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Leo Colovini

Born in Venice in 1964, Leo Colovini begins his ludic adventure at about 12 when he meets Alex Randolph, playing chess in a club of Venice. Passionate about games  since ever, he is really struck by the "Master", and becomes a goer of Randolph's office. He takes part to the game tests with enthusiasm and never misses a single occasion to show Alex his naive and odd ideas. As time goes by, his ideas start to refine themselves and Leo finally presents to the severe judgement of his "Master" an interesting mechanism for a game, but, even if Randolph tries more than once to put his hands on it, the game doesn't make it to be published. After one year they realize together Drachenfels, which is Leo's first published game (Schmidt Spiele).  Two years later (1988), again in collaboration with Randolph, it is the time of Inkognito, published by MB, a great success (part of the list of Spiel des Jahres, and winner of the Sonderpreis - the special prize of the critics).  After several years Piatnik publishes Die Magische Sieben the first game signed by Colovini as a unique author. In 1993 he signs, together with Dario De Toffoli, Marco Maggi and Francesco Nepitello, the Role Playing Game Lex Arcana (Dal Negro). In 1993 he definitely leaves his job in the bank and begins to work full time for games. In 1994 Die Oster Insel is published by Blatz Spiele: this game also enters in the list of Spiel des Jahres. In the following years, the works with Dario De Toffoli increase until together with Alex Randolph they found Venice Connection. After several years he gets a history degree with a game-thesis about Charlemagne, and many of his games are published: Carolus Magnus in 2000 and Clans in 2003 (Winning Moves) that almost win the Spiel del Jahres by getting one of the three nominations. With his game Leo muss zum Friseur he gets very close to the victory of the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016 (being among the three nominated games) and wins the Spiele Hit für Kinder 2016 and the Deutschen Kinderspiele Preis 2016.

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Premio Archimede 2014

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18th City of Venice 2006

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With Alex Randolph at the Premio Archimede 2000


Go to the interview " The Art of Design: Interviews to game designers #1 – Leo Colovini
 (TheOpinionatedGamers.com - February 3, 20119)

Go to the interview "Entrevista a Leo Colovini" (ultimoturno.com - November 22,  2011)

2006: the SAZ interview to Leo Colovini:


TSI FAX - Interview: Leo Colovini

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