I really like the work of this guy. Knizia is one of my favorites game designers. Born in Germany, he developed his first game at the age of eight (!). He has a PhD in mathematics, and has been a full-time game designer since 1997, when he quit his job from the board of a large international bank. Knizia has been living in England since 1993.
This quote below has a good concept about game design:
“When playing a game, the goal is to win, but it is the goal that is important, not the winning.” ― Reiner Knizia
Think about it.