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Spring 2018 HABA Board Game News Round-Up

Spring 2018 HABA Board Game News Round-Up

Posted by Andrea Elliott on May 30th 2018

This spring has been an exciting one for HABA Games!

KinderSpiel Nomination

Dragon's Breath / "Funkelschatz" in German (designed by: Lena und Günter Burkhardt) has been nominated for a prestigious KinderSpiel des Jahres award! "The Spiel Award" is a big deal in the board game industry and we couldn't be more excited about being nominated! Especially because of how strong the competition in the board game industry has gotten. In addition to the nomination, two other HABA children's games were selected as jury recommendations: Rhino Hero Super Battle (designed by: Scott Frisco und Steven Strumpf) and Dino World (designed by: Marco Pranzo, Virginio Gigli and Flaminia Brasini)


Game Design Contest

The 2nd Annual HABA Game Design contest is ongoing until late July. Kits were for sale on our website, but are currently out of stock. A limited amount of kits were available online. If you missed out, you may purchase them at HABA's Origins or Dice Tower Con booths (while supplies last). Over 300 submissions were sent in last year and we are excited to see what people come up with again this year. Those who purchased a $5 kit received a bag of pieces from current and out of print HABA games for inspiration. As an incentive, those who send back their submissions will receive $5 shopping credit on HABAusa.com. A panel of judges, made up of game designers, local players, store managers and HABA USA staff, will play all games submitted and select the top 3-5 games that deem to be the best fit for HABA. The selected winners will receive a HABA games bundle. The winners’ games will be shown to our Director of New Game Development at HABA Germany corporate office for future publication consideration. For more information and rules, visit the contest page. To check out last year's top 10 designs, visit our blog.

Anyone participating in the Game Design Contest who is interested in being included in an upcoming blog post about their experience, please reach out to our social media manager, Andrea! She would love to hear specifically from those who are getting their kids involved in the process, as well as other family members.

Upcoming Summer Conventions

Board game convention season is upon us! HABA just attended the ACD Games Day in Madison, to introduce our newest games and current catalog to store buyers. Coming up in June, we'll be at Origins in Columbus, Dice Tower Con in Orlando in July and then Gen Con in Indianapolis in August. Our head game designer from Germany will be available for meetings at GenCon. Any designers with prototypes interested in a, in-person meeting with Markus Nikisch can contact our US games associate, Bobby to set that up.