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.
Head of Games at Kickstarter, accomplished game designer
Game designed – best known for Pandemic, Several of his games have been nominated for Spiel des Jahres
He won the Spiel Des Jahres award four times, for The Settlers of Catan, Barbarossa, Drunter und Druber, and Adel Verpflichtet.
Game desinger and illustrator of Legands of Andor.
Inka and Markus Brand
Chief Operating Officer at Snakes & Lattes.
Founder of Wizards of the Coast and current owner of Gen Con. He also co-created Magic: the Gathering.
Desinger of Imhotep, nominated for Spiel des Jahres in 2016.
Designer who won the 2016 Spiel des Jahres for Codenames.
Head of the Spiel des Jahres jury.
Designer of Rhyme:The Rap Challenge.
Charlotte Adelheid Schriener
Two time Catan tournament winner.
Game designer. His game “Odd Lots” won the inaugural TABS Game Design Contest in 2008.
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.
Game designer and CEO of Grublin Games.
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.
Co-designer of the 2011 release Star Wars: Angriff der Rebellen from Kosmos.
Ravensberger Project Mangers
President of Spiel des Jahres.
Game Guro and curator for Snakes & Lattes.
International Product Manager at Ravensburger.
Uwe Rosenberg is a German game designer and the co-founder of Lookout Games. He initially became known for his card game Bohnanza.
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.
Founder of R&R Games.