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‘I’M CREATING GAMES FOR MYSELF. THEN I CONVINCE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW MY TASTES’

7 Wonders Duel, Five Tribes and Yamatai creator Bruno Cathala looks back over nearly 15 years of game design and reveals why he wants to be a trendsetter

Could you tell us how you became a tabletop designer?

I discovered there was a life after Monopoly when I was 20 because of a French magazine dedicated to board games. I bought my first one and was so impressed that I decided that, one day, I would create my own game. But I had absolutely no ideas at this time. So, over the years I just consumed games, games, games – all kind of games.

When I was 36 I suddenly decided that now was the time for me to make a game. I began to work on my prototype, Lawless, which was published in 2003.

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