What career goals can a man aim at? A man that already has a Master of Science from the Syracuse University (USA), a doctor in Mathematics from the University of Ulm (Germany) and has been in the board of management of one of Englands best known building companies? Reiner Knizia wanted to be a game developer - not more, not less. Five years ago, Knizia (born in 1957) left the management board and became a full time game developer.
More than 100 games, developed by Reiner Knizia, have been published. His first award was the "Deutsche Spielepreis" for the game "Modern Art" back in 1993. He won this award again in 1998 ("Euphrat & Tigris"), 2000 ("Tadsch Mahal") and 2003 ("Amun Re"). He also won the "Gamer's Choice Award" for his game for two persons "Lost Cities" published by KOSMOS. The cooperative fantasy-game "The Lord of the Rings", published also by KOSMOS, was a worldwide success and was awarded the special award "Literatur im Spiel" by the Jury "Spiel des Jahres".