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Spiel des Jahres

The German Spiel des Jahres is perhaps the world's most prestigious game award. Founded in 1978 by a group of German game critics to promote awareness and to increase the cultural value of games, the award recognizes outstanding games based on originality, playability, and educational value of the game idea; organization, clarity and understandability of rules; packing and layout of the gameboard and the game rules; and functionality and overall quality of the game materials included.

Each year the journalists who compose the Jury cast ballots to select the honorees and to award the main prize, the Spiel des Jahres (Game of the Year). In past years, a list of Nominees was selected, then a few weeks later, the Spiel des Jahres was chosen from that list. Beginning in 2004, an initial list of Recommended games was published as well as five Nominees announced as finalists; and finally, the Game of the Year is announced a few weeks after that, in early summer.

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Game of the Year

Camel Up
$44.99

In Camel Up, up to eight players bet on five racing camels, trying to suss out which will place first and second in a quick race around a pyramid...


Nominee

Splendor multilingual edition
List: $39.99 $31.99 (20% savings!)

Splendor is a fast-paced and addictive game of chip-collecting and card development....


Nominee

Concept
List: $40.00 $31.99 (20% savings!)

In Concept, your goal is to guess words through the association of icons...


Recommended

Battle Sheep
List: $24.99 $22.49 (10% savings!)

In the two-player abstract strategy game Splits, players start the game by constructing the board from eight identical four-hex tiles, then each player places her tall stack of discs on one of the border hexes...


Recommended

SOS Titanic (Preorder) At 23:40 on April 14, 1912 in the North Atlantic, the R.M.S. Titanic strikes an iceberg...


Recommended

Love Letter (Temporarily Out of Stock)
$9.99

All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her...


Recommended

Potato Man (Preorder) Potato Man is a trick-taking game with the largely unused theme of potatoes in which you can sometimes achieve the highest scores with the smallest potatoes.


Recommended

Sanssouci (Restocking)
List: $39.99 $31.99 (20% savings!)

Your task in the tile-laying game Sanssouci is to create a flower garden for the world-famous Sanssouci Palace.