The coloured wristbands

What the coloured wristbands mean and where to get them!

We care about protecting minors!

With the coloured wristbands, Koelnmesse and the gamescom exhibitors collaborate with the USK (Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body) to ensure that younger visitors really only see what is meant for their eyes.

In order to guarantee that, everyone who wants to test a game at gamescom has to wear a wristband. Stand personnel can then see which visitors are allowed in which areas by the colour of the wristband.

The parental privilege is void in public areas – only persons with the appropriate age will be granted access to the closed booths at gamescom. Furthermore, the respective authorities of the City of Cologne will carefully check adherence to the youth protection act on location at the trade fair complex.

The USK will test every game prior to the trade fair and will determine an appropriate rating depending on the type and content of the game. The USK is happy to provide advice and information before and during the trade fair.

Your contact is:
Marek Brunner
Tel. +49 30 2408866-0

The colours of the age wristbands


The colours of the age wristbands correspond to the usual USK logos:
Until the age of 12 years = no age wristbands
12 years and over = green
16 years and over = blue
18 years and over =red

Where are the wristbands available?
The wristbands are available in the entrance areas and in each trade fair hall.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The wristbands will only be issued on site upon the presentation of a valid photo ID (e.g. passport, driving licence)! So don't forget: pack your ID and bring it with you to Cologne.