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Queen Games - Game Publisher

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The Basics:

Queen Games was founded in 1992. Rajive Gupta is CEO and president of the company. Queen Games is headquartered in Troisdorf, Germany, about an hour south of Essen.

Best Known For:

Among the best-known games in Queen Games' catalog are Fresco (2010), Shogun (2006), Wallenstein (2002), Chicago Express (2008), Thebes (2007), and Alhambra (2003).

Other Games:

Queen Games has published nearly 100 games in a variety of genres, including Roma (2005), Showmanager (1996), Die Händler (1999), Expedition (1996), Industria (2003), and Metro (1997).

Awards:

Fresco won the 2010 Deutscher Spiele Preis. It was a nominee for the 2010 International Gamers Awards and the 2010 Spiel des Jahres, and it was my pick as the best board game of 2010.

Thebes won a 2008 Golden Geek Award; it was also my pick as the #7 board game of 2007 and is on my list of the best archeology games. Alhambra won the 2003 Spiel des Jahres. Chicago Express is on my list of the best train games.

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