Matt Leacock

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Matt Leacock at Lucca Comics & Games 2018

Matt Leacock is a Board game designer, most known for cooperative games such as Pandemic, Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert.[1][2]

In 2014, Leacock left a career in Silicon Valley, where he had worked for AOL and Yahoo, to design board games full-time.[3] Pandemic Legacy: Season 1, which Leacock co-designed with Rob Daviau, has been rated very highly among board gamers, and by the website Board Game Geek on its board game rankings.[4][5] His latest games are Pandemic Fall of Rome and Forbidden Sky (both released in 2018).



  1. ^ "Games". Matt Leacock Games. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. ^ "Matt Leacock - Game Designer - Profile". Home. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Alex (June 30, 2016). "This Board Game Designer Isn't Sorry About Taking a Big Risk". Time Magazine. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Duffy, Owen (January 16, 2016). "Pandemic Legacy review: Emotional highs and agonising lows". The Guardian. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  5. ^ Anderson, Nate (March 12, 2016). "Pandemic Legacy is the best board game ever—but is it "fun?"". ars technica. Retrieved October 1, 2016.