Find out everything you wanted to know about the Spiel des Jahres board game awards, including every winner, nominee, and recommendee from 1979 to now
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Germany’s Spiel des Jahres award is the most prestigious board game award on the planet; the equivalent of winning an Oscar for Best Picture. It’s given to games which best exemplify the spirit of the award, ones which: introduce new concepts or combine existing elements into a new experience, have smooth and interesting gameplay, with well written rulebooks, and attractive and inviting artwork. Just being nominated can increase sales of a game by tens of thousands of copies, and winning…well, let’s just say the winners are in a class all their own. Read more about the Spiel des Jahres award.
The games in this list are ones which have been recommended, nominated, or won the Spiel des Jahres award. You don’t get any better than that!
How did Catan become a game that has sold over 22 million copies and played all over the world? It's all about sheep, ore, wheat, and wood. Read on to find out why we love Catan.
Card games are a perfect way to spend time with friends and families. Read our review of Llama, the Spiel des Jahres nominated light card game from acclaimed game designer Reiner Knizia.
Gemstone tokens and development cards work to create one of the easiest, most simple engine-building games that our reviewer has ever played. Read on to learn why Splendor is one of our favorite games.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the Spiel des Jahres Reviewer Prize comes news that popular reviewer Howie Jones, 36, is to be the first recipient of the SdJRP. Jones is widely lauded for his unscripted videos, overly...
Carcassonne, one of the most famous “gateway” games, has been winning people over for almost 20 years now. Today, two of our writers explore just what it is that draws people to this game and keeps them coming back for more.
The Spiel des Jahres, the board game industry’s most esteemed award body, has announced a new category for this year’s awards: The SdJ Reviewer Prize. The new annual prize is intended to recognise the hard work of individuals...
Love Uno, but looking for something fresh to play? Our Top 6 Alternatives to Uno offers 6 potential replacements for the Uno throne.
Join Meeple Mountain as we welcome Elizabeth Hargrave, designer of the hit boardgame Wingspan! We talk about birdwatching, flowers, the Spiel des Jahres, The Wingspan Effect™, and on being a woman in the board game industry.
Everybody has a story about the game that got them into this lovely hobby of ours. For me that game was Ticket to Ride, but it wasn’t quite love at first sight. Read on to find out why.