This week, Elizabeth Hargrave won the "Spiel des Jahres" award - Germany's most important boardgame award - for her absolutely amazing game "Flügelschlag" - in English it's called "Wingspan".
She wrote a long Twitter post (more precisely the post is composed of 17 single posts) after winning the award, there are a lot of thank-you's but also some remarks about women and diversity in boardgame design:
I never thought about male dominance in board game design, but she's right. There are much more male boardgame designers than female, there are many more Youtube channels for boardgames hosted by men.
Strange, isn't it? Is playing boardgames a men-thing? I don't think so - but if you look at the people at boardgame conventions, I would say two-thirds of them are male.
Can you think of a reason for that? Why do women don't like boardgames? Or is it just not true?
Women, design more boardgames!! The world needs more games like Wingspan.
Addition: She also won the award "Deutscher Spielepreis" - this is an audience award in Germany
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