A discussion over on BGDF about my last post prompted me to go looking for the YouTube video in which Dr Knizia does indeed describe himself as an ‘entertainer’. (Primarily to make sure that I hadn’t simply made this fact up to suit my argument!) I have found it again and include it herewith. There is no need to be put off by the Spanish titles and graphics, the Good Doctor speaks in English.
I now remember discovering it originally on another blog (Mike Compton’s Reflections Across the Board) and I agree with Mike’s analysis that the quirky music and stop-motion animation, although charming, is a little tedious (especially at the beginning). Get past that, however, and Knizia delivers a very lucid and fascinating treatise on his own approach to game design. Great stuff!