10. January 2024 HeidelBÄR Games / Success story

The HeidelBÄRen attach great importance to sustainability and it is not surprising that their commitment was honored with the Eco-Publisher 2023!

In the production of its games, Heidelbär Games pays close attention to its ecological footprint and keeps it as small as possible. In this way, they can produce great and exciting games and at the same time fulfill their responsibility towards future generations.

Heidelbär Games popular card games Hungry Monkey and Sweet & Spicy carry the Ecofriendly label. This means that the games come from a factory that works exclusively with renewable energy and uses biodegradable or recyclable materials in production.


This idea has been practiced in the factory from the very beginning, and the factory was built as a “Green Factory”. Among other things, local suppliers and subcontractors were used, which greatly reduced emissions during construction.


But Heidelbär Games also places great emphasis on sustainability in its other games. Their games, Tails on Fire, Fish & Katz and Time Division support the organisation Trees for the future.

As a result, they have found a competent partner in terms of sustainable commitment, which they wholeheartedly support with the sale of the games: For every game sold, the organization plants a new tree.

This year, over 32,500 trees were planted as a result! In addition, the organization also supports local families in the sub-Saharan regions of Africa who live from agriculture with knowledge and tools. Detailed information is available at:



Heidelbär Games Game Fish & Katz also relies on sustainable game material from the Wissner company. All plastic markers are made from the sustainably recycled plastic RE-Plastic®.

The supplier Wissner relies on 100% recyclable polystyrene. As RE-Plastic® can be recycled again and again, this recycling cycle is maintained continuously, effectively and responsibly. RE-Plastic® is absolutely equivalent to new plastic granulate in terms of quality, appearance and feel.

The use of RE-Plastic® is a sensible use of resources, ecological and CO₂-neutral.

During the development of the new Eurogame Kutná Hora from their close partner Czech Games Edition, they also established contact with Wissner .


The game already attracted a lot of attention at Gen Con when it won the Best of Gen Con Award for the RE-Wood® game components used. This makes Kutná Hora the first modern board game to use this form of environmentally friendly alternative to plastic.

RE-Wood consists of shredded wood waste from wood processing in German production facilities and is produced using recycled binders to conserve resources.

As a result, it is made from 100% recycled materials and is nevertheless stable, lightweight and very safe to use.


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