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Spiel Des Jahres 2020 Nominations

The award season for board games continue and now it is time for the Oscars of the board game world! This of course means Germany's "game of the year" award Spiel des Jahres. The nominees for 2020 have been announced and the winners will be declared in Berlin, Germany on July 20, 2020. There are three different categories and three nominated board games in each category:

  • Spiel des Jahres: Games aimed for family gamers and those who play more casually
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres: Games aimed for enthusiasts
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres: Children's games

Spiel des Jahres 2020 nominees

  • My City
  • Nova Luna
  • Pictures

The Jury also recommended the following games for Spiel des Jahres but didn't get selected: Color Brain, Draftosaurus, The Fox in the Forest, Kitchen Rush, Little Town, and Spicy.

Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020 nominees

Other recommended games by the SdJ jury for Kennerspiel des Jahres were: Paladins of the West KingdomRes Arcana, and Underwater Cities.

Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020 nominees

  • Hedgehog Roll
  • Foto Fish
  • Wir sind die Roboter

Other recommended games: Go Slow!, Hans im Glück, Magic School, Puzzle-Memo, Slide Quest, Zombie Kidz Evolution, and Zoo Run.


We can't wait for July and see which games especially in the Kennerspiel category take the prize this year!