Reiner Knizia is a German game author known throughout the world. He created his first game at the age of eight. He obtained a Master of Science from Syracuse University in the United States and a doctorate in Mathematics from the University of Ulm in Germany. Reiner has been a full-time game designer since 1997. With more than 600 games published, he is the father of several classics of modern games, including games of investment and blockage (Tigre & Euphrate, Samurai), games of bluff and betting (Modert Art, Râ, Amun-Re) and exclusively two players games (Schotten-Totten, Lost Cities). In 2008, he won the prestigious award Spiel des Jahres with Keltis for the first time.