Leslie Scott (game designer)

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Leslie Scott
Born (1955-12-18) 18 December 1955 (age 61)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Occupation Game Designer, Author
Known for Jenga
Partner(s) Fritz Vollrath
Children Frederica & Digby
Website www.aboutjenga.com

Leslie Scott (born 1955) is a British board game designer and author,[1] best known as the inventor of the game Jenga, which she launched at the London Toy Fair 1983.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Tanzania, Scott was raised in East and West Africa, and educated in Uganda, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana and England.[2]

Career[edit]

Scott is inventor of the game Jenga, which she launched at the London Toy Fair 1983. She founded Oxford Games Ltd in 1991.[3]

She is a founder trustee of The Smithsonian UK Charitable Trust.[4]

Honours[edit]

She is the recipient of the 2010 Wonder Women of Toys Inventor/Designer Award,[5] and the 2012 Tagie award for Excellence in Game Design.[6]

Private life[edit]

Scott is married to the Oxford zoologist Professor Fritz Vollrath. They have two children, Frederica and Digby.

Works[edit]

Games[edit]

Books[edit]

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