“Game of the Year”: Koehler Paper Contributes to Prize-Winning Product!
Oberkirch, Germany, 31/08/2022—Once again this year, the “Game of the Year” jury played through hundreds of games before selecting the winners of their prestigious critics’ awards. The “Game of the Year” has been awarded since 1979 and is the industry’s most esteemed award. This year the game “Cascadia” was selected as the winner.
Family Tile Game Transports Players to the Pacific Northwest
“Cascadia” was named this year’s Game of the Year. In this nature-themed tile game for one to four players aged 10 and above, players take turns creating habitats for wild animals in the region of the same name. The players compete to create the largest continuous regions in five different types of habitats: mountains, woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and rivers. The main appeal of “Cascadia” is its versatility. The basic rules make for a beginner-friendly family game, with a difficulty level that can be gradually in-creased.
Cardboard for game cards provided by the world market leader
The rule cards, printed on Casino Classic 320 gsm from Koehler Paper, have new challenges for the players in each round. Ludo Fact, the makers of “Cascadia,” used cardboard from Koehler for the game cards. For more than 25 years, the company has been a leading partner for games publishing companies and relies on the world’s market leader for game card cardboard. Koehler Paper is a leader in this field thanks to its ideal processing properties and premium quality for the most demanding applications, qualities that have also seen it used in the world’s biggest casinos. For the first time since 2016, Ludo Fact won two prestigious titles this year, also claiming the title of “Children’s Game of the Year” to go with its “Game of the Year” award.
About the Koehler Group
The Koehler Group was founded in 1807 and has been family-run from that moment to the present day. The group’s core business activity lies in the development and production of high-quality specialty paper. This includes—among others—thermal paper, playing cardboard, drinks coasters, fine paper, carbonless paper, recycled paper, decor paper, wood pulp board, sublimation papers, and innovative specialty papers for the packaging industry since 2019. In Germany, the Koehler Group employs around 2,500 people across five production sites, with three additional sites in the USA. The group operates internationally, with an export share of 70% in 2021, and brings in an annual turnover of around 1 billion euros.
As an energy-intensive company, Koehler invests in renewable energy projects such as wind energy, hydropower, photovoltaics, and biomass with its Koehler Renewable Energy business unit. The Koehler Group has set a goal of producing more energy from renewable sources by 2030 than is required for its paper production operations.
In addition, with its Koehler Innovative Solutions business unit, Koehler is dedicated to developing new business areas outside of special paper production and energy production.
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