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

News

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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Game authors/designers

Carlo A. Rossi

Carpi

Clark Rodeffer

Ann Arbor

Matt Leacock

Sunnyvale

Martin Pflieger

Gera

Walter Obert

Piossasco

Remo Conzadori

Montichiari (BS)

Jürgen Aden

Hannover

Violetta Leitner

Moosach

Fred Horn

Den Haag

Torsten Marold

Bremen

Michael Diechtierow

Heidelberg

Peter Jürgensen

Berlin

Gerhard Junker

Urbach

Wolfgang Lehmann

Rechberghausen

Helmut Ortlepp

Hagen

Lucien Geelhoed

Leiden

Jerome Rank

Braunschweig

Jeffrey Bienk

Nauen

Torben Ratzlaff

Hamburg

Francesco Testini

Monza

Jürgen Then

Röthlein

Luís Dinis

Benavente

Christian Beiersdorf

Freiburg

Daniel Bernsen

Quito

Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

Berlin

Sophia Wagner

Potsdam

Anja Dreier-Brückner

Heiligenhaus

Andrea Angiolino

Rome

Jeffrey Allers

Kandern

Simona Greco

Campomorone (Genova)

Simon Kösters

Dortmund

Stefania Niccolini

Fucecchio

Stefano Negro

Frankfurt am Main

Michael Kallauch

Koblenz

Dirk Hanneforth

Bielefeld

Edith Grein-Böttcher

Neuss

Eric Marks

Einhausen

Stefan Kloß

Mannheim

Markus Hagenauer

Surheim

Thomas Franken

Berlin

Pasquale Facchini

MOLFETTA

Jan Stronkman

Zevenaar

Verena Wiechens

Göttingen

Andreas Zimmermann

Offenburg

Matthias Prinz

St.Wendel

Paul Schulz

Greifswald

Jürgen Elias

Bochum

Daniel Danzer

Stuttgart

Richard Lenherr

Bülach

Veronika Graf

Bad Waldsee

Hartmut Kommerell

Teltow

Jürgen Adams

Haar/Ottendichl

Uli Geißler

Fürth

Ivan Gariboldi

Lecco

Giovanni Franceschelli

Firenze

Marcus Meigel

Landstuhl

Detlef Dewitz

Alfter

Bernhard Lach

Erdmannhausen

APEX Ideenschmiede

Untermeitingen

Richi Haarhoff

Bad Oldesloe

Jendrik Odenwäller

Leipzig

Bernhard Weber

Bonn

Arpad Fritsche

München

Paolo Mori

Sala Baganza

Mathias Spaan

Hamburg

Fabian Zimmermann

Kaiserslautern

Jens Merkl

Walldorf

Andrea Sbragia

monsummano terme

Michele Piccolini

Groningen

Giacomo Sottocasa

Sanremo

Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

Schwalmtal

Hans-Peter Stoll

Lampertheim

Michael Palm

Tengen

Tobias Tesar

Pullach

Gerhard Piaskowy

Mainz

Anna Oppolzer

Heidelberg

Andrea Mezzotero

Bologna

Michael Feldkötter

Kiel

Daniel Bahr

Stuttgart

Johnny Ebsen

Pfinztal

Philipp Mölsig

Hamburg

Carlo Emanuele Lanzavecchia

Torino

Thomas Weber

München

Guido Hoffmann

Wien

Leigh Riley

Melbourne

Stefan Dorra

Algermissen (Hannover)

Frank Pukrop

Herne

Betty Baindl

Geretsried

Robert Brouwer

Groningen

Marco Rava

Campomorone (Genova)

Hartwig Jakubik

Düsseldorf

Reiner Knizia

München

Matthias Greßinger

Tübingen

Björn Müller-Mätzig

Hamburg

Malte Schlorf

Offenbach am Main

Stefan Bauer

Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Luca Borsa

Busto Arsizio

Dean Morris

London

Martin Ebel

Kassel

Matthias Cramer

Essen

Manfred Reindl

Tragwein

Silvano Sorrentino

Bari

Gabriel Pardave

Zapopan

Enrico Gandolfo

Bologna

Markus Schott

Bad Herrenalb

Jörg von Rüden

Dortmund

Peter Kuhn

Berlin

Jeroen Geenen

Capelle aan den IJssel

Thilo Hutzler

Kaisheim

Gerd Fenchel

Böblingen

Peter Ratschiller

Bozen

Martyn F

Nuenen

Luca Maragno

Milano

Dirk Andreas Taube

Hückelhoven

Aaron Haag

München

Arjan van Houwelingen

Eext

Bruce Whitehill

Eickeloh

Rocky Bogdanski

Dortmund

Thomas Sing

Konstanz

Christoph Cantzler

Hamburg

Katrin Abfalter

Berlin

Martino Chiacchiera

Griesheim

Francesco Bifulco

Ficulle

Markus Haberbosch

München

Jonathan Linke

Konstanz

Lars Wagner Hansen

Sorø

Martin Berger

Leonberg

Paco Yanez

Madrid

Jochen Knittel

Sindelfingen

Andrea Mainini

Piossasco (TO)

Uwe-Jens Maruschke

Schwerin

Lukas Setzke

Göttingen

Christian Giove

Alpignano (TO)

Norbert Proena

Niddatal (Assenheim)

Kirsten Hiese

Porta Westfalica

Thomas Schneider-Axmann

Bremen

Peter-Paul Joopen

Zülpich

Harvey Johnston

Geseke

Emanuele Briano

SAVONA

Thomas Daum

Taufkirchen

Máren Kruse

Berlin

Fabio Lopiano

Milano

Andreas Molter

Borken

Heiko Korntheuer

Thun

Citie Lo

Berlin

Michiel de Wit

Nijmegen

Moritz Schuster

Herne

Harald Mücke

Mönchengladbach

Francesco Giovo

Montafia

Gebrüder Frei

Bern

Tanja Malinowski

Landstuhl

Peter Rustemeyer

Köln

Bettina Katzenberger

Brackenheim

Arve D. Fühler

Büdingen

Thomas Odenhoven

Meerbusch

Carlo Camarotto

Padova

Andreas Faul

Bietigheim-Bissingen

Marcel Süßelbeck

Dinslaken

Patrick Fuchs

Eupen

Riccardo Ielo

Cerro Maggiore (MI)

Anja Wrede

Berlin

Alan R Moon

Syracuse

David Betzing

Sankt Augustin

Torsten Landsvogt

Hildesheim

Ulrich Blum

Köln

Liesbeth Bos

Bunde

Martin Schlegel

Hagen

Rainer Schlichtholz

Verden

Jens-Peter Schliemann

Bonn

Markus von der Heyde

Weimar

Ellen Schulze

Krefeld

Stefan Malz

Vechelde

Mark Stefens

Rheine

Andrea Boennen

Herzhorn

Hilko Drude

Göttingen

Alessandro Cuneo

Montalenghe

Domenico (Nick) Gandolfi

Milano

Michael Modler

Ritterhude

Matteo Sassi

Legnano

Sjaak Griffioen

Aerdenhout

Florian Ortlepp

Hagen

Leo Colovini

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