Simone Luciani has always been passionate about games, and after experimenting different ludic forms, in 2002 he discovers the german games: it is definitely love at first sight. He begins to create games, until he makes his first playable prototype and gets in touch with studiogiochi, participating to the Premio Archimede 2004 with Podestà, classified among the first 40. In 2006 he takes again part to the competition and with his two games this time he stands in the Top 15 games. In 2007 he gratuates in educational science with a thesis about "Rules and imagination - Pedagogy of boardgames"; this work contains also an interview to Leo Colovini. In 2008 he makes his third attempt in the Premio Archimede: three games, all in the Top 15, with Portobello Road that wins the Special Award Carta Mundi as best card game and is now published by Piatnik with the name Frutti di mare.