Jens-Peter Schliemann studied mathematics between 1988 and 1996 and started to develop games in 1993. In 1995 he received the first game author scholarship, which was established in the same year by the Game Author’s Guild, the Friedhelm Merz Verlag, and the German Game Archive. After finishing his studies, he began to design games full-time. In 1996 his first game Thumbs On was published by Drei Magier Spiele. Jens-Peter develops most of his games in cooperation with other authors. From 2001 to 2003 he was a game editor at Winning Moves. From June 2005 to May 2007 he was the second chairman of the game authors’ guild.