Winning Moves is an American game publisher, the author specializes in games, board and card games that have been developed by renowned game authors. Games by Winning Moves each year among the winners or finalists of all the major games prices.
The company was founded in 1995 when four of market experts made themselves independent.
- Tom Kremer was a longtime agent and broker of game designers, he discovered Ernő Rubik and the Rubik's Cube,
- Phil E. Orbanes was Head of Development at Parker Brothers Monopoly and responsible for,
- Mike Meyers, Development Director at MB games,
- Alex Randolph, game designer and creator of some 150 published games, including: Twixt, Sagaland (developed with Michel Matschoss ), Raging Robots and incognito (developed with Leo Colovini ).
The company has three subsidiaries in Germany (for the entire German market ), France and the UK. Each of the daughters sat for a long time their own priorities in the selection of the installed games.
By June 2009, Michel Matschoss headed the German branch of the publishing house in Dusseldorf as managing director. After his retirement, the company was led by Thierry Karpiel. From March 2012, Matthias Mierau leading the company. Under his leadership, also Winning Moves Germany is an international concept where the focus will be on license games instead of author games. The existing partnership with Hasbro Monopoly by globally expanded and become the focus of the company.
Games and awards (selection )
Only games that are marketed by the German subsidiary
- 2000: Carolus Magnus Leo Colovini: Nominated for Game of the Year, 7th place German game prize
- 2001: new edition of Incognito by Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini (1988 special price beautiful game the game of the year )
- 2001: Cartagena by Leo Colovini: 3rd place German game prize, play the games in the category of family games
- 2001: Vabanque by Leo Colovini and Bruno Faidutti
- 2002: Transamerica by Franz - Benno Delonge: Nominated for Game of the Year, 2nd place German game prize, nominated Game of the Year in the category of family games, 3rd place prize in the Swiss Games Family Games
- 2003: Clans of Leo Colovini: Nominated for Game of the Year, 3rd place German game prize, play the games in the category of family games
- 2004: Treasure of the Dragon by Reiner Knizia: Nomination for the children's game of the year
- 2005: Turtles race by Reiner Knizia: Nomination for the Children's Game of the Year
- 2005: Trans Europe by Franz - Benno Delonge: excellent as Game of the Year