11 June 2020: the Italian Games Archive started a series of three web talks about math in board games, moderated by Dario De Toffoli. In the first meeting, we talked about math aspects hidden inside various game boards.
28 May 2020: for World Game's Day, the Italian Games Archive organized the online event "Let's all play with that joker of Dario Zaccariotto (zHri8)". Word games, picture games, riddles, cryptography and other craziness to spend one playful hour all together.
10 April 2020: considering the coronavirus health emergency, we decided to reopen the terms of the competition. The deadline for REGISTERING and sending us the prototypes is extended to the 31st of October, 2020 and the final ceremony is postponed to a future date in 2021, which is yet to be defined.
10 May 2020: live speech by Dario De Toffoli to a beautiful initiative of the "Esculea International de Juegos de Strategia". Among the many guests, Paco de la Banda, Andres Kuusk, Ricardo Gomes, Vincent Frochot and also our incredible Andrea Muzii.
May 2020: on issue 2 of Spielbox 2020, you can find a nice review of Castello Methoni by Leo Colovini written by Christwart Conrad, who was so attentive that he noticed also some of the influences that inspired the author.
April 2020: Issue 25 of the prestigious magazine Ludica. Annals of the history and culture of games edited by Fondazione Benetton Studi Riceche / Viella.
This issue also contains, among others, a review by Federico Colovini and Dario De Toffoli, of the volume Le Jeu de rôle sur table, un laboratoire de l'imaginaire, edited by Danièle André and Alban Quadrat.
March 2020: the game Overmatch, created by the Portuguese author Ricardo Jorge Gomes, was selected in the long-list of Premio Archimede 2016 and is now published by Pythagoras. Ricardo is a great "tabletop games" player and in 2018 won the Eurogames World Championship in London at the Mind Sports Olympiad. Well done, Ricardo!
5 March 2020: also this year the Musée Suisse du Jeu (Suiss Museum of games) organized an exhibition dedicated to the Premio Archimede’s games. The awarded prototypes are shown as well as some games of the previous editions which in the meantime have been published.
10 February 2020: Playing Season awards the best board games of the last year in Portugal. Sixteen categories with votes from the public and from expert jurors. Between the international titles there is Leo goes to the barber by Leo Colovini, winner in the "Kids" category and distributed in Portugal by Devir, that won also the prize "Game distributor of the year".
February 2020: the Benetton Foundation announces the Gaetano Cozzi 2020 Prize for unpublished essays on the history of game. The competition is dedicated to young scholars born after 1984. All the essays have to be submitted to the Foundation within March 15, 2020, and the winning works will be published in the specialized magazine Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco.