - photos of Altenburg, the home of Skat
author, journalist and consultant in the field of tabletop games and puzzles. 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 has sold over 3K units, appeared in a over a dozen languages, and in 1979 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 for my books and writings.
All my games pages
have now been transferred to Gourmet Games at, leaving this site ( devoted to my other interests. Click globe (left) for site map, or pick a thumbnail below.

Blog & updates
What I'm doing and
website updates
Catalogue of music by
Sir Arnold Bax
Fortune's Wheel
Carmina Burana
Medieval lyrics done
into English verse
Landscapes, seascapes,
trees and buildings
Mainly black-and-white
in pen and ink
Pile of books
Complete booklist
All my published books,
mostly about games