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...
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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!
Potion brewing, when mixed with bag-building and push-your-luck, has never been so fun. Read our review of The Quacks of Quedlinburg, the 2018 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner.
Prepare to dull your pencils as you sharpen your wits in Cartographers, the new roll and write style game from Thunderworks Games!
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.
Is Hanabi the original hidden information game? We're not sure, but our review of Hanabi is all public! Come see what your friends have been talking about for years.
Want to dive into the world of escape room board games? Look no further than the 2017 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Exit: The Game. Read our spoiler-free mega review to learn why this game is so clever.
"Wingspan" is a game that defies all logic simply by existing, but not only does it exist but, if you'll pardon the pun, it absolutely soars.
Codenames is a pretty great game in its own right. Codenames XXL begs the question: is bigger necessarily better? Read our review of Codenames XXL to see what we think.