Do you have a great idea for a new game? If you want to preserve it, fill in order form and send your idea to the Bavarian Games Archive as a deposit!

Order Form Preservation of Evidence

The document may contain everything which is important for the game, eg. a copy of the rules, the game board, game material, test reports, all kind of descriptions, fotos, etc. In case of legal disputes about the rights, you may refer to this document and therefore also prove when you had this idea and what the content of your game idea exactly contained.

Within the European Economic and Monetary Union, you have to pay 75€ for a 5 year preservation. If you send your game idea from further countries, you have to pay 100€.

FAQ

  • Which documents can I send?
    The document may contain everything which is important for the game, eg. a copy of the rules, the game board, game material, test reports, all kind of descriptions, fotos, etc. I
  • How much does it cost?
    If you have a German bank account, you may pay 75€. For everybody else, it is 100€.
  • How does it work?
    Fill in the online form, send the money, wait for the request (takes few days normally) and then send documents as described in the instructions. 
  • How long is the presevation of evidence valid?
    5 years. After that, the documents are destroyed without opening and without any further warning.