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2016-11-05 18:05

Advent calendar with game components

Our partner, the online shop www.spielmaterial.de (SAZ members get on request 10% discount), has published an advent calendar with various game components. This first advent calendar for gamers and …

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2016-10-10 08:10

25 years of Spiele-Autoren-Zunft: 25 years of successful representation of interests

In October 1991, during the Internationale Spieltage in Essen, the founding of the Spiele-Autoren-Zunft e.V. (SAZ) took place. The realization that game designers have to organize themselves in order …

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2016-09-16 10:14

SAZ Statement on the Competition "Who's got game?" of marblesthebrainstore.com

The Game Designers Association (Spiele-Autoren-Zunft SAZ) represents as an Interest Group the rights of game designers. Tenders and competitions enrich the field of activity of game designers. In the …

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2016-09-01 14:33

Mourning Harald Bilz

On Monday, August 29, 2016 Harald Bilz died unexpectedly. The author and co-owner of Heidelberger Spieleverlag was early member of the SAZ and was from 1995 to 1999 its treasurer. For many years he …

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2016-06-20 13:03

Marco Teubner wins Children's Game of the Year with "Stone Age Junior"

The German Jury Game of the Year felt their decision for the Children's Game of the Year: Stone Age Junior by Marco Teubner, pbublished by Hans im Glück. We congratulate the chairman of the Game …

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2016-03-29 08:04

Tax Law: Success of SAZ for Italian Game Designers

After multiple interventions by the Game Designers Association (SAZ), on March 21, 2016 the German Federal Central Tax Office in Bonn has made the following announcement: "When granting licenses for …

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2016-03-21 21:52

New benefit for SAZ members: 10% discount at www.spielmaterial.de

SAZ members receive on request from now on a discount of 10% at the online shop www.spielmaterial.de of Harald Mücke. However, a coupling with exhibition and other special discounts is not possible. …

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2016-02-26 00:00

Declaration of authors and artists: Together for a fair copyright contract law in Germany! UPDATE

It is absolute time to strengthen the instruments in the copyright contract law between creators and publishers finally leading to a fair balance of interests of all parties and therefore to …

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2015-10-19 14:38

Arve D. Fühler new Treasurer of SAZ

The Game Designers Association (SAZ) has chosen Arve D. Fühler as the new Treasurer and third board member at its General Assembly on October 10th in Essen  This by-election was necessary because …

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2015-09-03 15:36

Update of Copyright Laws in Austria, The Netherlands and Portugal

Within the Copyright Contract Law of The Netherlands, important changes have been decided. The website of the lawyers Visser, Schaap & Kreijger in Amsterdam gives a good overview and a full PDF text …

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