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Bruno Cathala

Bruno Cathala (born 1963) is a French game designer who has lived in Haute-Savoie near Geneva, Switzerland, since 1986.

Abridged List of Notable Games

2005 Shadows over Camelot (with Serge Laget)
2006 Mr. Jack (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2006 Cleopatra and the Society of Architects (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2006 Wicked Witches Way (with Serge Laget)
2008 Senji (with Serge Laget)
2008 Mow
2009 Dice Town (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2009 Cyclades (with Ludovic Maublanc)
2014 Five Tribes
2014 Abyss (with Charles Chevallier)
2015 7 Wonders Duel (with Antoine Bauza)
2016 Kanagawa
2016 Kingdomino
2017 Crazy Mistigri
2017 Yamataï (with Marc Paquien)
2017 Queendomino
2017 Oliver Twist

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Queenz: To bee or not to bee  [2019]

Players are beekeepers, trying to bloom their fields in order to attract bees and to produce the most valuable honey of the country.

On your turn, you have 2 choices:
1) Taking new flower tokens from the garden and keeping them in your w...

Kingdomino Duel  [2019]

Roll the dice, choose the ones you want, and put them together in pairs to create your dominoes. Domino by domino, fill in your map while entrusting the territories of your kingdom to loyal dignitaries. Gather favors from wizards in order to cast pow...

Ishtar: Gardens of Babylon  [2019]

From the award-winning designer Bruno Cathala, Ishtar is a game in which you play the role of a gardener aiming to transform the dry desert into the Lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon. To accomplish your mission, you will have to plant flowers, which, i...

Micropolis  [2018]

Gather your ants in Micropolis, and send them through the anthill to do your bidding. What do you want? Fruit? Warriors? A queen? Even more ants?!

Each player starts with a central location that will be surrounded by ten tiles over the cours...

Scarabya  [2018]

As the head of an international archaeological team, it is your job to establish camps across the four corners of the globe and uncover the long-lost golden scarabs of Scarabya.

Scarabya is a tile-laying puzzle game, in which your goal is to...

Yamataï  [2017]

In Yamatai, 2-4 players compete to build palaces, torii, and their own buildings in the land of Yamatai. The game includes ten numbered action tiles, each showing one or more colored ships and with most showing a special action. You shuffle these til...

Queendomino  [2017]

Description from the publisher:

Build up the most prestigious kingdom by claiming wheat fields, forests, lakes, grazing grounds, marshes, and mountains. Your knights will bring you riches in the form of coins — and if you make sure to expa...

Conan  [2016]

Conan, designed by Fred Henry and based on the Conan universe by Robert E. Howard, is a scenario-based semi-cooperative asymmetric miniatures board game. One player is the Opponent, playing the Opposition forces, and the other players (1 to 4) play C...

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon  [2016]

A pantheon from several civilizations — including Greek, Egyptian, and Middle-Eastern — gets added to 7 Wonders Duel in 7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon, with each god having its own power to help you or hinder your opponent.

During Age I you co...

Kanagawa  [2016]

1840: In Kanagawa, the great bay of Tokyo, the Master Hokusai decided to open a painting school to share his art with his disciples. You are one of these disciples, and more than anything, you want to prove yourself worthy of the “crazy, old artist...

Kingdomino  [2016]

In Kingdomino, you are a Lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, wheat fields, lakes, and mountains in order to spot the best plots. But be careful as some other Lords also covet these lands...

Raptor  [2015]

Mamma Raptor has escaped from her run and laid her eggs in the park. A team of scientists must neutralize her and capture the baby raptors before they run wild into the forest.

Raptor is a card driven boardgame with tactical play and some do...

Mission: Red Planet (Second Edition)  [2015]

With technology rapidly developing and the human population growing, Victorian-era Earth is in dire need of fuel, land, and other natural resources. Fortunately, automated probes sent to Mars have discovered celerium, an ore that can be combusted to ...

7 Wonders Duel  [2015]

In many ways 7 Wonders Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders.


Five Tribes  [2014]

Crossing into the Land of 1001 Nights, your caravan arrives at the fabled Sultanate of Naqala. The old sultan just died and control of Naqala is up for grabs! The oracles foretold of strangers who would maneuver the Five Tribes to gain influence over...

Shadows over Camelot: The Card Game  [2012]

The Knights of the Round Table must assemble once again to protect King Arthur's kingdom from numerous threats. But wait – these aren't the knights of old, but rather their children. Can these newcomer knights prove up to the task of tracking the d...

Mr. Jack Pocket  [2010]

From Bruno Faidutti's site:

It has been found again by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc with Mr.Jack Pocket, the small card game derived from Mr. Jack. The board is replaced by a square grid made of nine street cards. The suspects, and amo...

Cyclades  [2009]

In this latest collaboration between Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, players must buy the favor of the gods in their race to be the first player to build two cities in the Ancient Greek island group known as the Cyclades.

Victory require...

Shadows over Camelot: Merlin's Company  [2008]

From DOW blog

Merlin’s Company is a new expansion for the popular Shadows over Camelot board game. It introduces a host of new characters - including 7 new knights and Merlin himself - to the Shadows over Camelot epic. The wise old wizard ...

Jamaica  [2007]

Summary: This is a pirate-themed tactical race game with player interaction and side goals (e.g. detouring for treasure). The winner is the player who best balances their position in the race with their success at the side goals.

Setting: J...

Mission: Red Planet  [2005]

The year is 1888, and Steampunk technology has advanced at a prodigious rate! Probes have been sent to Mars, and soon astronauts will be manning rockets in order to mine the planet for newly discovered resources. The first is a brand new element, Cel...

Shadows over Camelot  [2005]

Shadows over Camelot is a cooperative/semi-cooperative hand-management and deduction-based board game for 3–7 players.

Each player represents a knight of the Round Table and they must collaborate to overcome a number of quests, ranging fro...