Welcome to the Games Companion Game by Game

See also the German Edition: Spiele Handbuch – Spiel für Spiel

Invitation to all publishers of games

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At SPIEL ’16 in Essen, Germany, in October, we will publish the 30th edition of our Games Companion GAME BY GAME. We invite all publishers to participate – last year 156 different publishers from all over the world did participate. This year the cover is an hommage to YELLOW SUBMARINE, interpreted by Andreas Resch.
The Games Companion is published in German and English and will be a free download for all! In addition, there will be a demand-related print edition available only at Essen.

Games Companion Game by Game 2016 is a free download for all!

The companion is the most complete that has ever existed: 867 games from 156 publishers! All the games are listed with descriptions of the game flow and with evaluation of their mechanisms. Who wants to know what is going on the Spielefest, needs the Games Companion 2016!

Free Download for all

This editon of GAME BY GAME Games Companion is for your personal use! Please note our copyright! We invite you to inform your family and your friends about the Games Companion, so that they can download their own copy.

document-pdf PDF-Edition with 075dpi (62Mb)
document-pdf PDF-Edition with 150dpi (102Mb)


This 29th edition has a beautiful cover art featuring Our Gamion and James Rizzi, interpreted by our Austrian graphic designer Andreas Resch http://www.andreasresch.at.

The game world, whose publishers and distributors are currently subject to a serious change, and also the media world of gaming are changing, especially for printed media also; the world has become too small and to fast.

Well, the aforementioned changes, foremost Internet and high postage costs, force us to make major changes, but those changes bring only benefits for our readers. Our Games Companion is now available free of charge and always available. With our database LUDORIUM in the background it has lots of other information about games.

Previous editions
Some previous issues are available in PDF version for free download, choose the menu above the corresponding year. Earlier editions in German only.



40 Years of WIN – According to the register at the Austrian National Library, the first issue of WIN was published on 1. May 1977 – so 2016 is our 40th volume and we should celebrate this with even more good games!

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