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Every now and then comes the question: Are there any games invented by women?

Most certainly.

I thought it might be interesting to have a look at a representative sample of these games.

One not yet in the database:

Anne Diehl - Wertwolle Schatze
http://www.speldatabase.be/spelinfo.php?id=6381&zoekcriteria...

Any more?

Only one mention for each designer please.
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1. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:175]
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C. Courtland-Smith

Possibly other titles as well.
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2. Board Game: Santiago [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:341]
Andrea Angiolino
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Claudia Hely.

Two games so far.
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3. Board Game: Loopin' Louie [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:420]
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Carol Wiseley
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4. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:491]
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Susan McKinley Ross

also Qwirkle Cubes and no doubt more to come
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5. Board Game: Leonardo da Vinci [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:629]
Andrea Angiolino
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Flaminia Brasini is part of the Acchittocca team.
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6. Board Game: Space Cadets [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:740]
John duBois
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Troy
Michigan
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Sydney Engelstein
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7. Board Game: SET [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:971]
Jim Van Verth
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Durham
North Carolina
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Marsha J. Falco

Plus Quiddler and seven other games.
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8. Board Game: Exodus: Proxima Centauri [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:991]
Paul Owen
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Lorton
Virginia
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Agnieszka Kopera, in partnership with Andrei Novac

The two also designed
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Wild Fun West with Vlad Sladariu
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9. Board Game: Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas [Average Rating:6.92 Overall Rank:1224]
Andrea Angiolino
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Rome
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Federica Rinaldi.
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10. Board Game: Balderdash [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:1314]
Paul Owen
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Lorton
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Laura Robinson in partnership with Paul Toyne. She also collaborated in the design of !dentity Crisis?, on which the TV game show Celebrity Name Game is based.
 
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11. Board Game: Terra Nova [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:1464]
Andrea Angiolino
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Rosanna Leocata.
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12. Board Game: Nautilus [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1604]
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Brigitte Ditt

Originally about outer space.
http://www.poeppelkiste.de/
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13. Board Game: Wildlife Adventure [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1612]
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Ursula Kramer
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14. Board Game: Flowerpower [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1674]
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Angelika Fassauer
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15. Board Game: Igel Ärgern [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1703]
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Doris Matthäus

Credited on all of the Doris&Frank products, but this one seems the best representative.
http://doris-frank.de/
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16. Board Game: Rat-a-Tat Cat [Average Rating:6.21 Overall Rank:1895]
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Ann Stambler

At least 7 titles in the database
 
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17. Board Game: Phoenix [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1994]
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Amanda Greenvoss
 
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18. Board Game: Dia de los Muertos [Average Rating:6.66 Overall Rank:2149]
Close2nd
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Bunbury
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Sandi West is credited on the re-print Four Dragons. Unsure about the original.
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19. Board Game: The Gardens of the Alhambra [Average Rating:6.15 Overall Rank:2211]
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Barbara Weber

Credited on all of the db Spiele products.
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20. Board Game: Aye, Dark Overlord! [Average Rating:6.03 Overall Rank:2570]
Andrea Angiolino
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Chiara Ferlito.

Three games so far.
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21. Board Game: Quilt Show [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:2638]
Steve Bennett
United States
Grinnell
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Quilt Show is the first game Judy Martin and I have had published. It came out last month at Origins. Judy is famous in the quilt world as a designer and author. We always thought it would be fun to transfer some of those skills to designing board games.

In Quilt Show you have 6 different quilt block types or patterns. Each of the 6 is an original Judy Martin design from one of her books.
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22. Board Game: Klondike [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:2726]
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Stefanie Rohner

At least 7 titles in the database.
 
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23. Board Game: Squint [Average Rating:6.08 Overall Rank:2889]
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Deborah Boss
 
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24. Board Game: Octopus' Garden [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:3082]
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25. Board Game: Sequence [Average Rating:5.85 Overall Rank:3060]
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Cindy Levine
 
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