Manfred Ludwig was born in 1936 in Munich. He studied French and Sports to become a high school teacher. Since 1964 he has been living in Regensburg. As soon as his children reached a certain age he started playing and inventing games for them. His wife, children and now five grand children are still “on play duty” when the prototypes need to be tested. The game author has received various awards, including “German Children‘s Game Prize 2002”, “Children Game of the year 2003” and the “German educational game award 2006”. HABA has published numerous games by Manfred Ludwig, such as Highly Suspect or The Code Crackers.