Venice, the 6th of October 2002
The Premio Archimede 2002 goes to
Carlo A. Rossi
In Venice, at Ca Vendramin Calergi, the historical 1500
palace on the Gran Canal which hosts the glamorous Casino of Venice, was held the
thrilling price giving ceremony of the 7th edition of the Premio Archimede for unpublished
games designed by non professional authors.
84 prototypes took part at the competition, mainly from Italy, but also from Germany,
France, Sweden, Holland and USA; 33 were admitted at the final stage in Venice and 12 got
The level of the games was very high (much
better than the previous editions) and the decision of the jury, under the presidency of
the master Alex Randolph, very tough.
The winner is Carlo A. Rossi, a 34 year old designer from Modena; and this award made him
deciding in going on creating new games.
We mention that the winner of the past
edition (Gnomoni by Duilio Carpitella) was published by Piatnik under the name of San
Gimignano, was in the list of 2002 Spiel des Jahres and also got a category award in the
Spiel der Spiele.
During the event was presented a new book
by Leo Colovini I giochi nel cassetto. Guida teorica per aspiranti autori di giochi: the
leading Italian author unveil the secrets of his craft to whom who want to follow his
Infos: studiogiochi, tel.
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Winner Magma by
Carlo A. Rossi (Carpi - MO)
The most original among the
competitors, Magma receives the Premio Archimede 2002, because astonished the jury
with the really innovative mechanism of a elegantly realized game.
2nd Old Town by Stephan Riedel (Germany)
An original game, both in the theme as in the rules, well balanced and professionally
realised, a pleasure for all who played it.
3rd Maya by
Alessandro e Manuel Saragossa (Arezzo)
It combines some original mechanisms
with other already known in a complex but well balanced game.
Prize Sebastiano Izzo to
in saying something really new in the crowded field of abstract 2-player-games. Receives
the special prize Sebastiano Izzo. If he would be still with us, Sebastiano
a big friend of the jury - would certainly have appreciated and voted this easy and
intriguing abstract game.
Best children game to Cromodrom by
Giuseppe Bonfiglio (Cuneo)
A very easy game which attract as a
magnet children of any age, wonderful the wooden prototype.
Alex Randolph (president)
Dario De Toffoli