We mourn the loss of our founding member Klaus Teuber

Klaus Teuber was one of the most important German game designers. When he was elected vice-chairman of the SAZ in 1991, he had already won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award three times with Barbarossa, Adel verpflichtet and Drunter und drüber. But his masterpiece came in 1995 with Settlers of Catan (current title: Catan), which promptly became his fourth Game of the Year. Based on this, he created an entire Catan world, which became one of the most successful export hits of "German Games" worldwide. Finally, he worked as a book author on a three-volume Catan trilogy, which he unfortunately could not complete. Klaus Teuber died on April 1, 2023 after a short, serious illness at the age of 70.

We miss Klaus, his friendly nature, his competence and his willingness to continue to work for the interests of game designers. For many he was a role model as a game designer and as a person. His games live further. We wish his family strength.

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