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. 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.
The award is given by a jury of German-speaking board game critics (from Germany, Austria, Switzerland),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:
The nominations for the 2005 award were announced on May 8, 2005 and the winner on June 27, 2005.
|Niagara||Thomas Liesching||Zoch Verlag||Winner|
|Verflixxt||Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling||Ravensburger||Nominee|
|Around the World in 80 Days||Michael Rieneck||Kosmos||Nominee|
|Himalaya||Régis Bonnessée||Tilsit Editions||Nominee|
The nominations for the 2006 award were announced on May 28, 2006 and winner on July 17, 2006.
|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.
The nominations for the 2007 award were announced on May 20, 2007, and the winner on June 25, 2007.
|Zooloretto||Michael Schacht||Abacus Spiele||Winner|
|The Thief of Baghdad||Thorsten Gimmler||Queen Games||Nominee|
|Jenseits von Theben||Peter Prinz||Queen Games||Nominee|
|Yspahan||Sébastien Pauchon||Ẏstari Games||Nominee|
The nominations for the 2008 award were announced on May 25, 2008 and the winner on June 30, 2008.
|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||Ravensburger||Nominee|
|Suleika||Dominique Ehrhard||Zoch Verlag||Nominee|
|Agricola||Uwe Rosenberg||Lookout Games||Complex Game award|
The nominations for the 2009 award were announced on May 24, 2009 and the winner on June 29, 2009.
|Dominion||Donald X. Vaccarino||Rio Grande Games||Winner|
|Finca||Ralf zur Linde, Wolfgang Sentker||Hans im Glück||Nominee|
|Fauna||Friedemann Friese||HUCH & Friends||Nominee|
|Pandemic||Matt Leacock||Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Party game GiftTRAP||Nick Kellet||GiftTRAP Enterprises||Party Game award|
|Space Alert||Vlaada Chvatil||Czech Games Edition||New Game Worlds award|
The nominations for the 2010 award were announced on May 31, 2010 and the winner on June 28, 2010.
|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|
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.
|Qwirkle||Susan McKinley Ross||Mindware Spiele||Winner|
|Asara||Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling||Ravensburger||Nominee|
|Forbidden Island||Matt Leacock||Schmidt Spiele||Nominee|
|7 Wonders||Antoine Bauza||Repos Production||Winner|
|Strasbourg||Stefan Feld||Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Lancaster||Matthias Cramer||Queen Games||Nominee|
The nominations for the 2012 awards were announced on May 21, 2012 and the winners on July 9, 2012.
|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|
|Village||Inka Brand and Markus Brand||Pegasus Spiele||Winner|
|Schnappt Hubi!||Steffen Bogen||Ravensburger||Winner|
|Spinnengift und Krötenschleim||Klaus Teuber||Kosmos||Nominee|
|Die kleinen Drachenritter||Marco Teubner||HUCH! & friends||Nominee|
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.
|Hanabi||Antoine Bauza||Asmodée Éditions||Winner|
|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|
|The Enchanted Tower||Inka and Markus Brand||Schmidt Spiele||Winner|
|Gold am Orinoko||Bernhard Weber||Haba||Nominee|
|Mucca Pazza||Iris Rossbach||Zoch Verlag||Nominee|
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.
|Camel Up||Steffen Bogen||Pegasus Spiele||Winner|
|Concept||Gaëtan Beaujannot and Alain Rivollet||Repos Production||Nominee|
|Splendor||Marc Andre||Space Cowboys||Nominee|
|Istanbul||Rüdiger Dorn||Pegasus Spiele||Winner|
|Rococo||Matthias Cramer, Louis Malt and Stefan Malz||Eggertspiele||Nominee|
|Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister!||Brian Yu||Mattel Games||Winner|
|Flizz & Miez||Klemens Franz, Hanno Girke, Dale Yu||Stadlbauer||Nominee|
|Richard Ritterschlag||Johannes Zirm||Haba||Nominee|
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.
|Colt Express||Christophe Raimbault||Ludonaute||Winner|
|Machi Koro||Masao Suganuma||Kosmos||Nominee|
|The Game||Steffen Benndorf||Nürnberger Spielkarten Verlag||Nominee|
|Broom Service||Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister||Ravensburger||Winner|
|Elysium||Brett J. Gilbert and Matthew Dunstan||Space Cowboys||Nominee|
|Orléans||Reiner Stockhausen||dlp games||Nominee|
|Spinderella||Roberto Fraga||Zoch Verlag||Winner|
|Push a Monster||Wolfgang Dirscherl, Manfred Reindl||Queen Games||Nominee|
The nominations for the 2016 awards were announced on May 23, 2016.The winners were announced on Monday July 18, 2016.
|Codenames||Vladimír Chvátil||Czech Games Edition||Winner|
|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 Cowboys||Nominee|
|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|
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.
|Kingdomino||Bruno Cathala||Pegasus Spiele (Friedberg)||Winner|
|Magic Maze||Kasper Lapp||Pegasus Spiele (Friedberg)||Nominee|
|Wettlauf nach El Dorado||Reiner Knizia||Ravensburger||Nominee|
|Exit - Das Spiel||Inka Brand and Markus Brand||Kosmos||Winner|
|Räuber der Nordsee (Raiders of the North Sea)||Shem Philips||Schwerkraft (Oberhausen)||Nominee|
|Terraforming Mars||Jakob Fryxelius||Schwerkraft (Oberhausen)||Nominee|
|Ice Cool||Brian Gomez||Amigo||Winner|
|Captain Silver||Wolfgang Dirscherl and Manfred Reindl||Queen Games||Nominee|
|Der Mysteriöse Wald (The Mysterious Forest)||Carlo A. Rossi||Iello (Heillecourt)||Nominee|
The nominations and the special prize for the 2018 award were announced on May 14, 2018.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.
|Azul||Michael Kiesling||Next Move/Plan B Games||Winner|
|Luxor||Rüdiger Dorn||Queen Games||Nominee|
|The Mind||Wolfgang Warsch||Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag||Nominee|
|The Quacks of Quedlinburg||Wolfgang Warsch||Schmidt Spiele||Winner|
|Ganz schön clever||Wolfgang Warsch||Schmidt Spiele||Nominee|
|Heaven & Ale||Michael Kiesling and Andreas Schmidt||eggertspiele||Nominee|
|Funkelschatz||Lena und Günter Burkhardt||Haba||Winner|
|Emojito||Urtis Šulinskas||Huch! & friends||Nominee|
|Panic Mansion||Asger Harding Granerud and Daniel Skjold Pedersen||Blue Orange||Nominee|
|Pandemic Legacy: Season 2||Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau||Z-Man Games||Sonderpreis|
The nominations for the 2019 award were announced on May 20, 2019.The winner for Children's Game of the Year was announced on June 24, 2019
|Just One||Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter||Repos Production||Winner|
|L.L.A.M.A.||Reiner Knizia||Amigo Spiele||Nominee|
|Wingspan||Elizabeth Hargrave||Stonemaier Games||Winner|
|Carpe Diem||Stefan Feld||alea/Ravensburger||Nominee|
|Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game||Ignacy Trzewiczek, Przemysław Rymer and Jakub Łapot||Portal Games/Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Tal der Wikinger||Marie and Wilfried Fort||Haba||Winner|
|Fabulantica||Marco Teubner||Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Go Gecko Go!||Jürgen Adams||Zoch||Nominee|
The nominations for the 2020 award were announced on May 18, 2020
|My City||Reiner Knizia||Kosmos||Nominee|
|Nova Luna||Uwe Rosenberg and Corné van Moorsel||Edition Spielwiese and Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Pictures||Daniela y Christian Stöhr||PD-Verlag||Winner|
|Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale||Jordy Adan||Pegasus Spiele||Nominee|
|Die Crew||Thomas Sing||Kosmos||Winner|
|The King's Dilemma||Lorenzo Silva, Hjalmar Hach and Carlo Burelli||Horrible Guild and HeidelBÄR Games||Nominee|
|Foto Fish||Michael Kallauch||Logis||Nominee|
|Speedy Roll||Urtis Šulinskas||Piatnik||Winner|
|Wir sind die Roboter||Reinhard Staupe||NSV||Nominee|
|1979||Hare and Tortoise||David Parlett||Ravensburger|
|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 Teuber||F.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|
|2009||Dominion||Donald X. Vaccarino||Rio Grande Games|
|2011||Qwirkle||Susan McKinley Ross||Mindware Spiele|
|2012||Kingdom Builder||Donald X. Vaccarino||Queen Games|
|2014||Camel Up||Steffen Bogen||Eggertspiele|
|2015||Colt Express||Christophe Raimbault||Ludonaute|
|2016||Codenames||Vlaada Chvátil||Czech Games Edition|
|2017||Kingdomino||Bruno Cathala||Pegasus Spiele (Friedberg)|
|2018||Azul||Michael Kiesling||Next Move/Plan B Games|
|2019||Just One||Ludovic Roudy and Bruno Sautter||Repos Production|
|2020||Pictures||Daniela y Christian Stöhr||PD-Verlag|
|2011||7 Wonders||Antoine Bauza||Repos Production|
|2012||Village||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|
|2016||Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King||Andreas Pelikan and Alexander Pfister||Mayfair|
|2017||Exit - Das Spiel||Inka Brand and Markus Brand||Kosmos|
|2018||Die Quacksalber von Quedlinburg||Wolfgang Warsch||Schmidt Spiele|
|2019||Wingspan||Elizabeth Hargrave||Stonemaier Games|
|2020||Die Crew||Thomas Sing||Kosmos|
|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)
|1993||Ringel Rangel||Geni Wyss||Habermaaß|
|1994||Loopin' Louie||Carol Wiseley||Milton Bradley|
|1996|| Noah's Park |
(German title: Vier zu Mir)
|Heike Baum||Altenburger und Stralsunder|
|1997||Leinen Los!||Alex Randolph||Habermaaß|
|1998||Chicken Cha Cha Cha||Klaus Zoch||Zoch Verlag|
|2000||Arbos||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)
|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|
|2016||My First Stone Age||Marco Teubner||ZMAN Games|
|2017||Ice Cool||Brian Gomez||Amigo|
(English title: Dragon's Breath)
|Lena und Günter Burkhardt||HABA|
|2019||Tal der Wikinger|
(English title: Valley of the Vikings)
|Marie and Wilfried Fort||HABA|
|2020||Speedy Roll||Urtis Šulinskas||Piatnik|
|1979||Beautiful game||Seti||no specific designer||Bütehorn|
|1980||Beautiful game||Spiel||Reinhold Wittig||Edition Perlhuhn|
|Solitaire||Rubik's Cube||Erno Rubik|
|1981||Beautiful game||Ra||Marco Donadoni||International Team|
|1982||Beautiful game||Skript||Henri Sala||Jumbo|
|1983||Beautiful game||Wir füttern die kleinen Nilpferde||Reinhold Wittig||Edition Perlhuhn|
|1984||Beautiful game||Uisge||Roland Siegers||Hexagames|
|1985||Beautiful game||Die drei Magier||Johann Rüttinger||Drei Magier Spiele|
|1986||Beautiful game||Müller & Sohn||Reinhold Wittig||Kosmos|
|1987||Beautiful game||Orient Express||Jeff Smets||Jumbo|
|1988||Beautiful game||Inkognito||Alex Randolph and Leo Colovini||Milton Bradley|
|Cooperative family game||Sauerbaum||Johannes Tranelis|
|1989||Beautiful game||Henne Berta||Geni Wyss||Habermaaß|
|1990||Beautiful game||Life Style||no specific designer||Ravensburger|
|1991||Beautiful game||Master Labyrinth||Max Kobbert||Ravensburger|
|1992||no special prizes awarded|
|1993||Beautiful game||Kula Kula||Reinhold Wittig||Blatz Spiele|
|1994||Beautiful game||Doctor Faust||Reinhold Wittig||Blatz Spiele|
|1995||Beautiful game||Tri-Ba-Lance||Michael Sohre||Theta Promotions|
|Puzzle||3D Krimi-Puzzle||no specific designer|
|1996||Beautiful game||Venice Connection||Alex Randolph||Drei Magier Spiele|
|Dexterity game||Carabande||Jean du Poel|
|1997||Beautiful game||Aztec||Niek Neuwahl||Zoch Verlag|
|Dexterity game||Husarengolf||Torsten Marold|
|1998–2000||no special prizes awarded|
|2001||Literary game||Lord of the Rings||Reiner Knizia||Kosmos|
|Historical game||Troia||Thomas Fackler|
|2002–03||no special prizes awarded|
|2004||Recommended||Attika||Marcel-André Casasola Merkle||Rio Grande|
|2005||no special prizes awarded|
|2006||Fantasy game||Shadows Over Camelot||Serge Laget and Bruno Cathala||Days of Wonder|
|Complex game||Caylus||William Attia|
|2007||no special prizes awarded|
|2008||Complex game||Agricola||Uwe Rosenberg||Lookout Games|
|2009||New game worlds||Space Alert||Vlaada Chvátil||Czech Games Edition|
|Party game||Gift Trap||Nick Kellet|
|2010||Game of the Year plus||World Without End||Michael Rieneck and Stefan Stadler||Kosmos|
|2011–17||no special prizes awarded|
|2018||Special prize||Pandemic Legacy: Season 2||Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau||Z-Man Games|
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