Susan McKinley Ross

Recipient, Game Design, 2011


Susan’s most popular game is Qwirkle. Qwirkle became a number one best-selling game on Amazon in 2010. In 2011 Quirkle won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award, or German Game of the Year. Susan is the first solo woman designer to win this award. She introduced three more games in 2011: Skippity, Color Stix and Hoot Owl Hoot. These games have won numerous awards including Parent’s Choice, Oppenheim, Major Fun, and Dr. Toy. Susan has licensed over thirty products, including nine games.