Alexander Randolph (4 May 1922 – 28 April 2004) was a designer of board games. Randolph's game creations include TwixT, Breakthru, Inkognito (with Leo Colovini), Raj, Ricochet Robot, and Enchanted Forest (with Michael Matschoss).
Personal and Early Life
Randolph spent many of his early years in various occupations, including military intelligence and as an advertising copy editor in Boston.
In 1962, Randolph (along with Sid Sackson) was commissioned to start a new game division for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (also known as 3M). Through 3M, Randolph created and published such games as Breakthru, Evade, Oh-Wah-Ree, and TwixT.
Randolph died in Venice on 28 April 2004.
- Game of the Year
- 1982 for Enchanted Forest
- Children's Game of the Year
- 1989 for Gute Freunde
- 1997 for Leinen Los!
- Special Awards
- 1996 Most Beautiful Game for Venice Connection
- 1988 Most Beautiful game for Inkognito
- Hall of Fame
- 2011 induction as a designer
- 2011 induction of TwixT
- part of interview from 1988 http://brettboard.dk/lib/talks/alex6.htm
- Review of enchanted forest from about.com http://boardgames.about.com/od/childrensgamervws/fr/enchantedforest.htm
- Whitehill, Bruce (5 February 2011). "Alex Randolph—A Life of Games". The Big Game Hunter. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
- Game designer page on Studiogiochi website http://www.studiogiochi.com/en/autori/alex-randolph.html
- Alex Randolph's games at BoardGameGeek
- A Talk with Alex Randolph (1988 interview)
- An extremely brief biography and a comprehensive list of created games
- Biography translated into English
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