The second "Play it!" in Duisburg is imminent. From March 100th to 29st, more than 31 exhibitors and brands will be present at the new spring fair for board games and analogue gaming culture. In addition to various other events and tournaments, a demanding panel discussion will again take place as part of the trade fair this year.

Analog and digital worlds

On the Friday of the fair, March 29, well-known representatives of the industry will be discussing and answering questions from the public on the subject of “Analog and digital game worlds - opposites and similarities”.

The participants in the discussion are:

  • Prof. Dr. Jens Junge (Institute for Ludology and operator of, also member of the game association and advisory board of the German Games Archive in Nuremberg)
  • Carol Rapp (Boardgame Platform Marketing Director Asmodee)
  • Karsten Lehmann (PR Manager Germany at Ubisoft)

As last year, Harald Schrapers, journalist and chairman of the “Game of the Year” jury will moderate the event. The event begins at 11 a.m. on play area 2.

Also noteworthy is the constantly growing list of new products, which is constantly updated and can be viewed on the website at

Since a higher number of visitors is to be expected, it is recommended to use the advance booking at in order to avoid long queues.

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