|As the only German game magazine to feature card games in a regular column, called "ŕ la carte", the editor decided in 1991 that the game market needed a specific award for card games.
So during Spiel ´91 the Fairplay people asked a number of card game experts to vote for their favorites among the 13 titles published that year.
From 1992 onwards the electors were given free hands as to which games they would vote for, within the following frame:
The electors must list at least 3 and no more than 5 games. The games will be rated from top to bottom with the following qualifiers: 7 points, 5, 3, 2 and 1 point.The jury is composed of up to 30-50* card game experts. They are simply asked to fill out and return a ballot to the Fairplay editor, in time for the Nürnberg Fair where the award will be announced.
*) The actual number of ballots returned in time varies from year to year.
The list of people asked is not public, but the number is more than 50, and the official lists from the first three years may give an indication who is asked:
|© Mik Svellov firstname.lastname@example.org||11. mar 2002|