All "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2001" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

We have clearly compared and listed all winners and nominees of the audience award "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2001".

Audience Award instead of Critics Award

In contrast to the Spiel des Jahres, the "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș" is not awarded by critics but by a professional audience (individual players, retailers, game circles, journalists). It is also called the "player" award - by players for players.

All games between "Essen" & "NĂŒrnberg" are nominated

All games published between the SPIEL in Essen of the previous year and the Nuremberg Toy Fair of the same year are included in the nomination list for the "Deutscher Spielepreis" (german for "German Game Award").

Anyone can participate

In addition to trade magazines and retailers, everyone (since 2001) may vote online. All participants choose what they think are the 5 best games of the vintage - first place gets 5 points, second 4, third 3, fourth 2 and fifth 1 point. Each participant is weighted exactly the same and their points are added up.

List of the 10 best games of the year

Finally, the 10 games with the highest total score are published. The game with the highest score is then the winner of the "German Game Award".

Since 1992 also "Deutscher Kinderspielpreis" (German Children's Game Award)

In addition to the 5 best games, each participant may also select a children's game. The one with the most votes then becomes the winner of the "Deutscher Kinderspielpreis" for the respective year.

All other "Deutscher Spielepreis" years

The German Game Prize is awarded since 1990, we have listed for you both across all years, all Children's Game Prize winners and separated by year you can find at the bottom of the page.

More info can be found on the official website of the "German Games Award".

List with all Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2001 winners and nominees:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Carcassonne

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    Carcassonne is a renowned tile-placement game set in the picturesque landscape of Southern France. This game is beloved for its simplicity, depth, and the beautiful mosaic players create on the table.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. Cartagena

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    Cartagena is a thematic board game based on the historical 1672 pirate jailbreak from the fortress of Cartagena. It blends strategy and tactical movement with a strong pirate theme.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

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    More details for Cartagena
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  3. Zapp Zerapp

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. San Marco

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    San Marco invites you to the charming districts of Venice, where you'll use strategy and influence to outmaneuver your opponents. Ideal for players who enjoy a blend of strategy and luck, this game stands out with its unique card distribution mechanic, especially in a four-player setting. Players draw cards, form them into groups, and then choose from these groups to take actions. These actions include placing and removing aristocrats, building and relocating bridges, and scoring regions. The game is played over three Passages, each comprising multiple turns, making it a dynamic and engaging experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for San Marco
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Evo

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    In Evo, a board game set in prehistoric times, players guide a species of dinosaurs through survival and evolution challenges. As controllers of these dinosaurs, or Dinos, players navigate changing climates, acquire genes, mutate their species, and compete with other creatures to become the dominant species. The game requires strategic movement, fighting, reproduction, and evolution, with each turn comprising six phases. Players earn mutation points to adapt their Dinos for survival, but must balance spending these points as they also contribute to the final score. The game's endpoint is marked by a meteor strike, adding a sense of urgency and unpredictability to the gameplay.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Evo
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Babel

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    Babel is a competitive game where you leverage the strengths of ancient tribes to build temples, outmaneuver your opponent, and ultimately construct the tallest structures for victory. Set against the backdrop of five ancient civilizations—Medes, Sumerians, Hittites, Persians, and Assyrians—you're dealt cards representing each tribe, using them to strategically move, build, or disrupt your opponent's progress on a compact board adorned with regions of these civilizations.

    More details for Babel
    • 2 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Medina

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    Medina is a strategic board game set in 1822, where players are tasked with rebuilding the beautiful city of Medina, situated at the foot of the Atlas mountains. Designed by Stefan Dorra, this game captures the essence of urban planning and architecture, challenging players to construct palaces and restore the city walls to their former glory. As the city is rebuilt, players vie to claim the most prestigious buildings and secure their legacy as the greatest architects of Medina.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Medina
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Genoa

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    Genoa, originally known as The Traders of Genoa, immerses players in the Renaissance era, where they become savvy traders navigating the bustling city to acquire and deliver goods, send messages, and obtain special privileges. The game stands out for its emphasis on negotiation and deal-making, as players work to outmaneuver each other to become the wealthiest trader in Genoa.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Genoa
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Capitol

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Capitol
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Capitol

    • YouTube Review for the game "Capitol" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Java

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    Java is a strategic board game set on the exotic island of Java, inviting players to partake in the development of the island's central region. Players assume the roles of Javanese rulers, each aiming to extend their influence over the fertile and resource-rich lands. The game focuses on territorial expansion, resource management, and cultural development as players irrigate lands, cultivate rice fields, construct villages and magnificent palaces, and eventually evolve these villages into bustling cities.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Java
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Das Amulett

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Das Amulett
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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