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Since there are no posts yet in this forum about designer Uwe Rosenberg, I figured I should at the very least include a reference to a GeekList featuring Mr. Rosenberg and his games:

A Tribute to Uwe Rosenberg: A look at the man who designed Agricola and his other games
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/37320

Here's a small excerpt from the concluding part of that list:
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So what have we learned about Mr. Uwe Rosenberg?

1. He first appeared on the scene as a game designer in 1992.

2. In his first phase of game design, he specialized in lighter card games.

3. His card games tend to have one or more of the following elements: strong interactive components such as bluffing; a trivia style suitable for parties or social groups; a very strong memorization component.

4. In most cases, his card games have very unique mechanics and ideas.

5. He struck gold with Bohnanza in 1998, and its myriad of subsequent expansions

6. His only other real successes in the card game genre were Mamma Mia (1999), Klunker (2000), and Babel (2000).

7. Most of his other releases are quite obscure and inferior, with possible exceptions being the trick taking game Schnäppchen Jagd (1998) and the set collection game Nottingham (2006). These five games are the places to begin if you're looking to expand your Rosenberg collection of card games beyond Bohnanza.

8. Rosenberg found his greatest success when he applied his novel card game mechanics to the concept of worker placement games in 2007, by developing a heavier euro game, his magnus opus Agricola, which was closely followed in 2008 by another meaty game, Le Havre.

9. Rosenberg is currently working on three "heavier" games (listed below).

By entering the realm of meatier games, it appears that Rosenberg has entered into a new phase of game design, where he is achieving new heights of success, and he may yet prove to be one of the hot designers of the future!

Further articles of interest:

German Game Authors Revisited - #7 - Uwe Rosenberg
http://www.gis.net/~pldr/Huber07Rosenberg.html

Interview with Mr. Uwe Rosenberg
http://jogoeu.blogspot.com/2008/10/interview-with-uwe-rosenb...

The GeekList also makes mention of The Rosenberg Conspiracy, about which you will read more here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/362348

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Verkisto wrote:
Man, I'm going to start calling you Cory Doctorow. You self-promote as much as he does.


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You mean there's someone who self-promotes as much as Ender "Junk-GeekMail-To-Advertise-My-Latest-BGG-Contribution" Wiggins?!?

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