Games as a Cultural Property

Good games are an inspiration, the salt and pepper in our lives. They take us to other worlds, captivate with excitement, fascination and emotions, invigorate our communication, create shared experiences and always provide something new. As a frequently used educational medium, games have a significant social relevance and also on this aspect many similarities with other cultural media works. More about the value an the definition of analog game culture you can find here.

We stand for an equitable treatment of games in the cultural scene, a stronger recognition of the importance of games for the development of social and cultural competences, as well as for a full equality with books, film, theater, music and other cultural goods. This is why the SAZ is also supporting the addition of games in the collection catalog of the German National Library (DNB) and is an active member of the German Cultural Council / Council for Socio-culture and Cultural Education.