Larry Harris (game designer)
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Larry Harris, Jr., is a game designer.
Larry Harris is most famous for creating the board game Axis & Allies, as well as all of its sequels. During 1984, his first year at Milton Bradley, 13 games of his design were featured in the company's catalog. This included the three initial titles in the Gamemaster series: Conquest of the Empire, Broadsides and Boarding Parties, and, Axis & Allies. Other companies for which he has designed games include Mattel, Coleco, Parker Brothers, Hasbro Games Group, Hasbro Interactive, and Infogrames Interactive. His other significant games include LionHeart and more. He has also assisted in the further development of Trivial Pursuit and Risk. Larry is also the inventor of Thin Ice. Harris runs his own company, Harris Game Design.
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.
- Whitehall, Bruce (March 2008). "25 Years of Axis & Allies". Knucklebones. Jones Publishing. 3 (2): 22–24.
- Harris, Larry (2007). "Diplomacy". In Lowder, James (ed.). Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. pp. 81–85. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0.
- "Origins Award Winners (1995)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-01-12.