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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

Call My Bluff English language edition It's your turn. You can look under your cup at your own dice, but you can't see any of the dice under your opponents' cups. The opponent to your right has made a daring bid. Do you challenge his bid or raise it? If you challenge and are right, he... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Game of the Year

Bluff Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Game of the Year

Liars Dice The bidder claims there are 12 threes under the dice cups. Is twelve too many, or not enough? Should you push the bid higher, or challenge and bluff? In this game, either decision is risky! What's under those dice cups is anybody's guess! So the... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Game of the Year

Liars Dice Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Nominee

Modern Art English language edition In Modern Art, players compete to gain the most money by buying and selling paintings at auctions and reselling them for profit. The game consists of four rounds--in each, works by up to five Artists will be offered for sale, and auctioned off in... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Nominee

Modern Art original German edition
In Modern Art, players compete to gain the most money by buying and selling paintings at auctions and reselling them for profit. The game consists of four rounds--in each, works by up to five Artists will be offered for sale, and auctioned off in...


Nominee

Pusher In Pusher, the subject is marbles -- your marbles, in fact, which you have to push onto the top of a triangle of other marbles so that they roll to new spots on the board. The question for your marbles and your opponents' is: where will they roll? Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Nominee

Pusher square box edition In Pusher, it's balls that are being dealt with--your ball, in fact, that you have to push into the top of a triangle of other balls so that they roll away and find themselves a ne spot on the board. The question is, where do they roll to... your... Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Nominee

Pusher hexagonal box edition In Pusher, the subject is marbles -- your marbles, in fact, which you have to push onto the top of a triangle of other marbles so that they roll to new spots on the board. The question for your marbles and your opponents' is: where will they roll? Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.


Nominee

Quarto! magnetic travel edition Each of the 16 pieces has 4 different attributes. The aim is to line up 4 pieces which share the same attribute. Problem solving skills and strategic planning soon come into play as it is your opponent who chooses which piece you play, NOT YOU. Funagain Games does not stock this edition of this title, usually because it's out of print.

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