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Author: Martin Schlegel

by Sezgin Güven

Martin Schlegel has worked for our publishing house on the following games:

Author of the game


Author of the game


Author of the game

Adios Calavera!

Martin Schlegel – born 1946

“School? That was not my thing, “he says with his characteristic frankness:” I did not want to learn English, French and Latin, but opening, middle and final moves “Chess was then his passion – and connected to some successes. In 1966 he was champion in Nordrhein-Westfalen the youth team.

After graduation, he studied economics and then worked as a statistician. He followed the Credo: Necessarily pedantic in production, in presentation easy as possible. Even now in retirement he cannot give up statistics: He remains chief editor of “Urban Research and Statistics”, the journal for statisticians in municipal goverment and universities.
A man of numbers and logic.

He always played a lot, but did not begin to invent games until late in his life. For these he applies the same idea as in chess: few rules – a lot of thinking. Few rules” that applies to all of his games. “Alex Randolph once said: A game is only done if you can not be further simplified.” “Lot of thinking” does not always apply tough. Just think of games like “Nuts”, “Cugolo”, “John Silver,” “Darwinci” or “fair”.

His game “Aqua Romana” was nominated for the 2006 Game of the Year. 85% of its revenues from this well selling game go to the Kindernothilfe.
With “Atacama” he now presents a games bundle with very short rules, but makes it really worthwhile to activate the gray matter.

Martin Schlegel

Martin Schlegel


  • 1990 Das Hagen-Spiel, Stadt Hagen
  • 1993 Tanz auf dem Regenbogen, Spielerei
  • 1996 Mit Mose durch die Wüste, ULJÖ
  • 1996 Up, up and away, Stadt Hagen
  • 1997 QUATRIX, spielbox, Heft 2
  • 1997 TABALATI, spielbox, Heft 3
  • 1997 HEITER BIS WOLKIG, spielbox, Heft 4
  • 1997 Hagen? Logo!, Stadt Hagen
  • 1997 Bauboom in Babylon, spielbox, Heft 6
  • 1998 Nuts, Piatnik
  • 1998 Verflixt und zugesperrt, Piatnik
  • 1998 Queerbeet, spielbox, Heft 3
  • 1998 QUADRATO, spielbox, Heft 5
  • 1999 QUÄSTOR, spielbox, Heft 2
  • 1999 Sechs-Ex, spielbox. Heft 5
  • 1999 Hagen-Fragen, Stadt Hagen
  • 1999 Kolonne on Tour, Rux
  • 1999 Richtfunk, spielbox, Heft 6
  • 2000 M, Grünspan/abacus
    2001 Tolle Tomaten, spielbox, Heft 1
  • 2002 Hekla, Holzinsel
  • 2002 Quadringentesimus Quadratum, spielbox, Heft 4
  • 2004 Quattuor vincet!, spielbox, Heft 3
  • 2005 Im Reich der Lotusblumen, spielbox, Heft 1
  • 2005 Snake River Claims, spielbox, Heft 4
  • 2005 Aqua Romana, Queen Games
  • 2005 Cugolo, Holzinsel
  • 2006 Alles Gute – Aus Hagen, Stadt Hagen
  • 2006 Äpfel und Birnen, spielbox, Heft 2
  • 2006 John Silver, Eggertspiele
  • 2006 Top oder Flop, Argentum
  • 2006 Weinlese auf Hierro, spielbox, Heft 6
  • 2007 Alemannen-Skat, spielbox, Heft 4
  • 2009 Mit Mose durch die Wüste, Uljö, PC-Version
  • 2009 Darwinci, LudoArt
  • 2010 Key West, Spiele-Idee
  • 2010 Bangkok Klongs, dlp-games
  • 2010 Rummelplatz, eggertspiele, (Gemeinschaftsarbeit von 10 Autoren)
  • 2013 Atacama, Mücke Spiele
  • 2013 Sauschwer, Zoch Spiele (zusammen mit Andrea Meyer)
  • 2014 Takamatsu, Mücke Spiele
  • 2014 4ty4, Spellenvereniging Ducosim
  • 2015 Sirenen in Sicht, Smiling Monster Games
  • 2016 West of Africa, ADC Blackfire Spiele
  • 2016 Oranjepolder, Spellenvereniging Ducosim
  • 2016 Luther – Das Spiel, KOSMOS
  • 2017 Ohne Firlefanz!, KLJB, Katholische Landjugendbewegung im Erzbistum Paderborn
  • 2017 Adios Calavera!, Mücke-Spiele

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