Uwe Rosenberg

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Uwe Rosenberg

Uwe Rosenberg (born 27 March 1970) is a German game designer. He initially become known for his card game Bohnanza, which is successful both in Germany and internationally. He also designed Agricola, a genre-changing game[1] that dethroned Puerto Rico as the highest rated game on BoardGameGeek.com.

Born in Aurich, Germany, Rosenberg first began to occupy himself with the development and mechanisms of games during his school years. During that time, he published a number of play-by-mail games. When he was a student, Amigo published his first major success, Bohnanza. Since finishing his statistics studies in Dortmund (the subject of his thesis was "Probability distributions in Memory"), his main occupation is the development of games.[2]

Rosenberg is well known for the development of complex, economic eurogames, as well as innovative card game mechanisms. Many of his designs have been recognized as being excellent for solitary play.[3]

Since 2005, he has concentrated mostly on complex strategy games[4] with an economic theme: his first, Agricola, was released in October 2007, went on to win a Spiel des Jahres special award for the best complex game of 2008,[5] and has become a staple in the European game subgenre of worker placement games.[5] A second game in this series, Le Havre, was published in October 2008.[5]

He married Susanne Balders on 18 May 2007. He lives in Gütersloh and works at his studio in Dortmund.



  1. ^ Law, Keith (2016-03-01). "The Boardgames of Toy Fair 2016". Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  2. ^ Autobiography at BoardGameGeek
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Aaron (2016-03-06). "Table for one: How to play board games without a group". Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  4. ^ Baldwin, Matthew (2015-12-07). "The 2015 Good Gift Games". Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  5. ^ a b c Woods, Stuart (2009). Eurogames: The Design, Culture and Play of Modern European Board Games. McFarland. ISBN 0786467975. 

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