Michael Kiesling (born 1957 in Bremen, Germany) is a game designer who frequently collaborates with game designer Wolfgang Kramer. He is also a manager of a software company in Bremen. For many years, Kramer and Michael Kiesling worked on games together by telephone and fax correspondence despite never having met. They have continued to produce games together, and Kiesling's most notable work is generally that which he has produced with Kramer, including Spiel des Jahres winners Tikal and Torres. However, his solo-authored economic game, Vikings, is highly sought after, and very well-regarded.