The inventor of Jenga is also a successful author.

WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2015: Leslie Scott, Oxford Games

Scott has devised and published over 40 board games, but is probably best known as the inventor of Jenga, the game she launched at London Toy Fair back in 1983.

The founder of Oxford Games, and the author of About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name, Scott spends several months a year in East Africa where she was born and raised.

(Photo credit: Sue Macpherson ARPS).

The ToyNews Women of the Year 2015 networking and awards event will take place on Thursday, July 16th at Home House, London. Winners for Rising Star, Innovator, Marketeer (sponsored by Norton & Co) and Woman of the Year will be chosen from the top 100. Simply email to vote.

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