30 years SAZ – a success story!
Games in the collection catalogs of the German and all other National Libraries!
... than just a pastime ... playing together also strengthens social cohesion"
Experience and expertise for members – Now online seminars too
Contract negotiations with publishers on equal footing
SAZ: A strong representation of interests since over 25 years
German book trade launches standardized classification of analog games
Standardized metadata in the Directory of Available Books (VLB) is intended to increase the visibility of games in the book trade and open up additional sales channels. In order to classify analog games according to a uniform system for the first time, game publishers, scientists, booksellers, and IT service providers have worked together.
May 4, 2022: 100th Birthday of Alex Randolph
100 years ago today, the pioneer of modern game designers, Alex Randolph, was born in Bohemia. His passion belonged to chess, but games like Twixt, Tempo kleine Schnecke, Sagaland, Hol's der Geier and Rüsselbande made him famous. In 1991, he was one of the founders of the Game Designers Association (SAZ).
30 Years SAZ – A Success Story!
In 1991, twelve game designers founded the Game Designers Association (SAZ). In the following 30 years, it has become a powerful interest group with 550 members from 21 countries, which also has a political impact. Its successes are impressive. Today, game designers have a stronger position vis-à-vis publishers and can act with greater confidence.