Spielwarenmesse to bring Game Inventors Convention to Nuremberg

Published on: 15th October 2021

The successful event from Bavarian Games Archive in Haar will be integrated at the toy fair, where inventors can present their prototype games.

The games category has been strongly represented at the Spielwarenmesse for many years, and to increase its appeal in the area of roleplaying games, the successful Internationale Spieleerfindermesse will be brought from Haar to Nuremberg.

The Game Inventors’ Fair was developed by Tom Werneck, founder and chair of the Bavarian Games Archive, whose colleague Christian Fürst-Brunner has also been closely involved in shaping the event in recent years. In future it will take place on the Friday of the Spielwarenmesse as the Internationale Spieleerfindermesse – Game Inventors Convention.

Close coordination between the partner organisations has ensured that the character of the event will be preserved, with games authors presenting their prototypes to experienced editors. The day will conclude with a joint networking party.

“By moving the Internationale Spieleerfindermesse – Game Inventors Convention to the Spielwarenmesse, we are strengthening its international dimension,” commented Christian Ulrich, spokesman of the Executive Board at Spielwarenmesse eG, explaining the background to the takeover.

“The move will make a significant contribution to ensuring that interesting ideas from international authors and inventors have access to the market.” France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the Czech Republic have particularly productive groups of authors but often few marketing opportunities in their own country. At the Spielwarenmesse, on the other hand, all the decision makers are there. At the same time, games enthusiasts and clubs also gather for various events in the “Toy City” of Nuremberg.

The Internationale Spieleerfindermesse – Game Inventors Convention will be at the Spielwarenmesse on 4th February, in the separate Brussels Hall, where games developers will have the opportunity to present their prototypes at individual tables for a fee, to reach target audiences. It will be followed by a networking party for the games sector, allowing participants to continue their conversations with games critics, publishers and trade journalists in a relaxed atmosphere, where they will also be able to make new contacts.

“We are taking the Internationale Spieleerfindermesse to the next level and are delighted to be providing all games authors with a completely new means of access to worldwide contacts in Nuremberg. This important step is a win-win for everyone involved,” commented Bavarian Games Archive founder and chairman Tom Werneck.

Registration for the one-day event is open now via the Spielwarenmesse. All key information is available on the website


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