Category Archives: 2022 Summer – Hightlights

Guest of honor: Emiliano Sciarra

Emiliano Sciarra was born in Civitavecchia (Italy) in 1971. He is a full-time board game designer thanks to his most successful best-selling game, Bang! (2002), after starting his career as videogame designer with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

He has a deep is interest in Game Studies and History of Games, as shown by his published books: L’Arte del Gioco (“The Art of Play”), Il simbolismo dei giochi (“The Symbolism of Games”) and L’Autore di Giochi (“The Game Designer”). Currently he is the Editorial Manager of InGioco books series by Unicopli and contributed to several game magazines with boardgame reviews and Game Studies articles

He was among the selected speakers in BGS Colloquia and conferences. He worked with U.N. IFAD on international projects for an educational boardgame aimed at rural people, with the game FarmEd. He was also the game designer and project manager of PlaySicurezza, a board game focused on Occupational Safety and Health.

He has been the lead instructor of Game Design in Junior Secondary School Game projects as well as the Master in Game Design and Management by the LUISS Business School. Recently he was appointed as the director of YouGameDesigner, a school of game design based in Rome.
He has been the lead instructor of Game Design in Junior Secondary School Game projects as well as the Master in Game Design and Management by the LUISS Business School. Recently he was appointed as the director of YouGameDesigner, a school of game design based in Rome.