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Matt Leacock designs interactive systems allowing people to collaborate, communicate, and cooperate.

He's currently the Chief Designer at Sococo and designs, develops, and licenses board and card games for the international market.

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Pandemic

Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to your team of specialists to find cures before humanity is wiped out.

Players must work together, playing to their characters' strengths and planning their strategy of containment before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks.

A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Spiel des Jahres Games Magazine Deutscher Spiel Preis Board Game Geek Awards International Gamers Awards

  • Games Magazine Awards:
    Best Family Game, 2009
  • Board Game Geek Awards:
    Best Family Game 2009
  • Spiel des Jahres:
    Nominee, 2009
  • Deutscher Spiel Preis
    3rd place, 2009
  • International Gamers Awards
    Multiplayer Nominee, 2008
Available at

Also on iOS

 

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Pandemic: On The Brink

This award-winning expansion adds three new ways to play Pandemic including the Virulent Strain, the Mutation Challenge, and the Bio-Terrorist Challenge that pits one player against the others. It's also packed with six new roles and comes with a full set of petri dishes to store your disease cubes.

Board Game Geek AwardsDice Tower

  • Board Game Geek Awards:
    Best Expansion, 2009
  • The Dice Tower Awards:
    Best Game Expansion, 2009
Available at

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Pandemic: In The Lab

In this second expansion for Pandemic, in addition to preventing horrible outbreaks you must work together to sequence cures in the laboratory.

Pandemic: In the Lab includes four new roles, new Virulent Strain events, and a Worldwide Panic Mutation scenario. Players can compete individually or on rival teams (when playing with four or six players). Can your team work together in the lab to save humanity?

Board Game Geek AwardsDice Tower

  • Board Game Geek Awards:
    Best Expansion Nominee, 2013
  • Dice Tower Awards:
    Best Expansion Nominee (selection pending), 2013
Available at

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Forbidden Island

Join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise. Your team will have to work together and make some pulse-pounding manouvers, as the island will sink beneath every step! Race to collect the treasures and make a triumphant escape before you are swallowed into the watery abyss!

See the teaser video and C.B. Canga's gorgeous artwork.

Spiel des Jahres Games Magazine Mensa

  • Games Magazine Awards:
    Best Family Game Nominee, 2010
  • Spiel des Jahres:
    Nominee, 2011
  • Mensa Best Mind Game Award:
    Winner, 2010
Available at

Also on iOS

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Forbidden Desert

Gear up for a thrilling adventure to recover a legendary flying machine buried deep in the ruins of an ancient desert city. You’ll need to coordinate with your teammates and use every available resource if you hope to survive the scorching heat and relentless sandstorm. Find the flying machine and escape before you all become permanent artifacts of the Forbidden Desert!

Teaser video posted!

Board Game Geek AwardsUK Games ExpoMensaDice Tower
  • Board Game Geek Awards:
    Best Children's Game, 2013
  • UK Games Expo:
    Best Family Game, 2013
  • Mensa Best Mind Game Award:
    Winner, 2013
  • Dice Tower Awards:
    Game of the Year Nominee (selection pending), 2013
Available at

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Roll Through the Ages

Build a thriving civilization--in under an hour!

Collect goods, assign workers to build cities and erect monuments, advance your civilization through cultural and scientific developments, but don't forget to harvest enough food to feed your growing population. Grab those dice and Roll Through the Ages in this addictive and strategic game.

Also check out Roll Through the Ages: The Late Bronze Age, a print-and-play expansion available online only.

Spiel des Jahres Games Magazine Dice Tower International Gamers Awards

  • Games Magazine Awards:
    Best Family Game, 2010
  • Spiel des Jahres:
    Nominee, 2010
  • The Dice Tower Awards:
    Best Family Game Nominee, 2009
  • International Gamers Awards:
    Multiplayer Nominee, 2009
Available at

Also on iOS

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Sococo

Sococo lets your distributed team to feel more connected and productive. It features a unique spatial interface that allows you to see your colleagues on a map of your a virtual office building.

People using Sococo report feeling more connected to their colleagues, have richer communications, and enjoy fluid, spontaneous conversations throughout the day.

I was the first full-time hire at the company and servce as Chief Designer, overseeing all aspects of the Sococo experience.

Gartner TiE CIO CRN

  • Gartner:
    2011 Cool Vendor
  • TiE50:
    2011 Winner
  • CIO:
    2010 Startup to Watch
  • CRN:
    10 Hot Emerging Vendors Octover 2010
  • Silicon Valley Business Journal:
    2010 Emerging Technology Award
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