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

International Game Inventors' Convention in Nuremberg 2023

After a two-year Corona break, the International Game Designers' Convention, originally based in Haar, will take place at the Spielwarenmesse on February 3, 2023. As a B2B platform, the event offers an intensive exchange between game designers and game publishers from all over the world.

 

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.

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

Andrea Boennen

Herzhorn

Simon Kösters

Dortmund

Paul Schulz

Greifswald

Jörg von Rüden

Dortmund

Katrin Abfalter

Berlin

Riccardo Ielo

Cerro Maggiore (MI)

Luís Dinis

Benavente

Remo Conzadori

Montichiari (BS)

Jürgen Aden

Hannover

Björn Müller-Mätzig

Hamburg

Silvano Sorrentino

Bari

Ellen Schulze

Krefeld

Philipp Mölsig

Hamburg

Ulrich Blum

Köln

Eric Marks

Einhausen

Guido Hoffmann

Wien

Thomas Schneider-Axmann

Bremen

Jens-Peter Schliemann

Bonn

Rainer Schlichtholz

Verden

Giovanni Franceschelli

Firenze

Jeroen Geenen

Capelle aan den IJssel

Jeffrey Allers

Kandern

Daniel Bahr

Stuttgart

Anja Wrede

Berlin

Richi Haarhoff

Bad Oldesloe

Marco Rava

Campomorone (Genova)

Dirk Andreas Taube

Hückelhoven

Citie Lo

Berlin

Thomas Franken

Berlin

Peter Kuhn

Berlin

Jerome Rank

Braunschweig

Richard Lenherr

Bülach

Sjaak Griffioen

Aerdenhout

Michael Diechtierow

Heidelberg

Jan Stronkman

Zevenaar

Luca Maragno

Milano

Andreas Molter

Borken

Francesco Testini

Monza

Betty Baindl

Geretsried

Walter Obert

Piossasco

Christian Beiersdorf

Freiburg

Michael Modler

Ritterhude

Christoph Cantzler

Hamburg

Máren Kruse

Berlin

Heiko Korntheuer

Thun

Mark Stefens

Rheine

Gerhard Piaskowy

Mainz

Peter Rustemeyer

Köln

Stefan Kloß

Mannheim

Matt Leacock

Sunnyvale

Jürgen Elias

Bochum

Stefania Niccolini

Fucecchio

Lars Wagner Hansen

Sorø

Harvey Johnston

Geseke

Stefan Dorra

Algermissen (Hannover)

Matthias Greßinger

Tübingen

Malte Schlorf

Offenbach am Main

Thomas Weber

München

Gabriel Pardave

Zapopan

Hans-Peter Stoll

Lampertheim

Michiel de Wit

Nijmegen

Moritz Schuster

Herne

Christian Giove

Alpignano (TO)

Michael Palm

Tengen

Tanja Malinowski

Landstuhl

Paolo Mori

Sala Baganza

Daniel Danzer

Stuttgart

Colin Dömer

Duisburg

Carlo Camarotto

Padova

Uli Geißler

Fürth

Thomas Sing

Konstanz

Paco Yanez

Madrid

Lucien Geelhoed

Leiden

Kirsten Hiese

Porta Westfalica

Domenico (Nick) Gandolfi

Milano

Hartmut Kommerell

Teltow

Alessandro Schiavetti

Rome

Leo Colovini

Mestre Venezia

Jürgen Then

Röthlein

David Betzing

Sankt Augustin

Andrea Angiolino

Rome

Markus Hagenauer

Surheim

Fabio Lopiano

Milano

Anna Oppolzer

Heidelberg

Martin Pflieger

Gera

Helmut Ortlepp

Hagen

Matteo Sassi

Legnano

Andrea Sbragia

monsummano terme

Francesco Giovo

Montafia

Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

Schwalmtal

Manfred Reindl

Tragwein

Bruce Whitehill

Eickeloh

Martino Chiacchiera

Griesheim

Thomas Daum

Taufkirchen

Florian Ortlepp

Hagen

Stefan Bauer

Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Clark Rodeffer

Ann Arbor

Gerd Fenchel

Böblingen

Dean Morris

London

Pasquale Facchini

MOLFETTA

Enrico Gandolfo

Bologna

Markus von der Heyde

Weimar

Veronika Graf

Bad Waldsee

Andrea Mezzotero

Bologna

Peter-Paul Joopen

Zülpich

Andreas Faul

Bietigheim-Bissingen

Carlo A. Rossi

Carpi

Violetta Leitner

Moosach

Jens Merkl

Walldorf

Marcus Meigel

Landstuhl

Bettina Katzenberger

Brackenheim

Andreas Zimmermann

Offenburg

Jürgen Adams

Haar/Ottendichl

Mathias Spaan

Hamburg

Ivan Gariboldi

Lecco

Arve D. Fühler

Büdingen

Martin Berger

Leonberg

Markus Schott

Bad Herrenalb

Dirk Hanneforth

Bielefeld

Gerhard Junker

Urbach

Detlef Dewitz

Alfter

Bernhard Lach

Erdmannhausen

Michael Kallauch

Koblenz

Michele Piccolini

Groningen

Jonathan Linke

Konstanz

Reiner Knizia

München

Matthias Prinz

St.Wendel

Hartwig Jakubik

Düsseldorf

Matteo Casali

Reggio Emilia

Harald Mücke

Mönchengladbach

Luca Borsa

Busto Arsizio

Fred Horn

Den Haag

Stefan Malz

Vechelde

Simone Löhrke

Bad Pyrmont

Uwe-Jens Maruschke

Schwerin

Thilo Hutzler

Kaisheim

Frank Pukrop

Herne

Andrea Mainini

Piossasco (TO)

Marc Rohroff

Geestland

Rocky Bogdanski

Dortmund

Patrick Fuchs

Eupen

Carlo Emanuele Lanzavecchia

Torino

Martin Ebel

Kassel

Tobias Roeser

Langen

Giacomo Sottocasa

Sanremo

Daniel Bernsen

Quito

Jochen Knittel

Sindelfingen

Torben Ratzlaff

Hamburg

Tobias Tesar

Pullach

Marcel Süßelbeck

Dinslaken

Anja Dreier-Brückner

Heiligenhaus

Stefano Negro

Frankfurt am Main

Emanuele Briano

SAVONA

Edith Grein-Böttcher

Neuss

APEX Ideenschmiede

Untermeitingen

Peter Jürgensen

Berlin

Peter Ratschiller

Bozen

Martyn F

Nuenen

Arpad Fritsche

München

Arjan van Houwelingen

Eext

Angelo Alessandro Mazzotti

Berlin

Aaron Haag

München

Francesco Bifulco

Ficulle

Alan R Moon

Syracuse

Jendrik Odenwäller

Leipzig

Alessandro Cuneo

Montalenghe

Sophia Wagner

Potsdam

Simona Greco

Campomorone (Genova)

Wolfgang Lehmann

Rechberghausen

Jeffrey Bienk

Nauen

Verena Wiechens

Göttingen

Torsten Landsvogt

Hildesheim

Fabian Zimmermann

Kaiserslautern

Lukas Setzke

Göttingen

Matthias Cramer

Essen

Thomas Odenhoven

Meerbusch

Markus Haberbosch

München

Robert Brouwer

Groningen

Liesbeth Bos

Bunde

Bernhard Weber

Bonn

Norbert Proena

Niddatal (Assenheim)

Nicolas Straccia

Offenbach am Main

Gebrüder Frei

Bern

Martin Schlegel

Hagen

Torsten Marold

Bremen

Michael Feldkötter

Kiel

Johnny Ebsen

Pfinztal