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Subject: I was genuinely surprised to learn this game was designed by Vlaada Chvátil rss

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David Harrison
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I mean, who knew the same guy who designed Mage Knight, Through the Ages, and Dungeon Lords would go on to create one of the best filler/party games? It's a little baffling to me.
 
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Kester J
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Chvatil has always been versatile; it's one of his strengths as a designer. He's already created excellent party games in Pictomania and Bunny Bunny Moose Moose - and a bunch more that I haven't come across, most likely.

I suspect his heavy games get more exposure on BGG because that's the way the site leans in general, but it's definitely worth checking out the rest of his catalogue.
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Brodie
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As well as Pictomania, so he had a minor bit of experience in the genre
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Siegfried Steurer
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not to forget Space Alert with the funniest rulebook ever written and a great expansion that makes this great game even better.
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Grant
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And of course don't forget Galaxy Trucker which isn't anything like any of his other games either!
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I think it's fair to say that the one thing all of Vlaada's designs have in common is that most of them don't.
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Paul Grogan
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By far the most versatile designer I know. And that's my personal opinion. Not just saying that because I also do a lot of work for CGE. He was my favourite designer before I started doing anything for the company, and he still is now
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Will Reaves
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I don't think it's just your opinion. I can understand people not thinking Vlaada is the best designer out there (although I do believe that), but I don't know who else could compete with him for being most innovative and diverse in his design catalog.
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Thom Goodsell
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A discussion almost exactly like this (but pre-dating Codenames) was exactly what launched VlaadaCon.
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Will Reaves
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Galego wrote:
A discussion almost exactly like this (but pre-dating Codenames) was exactly what launched VlaadaCon.

An event to which I'd love to go ...
 
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Thom Goodsell
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Our intent is to run it every year on the Saturday before Gen Con. You know, in case anyone from Europe wanted to combine it with a trip to Gen Con. whistle
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