The Hamburg Game Designers Award is a prestigious award provided by the Spielwerk Hamburg game designers build in northern Germany. This year, more than 50 entries were submitted to this game design competition from designers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The award was given to Florian Racky, a 44-year-old German designer for his minimalist card game Prince and Princess.
According to the official press release, “„Prince & Princess“ is a micro game for 4-10 players, consisting only of 18 cards. Players secretly take the role of courtly characters who strive to acchieve their own personal goal before the prince and the princess have their royal wedding. It is a game of hidden roles, bluffing and backstabbery that plays in 15 minutes.” Prince and Princess is being closely examined for publication in the near future.
“The Spielwerk Hamburg is amazed by the creativity of all participating designers,” reports Shaun Graham, founder of the Hamburg Game Designers Guild and creator of the Hamburg Game Designers Award. “It is a delight to see this vibrant community of designers growing. Therefore, we are eager to announce the next Game Designers Contest at the beginning of February.”
For more information about this award and Spielwerk Hamburg, visit their web site here.