The Hippodice Game Club was founded more than 25 years ago. We meet every other friday in the "Kulturzentrum Bahnhof Langendreer" in Bochum, Germany.
We are best known and famous for our "Hippodice Autorenwettbewerb", with this contest the club intends to bridge the gap between game designers and publishers and to initiate contact between designers and players. We want to help editors and publishers to sort out all these newly developed games and we also want to help designers find their way to the publishers. The Competition is open to all kinds of ready - to - play prototypes. An experienced committee of publishers will select a winner. Only thoroughly tested and selected games will be recommended to the major game publishing companies.
The 30th Game Designers' Competition of Hippodice Spieleclub will be starting in summer! Entry deadline for the application to the preliminiary stage of the 2018 competition is not set yet!
Year by year about 150 applications are submitted to the organizers from which the best titles are selected for participation in the main competition. For the 2015 competition, the organizers again expect many new ideas from the game designers; be it strategy, family, or children's games, board games or card games, long or short games.
Previous successes confirm the competition is a major opportunity for game designers. Many titles from the competition have been published in recent years - titles that otherwise may not have reached the public.
More information about the competition and how to apply can be found at hippodice.net/index.php/awb-en/awbrules-en when the competion starts.
The application process has been simplified this year. Interested authors must apply for the competition using the form found at the above link.
The members of the Hippodice Spieleclub e. V. are looking forward to an exciting and imaginative competition in 2018 and wish a lot of fun and success to the authors!
Autorenwettwerb (AWB) Award Winners and published Finalist