David Wells

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David Wells was born in Bristol, England, in 1940.

He was mad about maths, chess, go and game design as a child and got a scholarship to Cambridge University to study maths but failed his degree. He then became a maths teacher, then a professional puzzles composer and game inventor, puzzle editor of Games & Puzzles Magazine a contributor to White Dwarf and finally an author, of books on maths and puzzles, naturally, though he has also written on culture in general and economics and politics.[1][2]



Board Games

Board games designed by David Wells include:

  • Galaxis 1980 Ravensburger - 'Spiel des Jahres' selection listed.[3]
  • Guerilla 1976 Ariel


Books written by David Wells include:

  • The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Numbers
  • The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Geometry
  • The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Puzzles
  • The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics
  • You are a Mathematician
  • Mindbenders and Brainteasers co-authored with Rob Eastaway
  • Prime Numbers: The Most Mysterious Figures in Math
  • Games and Mathematics: Subtle Connections
  • Motivating Mathematics
  • Philosophy and Abstract Games


Magazine articles by David Wells include:


  1. David Wells Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/2nmHq9y
  2. David Wells Linked-in Page https://uk.linkedin.com/in/david-wells-a2ab2523
  3. http://luding.org/cgi-bin/AuthorData.py?f=00w^E4W&authorid=111