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Spiel des Jahres Games
of the Years
 

The Spiel des Jahres is a prestigious and longstanding award for board and card games. As you may have guessed, the name is German and means Game of the Year. It's been going since 1978 with the purpose of rewarding family-friendly game design, and promoting excellent games in the German market.

It's a really useful way of finding some amazing games for your family, whether they are new or released many years ago. They include awards in the following categories that increase in complexity:

  • Children's Game of the Year
  • Game of the Year
  • Connoisseur Game of the Year

 
This list includes 34 games from the last 29 years, with 234 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play award winning board games. We break them down into the following areas:

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Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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