Beastly good graphics – triple honoured

Our card game Spicy, the game Similo: Wilde Tiere by Horrible Guild and the adventure game Die verlorenen Ruinen von Arnak by Czech Games Edition are among the 11 most beautiful game graphics of 2021 and have therefore been selected for the shortlist of the game graphics award GRAF LUDO 2021. Three games in the category “schönste Familiengrafik” and “schönste Kinderspielgrafik” will be nominated by August 2021. The prize will then be awarded at the Modell-Hobby-Spiel in Leipzig later in the year.

Spicy is in the shortlist for the “schönste Familiengrafik” of the GRAF LUDO 2021:
The bluffing card game Spicy for 2-6 players, ages 10 and up, illustrated by Jimin Kim, impresses with a total of 40 lovely illustrations of the individual playing cards. Each cat has its own individual look, matching the card number and the respective spice wasabi, pepper or chili. But the chic look begins with the game box, which is provided with a metallic gold, which is also found in the special print of the card backs again.

Similo: Wile Tiere is in the shortlist for the “schönste Kinderspielgrafik” of GRAF LUDO 2021:
The card game Similo: Wilde Tiere by Horrible Guild for 2+ players, ages 7 and up, illustrated by Xavier Naïade Durin, features 30 distinctive illustrations of a wide variety of animals. Since the cards must be explained and recognized based on their appearance and various characteristics, the individual appearance of the cards is essential. With his illustrations, Xavier Naïade Durin manages to depict both the appearance and the specific characteristics of the animals, thus combining visuals and game mechanics into an overall picture for young and old alike.



Die verlorenen Ruinen von Arnak is also in the shortlist for the “schönste Familienspielgrafik” of Graf Ludo 2021:
The award-winning game Die verlorenen Ruinen von Arnak for 1-4 players, ages 12 and up by Czech Games Edition, illustrated by Jiří Kus, Ondřej Hrdina, Jakub Politzer, František Sedláček and Milan Vavroň, conveys the game theme like no other. The materials and artwork create an “Indiana Jones” feeling that makes you want to immediately set out to explore the ruins of Arnak.

Since 2009, the GRAF LUDO prize has been awarded by the Leipzig Messe modell-hobby-spiel for the most beautiful game graphics. Since an appealing and exciting design as well as great game concepts and ideas contribute to the enjoyment of playing, the GRAF LUDO honors exactly this creative work. The aim is to draw attention to the artistic elements and the illustrators responsible for them. The prize will be awarded for the “schönste Kinderspielgrafik” and “schönste Familienspielgrafik”, with the prize money of 1,000€ being handed over directly to the graphic designers. The award ceremony will take place on 01.10.2021, as part of a festive event during the modell-hobby-spiel Messe at the Leipzig Messegelände.

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Similo: Wilde Tiere product page

Die verlorenen Ruinen von Arnak product page

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