30 years SAZ – a success story!

... 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

Games in the collection catalogs of the
German and all other National Libraries!

News

International Game Inventors Convention now in Nuremberg

The event, which was previously based in Haar near Munich, will in future be held on the Friday in the Saal Brüssel hall at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg. The relocation of the International Game Inventors' Fair to the Spielwarenmesse is intended above all to strengthen the international aspect.

Game of the Year in Germany: Three winners 2021

„Spiel des Jahres 2021“ is MicroMacro: Crime City by Johannes Sich (Edition Spielwiese and Pegasus Spiele),  the award „Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021“ wins Dragomino by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort and Wilfried Fort (Pegasus Spiele). Paleo by Peter Rustemeyer (Hans im Glück) was chosen as "Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021".

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.

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Game authors/designers

Hilko Drude

Göttingen

Fabian Zimmermann

Kaiserslautern

Moritz Schuster

Herne

Thomas Odenhoven

Meerbusch

Michiel de Wit

Nijmegen

Philipp Mölsig

Hamburg

Matthias Prinz

St.Wendel

Bettina Katzenberger

Brackenheim

Jonathan Linke

Konstanz

Lars Wagner Hansen

Sorø

Jan Plümecke

Köln

Dr. Hans Joachim Höh

Gevelsberg

Guido Hoffmann

Wien

APEX Ideenschmiede

Untermeitingen

Arve D. Fühler

Büdingen

Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

Berlin

Alan R Moon

Syracuse

Eric Marks

Einhausen

Clark Rodeffer

Ann Arbor

Reiner Priglmeir

Augsburg

Daniel Danzer

Stuttgart

Gabriel Pardave

Zapopan

Gebrüder Frei

Bern

Rustan Håkansson

Norrköping

Thomas Schneider-Axmann

Bremen

Andrea Boennen

Herzhorn

Andrea Mainini

Piossasco (TO)

Jeffrey Bienk

Nauen

Christian Giove

Alpignano (TO)

Daniel Bernsen

Quito

Michael Feldkötter

Kiel

Martin Ebel

Kassel

Robert Brouwer

Groningen

Jens-Peter Schliemann

Bonn

Thomas Franken

Berlin

Stefan Bauer

München

Paolo Mori

Sala Baganza

Richard Lenherr

Bülach

Mathias Spaan

Hamburg

Remo Conzadori

Montichiari (BS)

Uwe-Jens Maruschke

Schwerin

Jörg von Rüden

Dortmund

Torsten Landsvogt

Hildesheim

Jeffrey Allers

Flat Rock

Giovanni Franceschelli

Firenze

Matt Leacock

Sunnyvale

Enrico Gandolfo

Bologna

Heiko Korntheuer

Thun

Jürgen Elias

Bochum

Bernhard Lach

Erdmannhausen

Katrin Abfalter

Berlin

Uli Geißler

Fürth

Thomas Sing

Konstanz

Tanja Malinowski

Landstuhl

Florian Ortlepp

Hagen

Luca Borsa

Busto Arsizio

Peter-Paul Joopen

Zülpich

Paco Yanez

Madrid

Daniel Bahr

Stuttgart

Bruce Whitehill

Eickeloh

Michael Palm

Tengen

Carlo Camarotto

Padova

Lucien Geelhoed

Leiden

Harald Mücke

Mönchengladbach

Ulrich Blum

Köln

Ivan Gariboldi

Lecco

Jeroen Geenen

Capelle aan den IJssel

Sjaak Griffioen

Aerdenhout

Violetta Leitner

Moosach

Lukas Setzke

Göttingen

Arjan van Houwelingen

Eext

Matteo Sassi

Legnano

Andreas Zimmermann

Offenburg

Martin Schlegel

Hagen

Hans-Peter Stoll

Lampertheim

Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

Schwalmtal

Thomas Beekmann

Achim

Kirsten Hiese

Porta Westfalica

Rocky Bogdanski

Dortmund

Matthias Cramer

Essen

Giacomo Sottocasa

Sanremo

Gerhard Piaskowy

Mainz

Hartmut Kommerell

Teltow

Malte Schlorf

Offenbach am Main

Patrick Fuchs

Eupen

Johnny Ebsen

Pfinztal

Dean Morris

London

Leigh Riley

Melbourne

Björn Müller-Mätzig

Hamburg

Betty Baindl

Geretsried

Norbert Proena

Niddatal (Assenheim)

Rainer Schlichtholz

Verden

Peter Rustemeyer

Köln

Michael Kallauch

Koblenz

Ellen Schulze

Krefeld

Detlef Dewitz

Alfter

Markus Haberbosch

München

Stefan Dorra

Algermissen (Hannover)

Jerome Rank

Braunschweig

Martino Chiacchiera

Griesheim

Andrea Angiolino

Rome

Walter Obert

Piossasco

Michael Modler

Ritterhude

Martyn F

Nuenen

Liesbeth Bos

Bunde

Anna Oppolzer

Heidelberg

Markus von der Heyde

Weimar

Francesco Giovo

Montafia

Anja Wrede

Berlin

Peter Jürgensen

Berlin

Frank Pukrop

Herne

Simon Kösters

Dortmund

Dirk Hanneforth

Bielefeld

Markus Hagenauer

Surheim

Stefano Negro

Frankfurt am Main

Edith Grein-Böttcher

Neuss

Sophia Wagner

Potsdam

Reiner Knizia

München

Matthias Greßinger

Tübingen

Gerhard Junker

Urbach

Jürgen Then

Röthlein

Torsten Marold

Bremen

David Betzing

Sankt Augustin

Marcel Süßelbeck

Dinslaken

Jürgen Aden

Hannover

Thomas Weber

München

Jendrik Odenwäller

Leipzig

Francesco Bifulco

Ficulle

Andrea Sbragia

monsummano terme

Stefan Kloß

Mannheim

Hartwig Jakubik

Düsseldorf

Anja Dreier-Brückner

Heiligenhaus

Carlo Emanuele Lanzavecchia

Torino

Gerd Fenchel

Böblingen

Silvano Sorrentino

Bari

Christian Beiersdorf

Freiburg

Thilo Hutzler

Kaisheim

Andreas Molter

Borken

Paul Schulz

Greifswald

Stefan Malz

Vechelde

Marcus Meigel

Landstuhl

Jens Merkl

Walldorf

Helmut Ortlepp

Hagen

Jürgen Adams

Haar/Ottendichl

Bernhard Weber

Bonn

Christoph Cantzler

Hamburg

Domenico (Nick) Gandolfi

Milano

Stefania Niccolini

Fucecchio

Richi Haarhoff

Bad Oldesloe

Maurice Van Valen

Breda

Michael Diechtierow

Heidelberg

Thomas Daum

Taufkirchen

Andrea Mezzotero

Bologna

Riccardo Ielo

Cerro Maggiore (MI)

Peter Kuhn

Berlin

Dirk Andreas Taube

Hückelhoven

Peter Ratschiller

Bozen

Andreas Faul

Bietigheim-Bissingen

Manfred Reindl

Tragwein

Wolfgang Lehmann

Rechberghausen

Harvey Johnston

Geseke

Arpad Fritsche

München

Aaron Haag

München

Leo Colovini

Mestre Venezia

Verena Wiechens

Göttingen

Markus Schott

Bad Herrenalb

Fred Horn

Den Haag