Spiel des Jahres 2020 Nominations Announced

18 May 2020
Exciting times!

The nominees for Spiel Des Jahres 2020 have been announced. The prestigious award has been offered for over 40 years, with the Spiel des Jahres focussing on accessible, family-friendly games, and its sibling award Kennerspiel Des Jahres focussing on the expert game of the year – finally, the Kinderspiel looks to award great children's games. The awards are highly sought after, and it's great news for any game creator to receive a nomination or award. 


The former two awards will have their winners announced on July 20th, 2020, with the Kinderspiel awarded on June 15th 2020.


For the Spiel des Jahres 2020, the nominations are as follows:


  • My City, by Reiner Knizia
  • Nova Luna, by Uwe Rosenberg and Conre van Moorsel
  • Pictures by Daniela and Christian Stohr.


Further to this, it recommended additional titles which we’ll consider honourable mentions, which were Color Brain, Draftosaurus, The Fox in the Forest, Kitchen Rush, Little Town, and Spicy.


For the Kennerspiel des Jahres, the nominations were:

  • Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale by Jordy Adan,
  • The Crew by Thomas Sing
  • The Kings Dilemma by Hjalmar Hach and Lorenzo Silva


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Again, recommendations followed, which were Paladins of the West Kingdom, Res Arcana, and Underwater Cities.


Finally, for the Kinderspiel des Jahres, the nominations were:

  • Hedgehog Roll, aka Speedy Roll, but Urtis Sulinksas
  • Foto Fish by Michael Kallauch
  • Wir sind die Roboter by Reinhard Staupe and Nurnberger Spielkarten-Verlag

The other titles recommended were Go Slow!, Hans im Gluck, Magic School, Puzzle-Memo, Slide Quest, Zombie Kidz Evolution, and Zoo Run.


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