All "Deutscher SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2005" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

We have clearly compared and listed all winners and nominees of the audience award "Deutscher SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2005".

  • Winner Deutscher Spielepreis 2005: Louis XIV
  • Winner Deutscher Kinderpielpreis 2005: Akaba

Audience Award instead of Critics Award

In contrast to the Spiel des Jahres, the "Deutscher SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ" 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" & "NĆ¼rnberg" 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 SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2005 winners and nominees:

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

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    Ubongo is a fast-paced, puzzle-solving board game where players race against time and each other to complete individual puzzles and collect precious gems.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. That's Life!

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    That's Life! (also known as Verflixxt!) revitalizes the traditional roll-and-move game genre with elements that give players more strategic control. In this game, players navigate a path laid out with tiles, aiming to collect as many positive tiles as possible while avoiding negative ones. The addition of guards and clovers introduces strategic depth, turning what could be a game of chance into one of tactical decision-making.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for That's Life!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Jambo

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    Jambo is a strategic card game that immerses players in the role of traders in Central Africa, competing to become the most successful merchant through savvy buying and selling. Set before colonization, the game captures the essence of traditional trading practices and market competition, with players aiming to earn wealth by dealing in various goods.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Manila

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    Manila is an engaging and speculative board game for 3-5 players, centered around the bustling world of maritime trade. Players take on the role of investors, speculating on and betting against a variety of goods shipments ā€“ jade, ginseng, silk, and nutmeg ā€“ as they make their precarious journey along sea routes to Manila. The game is a blend of strategy, risk, and luck, with the fate of each shipment ultimately being decided by dice rolls.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Manila
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Shadows over Camelot

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    Shadows over Camelot is a unique blend of cooperative and semi-cooperative gameplay set in the legendary world of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It combines hand-management and deduction, suitable for 3ā€“7 players.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Shadows over Camelot
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Shadows over Camelot

    • YouTube Review for the game "Shadows over Camelot" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Shadows over Camelot" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Akaba

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Akaba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Around the World in 80 Days

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    Around the World in 80 Days transports players into the adventurous spirit of Phileas Fogg's epic journey, as immortalized in Jules Verne's classic novel. This board game, adorned with Victorian-era decorations, challenges players to circumnavigate the globe faster than their rivals, using strategy, planning, and a bit of luck to outmaneuver one another and claim victory in this race against time.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Around the World in 80 Days
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review for the game "Around the World in 80 Days" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Niagara

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    Niagara is a captivating board game that transports players to the perilous and competitive world of 18th-century waterfall expeditions. Set against the backdrop of rushing Niagara Falls, players take on the roles of adventurers, directed by the Shawnee and Iroquois Indians, to discover hidden jewels. The game combines strategic planning with an innovative movement mechanism, all brought to life through a stunning three-dimensional representation of the falls.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Niagara
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Himalaya

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Himalaya
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Louis XIV

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    Louis XIV immerses players in the intrigue and power struggles of the French court at the end of the 17th Century. In this strategic game by RĆ¼diger Dorn, you take on the role of a member of the Court, navigating missions and objectives within the opulent halls of Versailles.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Louis XIV
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. The Scepter of Zavandor

    All details for the board game The Scepter of Zavandor and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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