Francis Tresham (game designer)
Francis Tresham (1936 – 23 October 2019) was a British board game designer who produced board games since the early 1970s. Tresham founded and ran games company Hartland Trefoil (founded 1971), a company well-known for its Civilization board game, until its sale to MicroProse in 1997. His 1829 game was the first of the 18xx board game series and some of his board games inspired Sid Meier computer games such as Railroad Tycoon.
Published board games
- 1829 Mainline
- Revolution: The Dutch Revolt 1568–1648
- Shocks & Scares
- Spanish Main
- The Game of Ancient Kingdoms
- "MicroProse, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Creator of Civilization(TM) Board Game". Press Release. MicroProse inc. December 2, 1997.[dead link]
- "Blackwater Station : Personal". www.18xx.net.
- Stewart Woods (2012). Eurogames – The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games. London: Mc Farland. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-7864-6797-6.
- "Uk Games Expo Hall of Fame". www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk.
- "18XX Legend – Francis Tresham – passed away". 23 October 2019.
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