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Award winners 2023

Spiel des Jahres 2023

Dorfromantik – Das Brettspiel (Dorfromantik – The Boardgame) by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach
Pegasus Spiele
Illustrations: Paul Riebe
Idyllic tile-laying game for 2 to 6 people aged 8 and over

Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2023

Fun Facts by Kaspar Lapp
Repos Productions
Illustrations: Repos Productions
Enlightening self-assessment for 4 to 8 people aged 8 and over

Next Station London by Matthew Dunstan
/ HCM Kinzel / Blue Orange
Illustrations: Maxime Morin
Colourful on the move in London’s underground for 1 to 4 people aged 8 and over

Recommendation list

Akropolis by Jules Messaud (Kobold Spieleverlag / Gigamic)
Hitster (Jumbo)
Kuzooka by Leo Colovini (Pegasus Spiele)
Mantis by Ken Gruhl and Jeremy Posner (Exploding Kittens)
QE by Gavin Birnbaum (Strohmann Games /
Sea Salt & Paper by Bruno Cathala and Theo Rivière (MM Spiele/ Bombyx)
That’s Not a Hat by Kasper Lapp (Ravensburger)

Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

Mysterium Kids by Antonin Boccara and Yves Hirschfeld
Libellud / Space Cow
Illustrations: Olivier Danchin
Acoustic association game for 2 to 6 children aged 6 and over

Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

Carla Caramel by Sara Zarian
Illustrations: Apolline Etienne
A cooperative ice cream parlour for 1 to 6 children aged 4 and over

Gigamons by Johann Roussel and Karim Aouidad
Mirakulus / Studio H
Illustrations: Marie-Anne Bonneterre
Memorable monster collecting full of special effects for 2 to 4 people aged 5 and over

Recommendation list Kinderspiel

Douzanimo by Sébastien Decad (Djeco)
Mein erstes Abenteuer (My first adventure) Books 1 to 7 by Roméo Hennion, Mathilde Malburet, Jean Philippe Sahut und Arnaud Boutle (Board Game Box / Game Flow)
Rutsch & Flutsch (Turtle Splash!) by Joel Escalante and Rafael Escalante (Gigamic/ Game Factory)


Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

Challengers! by Johannes Krenner and Markus Slawitscheck
1 More Time Games / Z-Man Games
Illustrations: Jeff Harvey
Turbulent tournament game for 1 to 8 people aged 8 and over

Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

Iki by Koota Yamada
Giant Roc / Sorry We Are French
Illustrations: Dommiy, David Sitbon, Koota Yamada
Trading race through historic Tokyo for 2 to 4 people aged 14 and over

Planet Unknown by Ryan Lambert and Adam Rehberg
Strohmann Games / Adam’s Apple Games
Illustrations: Yorgo Manis
Productive planet puzzle for 1 to 6 people aged 10 and over

Recommendation list Kennerspiel

Council of Shadows by Martin Kallenborn and Jochen Scherer (Alea)
Mindbug by Marvin Hegen, Christian Kudahl, Skaff Elias and Richard Garfield,

Special Award

Unlock! Game Adventures – Zug um Zug · Mysterium · Pandemic
by Cyril Demaegd, Mathieu Casnin, Thomas Cauët, Jeremy Koch
Space Cowboys
Illustrations: Atha Kanaani, Martin Mottet, Jérôme Pélissier, Chris Quilliams

Unlock! Kids: Detektivgeschichten (Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories) –Auf dem Bauernhof •  Die Burg von McUnlockMac • Chaos im Park
by Cyril Demaegd, Wilfried Fort, Marie Fort
Space Cow
Illustrations: Maud Chalmel, Olivier Danchin