They are companions of our childhood are special exhibition in the Steinhuder museums for many of us. We have laughed, looking, and us maybe even scolded. We were looking after Mister X or turned around trees, we exchanged sheep against wood and angered us about the Knights. The speech is the well known board games and card games, which were awarded as “Game of the year”. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is a great source of information. Awarded! The special exhibition in the Steinhuder museums, that goes this phenomenon to the bottom is the games of the year 1979-2013 from 9 August to 13 October. The history of the game of the year starts in 1978. The football World Cup held in Argentina, in Erlangen, journalists and players of tip kick Bundesliega played a tournament and the creation of the previously discussed “game of the year e.V.” was decided at the end of the day.
1979 “The Hare and the Hedgehog” was awarded with the first game of the year. The game of the year is chosen by a jury consisting of German gaming critics, journalists. Their concern is that the proliferation of corporate and board games to promote. With the award, the club wants to give impetus: the development of valuable and accordingly designed new games. On July 8, 2013, the 35th game of the year in Berlin will be nominated. The critics now considered revenue guarantee for game publishers, are a large part of the packages of discount supermarket and drugstore market counters or the games be ordered over the Internet. But what makes a game to the “of the year”? 2001 came the children’s game and since 2011 the expert game to the family “of the year”. The Steinhuder museums present the backgrounds for the award along with the winners.
The members of the jury receive space. Who are these journalists, their vote so many game buyers enthusiastically follow? The special exhibition offers several levels of narration. In the focus are the games themselves and their history, the reception of the prize of the critic, as well as its real impact. In the framework programme, game clubs and a developer workshop in cooperation take place with the children and youth centre Kusterhaus. As of 9 August the Steinhuder museums, Tue-Sun each 1 pm 5 pm. For Groups can be booked outside opening hours: 0 50 33 – 55 99 ausgezeichnetespiele.org AusgezeichneteSpiele Sandra Kilb M.A..