David Parlett

(NOT 'Dave', please!)

Games etc

I'm an inventor,
Cardplate Anyone for a plate of cards? Photos taken at the Playing-Card Museum, Paris
Statue The world's only statue to a card game - photos of Altenburg, the home of Skat
Illustration XIXth BGS Colloquium will be held at the Deutsches Spielearchiv, Nürnberg, 13-16 April 2016.
Illustration UK Games Expo National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham 2016
Illustration Introducing the Games Designers Association (Spiele Autoren Zunft)
author, journalist and consultant in the field of tabletop games and puzzles. I also give talks and workshops on the games history, theory and appreciation, and advise on the staging of games in period films and TV drama. My best-known game, Hare & Tortoise has sold over 3K units, appeared in a over a dozen languages, and in 1979 was the first winner of Germany's prestigious Game of the Year award. In 2013 I was one of five inductees to the first UK Games Expo Hall of Fame for my books and writings.
This site lists
all my books, games and film/TV credits and includes some on-line games. Some pages are devoted to other of my interests. Click globe (left) for site map, or pick a thumbnail below.

Blog & updates
What I'm doing and
website updates
OCG book cover
Original card games
For 2-6 players
OCG book cover
Original patiences
Penguin and other
novel solitaires
Period players
Historic card games
Card game histories and
rules of period games
Skat club Jack
All about Skat
Rules and history of
this classic game
Image (H&T 1st edition)
Hare & Tortoise
All about my best-known
board game
Image (S to S)
Game pie for gourmets
Other published games
Play games
Original games with
minimal equipment
Book cover
Original word games
Verbal calisthenics
of my invention
Pile of books
Complete booklist
All my published books,
mostly about games
Quill logo
Essays & articles
Miscellaneous writings
about games
Fortune's Wheel
Carmina Burana
Medieval lyrics done
into English verse
Landscapes, seascapes,
trees and buildings
Mainly black-and-white
in pen and ink
Catalogue of music by
Sir Arnold Bax