publication date: Sunday, September 11, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Games

clue: If you're going to pirate this game tycoon's products, at least be civilized about it.

explanation: Meier was one of the most successful computer game designers in history. In order, the clue refers to his games "Pirates!," "Railroad Tycoon," and "Civilization." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Joanna Woods, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, Bob Miller, and Derrek White


Similar Goos

Noam Chomsky

Studying the phrasing of this clue could give you a hint, as long as you don't read too much into it. Go »

Paul Rusesabagina

Few people save 1200 lives by being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that's what this Tutsi-loving hotel manager accomplished in 1994. Go »

Deep Blue

This skilled player proved that anyone can beat a chess grandmaster if they can calculate 200 million moves per second. Go »

Craig Newmark

Back when the Internet was the newest thing, he proved it could communicate all kinds of information, such as, well, lists. Go »

Hyman Rickover

In his wake, this admiral left behind a legacy that transformed the navy at the subatomic level. Go »

Steve Winwood

A statement about alcohol, a stew over the music business and a short-lived career as a pilot sparked this singer's success, which still has many reeds perplexed. Go »