Larry Harris (game designer)

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Larry Harris, Jr., is a game designer most famous for creating the board game Axis & Allies, as well as all of its sequels.[1] His other significant games include Conquest of the Empire, Broadsides and Boarding Parties, LionHeart and more. He has also assisted in the further development of Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Larry is also the inventor of Thin Ice.[1]

Four of his Axis & Allies games won Origins Awards, including the induction of the original game into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design's Hall of Fame in 1996.[2]

He is the son of Lawrence (Larry) Harris, Sr., who was a U.S. infantryman in the Pacific Theatre, participating in assaults in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea and the Philippines.


  1. ^ a b Whitehall, Bruce (March 2008). "25 Years of Axis & Allies". Knucklebones (Jones Publishing) 3 (2): 22–24. 
  2. ^ "Origins Award Winners (1995)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-12. 

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