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Spiel des Jahres


2 to 4 players 8 years +

Players take on the role of Lords seeking new lands to expand their kingdom. As with “Dominoes”, these new lands must match the landscape tiles that have already been played. You need to create large areas of the same landscape type. But these will... mehr
Kinderspiel des Jahres


2 to 4 players 6 years +

Cool as ice, these penguin truants skip class and wander the school corridors in search of a snack. The “Ice School” consists of five boxes, joined together to make a large, square playing area. Each player has to try and flick their coloured figure... mehr
Kennerspiel des Jahres

EXIT - Das Spiel

1 to 6 players 12 years +

The “Exit – The Game” series picks up the premise of the Escape Room, where a group of people try to escape a locked room. Players are working together to solve one puzzle after another, until eventually it’s time to try and overcome the final brain... mehr
Nominierungsliste Spiel des Jahres

Magic Maze

1 to 8 players 8 years +

A wizard, a dwarf, an elf and a barbarian are in a shopping mall, looking to steal equipment for their next adventure. If they don’t want to get caught, they’ll need to be very quiet. For the players of this real-time, co-operative crime caper this... mehr

Wettlauf nach El Dorado

2 to 4 players 10 years +

In “Wettlauf nach El Dorado” every player wants to be the first to discover the mythical golden treasure. But the journey is a long one: adventurers will have to hack through the jungle with machetes and make their way across dangerous waters. It’s... mehr
Nominierungsliste Kinderspiel des Jahres

Captain Silver

2 to 4 players 6 years +

What does a pirate need for a successful treasure hunt? A treasure map, a parrot, a cutlass and so on? Of course. But don’t forget speed and a good sense of touch. Players simultaneously try and grab the right object out of their pirate pouch, in... mehr

Der Mysteriöse Wald

2 to 4 players 6 years +

After going through a magical painting, Jonas has entered a mysterious forest full of dangers. If he has packed the right equipment in his backpack he will be able to cross the forest and conquer Draconia, the evil insect queen. To help him, players... mehr
Nominierungsliste Kennerspiel des Jahres

Räuber der Nordsee

2 to 4 players 14 years +

As warriors in the age of Vikings, the players try and impress their chieftain. They get a team of fellow warriors together, arm them and collect provisions to prepare for a sea voyage into the north. For rich plunder waits in the settlements,... mehr

Terraforming Mars

1 to 5 players 12 years +

Corporations want to transform Mars into a planet resembling Earth. To do that, they’ll need to raise the temperature, increase oxygen levels in the atmosphere and create oceans. Increasing one of these parameters will also increase not only your... mehr
Empfehlungsliste Spiel des Jahres


2 to 6 players 8 years +

This is a real test of memory! 36 playing cards depict the same number of objects exactly twice. As each new card is revealed players must decide lightning-quick whether they have already seen the objects shown. If so: grab that object as quick as... mehr


2 to 6 players 8 years +

Each player starts with the same number of cards in a face-down deck in front of them, depicting differently-coloured animals. On your turn, you play the top card of your deck face-up onto one of three discard piles. Then you need to call out the... mehr


2 to 5 players 8 years +

The forest animals are thirsty for fabled juices. By visiting locations in the forest you will be able to receive, trade or pinch fruits for these cocktails. So the rhino will give you two fruit cards from the deck and the tortoise will let you do a... mehr


2 players 6 years +

“Goal!” You’ll be able to hear this cry regularly during this wooden table football game. But this particular goal has no posts or crossbar; it’s simply a hole into which the ball needs to roll. And that’s why instead of “goal!” you might instead... mehr


2 to 4 players 8 years +

Games that look attractive are always more attractive to play. This is certainly true of the abstract tactical game “Shiftago” with its large marbles in four different colours. The aim of the game is to arrange the marbles of your own colour into a... mehr

Tempel des Schreckens

3 to 10 players 8 years +

A group of adventurers sets off in search of the legendary treasure of a mysterious jungle temple. But no-one banked on the guardians, who will try and prevent the gold and jewels of their ancestors being stolen – at any cost! To that end, they have... mehr

Word Slam

3 to 30 players 12 years +

In this communication game, two teams compete simultaneously to guess the same concept. The quickest team scores the points. Each group can only see the word cards chosen by the storyteller on their team. Verbal clues are taboo. And the cards... mehr
Empfehlungsliste Kinderspiel des Jahres


2 to 4 players 5 years +

Great big round eyes, pale green skin, difficult to tell them apart – it’s obvious: these are Lagoonies. And they’re all milling about at the bottom of the ocean, only visible through frosted windows, distorting their appearance. The spinning... mehr


2 to 4 players 4 years +

The chickens are hanging out on their perch. Some are just sitting there, others are on hay bales or wagon wheels. All in all it’s a pretty precarious situation and your job is to clear the perch, piece by piece. “Chickyboom” is one of these rare... mehr

Kleiner Vogel, großer Hunger

2 to 4 players 3 years +

Newly hatched and hungry, these chicks stumble out into the big, wide world. To find their food, the chicks need help from children aged three and up. Rolling a die will provide tasty worms, flies, berries and seeds for their hatchlings; players... mehr


2 to 5 players 6 years +

Broomstick, magic wand and shining amulet – the scatterbrained witch has lost all of her things in the magical forest. As speedy forest sprites, the players help her in her search. To do this, ever-changing teams of two children sit opposite each... mehr

Sleeping Queens

2 to 5 players 7 years +

Twelve noble queens lie asleep, face down on the table. They are just waiting to be awoken and claimed by the players. Each queen has a points value between five and twenty. Players take turns to play one of their five hand cards. Special cards... mehr


2 to 4 players 5 years +

The fox has stolen an egg – and a golden egg at that! Is the culprit wearing a top hat, a briefcase, a pearl necklace? Only one of the 16 suspects around the game board – who need to be revealed first - has all of the three characteristics. And so... mehr

Zauberei hoch drei

2 to 6 players 6 years +

Young wizard students have snuck out of school to visit the secret midnight market. But Willy the Warden Ghost is hot on their heels. The kids will only find their way back to the school with help from the Lumies, magical glowing creatures hidden... mehr
Empfehlungsliste Kennerspiel des Jahres

Captain Sonar

4 to 8 players 10 years +

“Captain Sonar” is a team game offering real-time underwater battles: two submarine crews are on a mission to locate the enemy and blow them out of the water. The most important thing a team needs is quick and focussed communication. Each crew has... mehr

Das Grimoire des Wahnsinns

2 to 5 players 10 years +

You are magic students at the Elementary College. Your professor has told you about the “Grimoire des Wahnsinns”, a powerful tome of mystical sorcery. He also warned you against ever opening this book. But – magic students being magic students –... mehr

Great Western Trail

2 to 4 players 12 years +

As ranchers in the Wild West, players are continuously herding their cattle from Texas to Kansas City. The forks in the path of the “Great Western Trail” open up a great number of strategic options, options which increase with every new cattle drive... mehr

Les Poilus

2 to 5 players 10 years +

The anti-war game “Les Poilus” transports players back to the First World War. Soldiers are being worn down by trench warfare at the front. Together they are combating a constant loss of morale. Time and again, new threats and setbacks endanger... mehr