Rob Bartel is a game designer and publisher based out of the western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta. He currently designs and publishes a line of 2-player microgames under his Famous Games Co
imprint.Order direct from the designer - www.FamousGames.co
Rob's first board game design, Caribé
, was a finalist in the 2006 Concours_International_de_Créateurs_de_Jeux_de_Société
international design competitions and ultimately won the 2007 Hippodice_Spieleautorenwettbewerb
Special Prize for Best Full-Evening Game. His first published board game is Two by Two
, released by Valley Games, Inc.
in September 2010.
Rob is also a veteran video game designer with BioWare
, responsible for computer roleplaying classics such as Baldur's Gate
, Neverwinter Nights
, and Dragon Age
He manages the regional Alberta, Canada
and Canadian Games Industry
guilds, is a founding member of the Game Artisans of Canada
, and is the curator of the Canadian Heritage Collection
, a retail guide and Canadian content labeling program for the Canadian specialty games market.
Rob also acts as an agent for Calgary-based designer, Dr. Gordon Hamilton (known as Gord!
in the BGG database).