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Game of the Year awards! And The Winner is…

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Another year with great games has passed and it was about time for the Game of the Year Awards to come into play! In the last 5 years, there have been three awards given: the Game of the Year Award, the Experienced-gamer Game of the Year Award and the Children’s Game of the Year Award. A few days ago, on July 18 th , the winners for each category were finally announced!

Let’s take a quick look at the nominees and winners of the 2016 Spiel des Jahres:

“Spiel des Jahres 2016” nominees

Codenames

Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Publisher: Czech Games Edition
Players: 2-8
Playtime: 15 min.

Imhotep

Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Publisher: KOSMOS
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 40 min.

Karuba

Designer:: Rudiger Dorn
Publisher: HABA
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 40 min.

…And The Winner is:  Codenames!

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 “Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016” nominees

Isle of skye

Designer: Andreas Pelikan, Alexander Pfister
Publisher: Lookout Games
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 60 min.

Pandemic Legacy – Season 1

Designer: Matt Leacock, Rob Daviau
Publisher: Z-man Games
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 60 min.

T.I.M.E. Stories

Designer: Peggy Chassenet, Manuel Rozoy
Publisher: Space Cowboys
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 90 min.

…And The Winner is: Isle of Skye!

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“Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016” nominees

MMM!

Designer: Reiner Knizia
Publisher: Pegasus Spiele
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 15-20 min.

Stone age Junior (My first Stone age)

Designer: Marco Teubner
Publisher: Hans im Glück
Players: 2-4
Playtime: 15 min.

Leo muss zum friseur (Leo)

Designer: Leo Colovini
Publisher: Abacausspiele
Players: 2-5
Playtime: 30 min.

…And The Winner is: Stone age Junior!

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With the game industry rapidly expanding, we can see that the number of high quality games published every year is increased, making the fight for these awards tougher and tougher and the judges’ work even harder. As gamers, we can be nothing but happy, anticipating even more the next Game of the Year awards!

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Grantelith

I am a university student in Thessaloniki, studying Applied Informatics. I work as a freelancer game designer for the past years. Also working as Game Guru at a BG cafe and as α instructor for the Sales departments of various companies on the board game area, for a Greek publisher. I love reading books but my main focus is on the fields of gamification, game theory, philosophy and phycology with my thesis in Cognitive Phycology. As you may assume, I am a board game addict and will try to share my passion and experience on the industry with the population of the Land of BGS!
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