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Nominees for Spiel Des Jahres 2010

And the five nominees for Spiel des Jahres 2010 are….

  • Dixit
    By Jean-Louis Roubira
    Publisher: Libellud
    3 – 6 players 8+
  • Ident
    By William P. Jacobson and Amanda A. Kohout
    Publisher: Asmodee
    3 – 6 players 8+
  • Fresco
    By Marco and Marcel Ruskowski Süßelbeck
    Publisher: Queen Games
    2-4 players 10+

Will it be the artistic Ident, Dixit or Fresco that will take the prize or the gastronomic A la Carte?

My pick is the tactical Through the Ages – The Dice Game – Bronze.

Kinderspiel des Jahres (Children’s Game of the Year).

The five nominees for Children’s Game of the Year are…

2 – 4 Players 5+

2 – 4 Players 5+

2 – 8 Players 6+

  • Vampire Night
    By Kirsten Becker and Jens-Peter Schliemann
    Publisher: Three Magic Game
    2-4 players 6+
  • Turi-Tour
    By Alessandro Zucchini
    Publisher: Selecta

2-4 players 5+

The winner of Spiel des Jahres will be announced on June 28 in Berlin and the Kinderspiel des Jahres on August 2 in Hamburg. A special “Game of the Year Plus” award for excellence has already been bestowed on the medieval game The Gates of the World published by Kosmos. So who do you think will win the coveted Spiel des Jahres and Kinderspiel des Jahres for 2010?


  1. LIke many people was surprised that Tobago didn’t get a nomination. I’m not a huge fan but it seemed to be the sort of game that fits the SdJ.

    I like the idea of the SdJ Plus award and hope it continues into the future. I haven’t yet played World Without End (the English name for Die Tore der Welt) but am looking forward to it.

  2. from that list I won’t be surprised if Dixit wins, though I’d prefer to see it go to Through The Ages or possibly Fresco (which I only broke the seal on last night, played a couple of turns to get the hang of the rules and it looks good..). I don’t know anything a bout the other two nominees.

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