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The Premio Archimede 2016 has been won by the game Tergste by Eric Orel:

"Only a few of the many possible moves will be made; the fun about it is to actually obtain them, at the expense of the opponents." 

Second place to Monster Evolution by Guido Albini. Third place to Heinrich IV by Christian Scheibner.

The first four games are receiving also the support of the J.P. Halvah, Foundation, founded by Alex Randolph, to whom the Premio Archimede is dedicated, with the purpose of helping new game authors. The check is given by the President of the jury Niek Neuwahl.

The special prize Sebastiano Izzo has been given by Dario De Toffoli to WuXing (I cinque elementi) by Pietro Gorini, the special prize Cartamundi has been given by Ileana Xodo to Monster Evolution by Guido Albini, the special prize IDG has been given by Roberto Pestrin Tergeste by Eric Orel, the special prize Fotonica in Gioco to Marama by the students of 3BS Liceo Scientifico Leonardo Da Vinci di Jesi, the special prize Scienza e Gioco to Meteo by Riccardo Guerra, both been given by Fabio Chiarello and Roberta Ramponi,  CNR.

The final ceremony took place on October 1st, at the San Leonardo Hall in Venice, with the organization of studiogiochi.

At its XIII Edition, the event has had its absolute record of participant games:  164 registered prototypes, mostly coming from different regions of Italy, but also other European and world wide countries.

The exhibition of the day has been made with the 84 selected long list games: all sorts of games, strategy, luck, abstract, thematized, simple, complex, all with new and original ideas, with a quality that is noticeably increasing every year.

At the final ceremony, presented and conducted by Leo Colovini and Dario De Toffoli, Giovanni Andrea Martini spoke in name of the City of Venice about Games as a cultural and social value, Herbert Feuerstein President of the G.P. Halvah remembered his friend Alex Randolph, Furio Honsell, GioNa president and Mayor of Udine, remarked the beauty of playing games. 

Right after the awaited and exciting live voting of the final jury, conducted by Dario Zaccariotto.

As always, the work of the international jury (led by Niek Neuwahl) has been remarkable: Michael Bruinsma and Wim De Boer (Phalanx, Netherlands), Bernd and Moritz Brunnhofer (Hans im Glück, Germany), Cyril Demaegd (Asmodée, France), Silvio De Pecher (la tana dei Goblin, Italy), Dario De Toffoli (studiogiochi, Italy), Uwe Molter (Amigo, Germany), Philipp Sprick (Ravensburger, Germany), Dieter Strehl (Piatnik, Austria), Albrecht Werstein and Andreas Preiss (Zoch, Germany), Barbara Schmidts (Kosmos, Germany), Klaus Ottmaier (Pegasus, Germany).

Fundamental and important the work done by the selection jury composed by Leo Colovini, Giuseppe Baggio, Mauro Gaffo (journalist, Italy), Umberto Rosin, Stefano Scaramuzza (tana dei Goblin Venice), Federico Colovini, Piero Modolo  and the studiogiochi staff that took care of the website, the media, the comunication, the graphics, and the preparation (Francesca Bortolato, Giulia Franceschini, Giorgia Marchesin, Elisa Marzorati, Piero Modolo, Rossana Nardo, Dario Zaccariotto and Fabrizio Berger).

Many thanks also to the City of Venice, who believes in the value of playing games, and the Musée suisse de jeu, where the winners will be shown; 

Premio Archimede 2016

Tergeste by Eric Orel

2nd place
Monster Evolution by Guido Albini

3rd place
Heinrich IV by Christian Scheibner

4th place
Alter Ego by Maurizio Turinetto

5th place
Ancients by Luca Chiapponi
Santa's Workshop by Gabriele Ausiello
Il Bazar di Tabriz by Gabriele Bubola

8th place
Richard De Rijk
Souvenir by Luca Chiapponi

th place

11th place
Arlecchino by Davide Zago
Tricky days by Andrea Mezzotero

13th place
Inn by Cielo d'Oro

14th place
Sail by 
Antonio Scrittore

15th place
Thrilling rides by
Walter Nuccio e Enrico Feresin

Special Prize Carta Mundi
to the best card game
Monster Evolution by Guido Albini

Special Prize “Sebastiano Izzo”
to the game that would have been appreciated by Sebastiano Izzo, our beloved  “games buddy” that we like to remember during every edition
WuXing (I cinque elementi) by Pietro Gorini

Special Prize  IDG
for the best game entirely created by a non professional game author (an author that never published one of his games yet)
Tergeste by Eric Orel

Special Prize Scienza in gioco
for the best game with learning purpose, concerning scientific issues with particular attention to light and its aspects.
Meteo by Riccardo Guerra

Special Prize Fotonica
Marama by 3BS Liceo Scientifico Leonardo Da Vinci di Jesi  



September 6th 2016

Here the Programa of the 
1st October Final Ceremony

Click here for the long-list with photos! 
84 selected games!

July 2016

It is official, the registered games at the Premio Archimede 2016 are 164, a new record after the 146 participant games of the 2012 Edition.

A great job is awaiting the selection jury lead by Leo Colovini: about one game out of three will make it to the final, being part of the so called "great list".
As far as the playing tests of the selection jury are going, it is not easy to take decisions. Some quite good games will need to be left out. It is obvious that the quality of the registered games keeps rising throughout the years!  

The "great list" will be comunicated during the Event "IdeaG nord-est", in Udine at the City Toy Library on September the 3rd.  The final ceremony will take place in Venice at the San Leonardo Hall (Rio Terrà San Leonardo, Cannaregio 1584) on October the 1st. The San Leonardo Hall is offered by the City of Venice, as part of a series of initiatives that aim to spread game culture. The international jury, representing the major game publishing houses worldwide, will vote live! 

Very soon the schedule of the day will be comunicated. 
The presence of Furio Honsell, GioNa President (Associazione Nazionale delle Città in Gioco) and Fabio Chiarello representing CNR, to assign the Special Prize Science in Games, are already confirmed.

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