Uwe Rosenberg

Uwe Rosenberg

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

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 best-known game, 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.

Rosenberg is well known for the development of innovative card game mechanisms, as well as research-intensive games that have peculiar historical events as their theme. Many of his designs have been recognized as being excellent for solitary play.

Since 2005, he has concentrated mostly on complex strategy gameswith an economic theme: his first, Agricola, was released in October 2007, and went on to win a Spiel des Jahres special award for the best complex game of 2008. A second game in this series, Le Havre, was published in October 2008.

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