Profiles of Game Designers

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Fred Horn


Date of birth: 1945-01-13

Gender: Male

Native language: Dutch

Other languages: English; German

Phone number: 0031 70 3506718

Fax number: 0031 70 3506718

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Personal details: I started developing games because » I liked to play something different when I was young, and the only way to get it was inventing and manufacture it myself because there was no money to buy other games. After I did notice people around me liked and played my games I never stopped. My first invented game was » CARDO, when I was 8 years of age My most successful game so far has been » AGILIDADE (three-dimensional Tic-Tac-Toe) In developing games, I am driven and stimulated by » The idea to turn simple rules and mechanisms into a not so simple game, but I was also pressed in 1994 by Niek Neuwahl to do anything with my games, so I started to come to Göttingen and I became a SAZ-member My ideas come from » Myself, mostly out of the blue! Otherwise I am good in inventing and/or developing a game with given materials. I am particularly proud of » My game STRIKE. This complete abstract/strategic game was so positively judged by the master of all game-inventors Alex Randolph that he suggested a new (and in his opinion better) name: FENIX. Teamwork done with other designers » Not so much, but I did work together with Sjaak Griffioen; Martin Samuel; and Niek Neuwahl "Cultural assets of games" means to me » Games are FUN, but at the same time a game can be Educational. Otherwise when a game becomes History it also reflects his time. Recently, I especially enjoyed playing the game » ?? When I play a Game That is the one I like best on that moment. Besides games, my other interests are » Collecting Dutch related Games; Researching Dutch Games and their Inventors; Music -I do play all wind- and brassinstruments and drums/washboard in Old-style-Jazz-Bands all my live- besides making Records (ca 15LP's and ca.10 CD's); I arrange for the Bands; and I am Chairman of the Nederlandse Pianola Vereniging (The Dutch Pianola Society). I am looking forward to » Invent a Game with only one Rule and an abstract Board

Publications (complete): CARDO (XIN DAO, 2008) STRIKE a.k.a Fenix (Myself, together with RENPAARDEN & FIANCO in 1 Box, 2005) TANGRAM-variaties (Article in Magazine "Natuurwetenschap & Techniek"(in Dutch), 2003) TANGRAM-variaties (Magazine CFF (in English), 2011) AGILIDADE (ORIGEM, 2004) "Three in a Row" = AGALIDADE (XIN DAO, 2007) RENPAARDEN (original name: JUMPIN' HORSES) (Book: 'Geen Wolf en 7 Geitjes', 1992) RENPAARDEN (Myself, together with STRIKE & FIANCO in 1 Box, 2005) GALAXY (Het Spel der Cijfers); a CardDeck designed for use by inventing NEW Games, like my TWHIST (Myself, with help from Peter Rijkhoff and Sjaak Griffioen, 2009) Maak een Vierkant (Myself (paper version), 1983) CITADELLA = 'Maak een Vierkant' (CLEMENS GERHARDS Spiel & Design, 2004) FIANCO; included in GAME COMPENDIUM(2008) (Book: 'Geen Wolf en Zeven Geitjes', 1992) FIANCO (Myself, together with STRIKE & RENPAARDEN, 2005) HEXTAN (Promotional Gift) = WinterGlow-tangram (ICI, 1988) WinterGlow-tangram = HEXTAN (NOVA CARTA, 2009) BOSS-MANAGEMENT GAME (Ministerie VROM (Rijksgebouwendienst), 1991) TWEELINGEN/ Twins a.k.a. GEMINI (Article in Magazine "Natuurwetenschap & Techniek", 2004) HAARLEMMERMEER SPELLENBOX (afd.Onderwijs; Gemeente Haarlemmermeer, 1994) Puzzle'95' used as ZOMERPUZZEL (Puzzle for the Summer) (Article in Magazine "Natuurwetenschap & Techniek", 2004) VNO-NCW-TANGRAM-'De MALIETOREN' (Dutch Employers Organisation VNO-NCW, 1997) DOUBLE DUTCH included in GAME-COMPENDIUM(2008) (XIN DAO, 2008) DE WIJNPROEF together with NOVA CARTA (NOVA CARTA, 2003) COLOR SUDOKU (NOVA CARTA, 2004) KUNST & KITCH a.k.a. MEMORIE MOMENTS (NOVA CARTA, 2005) MEMORIE MOMENTS (diverse titles every year) (NOVA CARTA from 2005 up to: ............., 2011) I-QUBE (Bernhard Schweitzer, 2005) LANGE JAN/ LANGER LULATSCH (NOVA CARTA, 2005) LangeJan (simplified version of LANGE JAN) (NOVA CARTA for Fruit.tella, 2010) ZIPHER (NOVA CARTA, 2007) CAN THE SARDINES a.k.a 'Haring in Blik' (Myself (paper version with licorice fishes as playing pieces), 2007) CAN THE SARDINES (American Magazine "KNUCKLEBONES", 2008) CAN THE SARDINES (DUCOSIM: Annex named 'Spellenkaart 1' to Dutch Magazine "SPEL!", 2010) KWINTIE (Five in a Row) (XIN DAO, 2007) CANON-HET SPEL (NOVA CARTA, 2007) XIN DAO - Tangram ( 4 Images, boat, lorry, airplane, house) (XIN DAO, 2007) XIN DAO - Tangram ( 1 Image, Christmas Tree) (XIN DAO, 2008) MAHTZEE (NOVA CARTA, 2008) SERPENTINE (together with Martin Samuel) (NOVA CARTA, 2008) GAME COMPENDIUM -50 in 1- ( design Boards, compilation Games) (XIN DAO, 2008) FIANCO; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) CONQUEST; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) ISOLATION; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) STENENJACHT; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) SLIMMERIK; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) SEQ; included in GAME COMPENDIUM (XIN DAO, 2008) HET ZESDE ZINTUIG (NOVA CARTA, 2009) KNOTZ! = 'Isolony' invented in 1981; 'Spellenkaart 3' used for promotion in Essen 2010 (DUCOSIM; SpieleClubÖsterreich; TreEmme, 2010) ALFABET-SPEL (Nova Carta, 2012) PARALELLO (Cemens Gerhards (Spiel & Design), 2013) DA CAPO -part of COPA- developed out of SLIMMERIK (Steffen Spiele, 2013) Elfen-City (ZVEZDA, 2013) TIP TOP -Christmas Card/ New Year2014 Game- (myself , via mail, 2013) KWINTY -part of BLOCKS- = KWINTIE (Five in a Row) without a Board. (Steffen Spiele, 2014) PIEKEN 'Spellenkaart 15' for magazine SPEL! same as TIP TOP (DUCOSIM, 2014) Kunst & Kitch HET SPEL Retail version (simplified) of the same game from 2005 but now in a Box. (Nova Carta, 2006) HET KERSTBOOMBALLEN-SPEL (myself, via mail, 2015) I-Qube, identical game as published by Bernhard Schweitzer in 2005 (ROMBOL Denkspiele, 2015)

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