OgreCave GNU: Matt Leacock (Forbidden Island)

June 14th, 2010: Allan Sugarbaker says...
OgreCave GNU: Matt Leacock (Forbidden Island)

We’ve all marveled at the elegant way certain games work, and the cooperative masterpiece Pandemic has impressed more than its fair share of gamers. In our latest Gaming News Update interview, I caught up with Matt Leacock, the man behind Pandemic, as he celebrated his new cooperative game, Forbidden Island. The new release was all the rage at last month’s KublaCon, and gamers came out to Dr Comics & Mr Games in Piedmont, CA to play GameWright‘s foray into cooperative games with the man himself. Have a listen for Matt’s thoughts on game design, giving “life” to games that defeat players, being nominated for this year’s Spiel des Jahres award (for Roll Through the Ages), and more.



  1. darjr says:

    I just wanted to say how much I love the podcast. This one was especially good, having an interview, with some tidbits about cool games, and news. The cast couldn’t have come at a better time, just before fathers day and during my growing love of coop board games.


    btw what was the game he mentioned at the end?

  2. Thanks! Glad you liked it.

    The game Matt said he’s been playing a lot lately? That was Thunderstone – we reviewed it here, in case you’re curious.

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