Nominee, Game Design, 2013 - Forbidden Desert
Matt Leacock is a game designer and interaction designer living in Sunnyvale California. He's been designing games since he was a kid. His first published game, Pandemic was a runaway success and helped define the cooperative board game genre. His latest games, Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert have helped bring cooperative games to the mainstream. When not designing games, Matt serves as chief designer for the Internet startup, Sococo.