Marco Donadoni

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Marco Alberto Donadoni (born in Milan, 8 November 1951)[1] is an Italian game designer. He designed his first, self-produced wargame, Iliad, in 1977; he then joined the Italian company International Team (IT), that at the time was mainly a jigsaw puzzle producer. IT published Iliad and changed its core business, focusing on the wargame market, with Donadoni being its main game designer.[2] Between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Donadoni created a number of games for IT, some of which, like Zargo's Lords and Kroll & Prumni, were very successful and largely contributed to popularize wargaming in Italy and other European countries, such as France.[3][4][5] Angelo Porazzi, designer of Warangel (one of the most popular Italian wargames of recent years) has often cited Donadoni's work as one of his major sources of inspiration.[6][7] Donadoni remained as IT's main game designer until the company went bankrupt in the late 1980s, designing more than a hundred games.[7][8] After that, he collaborated with several other major Italian game companies such as Editrice Piccoli, Editrice Giochi and others.

Games designed by Donadoni[edit]

Wargames[edit]

  • Iliad. International Team, 1979.
  • Kroll & Prumni. International Team, 1979.
  • Odyssey. International Team, 1979.
  • Okinawa. International Team, 1979.
  • York Town. International Team, 1979.
  • Zargo's Lords. International Team, 1979.
  • Waterloo. International Team, 1980.
  • Idro. International Team, 1980.
  • Jena. International Team, 1980.
  • Austerlitz. International Team, 1981.
  • East & West. International Team, 1981.
  • Wohrom. International Team, 1981.
  • Norge. International Team, 1981.
  • Rommel. International Team, 1981.
  • Sicilia '43 . International Team, 1981.
  • Bonaparte. International Team, 1982.
  • Zargo's Lords II (expansion set for Zargo's Lords). International Team, 1983.

Role playing games[edit]

  • with Silvio Cadelo. Legio VII. International Team, 1982.
  • with Mauro Moretti. Magikon. International Team, 1983.
  • Tablin (expansion set for Legio VII). International Team, 1983..

Boardgames[edit]

  • 3. Editrice Giochi, 1987.
  • Empire. International Team, 1979.
  • Grand prix. International Team, 1983.
  • Il gioco dell'oste. International Team, 1987.
  • Il giro d'Italia. International Team, 1983.
  • Jolly roger, International Team, 1979.
  • Jonathan. International Team, 1984.
  • Mafia. International Team, 1983.
  • Magic wood. International Team, 1979.
  • Medici. International Team, 1979.
  • Mundialito. International Team, 1985.
  • Play off. International Team, 1985.
  • Ra. International Team, 1979.
  • Rally. International Team, 1980.
  • Referendum. International Team, 1985.
  • Roma. International Team, 1986. Ripubblicato dalla Editrice Giochi.
  • Rossi adventures. International Team, 1983.
  • Samarcanda. International Team, 1982.
  • Single game. International Team, 1987.
  • Smoking game. International Team, 1983.
  • Superbowl. International Team, 1983.
  • Terre des Bètes. International Team, 1984.
  • Skizzo. Smemoranda, 1984.
  • Tele foot. International Team, 1987
  • Thalassa. International Team, 1984
  • Trafic. Editrice Piccoli, 1985
  • Zodiac memo take. International Team, 1987.
  • Referendum. Per il comitato elezione diretta dei sindaci, 1983.
  • Squali e pesciolini, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Traffic, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Luna Park, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Occhi di Gatto, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Taxi, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Treni & C, Editrice Piccoli, 1986.
  • Blue Stones. International Team, 1987.
  • Landsknecht. International Team, 1987.
  • Leonardo. Editrice Giochi, 1989
  • Communication. Editrice Giochi 1990.
  • Viaggiamo nel corpo umano. Editrice Giochi 1991.
  • Nella preistoria. Editrice Giochi 1991.
  • In fondo al mare. Editrice Giochi 1991.
  • Visual game. Arti Grafiche Ricordi, 1992.
  • Sandokan. Giochi Preziosi, 1993.
  • Monstercrash. Arti Grafiche Ricordi, 1992.
  • Il gioco di Radio DJ. Arti Grafiche Ricordi, 1993.
  • Tuchulka. daVinci Editrice, 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marco Donadoni at Boardgamegeek
  2. ^ IT - International Team
  3. ^ Metaforming: a Ludica 2011 Marco Donadoni presenta il suo nuovo libro
  4. ^ Ludica Festival del Gioco Forum Milano 21-23 novembre
  5. ^ Zargo's Lords at Boardgamegeek
  6. ^ Ludica 2008 photo report, including a section about Porazzi meeting "master" Donadoni
  7. ^ a b Interview with Marco Donadoni
  8. ^ Dadi, carte e fantasia, "Il Corriere della Sera" 22 September 2000

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