Presenter: Tom Lehmann

Tom Lehmann is a game designer with over 30 published games and expansions. Tom is best known as the designer of the card game Race for the Galaxy, the dice game To Court the King, and the board game 1846.

Tom's background is in economics, systems modeling, and programming. He founded Prism Games in 1992, teaming up with TimJim Games to produce a line of board games. He has been a full-time freelance game designer since 2008.

Tom has co-designed games with several designers, including the Pandemic expansions with Matt Leacock. He has contributed ideas to games by other designers, including Outpost, San Juan, and the revised edition of Pandemic.


Tom is also an avid roleplayer, having played and GMed now for over 40 years.