Martin Wallace (game designer)

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Martin Wallace at game fair Play 2012, Modena

Martin Wallace is a game designer from Manchester, England, currently resident in New Zealand. He is the founder and chief designer of Treefrog (former Warfrog) Games. Wallace is known for designing complex strategy games that depict a variety of historical settings. Two themes he has frequently used are the construction and operation of railroads, and the rise and fall of ancient civilizations. He has developed a reputation for blending elegant European style game mechanics with the strong themes that are more typical of American style games.[1] Many of his games feature economic systems, incorporating rules for income, taxation, and debt.

Martin Wallace's most popular game, Age of Steam, was the winner of the 2003 International Gamers Award,[2] and is one of the top twenty rated games on BoardGameGeek.[3]

Notable Games[edit]

  • Empires of the Ancient World (2000)
  • Liberté (2001)
  • Volldampf (2001)
  • Age of Steam (2002)
  • Tyros (2002)
  • Princes of the Renaissance (2003)
  • "Secrets of the Tombs" (2003)
  • Runebound (2004)
  • Struggle of Empires (2004)
  • Byzantium (2005)
  • Railroad Tycoon (2005)
  • "Secrets of the Tombs - reprint" (2005)
  • Tempus (2006)
  • Perikles (2006)
  • Brass (2007)
  • Tinners' Trail (2008)
  • After The Flood (2008)
  • Steel Driver (2008)
  • Steam: Rails to Riches (2009)
  • Waterloo (2009)
  • Automobile (2009)
  • Last Train to Wensleydale (2009)
  • God's Playground (2009)
  • Moongha Invaders (2010)
  • Age of Industry (2010)
  • London (2010)
  • First Train to Nuremberg (2010)
  • Gettysburg (2010)
  • A Few Acres of Snow (2011)
  • Discworld: Ankh-Morpork (2011)
  • Aeroplanes: Aviation Ascendant (2012)
  • Doctor Who: The Card Game (2012)
  • Discworld: The Witches (2013)
  • A Study in Emerald (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Games Journal Article on Martin Wallace Retrieved October 24, 2008.
  2. ^ Recipients for 2003 International gamers Awards Announced
  3. ^ BoardGameGeek Retrieved October 24, 2008.

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