Legendary War Game Designer Richard Berg Has Passed Away

By Joe Robinson 29 Jul 2019 2

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of legendary board war game designer Richard H. Berg. We’re not 100% sure of the details but information started circulating online over the weekend, with one of GMT’s Vice-Presidents and C3i Publisher Rodge sharing the news via twitter:

Berg was born in New York in 1941, and in his career as a designer has created or co-created at least 120 titles, although his Board Game Geek entry has nearly 190 entries attributed to his name. Some of his more famous works include SPI’s War of the Ring, GMT’s Cataphract (which Bill reviewed for us last year) SPQR and the now infamous WW2 game The Campaign for North Africa.

As well as his career in table-top wargames, Berg is known for his (now defunct) games review magazine Berg’s Review of Games, which started in 1991 ran for 28 issues. You can find some of the archive available online here.

He’s reported to have started his designing career in 1975 and during his time received over 15 awards for his contribution to wargaming.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time, and our hobby marks the passing of a true legend.

Header image comes via BBG user easterc, and features Berg at Brogfest 2010.

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