What is the future of board games? What is the role of hybrid games? How will smart devices change the way we play games? Experts, innovators — in fact anyone who creates or markets board games — will have a chance to find out at an exclusive industry-only event event hosted by Cartamundi, the world’s market leader in playing cards, card games and board games, at Spiel’16, the annual International Games Forum, at Messe Essen in October.

Games publishers and game developers are all invited to the event called You create it, we make it. Taking place on Thursday the 13th of October from 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm in the Saal Deutschland during Essen Spiel. The event will focus on the latest developments, market trends and innovations that are driving the modern board game industry.


As well as presentations from senior Cartamundi strategists, You create it, we make it will feature keynotes from two star speakers. Tom Vasel, co-host of The Dice Tower, the top board game review site and YouTube channel, will discuss Connected Games. Klemens Franz, the winner of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres award for excellence in game design for his exciting and beautiful game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King, will offer a keynote on How to Upgrade Your Game.


You create it, we make it is an ideal opportunity for learning, discussing and, of course, networking with some of the best and most creative minds in the board game business. In addition Cartamundi will showcase its latest innovations to the audience after the event.


For more on the event, and how to register, go to: https://cartamundi.com/en/registration-event-spiel-essen/


Steven Schoenmaekers, VP Games Manufacturing Services of Cartamundi, says: “This is an ideal opportunity for everyone interested both in developing new games and bringing new games to market to find out what’s happening and where this market is going. I’m looking forward to welcoming publishers and developers to this event, which promises to offer a wealth of insights and ideas.”

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