The Spiel Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making the world a more playful place.
We believe play is a powerful and positive force. The more we play together, the better life can be for all involved.
We want to build a bigger game table where all are welcome.
We believe fun is a universal language that unites us all.
We accomplish this goal in a variety of ways.
We deliver bundles of games to organizations that serve players of all ages (children’s hospitals, senior centers, shelters, halfway houses, boys and girls clubs, schools, libraries, even prisons).
Our digital media network (The Spiel) covers the game industry and supports the global community of players who love them. We release reviews and discussion panels and a wonderful assortment of contributor segments. Always for free.
We oversee two established award programs for board and card games: The Major Fun Award and The Spiel of Approval. These awards are internationally recognized as independent, objective seals of quality and integrity.
Soon we will have a permanent home in Indianapolis: The Dekoven Center for Play! The building will house a game library, space for seminars, small conventions, and exhibits, a studio and a warehouse for storing, prepping and shipping thousands of games in our bundle program.