Jay Tummelson

Founder and CEO of Rio Grande games. While at Mayfair, he is one of the people responsible for bringing The Settlers of Catan to the US.

Luke Crane

Head of Games at Kickstarter, accomplished game designer

Matt Leacock

Game designed – best known for Pandemic, Several of his games have been nominated for Spiel des Jahres

Klaus Teuber

 He won the Spiel Des Jahres award four times, for The Settlers of Catan, Barbarossa, Drunter und Druber, and Adel Verpflichtet. 

Michael Menzel

Game desinger and illustrator of Legands of Andor.

Inka and Markus Brand

Game designers.

Aaron Zack

Chief Operating Officer at Snakes & Lattes.

Peter Adkison

Founder of Wizards of the Coast and current owner of Gen Con. He also co-created Magic: the Gathering.

Phil Walker-Harding

Desinger of Imhotep, nominated for Spiel des Jahres in 2016.

Vlaada Chvátil

Designer who won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres for Codenames.

Bernhard Löhlein

Head of the Spiel des Jahres jury.

Andonis Mechanikos

Designer of Rhyme:The Rap Challenge.

Charlotte Adelheid Schriener

Two time Catan tournament winner.

David Weiss

Game designer. His game “Odd Lots” won the inaugural TABS Game Design Contest in 2008.

Daniel Garo

Derek Chezzi

Guido Heinecke

Heinecke was a member of the Spiel des Jahres from 2013 to 2016. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been the manager for the club.

Henrey Jasper

Game designer and CEO of Grublin Games.

Japon Brand

A private publisher/distributor of Japanese board and card games, serving many independent Japanese designers and publishers in order to better distribute their games throughout the world.

Ralph Querfurth

Co-designer of the 2011 release Star Wars: Angriff der Rebellen from Kosmos.

Ravensberger Project Mangers

Tom Felber

President of Spiel des Jahres.

Steve Tassie

Game Guro and curator for Snakes & Lattes.

Thomas Zumbühl

International Product Manager at Ravensburger.

Uwe Rosenberg

Uwe Rosenberg is a German game designer and the co-founder of Lookout Games. He initially became known for his card game Bohnanza.

Ben Brode

Senior game designers for Blizzard Entertainment and creator of Hearthstone.

Blizzard employee and former Game Director for Hearthstone. Dodds was also a designer on World of Warcraft.

Frank DiLorenzo

Founder of R&R Games.