Jeffrey D. Allers, originally from Iowa, USA, has published 9 games, including New Amsterdam, Citrus, Alea Iacta Est, Piece o' Cake and Heartland, has written articles for Gamewire, Boardgame News, Counter Magazine, and Opinionated Gamers, has lectured at Berlin's Technical University and has led youth and children's workshops on game design in local schools.
Bernd Eisenstein, originally from Speyer, has published 9 games, including Zack und Pack, Peloponnes, Alea Iacta Est and PAX, won the Hippodice game design competition with Maya, founded Irongames in 2009, and writes game and film reviews on his own blog.
George von Heusinger
Hartmut Kommerell has published more than 25 games, including Finito!, Die Seidenstrasse, and Der kleine Eisbär und das Schollenhopsen.
Sophia Wagner, from Potsdam, won the Spiel des Jahres Stipendum for new designers at the Göttingen Game Designers Convention in 2015.
Miguel Vieira, originally from Portugal.
Jérôme Morin-Drouin, originally from Quebec, Canada, founded The Incredible Company, which published his games and puzzles, including the origami puzzle, Manifold, from Gamewright's puzzle brand Brainwright. His first published game will be announced soon.
Peer Sylvester, originally from Hamburg, has published 10 games including King of Siam, Singapore, Discover India, and Wir sind das Volk, has edited several books of games for Bambus Spieleverlag, and writes a gaming blog for Spielbar.
Günter Cornett has published 20 games including Kahuna, Hey That's My Fish!, The Bottle Imp, and Down Under, and founded Bambus Spieleverlag in 2004, through which he has also published several books of games.
Thorsten Gimmler has published 14 games, including No Thanks!, Thief of Bagdad, Aton, and Odin's Ravens, and is now a developer for Schmidt-Spiele in Berlin.
William Attia, designer of Caylus and Spyrium, visited from Paris with friend Conny Richter from Germany's Ruhrgebiet.
Juma Al-JouJou self-published Green Deal, a sustainability board game with an online version that allows players to donate their points towards an actual sustainability project of their choice.
Sam Brown from California, USA designed and published Lyssan: Where Flags Change with the Wind.
Sebastian Wenzel, from Wiesbaden, is a journalist and contributor to Spielbox, as well as the founder of Zuspieler.
Joe Baranoski, from the United States, founded Berlin's largest gaming social network on meetup.com: The Ultimate Berlin Intercultural Board Game Experience, currently with over 1,000 members.
Mike Georgiou from Greece.
Manuel Uzelmaier from Freiburg
Marvin Glöckner from Rostock.
Gerd Fankhänel is studying Game Design in Berlin.