Bruno Faidutti is most known as a board game designer but is also a high school teacher of sociology and economics as well as a historian. He earned his Ph.D. in history. Mr. Faidutti discovered games first through chess then Dungeons and Dragons and, the epic, Cosmic Encounter with his friends in Montpellier. He first started game publishing/creating in 1985 with Baston. His current best seller in his collection is Knightmare Chess, in print for over fifteen years. His biggest inspiration came from the Eon designers, though mainly Cosmic Encounter, but also included Hoax, Runes, and Darkover mainly for their originality.
Bruno Faidutti's Ludography:
Sources include: interview at funagaingames.com and boardgamegeek.com