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Christian Leonhard - Game Designer - Biography

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1960: The Making of the President

Christian Leonhard (right) discusses 1960: The Making of the President

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Best Known For:

Christian Leonhard is best known for co-designing 1960: The Making of the President (2007), which recreates the 1960 U.S. presidential election between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

Other Games:

Leonhard also co-designed Campaign Manager 2008 (2009), based on the 2008 U.S. presidential election between Barack Obama and John McCain; and Founding Fathers (scheduled to be released in 2010), which focuses on the writing of the United States Constitution.

First Published Game:

1960: The Making of the President, published by Z-Man Games, was Leonhard's first published design.

Awards:

1960: The Making of the President was my pick as the best board game of 2007, and it won a 2008 International Gamers Award.
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