Reiner Knizias Heckmeck am Bratwursteck has been awarded the “Generationenspiel” seal by the association “Young and Old Play”. The jury decided that the game from 2005 brings all generations together at one table. Fun is guaranteed in all age groups. Due to the current corona situation, the club wants to have the event for the official appreciation of the games take place online, probably in November.

Since 2018, the association has awarded the generational game seal to seven board games (Patchwork Express, Memoarrr !, Qwixx, Billabong, LAMA, Splendor, Detective Club). The seal is awarded to games that are “ideally suited for cross-generational play” and “not only offer gaming fun, but also meet strict quality criteria” - such as easily legible texts or stable material. The award was decided in cooperation with an advisory committee that currently includes the Nuremberg Games Archive, the Saxon Games Institute, the Institute for Ludology, the Alibaba Games Club and the YouTube channel “Meeple Queen”.

Math god Knizia takes care of all age groups

“Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck is characterized by excellent material,” said the jury. Above all, the game pieces are very stable. Despite the smooth surface, they did not slip when stacked. Numbers and worms on the stones could be seen very well. “The wooden cubes are handy and attractively designed. Building the game is quick and easy. " The best prerequisites for tackling a cross-generational round of games with Heckmeck am Bratwursteck. The association “Young and Old Play” sees further advantages. The game instructions: clear and understandable. The rules: quickly grasped by all age groups. Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck meet all quality criteria for the generation game seal.

Much more important than that is the fun of the game - and this is where the title also convinces the connoisseurs. “Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck unites all generations at one table. The luck factor in this dice game in particular negates different skills. In addition, a quick and uncomplicated entry into the game succeeds with a short playing time. Due to the high degree of interaction, z. For example, if game pieces are stolen by other players, Heckmeck at the Bratwurmeck also helps to facilitate exchange and contact. Playing fun is guaranteed in all age groups. "

The club explains about the game: “In Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck, which can be played with 2 to 6 people and is suitable for ages 8 and up, the aim is to get hold of the most worms. These are shown on stones, which also show the numbers 21 to 36 and are in the middle of the table at the beginning. The worms shown increase with higher numbers. In your turn you can roll the 8 dice and decide on a number shown. All dice of this number can be kept. Then you can roll the dice again. Now you can only take numbers that are not yet in front of you. The chance of a “bad throw” increases significantly with each throw. Quitting voluntarily only makes sense if dice with worms have been grabbed (these have a value of 5), otherwise this also leads to a failed roll.

If you stop rolling the dice, all dice values ​​are added up and compared with the values ​​of the fried worms on display. The worm with the appropriate number or the next smaller one may be placed in front of you (more are stacked). But be careful: if another person rolls the value of a worm that is visible in front of you, he or she may steal the token. In the case of a missed throw, the worm that is on top of the pile must be returned to the center of the table. When all stones have been distributed, the winner is whoever has the most worms in front of him. "

There is no prize without being awarded, this also applies to the generational game seal. This year, however, there is a catch: Due to the current corona situation, the club has decided to allow the event to take place online for the official recognition of the games. The event is planned for mid to late November with the award ceremony, presentation of the publishers, authors and a subsequent plenary discussion. The generational game seal is under the control of Carolina Trautner, Minister of the Bavarian Ministry for Family, Labor and Social Affairs. Information is available on the website of the non-profit association:


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