Getting certification


All boardgame publishers (both French and foreign) can participate in the Gold Pawn© certification. Only games commercially available for at least 6 months at the time of the certification award can participate.


Publishers can request and thus obtain Gold Pawn© certification throughout the year. The periodic award ceremonies are used to keep the award current and allow for easier communication about it


As a source of differentiation and of guaranties in regards to quality in the ever increasing gaming offer, it will allow you to spotlight your products as well as your company. The Gold Pawn© is meant to be a measurement of trust and reliability for its laureates to both the general public and the press.

  • An independent award as a measure of quality
  • Put the spotlight on bestsellers
  • Give press space on a regular basis to successful game



The award of a certification is conditional on an international sales total verified by production bills and a sworn statement.

For the first attribution of the certification, the quantities taken into account are:

  • the quantities produced since 2015;
  • Pre 2015: 10% of the cumulative sales since the game’s release.

After this first attribution, an update can be made, containing this first edition to which the quantities for the previous year will be added.

The complete rules are available here

Registration fees

The registration fees are of 500€ before taxes per game.

Members of the Union des Éditeurs de Jeux de Société, up to date in their membership fees, can submit 2 requests per year for free.


All verification documents which contain confidential information are handled by a third party independent of the organizer. This third party will only communicate to the organizer the total of the quantities produced required for the validation of the application.

Registration procedure

1 – Registration

Use the form at the bottom of this page in order to register. You’ll receive a confirmation email with all the documents to be returned

2 – Sworn statement

Fill out, sign, and return the sworn statement included in the registration email.

3 – Verification attachments

Transfer to the independent third party (through the contact email contained in the registration email) the game’s production bills.

4 – Get the certification

Apply the certification’s logo on your game boxes and you’re off!

It’s that simple.

Registration form