About Dr. Reiner Knizia
Knizia developed his first game at the age of 8 and have been a full-time game designer since 1997. Knizia have designed over 500 (!) published games, which have won the Deutcher Spiele Preis four times, one Spiel des Jahres and numerous other national and international awards. Knizia´s best selling games is Lord of the Rings and Pickomino with over one million copies sold and Keltis with over 600.000 sold copies worldwide.
Knizia also designed games such as Lost Cities, Ingenious, Qin and Tigris & Eufrat, which all are released on iOS devices as well. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics and several often European gaming conventions hosts “Kniziathons” – tournaments solely dedicated to celebrating Knizia-designed games. http://www.knizia.de/
Guldbrikken (‘The Golden Pawn’) is an annual Danish award presented to the best boardgames in Denmark. Established in 2009 Guldbrikken is based on votes from a jury consisting of six of the most competent boardgame-experts in the kingdom. The jury evaluates all the participating boardgames in four different categories: Children, Family, Adult and Puzzles/Riddles. Furthermore the jury hands out two special awards: The Jury´s Special Prize and the The Jury´s Digital Prize. More info on www.guldbrikken.dk
SpilBar is a bimonthly event, where everyone in or close to the computer games industry can meet and mingle. The meetings always start with a talk and end with a drink.
SpilBar is initiated by Kristine Ploug from DADIU, and Thomas Vigild from The Danish Game Council (Dansk Spilråd). SpilBar is organized in collaboration with IGDA, Unge Spiludviklere, Spilordningen, and Interactive Denmark.
SpilBar 16 is kindly supported by The Danish Film Institute.