Today we heard the winner for the Spiel des Jahres award—the prestigious German Game of the Year, which also translates into plenty of sales. The nominees were:
- Kingdomino, from designer Bruno Cathala and publisher Blue Orange Games.
- Magic Maze, from designer Kasper Lapp, and publisher Pegasus Spiele.
- Wettlauf nach El Dorado, from designer Reiner Knizia, and publisher Ravensburger.
So who won? Well, it’s...
Jeremiah and I have both played it a number of times, and it’s a fast, fun family game—just the sort of game you’d expect to win the award. Look for our review soon!
EXIT: The Game won the Kennerspiel award, which is the award for games of a little more complexity, whereas the Spiel des Jahres is for the best “family” game.
Last month they announced the Kinderspiel award winner, Ice Cool, which is a fun dexterity game.
What are your thoughts on the award nominees and winners? Let us know in the comments. And thanks for reading!