Rob Daviau |

Visiting Assistant Professor of Game Design

Rob Daviau

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Rob Daviau
Rob Daviau
Visiting Assistant Professor of Game Design
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Rob Daviau is the founder and president of IronWall Games, a company dedicated to making games and making games better. He established IronWall Games after 14 years with Hasbro Games, the largest tabletop game company in the world. He has designed and developed over 80 published games, gaining expertise in how people of all ages interact with games and game experiences.

He is the designer or co-designer on more Risk games than anyone else, including Risk 2210AD and Risk Legacy. He also did design work for Betrayal at House on the Hill, Axis & Allies Pacific, Heroscape, and a number of mass market versions of Clue, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit. He is the co-designer of Pandemic Legacy and the designer of the upcoming Seafall and V-Wars.

Previous to his work in the game field, Daviau spent time in advertising as a copywriter.

Daviau has appeared on or lectured at the following venues talking about games:

  • Carnegie-Mellon Entertainment Technology Center
  • NPR Morning Edition
  • Fox & Friends Weekend Edition
  • CNNLive
  • ESPN Live
  • Wall Street Journal
  • PAXEast
  • Harvard University
  • MIT

Daviau was an adjunct professor of game design at New York University in the fall of 2014.

Daviau also contributed to game design books, including the book used at University of Southern California’s curriculum on Game Design. He has been to Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany to do work with companies in the field of games. He holds a B.A. from Tufts University.

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