Spiel des Jahres Award Nominees Are Here

The Spiel des Jahres Award Nominees have been announced! This prestigious series of awards has been given out each year to games exhibiting excellence in game design since 1978. These awards are a huge deal in the industry.While there is no prize money associated with winning a Spiel des Jahres, most games that receive it see a big spike in sales. Who is in the running this year? Check out the list below to find out!

Nominated for the “Game of the Year 2018” election

Azul by Michael Kiesling
Publisher: Next Move / Plan B Games, Distribution: Pegasus Games
Tactical placement game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8+

Luxor by Rüdiger Dorn
Publisher: Queen Games
Tactical collection and running game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8+

The Mind by Wolfgang Warsch
Publisher: Nürnberger-Spielkarten-Verlag
Cooperative card game for 2 to 4 players, ages 8+

The “Game of the Year 2018” will be announced on July 23, 2018 in Berlin. In addition, the jury published a recommendation list with 6 other games.

 

Nominated for “Children’s Game of the Year 2018”

Emojito by Urtis Šulinskas
Publisher: Huch! & friends
Sensitive party game for 2-14 players, ages 7+

Funkelschatz by Lena and Günter Burkhardt
Publisher: Haba
Tactical collecting game for 2-4 players, ages 5+

Panic Mansion by Asger Sams Granerud and Daniel Skjold Pedersen
Publisher: Blue Orange, Sales: Asmodee
Fast-paced skill game for 2-4 players, ages 6+

The “Children’s Game of the Year 2018” will be announced on June 11, 2018 in Hamburg. In addition, the jury published a recommendation list with 5 other titles.

Nominated for “Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018”

The Quack of Quedlinburg by Wolfgang Warsch
Publisher: Schmidt Games
Risk-taking platelet pulling for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up

Pretty Clever by Wolfgang Warsch
Publisher: Schmidt Games
Tactical dice game for 1 to 4 players, ages 10+

Heaven & Ale by Michael Kiesling and Andreas Schmidt
Publisher: eggertspiele
Strategic optimization game for 2 to 4 players, ages 12+

The “Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018” will be announced on July 23, 2018 in Berlin. In addition, the jury published a recommendation list with 2 other titles.

This year, the jury also decided to award a special prize. The special price 2018 goes to:

Pandemic Legacy – Season 2 by Matt Leacock and Rob Daviau
Publisher: Z-Man Games
Cooperative strategy game for 2 to 4 players, ages 14+

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