Spiel des Jahres

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Spiel des Jahres e.V.
Formation1978
Founded atNürnberg
TypeAssociation
Chairman
Harald Schrapers
General Manager
Guido Heinecke
Website
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Harald Schrapers, Chairman of the Jury Spiel des Jahres

The Spiel des Jahres (German: [ˈʃpiːl dəs ˈjaːʁəs] , Game of the Year) is an award for board and card games, created in 1978 with the stated purpose of rewarding excellence in game design, and promoting top-quality games in the German market. [1] It is thought that the existence and popularity of the award is one of the major drivers of the quality of games coming out of Germany. A Spiel des Jahres nomination can increase the typical sales of a game from 500 to 3000 copies to around 10,000; and the winner can usually expect to sell 300,000 to 500,000 copies. [2]

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Award criteria

The award is given by a jury of German-speaking board game critics (from Germany, Austria, Switzerland), [1] who review games released in Germany in the preceding twelve months. The games considered for the award are family-style games. War games, role-playing games, collectible card games, and other complicated, highly competitive, or hobbyist games are outside the scope of the award. Since 1989, there has been a separate award for children's games.

On occasion, the jury has awarded a special prize for more complex games, such as Agricola in 2008 or World Without End in 2010. Prior to 2011, this award was an exceptional award, not necessarily awarded annually. In 2011, however, this practice was formalized when the jury created a new category for more complex games entitled "Kennerspiel des Jahres" (roughly "Connoisseur-Enthusiast Game of the Year"). Along with the nominations, the jury also gives a list of recommended games, and occasionally gives out special prizes for games which will not be considered for the main award.

The criteria on which a game is evaluated are: [3]

  1. game concept (originality, playability, game value)
  2. rule structure (composition, clearness, comprehensibility)
  3. layout (box, board, rules),
  4. design (functionality, workmanship)

2005 awards

The nominations for the 2005 award were announced on May 8, 2005 and the winner on June 27, 2005.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Niagara Thomas Liesching Zoch Verlag Winner
Verflixxt Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Ravensburger Nominee
Around the World in 80 Days Michael Rieneck Kosmos Nominee
Jambo Rüdiger Dorn Kosmos Nominee
Himalaya Régis Bonnessée Tilsit Editions Nominee

2006 awards

The nominations for the 2006 award were announced on May 28, 2006 and winner on July 17, 2006.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Thurn and Taxis Karen & Andreas Seyfarth Hans im Glück Winner
Seeräuber Stefan Dorra Queen Games Nominee
Aqua Romana Martin Schlegel Queen Games Nominee
Just 4 Fun Jürgen P.K. Grunau Kosmos Nominee
Blue Moon City Reiner Knizia Kosmos Nominee

Along with the nominations, the jury also assigned two special prizes for games which it felt were too demanding to count as 'family style' games. [4]

2007 awards

The nominations for the 2007 award were announced on May 20, 2007, and the winner on June 25, 2007.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Zooloretto Michael Schacht Abacus Spiele Winner
The Thief of Baghdad Thorsten Gimmler Queen Games Nominee
Jenseits von Theben Peter Prinz Queen Games Nominee
Arkadia Rüdiger Dorn Ravensburger Nominee
Yspahan Sébastien Pauchon Ẏstari Games Nominee

2008 awards

The nominations for the 2008 award were announced on May 25, 2008 and the winner on June 30, 2008.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Keltis Reiner Knizia Kosmos Winner
Stone Age Michael Tummelhofer Hans im Glück Nominee
Witch's Brew Andreas Pelikan alea/Ravensburger Nominee
Blox Wolfgang Kramer, Jürgen P.K. Grunau, Hans Raggan RavensburgerNominee
Suleika Dominique Ehrhard Zoch Verlag Nominee
Special Prize
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Agricola Uwe Rosenberg Lookout Games Complex Game award

2009 awards

The nominations for the 2009 award were announced on May 24, 2009 and the winner on June 29, 2009.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Dominion Donald X. Vaccarino Rio Grande Games Winner
FITS Reiner Knizia Ravensburger Nominee
Finca Ralf zur Linde, Wolfgang Sentker Hans im Glück Nominee
Fauna Friedemann Friese HUCH & Friends Nominee
Pandemic Matt Leacock Pegasus Spiele Nominee
Special Prizes
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Party game GiftTRAP Nick Kellet GiftTRAP Enterprises Party Game award
Space Alert Vlaada Chvatil Czech Games Edition New Game Worlds award

2010 awards

The nominations for the 2010 award were announced on May 31, 2010 and the winner on June 28, 2010.

Game Of The Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Dixit Jean-Louis Roubira Libellud Winner
Identik William P. Jacobson and Amanda A. Kohout Asmodee Nominee
A la Carte Karl-Heinz Schmiel Moskito/Heidelberger Nominee
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age Matt Leacock Pegasus Spiele Nominee
Fresco Marco Ruskowski and Marcel Süßelbeck Queen Games Nominee

2011 awards

The nominations for the 2011 awards were announced on May 23, 2011 and the winners on June 27, 2011. This was the first year the Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year award was given, an award for more complex games.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Qwirkle Susan McKinley Ross Mindware Spiele Winner
Asara Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Ravensburger Nominee
Forbidden Island Matt Leacock Schmidt Spiele Nominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
7 Wonders Antoine Bauza Repos Production Winner
Strasbourg Stefan Feld Pegasus Spiele Nominee
Lancaster Matthias Cramer Queen Games Nominee

2012 awards

The nominations for the 2012 awards were announced on May 21, 2012 and the winners on July 9, 2012.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Kingdom Builder Donald X. Vaccarino Queen Games Winner
Las Vegas Rüdiger Dorn Alea/Ravensburger Nominee
Eselsbrücke Stefan Dorra and Ralf zur Linde Schmidt Spiele Nominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Village Inka Brand and Markus Brand Pegasus Spiele Winner
K2 Adam Kałuża rebel.pl Nominee
Targi Andreas Steiger Kosmos Nominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Schnappt Hubi! Steffen Bogen Ravensburger Winner
Spinnengift und Krötenschleim Klaus Teuber Kosmos Nominee
Die kleinen Drachenritter Marco Teubner HUCH! & friends Nominee

2013 awards

The nominations for the 2013 awards were announced on May 21, 2013 and the Spiel and Kennerspiel winners were announced on July 8, 2013. The Kinderspiel (Children's) Game of the Year was announced on June 12, 2013.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Hanabi Antoine Bauza Asmodée Éditions Winner
Augustus Paolo Mori Hurrican Nominee
Qwixx Steffan Benndorf GameFactory Nominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Legends of Andor Michael Menzel Kosmos Winner
Bruges Stefan Feld Hans im Glück Nominee
The Palaces of Carrara Michael Kiesling and Wolfgang Kramer Hans im Glück Nominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
The Enchanted Tower Inka and Markus Brand Schmidt Spiele Winner
Gold am Orinoko Bernhard Weber Haba Nominee
Mucca Pazza Iris Rossbach Zoch Verlag Nominee

2014 awards

The nominations for the 2014 awards were announced on May 19, 2014. The Children's Game of the Year was announced on June 23, and the Game of the Year and Connoisseur's Game of the Year were announced on July 14.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Camel Up Steffen Bogen Pegasus Spiele Winner
Concept Gaëtan Beaujannot and Alain Rivollet Repos Production Nominee
Splendor Marc Andre Space CowboysNominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Istanbul Rüdiger Dorn Pegasus Spiele Winner
Rococo Matthias Cramer, Louis Malt and Stefan Malz Eggertspiele Nominee
Concordia Mac Gerdts PD-Verlag Nominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister! Brian Yu Mattel Games Winner
Flizz & Miez Klemens Franz, Hanno Girke, Dale Yu Stadlbauer Nominee
Richard Ritterschlag Johannes Zirm Haba Nominee

2015 awards

The nominations for the 2015 awards were announced on May 18, 2015. The Kinderspiel des Jahres winner were announced on Monday, June 8, 2015 while the Sdj and KdJ winners were announced on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Colt Express Christophe Raimbault Ludonaute Winner
Machi Koro Masao Suganuma Kosmos Nominee
The Game Steffen Benndorf Nürnberger Spielkarten VerlagNominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Broom Service Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister Ravensburger Winner
Elysium Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan Space CowboysNominee
Orléans Reiner Stockhausen dlp games Nominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Spinderella Roberto Fraga Zoch Verlag Winner
Push a Monster Wolfgang Dirscherl, Manfred Reindl Queen Games Nominee
Schatz-Rabatz Karin Hetling Noris-Spiele Nominee

2016 awards

The nominations for the 2016 awards were announced on May 23, 2016. [5] The winners were announced on Monday July 18, 2016.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Codenames Vladimír Chvátil Czech Games Edition Winner
Imhotep Phil Walker-Harding Kosmos Nominee
Karuba Rüdiger Dorn Haba Nominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister Lookout Games Winner
Pandemic Legacy - Season 1 Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau Z-Man Games Nominee
T.I.M.E Stories Manuel Rozoy Space CowboysNominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Stone Age Junior Marco Teubner Hans im Glück Winner
Mmm! Reiner Knizia Pegasus Spiele Nominee
Leo muss zum Friseur (Leo Goes to the Barber) Leo Colovini Abacus Spiele Nominee

2017 awards

The nominations for the 2017 award were announced on May 22, 2017. The winner for Children's Game of the Year was announced on June 19th, 2017. The winners for Game of the Year and Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year were announced on July 17, 2017.

Game of the Year [6]
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Kingdomino Bruno CathalaPegasus Spiele (Friedberg)Winner [7]
Magic MazeKasper LappPegasus Spiele (Friedberg)Nominee
Wettlauf nach El Dorado Reiner Knizia Ravensburger Nominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year [8]
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Exit - Das SpielInka Brand and Markus Brand Kosmos Winner [9]
Räuber der Nordsee (Raiders of the North Sea)Shem PhilipsSchwerkraft (Oberhausen)Nominee
Terraforming Mars Jakob FryxeliusSchwerkraft (Oberhausen)Nominee
Children's Game of the Year [10]
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Ice CoolBrian GomezAmigoWinner [11]
Captain SilverWolfgang Dirscherl and Manfred Reindl Queen Games Nominee
Der Mysteriöse Wald (The Mysterious Forest)Carlo A. RossiIello (Heillecourt)Nominee

2018 awards

The nominations and the special prize for the 2018 award were announced on May 14, 2018. [12] The winner for Children's Game of the Year was announced on June 11, 2018. The winners for Game of the Year and Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year were announced on July 23, 2018.

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Azul Michael Kiesling Next Move/Plan B GamesWinner
Luxor Rüdiger Dorn Queen Games Nominee
The MindWolfgang WarschNürnberger-Spielkarten-VerlagNominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
The Quacks of Quedlinburg Wolfgang Warsch Schmidt Spiele Winner
Ganz schön cleverWolfgang Warsch Schmidt Spiele Nominee
Heaven & Ale Michael Kiesling and Andreas SchmidteggertspieleNominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
FunkelschatzLena und Günter Burkhardt Haba Winner
EmojitoUrtis ŠulinskasHuch! & friendsNominee
Panic MansionAsger Harding Granerud and Daniel Skjold PedersenBlue OrangeNominee
Special Prize
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau Z-Man Games Sonderpreis


2019 awards

The nominations for the 2019 award were announced on May 20, 2019. [13] The winner for Children's Game of the Year was announced on June 24, 2019 [14]

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Just One Ludovic Roudy and Bruno SautterRepos ProductionWinner
L.L.A.M.A. Reiner Knizia Amigo Spiele Nominee
Werewords Ted Alspach RavensburgerNominee
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Wingspan Elizabeth Hargrave Stonemaier GamesWinner
Carpe Diem Stefan Feld alea/RavensburgerNominee
Detective: A Modern Crime Board GameIgnacy Trzewiczek, Przemysław Rymer and Jakub ŁapotPortal Games/Pegasus SpieleNominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Tal der WikingerMarie and Wilfried Fort Haba Winner [15]
FabulanticaMarco TeubnerPegasus SpieleNominee
Go Gecko Go!Jürgen AdamsZochNominee

2020 awards

The nominations for the 2020 award were announced on May 18, 2020

Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
My City Reiner Knizia KosmosNominee
Nova Luna Uwe Rosenberg and Corné van MoorselEdition Spielwiese and Pegasus SpieleNominee
PicturesDaniela y Christian StöhrPD-VerlagWinner
Connoisseur-gamer Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Cartographers: A Roll Player TaleJordy AdanPegasus SpieleNominee
Die CrewThomas SingKosmosWinner
The King's DilemmaLorenzo Silva, Hjalmar Hach and Carlo BurelliHorrible Guild and HeidelBÄR GamesNominee
Children's Game of the Year
GameDesignerPublisherAward
Foto FishMichael KallauchLogisNominee
Speedy RollUrtis ŠulinskasPiatnikWinner
Wir sind die RoboterReinhard StaupeNSVNominee

Previous winners

Game of the year

YearWinnerDesignerPublisher
1979 Hare and Tortoise David Parlett Ravensburger
1980 Rummikub Ephraim Hertzano Intelli
1981 Focus Sid Sackson Parker
1982 Enchanted Forest Alex Randolph and Michel Matschoss Ravensburger
1983 Scotland Yard Werner Schlegel, Dorothy Garrels, Fritz Ifland, Manfred Burggraf, Werner Scheerer and Wolf Hoermann Ravensburger
1984 Railway Rivals David Watts Schmidt Spiele
1985 Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (gamebook) Raymond Edwards, Suzanne Goldberg and Gary Grady Kosmos
1986 Top Secret Spies Wolfgang Kramer Ravensburger
1987 Auf Achse Wolfgang Kramer F.X. Schmid
1988 Barbarossa Klaus Teuber Altenburger und Stralsunder
1989 Café International Rudi Hoffmann Mattel
1990 Adel Verpflichtet Klaus TeuberF.X. Schmid
1991 Drunter und Drüber Klaus Teuber Hans im Glück
1992 Um Reifenbreite Rob Bontenbal Jumbo
1993 Call my Bluff Richard Borg F.X. Schmid
1994 Manhattan Andreas Seyfarth Hans im Glück
1995 The Settlers of Catan Klaus Teuber Kosmos
1996 El Grande Wolfgang Kramer and Richard Ulrich Hans im Glück
1997 Mississippi Queen Werner Hodel Goldsieber
1998 Elfenland Alan R. Moon Amigo Spiele
1999 Tikal Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Ravensburger
2000 Torres Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling Ravensburger
2001 Carcassonne Klaus-Jürgen Wrede Hans im Glück
2002 Villa Paletti Bill Payne Zoch Verlag
2003 Alhambra Dirk Henn Queen Games
2004 Ticket to Ride Alan R. Moon Days of Wonder
2005 Niagara Thomas Liesching Zoch Verlag
2006 Thurn and Taxis Andreas Seyfarth and Karen Seyfarth Hans im Glück
2007 Zooloretto Michael Schacht Abacus Spiele
2008 Keltis Reiner Knizia Kosmos
2009 Dominion Donald X. Vaccarino Rio Grande Games
2010 Dixit Jean-Louis RoubiraLibellud
2011 Qwirkle Susan McKinley RossMindware Spiele
2012 Kingdom Builder Donald X. VaccarinoQueen Games
2013 Hanabi Antoine BauzaAbacusspiele
2014 Camel Up Steffen BogenEggertspiele
2015 Colt Express Christophe Raimbault Ludonaute
2016 Codenames Vlaada Chvátil Czech Games Edition
2017 Kingdomino Bruno CathalaPegasus Spiele (Friedberg)
2018 Azul Michael KieslingNext Move/Plan B Games
2019 Just One Ludovic Roudy and Bruno SautterRepos Production
2020PicturesDaniela y Christian StöhrPD-Verlag

Connaisseurs' game of the year

YearWinnerDesignerPublisher
2011 7 Wonders Antoine Bauza Repos Production
2012Village Inka Brand and Markus Brand eggertspiele and its partner Pegasus Spiele
2013 Legends of Andor Michael Menzel Fantasy Flight Games
2014 Istanbul Rüdiger Dorn Pegasus Spiele
2015 Broom Service Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister Ravensburger
2016Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King [16] Andreas Pelikan and Alexander PfisterMayfair
2017Exit - Das SpielInka Brand and Markus Brand Kosmos
2018 Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg Wolfgang WarschSchmidt Spiele
2019 Wingspan Elizabeth Hargrave Stonemaier Games
2020Die CrewThomas SingKosmos

Children's game of the year

YearWinnerDesignerPublisher
1989 Gute Freunde Alex Randolph Selecta
1990 My Haunted Castle
(German title: Das Geisterschloss)
Virginia Charves F.X. Schmid
1991 Corsaro – Irrfahrt im Piratenmeer Wolfgang Kramer Herder
1992 Galloping Pigs
(German title: Schweinsgalopp)
Heinz Meister Ravensburger
1993 Ringel Rangel Geni Wyss Habermaaß
1994 Loopin' Louie Carol Wiseley Milton Bradley
1995 Karambolage Heinz Meister Habermaaß
1996 Noah's Park
(German title: Vier zu Mir)
Heike Baum Altenburger und Stralsunder
1997 Leinen Los! Alex RandolphHabermaaß
1998 Chicken Cha Cha Cha Klaus Zoch Zoch Verlag
1999 Kayanak Peter-Paul Joopen Habermaaß
2000 [17] Arbos  [ de ] Armin Müller and Martin Arnold M+A Spiel
2001 Klondike Christian Wolf and Stefanie Rohner Habermaaß
2002 The Ladybug's Costume Party
(German title: Maskenball der Käfer)
Peter-Paul Joopen Selecta
2003 Viva Topo! Manfred Ludwig Selecta
2004 Spooky Stairs
(German title: Geistertreppe)
Michelle Schanen Drei Magier Spiele
2005 Das Kleine Gespenst Kai Haferkamp Kosmos
2006 Der Schwarze Pirat Guido Hoffmann Habermaaß
2007 Beppo der Bock Peter Schackert Huch & Friends
2008 Wer war's? Reiner Knizia Ravensburger
2009 The Magic Labyrinth Dirk Baumann Drei Magier Spiele
2010 Diego Drachenzahn Manfred Ludwig HABA
2011 Da ist der Wurm drin Carmen Kleinert Zoch Verlag
2012 Schnappt Hubi! Steffen Bogen Ravensburger
2013 Der verzauberte Turm Inka and Markus Brand Schmidt/Marke Drei Magier Spiele
2014 Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister!

(English title: Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters)

Brian Yu Mattel Games
2015 Spinderella Roberto Fraga Zoch Verlag
2016My First Stone Age [18] Marco TeubnerZMAN Games
2017Ice Cool [11] Brian GomezAmigo
2018Funkelschatz

(English title: Dragon's Breath)

Lena und Günter Burkhardt HABA
2019Tal der Wikinger

(English title: Valley of the Vikings)

Marie and Wilfried Fort HABA
2020Speedy RollUrtis ŠulinskasPiatnik

Special awards

YearPrizeWinnerDesignerPublisher
1979Beautiful game Seti no specific designerBütehorn
1980Beautiful game Spiel Reinhold Wittig Edition Perlhuhn
Solitaire Rubik's Cube Erno Rubik
1981Beautiful game Ra Marco Donadoni International Team
1982Beautiful game Skript Henri Sala Jumbo
1983Beautiful game Wir füttern die kleinen Nilpferde Reinhold Wittig Edition Perlhuhn
1984Beautiful game Uisge Roland Siegers Hexagames
1985Beautiful game Die drei Magier Johann RüttingerDrei Magier Spiele
1986Beautiful game Müller & Sohn Reinhold Wittig Kosmos
1987Beautiful game Orient Express Jeff Smets Jumbo
1988Beautiful game Inkognito Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini Milton Bradley
Cooperative family game Sauerbaum Johannes Tranelis
1989Beautiful game Henne Berta Geni Wyss Habermaaß
1990Beautiful game Life Style no specific designerRavensburger
1991Beautiful game Master Labyrinth Max Kobbert Ravensburger
1992no special prizes awarded
1993Beautiful gameKula Kula Reinhold Wittig Blatz Spiele
1994Beautiful game Doctor Faust Reinhold Wittig Blatz Spiele
1995Beautiful gameTri-Ba-Lance Michael Sohre Theta Promotions
Puzzle 3D Krimi-Puzzle no specific designer
1996Beautiful game Venice Connection Alex Randolph Drei Magier Spiele
Dexterity game Carabande Jean du Poel
1997Beautiful game Aztec Niek Neuwahl Zoch Verlag
Dexterity game Husarengolf Torsten Marold
1998–2000no special prizes awarded
2001Literary game Lord of the Rings Reiner KniziaKosmos
Historical game Troia Thomas Fackler
2002–03no special prizes awarded
2004Recommended Attika Marcel-André Casasola MerkleRio Grande
2005no special prizes awarded
2006Fantasy game Shadows Over Camelot Serge Laget and Bruno Cathala Days of Wonder
Complex game Caylus William Attia
2007no special prizes awarded
2008Complex game Agricola Uwe Rosenberg Lookout Games
2009New game worlds Space Alert Vlaada Chvátil Czech Games Edition
Party game Gift Trap Nick Kellet
2010Game of the Year plus World Without End Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler Kosmos
2011–17no special prizes awarded
2018Special prize Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau Z-Man Games


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