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Overview of link categories: Games + game players,   Fairs + events,   European and international game designer meetings,   Game awards and competitions,   Institutions + Organizations,   Sources of supply for game material and equipment for building protoypes,   Game pedagogy + education,   Media and books,   Cooperation Partners,   Game Publishers Logo for links to the SAZ

Games + Gamers
A: Ludorium – Data base of the Austrian Game Museum
AUS: Boardgames Australia
A: Spielen in Österreich
BE: Bordspel.2link
BE: Jeux de NIM
BR: Ludomania
D: Brettspiele-Report
D: Brettspielkultur
D: Der Kinderspiele Blog
D: Games4Family – video, console und computer games
D: Games we play
D: Hall 9000
D: Kulkmann's G@mebox - English-speaking website
D: Luding Spieledatenbank
D: Ludopedia
D: Ludoversum
D: Pöppelkiste
D: Reich der Spiele
D: Spielbar
D: Spielbox-Online (German website with news, forums and a large collection of links and addresses of publishers, playing groups, etc.)
D: Spiele-Akademie
D: Spiele-Check
D: Superfred
D: Yucata - play board games online
ES: Jugamos Tod@s
ES: Ludoscopia
F: Jedisjeux
F: JeuxSoc
F: Ludosphère
F: Thalwind
F: Tric Trac – Jeux de société
I: Area Autoproduzione
I: Boardgame League
I: Board Game Designers Italia
I: Creatori di divertimento
I: Gimagioke
I: Gioca Torino
I: Giochi da Tavolo
I: Gioconomicon
I: La pagina lucida die Nand
I: Loodica
I: Tavolando
INT: BibliOdyssey: Board Games
INT: Board Game Designer Forum (BGDF)
INT: Board Game Awards
INT: BoardGameGeek - Internationally most important website about games with many further links
INT: Card Games
INT: The House of Cards
INT: Toy or Game Inventor
NL: Boardgamers
NL: Boardspel
NL: Boardspelmania
NL: Spellengek
NL: Spelmagazijn
NO: Bretspillguilden
P: Dream with Boardgames
P: JogoEu
P: Lista Lùdica
P: Ludicum
P: Spiel Portugal
PL: Games Fanatic
PL/D: Spiellust - Polish-German Games Website
PL: Wydawnictwo Portal
TW: Swan Panasia
USA: Board Games with Scott
USA: Discover Games - site with many informations for game inventors
USA: Gamasutra – site for computer game programmers
USA: Games with Hayden - good video instructions and entertainment
USA: Purple Pawn
USA: The Dice Tower
USA: The Opinionated Gamers
USA: THE SPIEL

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Fairs + events
A: Spielfest Wien - Austrian Game Convention
CA: FalCon Game Convention - Canadian convention for consumers and gamers
CH: Suisse Toy, Bern
D: FamilyGames - organization for game events
D: Herner Spielewahnsinn - regional game convention
D: Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, Essen - largest consumer game convention in Germany
D: Internationale Spielwarenmesse, Nürnberg - International Toy Fair, Nuremberg
D: Münchner Spielwiesn - regional game convention
D: Spielmarkt Potsdam - educational game convention
D: Spielmarkt Remscheid - educational game convention
D: Süddeutsche Spielemesse, Stuttgart - regional consumer game convention
ES: Festival Internacional de Juegos - Cordoba
F: Festival International du Jeux, Cannes
F: Monde du Jeu
NL: Spellenspektakel
INT: International Toy Shows - Overview
USA: Chicago Toy & Game Fair
USA: T&G CON - The Toy & Game Inventor Conference in Chicago
USA: Toy Fair New York

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European and international game designer meetings
A: Austrian Game Designer Meeting in Vienna / Austria (August)
CH: Schweizer Spieleautorentreffen in Vevey (May)
D: Deutsche Spieleautorentagung - game designer conference (March)
D: Internationales Süddeutsches Spieleautorentreffen in Haar - game designer convention (November)
D: SAZ-Party – Friday evening during the International Toy Fair in Nürnberg (January/February)
D: Spieleautorentreffen in Göttingen - game designer convention (June)
I: IDEAG in Piossasco - game designer convention (January)
USA: TAGIE - Toy & Game Inventor Expo in Chicago (November)

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Game awards and competitions
A: Spiel der Spiele - Austrian game award
AUS: Boardgames Australia - several game awards
A: Ludovico Spieleautorenwettbewerb - game designer competition
CDN: FalCon Game Design contest - Canadian game award
CDN: Les Trois Lys - Game Award of Quebec
CH: Mensa Preference
CH: Suisse Toy Award
CH: Swiss Gamers Award
B: Gouden Ludo - Belgian (Flemish) game award
B: Joker - Pour un autre idée de jeu - Belgian award of gamers
D: BDKJ Kinderspieletest - award for children's games
D: Das Goldene Schaukelpferd (Toys)
D: Deutscher Lernspielpreis - German educational game award
D: Deutscher Spielepreis - German game award
D: Graf Ludo - design award
D: Hippodice Autorenwettbewerb - game designer competition
D: Jury Spiel des Jahres - German Game of The Year
D: Mensa-Spielepreis - Germany - German Mensa award
DK: Guldbrikken
ES: Juego del año
F: Cannes - AS D’OR - French game award
F: Europa Ludi
FIN: Vuoden Peli
I: Premio Archimede (every two years)
J: Japan Boardgame Prize
INT: International Gamers Awards
INT: Mensa Select Award
NL: Nederlandse Spelenprijs - Netherlands game award
NL: Speelgoed van het Jaar - Netherlands game award
NO: Brettspillguiden
PL: Gra Roku
PT: Jogo del Ano
USA: Diana Jones Award
USA: Dice Tower Gaming Awards
USA: GAMES Magazin - Game of the Year and others awards
USA: Origins Awards
USA: Parent's Choice Awards
USA: The Toy and Game Inventor Awards (CHITAG)

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Sources of supply for game material and equipment for building prototypes
Further sources from Germany you find on the German link site
D: Architecture supplies
D: Edge puncher for cards
D: Farben Frikell
D: Hobbyshop Wilhelm Rüther
D: Laminating machines and supplies
D: Modulor
D: Spielmaterial.de – SAZ members receive on request 10% discount!
D: YodaGames - production from 10 pieces up
INT: CG Textures - large selection of textures and background designs
INT: Free Online Hex-Raster
INT: Inkscape - Free Open Source Vector Graphics Editor
INT: Proxxon - Electric tools to create protoypes
IT: EGYP - large selection of components
UK: Board Game Extras - large selection of components
UK: Dice & Games
UK: Plastic for Games
USA: Caseys Wood - large variation of wooden parts
USA: Chessex - all kind of dice
USA: Gameparts - all kind of components
USA: Great Hall Games
USA: Intended Blanc Dice
USA: Litko Game Accessories
USA: MakerBot - 3D printer
USA: Mayday Games - Card sleeves und wooden components
USA: RolcoGames - plastic components
USA: The Game Crafter - plastic components
Further links and hints on BoardGameGeek

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Media and books
A: Spiel x Press – speciality magazine
A: WIN - Austrian Games Magazin / English Edition (PDF-Download: subscription for SAZ members free)
D: Branchenbrief International - professional German information journal about Toy Industry
D: Das Spielebuch von Erwin Glonegger – book in German language, currently not available
D: Fairplay - German speciality magazine
D: Leitfaden für Spieleerfinder von Tom Werneck – book in German language
D: Spiel & Autor – information journal for the presentation of unpublished games
D: Spielbox – speciality magazine
D: Spielmittel – journal for parents
D: Spiele entwickeln – book series from the German Game Designer Conference
F: Ludika - Le premier magazin sur la culture ludique
I: Frequenza Ludica - Webradio
I: ILSA - Italian Game Magazin (PDF-Download)
INT: Boardgamestudies – academic journal in English language
INT: Games + Toy Journals Directory
USA: Games - The magazin for creative minds at play
USA: Kobold Guide to Board Game Design
USA: The American Journal of Play - a forum about the history, culture, and psychology of play
USA: The Toy and Game Inventor’s Handbook – book in english language (not availabe as print version anymore), a 3nd edition as e-book is avaliable here.
USA: ToyDirectory – speciality magazine
USA: Toy Inventor & Designer Guide - directory of the TIA

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Game Publishers
Spielen.de - Addresses of the game publishers and overview of their games
Boardgamegeek - Directory of Publishers

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SAZ logo for links

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