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

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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.

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Dirk Hanneforth

Bielefeld

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Fucecchio

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Rome

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Mainz

Lukas Setzke

Göttingen

Peter-Paul Joopen

Zülpich

Hilko Drude

Göttingen

Andreas Faul

Bietigheim-Bissingen

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Eupen

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Köln

APEX Ideenschmiede

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Mark Stefens

Rheine

Fabio Lopiano

Milano

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Bozen

Michiel de Wit

Nijmegen

Leigh Riley

Melbourne

Jürgen Adams

Haar/Ottendichl

Daniel Danzer

Stuttgart

Michael Diechtierow

Heidelberg

Lars Wagner Hansen

Sorø

Jeffrey Bienk

Nauen

Bernhard Lach

Erdmannhausen

Tobias Roeser

Langen

Citie Lo

Berlin

Thomas Daum

Taufkirchen

Björn Müller-Mätzig

Hamburg

Uwe-Jens Maruschke

Schwerin

Liesbeth Bos

Bunde

Peter Rustemeyer

Köln

Gabriel Pardave

Zapopan

Anja Dreier-Brückner

Heiligenhaus

Andrea Boennen

Herzhorn

Jürgen Then

Röthlein

Thomas Schneider-Axmann

Bremen

Emanuele Briano

SAVONA

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Urbach

Dirk Andreas Taube

Hückelhoven

Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

Schwalmtal

Luís Dinis

Benavente

Alessandro Cuneo

Montalenghe

Frank Pukrop

Herne

Lucien Geelhoed

Leiden

Paolo Mori

Sala Baganza

Gerd Fenchel

Böblingen

Luca Borsa

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Francesco Testini

Monza

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Brackenheim

Torben Ratzlaff

Hamburg

Clark Rodeffer

Ann Arbor

Christoph Cantzler

Hamburg

Jürgen Aden

Hannover

Sophia Wagner

Potsdam

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Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Paco Yanez

Madrid

Robert Brouwer

Groningen

Rocky Bogdanski

Dortmund

Jerome Rank

Braunschweig

Martin Ebel

Kassel

Johnny Ebsen

Pfinztal

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Alpignano (TO)

Edith Grein-Böttcher

Neuss

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Groningen

Markus von der Heyde

Weimar

Mathias Spaan

Hamburg

Matteo Sassi

Legnano

Simone Löhrke

Bad Pyrmont

Marco Rava

Campomorone (Genova)

Anja Wrede

Berlin

Stefan Dorra

Algermissen (Hannover)

Jochen Knittel

Sindelfingen

Simona Greco

Campomorone (Genova)

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Gera

Fabian Zimmermann

Kaiserslautern

Aaron Haag

München

Jörg von Rüden

Dortmund

Jens Merkl

Walldorf

Philipp Mölsig

Hamburg

Heiko Korntheuer

Thun

Fred Horn

Den Haag

Hartwig Jakubik

Düsseldorf

Andrea Sbragia

monsummano terme

Wolfgang Lehmann

Rechberghausen

Martyn F

Nuenen

Violetta Leitner

Moosach

Tobias Tesar

Pullach

Colin Dömer

Duisburg

Reiner Knizia

München

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MOLFETTA

Ivan Gariboldi

Lecco

Markus Hagenauer

Surheim

Matthias Greßinger

Tübingen

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Landstuhl

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Frankfurt am Main

Eric Marks

Einhausen

Martin Berger

Leonberg

Helmut Ortlepp

Hagen

Harald Mücke

Mönchengladbach

Daniel Bernsen

Quito

Harvey Johnston

Geseke

Arve D. Fühler

Büdingen

Francesco Bifulco

Ficulle

Betty Baindl

Geretsried

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Stuttgart

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Piossasco

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Eext

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Berlin

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Syracuse

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Dortmund

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Göttingen

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Firenze

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Eickeloh

Sjaak Griffioen

Aerdenhout

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Bonn

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Mannheim

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Berlin

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Sanremo

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Borken

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Fürth

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Freiburg

Jürgen Elias

Bochum

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Bremen

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Hagen

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Konstanz

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Sunnyvale

Markus Schott

Bad Herrenalb

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Bern

Florian Ortlepp

Hagen

Jeroen Geenen

Capelle aan den IJssel

Norbert Proena

Niddatal (Assenheim)

Riccardo Ielo

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Bari

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Dinslaken

Thilo Hutzler

Kaisheim

Luca Maragno

Milano

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Padova

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Greifswald

Michael Palm

Tengen

Francesco Giovo

Montafia

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Tragwein

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Wien

Tanja Malinowski

Landstuhl

Peter Jürgensen

Berlin

Markus Haberbosch

München

Thomas Franken

Berlin

Martino Chiacchiera

Griesheim

Katrin Abfalter

Berlin

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Torino

Kirsten Hiese

Porta Westfalica

Michael Feldkötter

Kiel

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Sankt Augustin

Veronika Graf

Bad Waldsee

Hartmut Kommerell

Teltow

Dean Morris

London

Hans-Peter Stoll

Lampertheim

Rainer Schlichtholz

Verden

Stefan Malz

Vechelde

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Bülach

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Piossasco (TO)

Michael Modler

Ritterhude

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Bad Oldesloe

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Krefeld

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Zevenaar

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Bologna

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München

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Heidelberg

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Essen

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Milano

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