Tom Jolly (game designer)

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Tom Jolly is a board game inventor.


Tom Jolly's games include Wiz-War, Drakon, Cavetroll, Light Speed, Camelot, Cargo, and he co-designed DiskWars and Vortex/Maelstrom.[1] Additional games he has designed include Gootmu, Knots, WayWord, and Got It!.[citation needed] The publisher of Wiz-War, Chessex, printed the fourth through the 7th editions of Wiz-War.The seventh edition, came out in 1997.[2] The eighth edition was released by publisher Fantasy Flight Games in 2012.[3] The first expansion set, Malefic Curses, came out in January 2014.[4]

After Fantasy Flight Games published Jolly's DiskWars game in 1998, it was mashed up with Alderac Entertainment Group's Rokugan setting to produce DiskWars: Legend of the Five Rings (2000), and with Pinnacle Entertainment Group's Deadlands to produce Doom Town Rang Wars (2000).[5] In January 2014, Diskwars was yet again revived in the form of Warhammer:Diskwars, combining Diskwars mechanics with the Warhammer fantasy world.

Tom Jolly has also written several short SF and Fantasy stories published by a variety of on-line and paper magazines. He has also designed over 40 puzzles, produced by a number of companies and woodcrafters around the world.[6]

Jolly lives in California with his wife, and works as an electrical engineer.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jolly, Tom (2007). "Citadels". In Lowder, James (ed.). Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. pp. 58–61. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0.
  2. ^ Notice of 7th edition printing
  3. ^ FFG 8th Edition Announcement
  4. ^ Malefic Curses Announcement
  5. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 345. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  6. ^ "Tom Jolly Autobiography". Retrieved 2016-07-17.