Ulrich Schädler, PD Dr. phil. (*1958); since 2002 Director of the Swiss Museum of Games at La Tour-de-Peilz; Privatdozent of Ancient and Medieval Cultural History at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
Studies in Architecture (Technical University Darmstadt), Greek & Roman Archaeology, Prehistory and Ancient History at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany, and at the Università “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.
Co-editor (together with Rainer Buland) of “Ludographie – Spiel und Spiele”.
Prepress manager and editor, studies in History (Bordeaux University), game and playing-card collector, independent game historian mostly interested in “mind” games. Honorary Fellow and Chairman of the International Playing-Card Society, 1992 Modiano Prize (for his publications on the history of playing cards and card games), President of “Le Vieux Papier”, a society devoted to the study of ephemera and other popular prints.