Elizabeth Hargrave

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Elizabeth Hargrave (* 20th century ) is an American game designer . Her game Flügelschlag (original title Wingspan ) was named Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019 .


Hargrave earned a master's degree in public affairs and then worked for more than ten years as a policy analyst for the social research organization NORC at the University of Chicago . She later became self-employed as a health policy advisor. Always interested in games, after a game evening with friends, the question was raised why there were hardly any board games for so many interests. Following her interest in bird watching , Hargrave then developed the board game Flügelschlag (original title Wingspan ), in which players compete to settle different bird species in their habitats. The game was released in 2019, received numerous positive reviews and was named Kennerspiel des Jahres . Hargrave's next game, Mariposas , was released in 2020 and has the migration of the monarch butterfly as its theme.

Elizabeth Hargrave is married to a landscape architect and lives in Maryland .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Siobhan Roberts: She Invented a Board Game With Scientific Integrity. It's taking off. In: The New York Times , March 11, 2019.
  2. Shaymus McLaughlin: Birds Star In One of This Year's Hottest Board Games . National Audubon Society , January 24, 2019; accessed June 12, 2020.
  3. Designing Women: Elizabeth Hargrave . In: Girl's Game Shelf , January 15, 2019, accessed June 12, 2020.