The former chef and actor Ulrich Blum has been a full-time game designer since 2011 and lives in Cologne. He ist the recipient of the 2009 Game Design Scholarship by the jury Spiel des Jahres. From 2013 to 2015 he was chairman of the board for the SAZ. Apart from classical board and card games he published several hybrid games (analog games enhanced with digital elements). He also designs games and playful solutions for companies and museums.
Andrea Boennen is a social economist and has worked as a business and media consultant in politics and as a gender equality officer. In 2014 she was nominated for the Game Designer Scholarship and the Hamburg Game Designer Competition. So far she has published two games. At a small publishing house she takes care about the editorial work. She is a member of the board of Spielwerk Hamburg e.V., responsible for social media.
Aaron Haag lives in Munich and became a game designer in 2010. Previously, he worked in the telecommunications industry as a manager and consultant. He is a SAZ member since 2013. His first game was “Yunnan”, published by Argentum Verlag in 2013. He is taking care of the SAZ Facebook account and commits himself in the Regional Group Munich / Southern Bavaria.
Stefan Kloß, born in 1979, worked for several years in marketing for a transport company and in IT consulting. He is married to the game designer Anna Oppolzer and lives with her their two daughters in Mannheim. They run a small office and work together on various projects, especially new game developments. He has been a member of SAZ since 2014 and was a member of the board from 2017 - 2021.
Paul Schulz studied psychology and landscape ecology in Greifswald and now works as a sustainability scientist in this German Hanseatic city. In his spare time, he has been organizing public game nights there for many years, and since 2016 he has been inventing games himself, for which he received the young game designer scholarship from the Spiel des Jahres jury in 2017.
Sara Zarian studied Romance Studies and Communication Sciences at the University of Vienna and Sorbonne Paris. Playful mediation formats and research publications for children and young people at international art exhibitions (including documenta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Havana) and science centers led her to board games and, in 2020, to her first children's book. She lives with her family in Vienna.