Leslie Scott (born 1955) is a British board game designer and author, best known as the inventor of the game Jenga, which she launched at the London Toy Fair 1983.
|Born||18 December 1955|
|Occupation||Game designer, author|
|Children||Frederica & Digby|
Early life and educationEdit
She is the recipient of the 2010 Wonder Women of Toys Inventor/Designer Award, and the 2012 Tagie award for Excellence in Game Design.
Scott is married to the Oxford zoologist Professor Fritz Vollrath. They have two children, Frederica and Digby.
- Ex Libris, the game of first lines and last words
- The Great Western Railway Game
- Anagrams, the game of juggling words
- Tabula, the Roman game
- Bookworm, the game of reading and remembering
- About Jenga, the remarkable business of creating a game that became a household name
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- ^ Wolfe, Lahle. "Leslie Scott, Inventor of Jenga and Co-Founder of Oxford Games". The Balance Careers.
- ^ Smithsonian UK Charitable Trust
- ^ "Women Of Distinction". Playthings Magazine
- ^ The Toy & Game Inventor Awards
- ^ Wall Street Journal