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    • Weber, Schliemann

      The Jury of the Kinderspiel des Jahres selected the magical marble run cooperation game “Zauberberg” by authors Jens-Peter Schliemann and Bernhard Weber, published by Amigo, as the children’s game of the year 2022. “In ‘Zauberberg’, the popular marble run is used in a new way. It …

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    • Schlewinski, Schrapers

      This year’s list of outstanding games offers huge variety. From the chaotic speed of the two-and-a-half-minute “Magic Rabbit” to the hours-long zoo experience of “Ark Nova”, there’s a game for every taste and every occasion on the three lists for the Spiel, Kinderspiel and Kennerspiel des …

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    • „MicroMacro: Crime City“ is Spiel des Jahres „MicroMacro: Crime City“ by Johannes Sich, published by Edition Spielwiese / Pegasus Spiele is Spiel des Jahres 2021. Happy people sitting in cafés. Children wanting an ice cream from the market stall. Art lovers at a gallery opening. But …

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    • On Monday, the jury of the Spiel des Jahres association chose the tile-laying game “Dragomino” as Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021 (Children’s Game of the Year). The game is based on “Kingdomino”, the Spiel des Jahres 2017. It shows in an “impressive way how to turn a …

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    • „Dragomino“ by Bruno Cathala, Marie Fort and Wilfried Fort, published by Pegasus Spiele / Blue Orange, is the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021. The dragons are loose… but only if you manage to match the domino-like tiles so that the same landscape types are next to one …

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    • Nominated games – Spiel des Jahres: MicroMacro by Johannes Sich, Robin Hood by Michael Menzel, Zombie Teenz by Annick Lobet – Kinderspiel: Dragomino by Cathala/Fort/Fort, Fabelwelten by Fort/Fort, Mia London by Bauza/Lebrat – Kennerspiel: Arnak by Mín/Elwen, Fantastische Reiche (Fantasy Realms) by Bruce Glassco, Paleo by …

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    • Even if, as the chairman of the Spiel des Jahres association, Harald Schrapers, emphasised in his speech, everything will be different in 2020: “We have decided not to skip this award ceremony. Because we owe it to the cultural asset of the game. Nevertheless, this year’s …

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    • “Pictures” by Daniela and Christian Stöhr at PD-Verlag is the Spiel des Jahres 2020. Building blocks, shoe laces, symbol cards and more. At first glance, the five sets of materials included in “Pictures” couldn’t be more different. Nevertheless they will all be used for the same …

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    • For the twentieth time, the critics’ award Kinderspiel des Jahres was awarded on Monday. In 2020 the Lithuanian game designer Urtis Šulinskas, who was already nominated for “Emojito” in 2018, won for the dexterity game “Speedy Roll” (“Hedgehog roll”, Lifestyle Boardgames/Piatnik). The players roll a tiny …

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    • Speedy Roll

      Speedy Roll (“Hedgehog Roll”) by Urtis Šulinskas and published by Lifestyle Boardgames and Piatnik is the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020. Mushrooms, apples and leaves are spread around the table just like on the forest floor. This is important, as that’s what the little hedgehog needs to get …

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