Art. 1 – Definition
The Swiss Gamers Award Kids (hereafter SGA Kids) is a distinction awarded by the LUDESCO association.
It is awarded to the board game that has been declared best game of the year for children/families following a consultation conducted with toy libraries established in Switzerland.
The name and logo of the “Swiss Gamers Award Kids/SGA Kids” are the exclusive property of the LUDESCO association.
Art. 2 – Participating Toy Libraries
Any toy library established in Switzerland may participate in the nomination of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids.
Toy libraries are invited to participate in the vote through a sent email from the LUDESCO association. A toy library participating in the vote is called a « Participating Toy Library ». The LUDESCO association may refuse the participation of a toy library in the nomination of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids by sending written reasons for this refusal.
The list of Participating Toy Libraries can be consulted on the website of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids (www.swissgamersaward.ch).
If there are less than 8 Participating Toy Libraries, the Swiss Gamers Award Kids is not awarded.
Art. 3 Functioning
The consultation led by the LUDESCO association with the Participating Toy Libraries ends on January 31st of the festival year.
Each Participating Toy Library establishes a list of one to five of its players favorite games.
Each Participating Toy Library is free to use any method and criteria it wishes to establish its ranking.
Each Participating Toy Library appoints a contact person responsible for providing, in writing, its ranking to the LUDESCO association.
Only one ranking per participating toy library is accepted.
Art. 4 – Attribution of points
Each Participating Toy Library ranks its five favorite games adapted for a family audience (defined here as « games particularly suitable for children under 12 years of age »). Each game on a Participating Toy Library’s ranking receives points according to the following scale:
Best game: 8 points
2nd best game: 5 points
3rd best game: 3 points
4th best game: 2 points
5th best game: 1 point
Art. 5 – Eligible games
Only games that can be played autonomously (without the purchase of additional equipment) can receive points. An extension of a game cannot receive points unless it can also be played autonomously.
Only games that were published in the two years before the festival date are eligible.
A Participating Toy Library may award points to any game it considers particularly appropriate to be played with children under 10 years of age.
A game that has already been nominated at the SGA Kids is not eligible.
Art. 6 – Attribution of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids
The game with the highest total number of points receives the Swiss Gamers Award Kids.
In the event of a tie between several games, the one nominated by the most Participating Toy Libraries receives the Swiss Gamers Award Kids. In the event of a new tie, the game with the highest number of 1st places receives the distinction.
A game may appear in both the Swiss Gamers Award (see the rules of www.swissgamersawards.ch) and the Swiss Gamers Award Kids.
The Swiss Gamers Award is a purely honorary distinction. The authors, publishers and distributors of the winning game may freely refer to the award, particularly in their advertising campaigns, by using the name and logo of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids.
Art. 7 – Contest for the Participating Toy Libraries
During each edition of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids, the LUDESCO association draws three Participating Toy Libraries in a raffle who will receive a copy of one of the nominated games.
Any appeal concerning this draw is excluded.
Art. 8 – Litigation
In case of any difference between the different language versions of these regulations, the French version prevails.
All appeals concerning the attribution of the Swiss Gamers Award Kids are excluded.