All "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2008" 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 2008".

  • Winner Deutscher Spielepreis 2008: Agricola
  • Winner Deutscher Kinderpielpreis 2008: Whoowasit?

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 2008 winners and nominees:

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

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    Stone Age catapults players into the challenging era of our ancestors, a time when survival hinged on the relentless pursuit of progress. In roles as hunters, collectors, farmers, and toolmakers, players will experience the hardships and triumphs of this prehistoric age. Here's an overview of the game:

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Stone Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Galaxy Trucker

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    Galaxy Trucker is a fast-paced, tile-laying board game that combines space adventure with ship construction and navigation challenges.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Witch's Brew

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    Witch's Brew is a captivating card game that introduces players to a world of magic, potions, and strategic role selection. As the fourth installment in the Alea medium box series, this game by Andreas Pelikan challenges players to assume constantly changing roles, from the wise druid Drax to the diligent assistant Gemalher, navigating a dynamic play environment where timing and strategy are key.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Witch's Brew
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Whoowasit?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Whoowasit?
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  5. Metropolys

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    Metropolys is an engaging strategy game where players take on the roles of ambitious urban planners competing to leave their mark on a developing cityscape. The game combines elements of bidding, spatial strategy, and secret objectives. Players vie to construct their buildings in prestigious locations to gain the most prestige and win the game.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Metropolys
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Keltis

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    Keltis is a multi-player board game that evolves from the principles of Lost Cities, with some unique rule changes and elements. It was later published with Reiner Knizia's original rules and theme as Lost Cities: The Board Game. Keltis invites players to embark on a journey along mystical stone paths by strategically playing cards, managing risks, and earning points.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Keltis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  7. Agricola

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    Agricola is a strategic board game where players become farmers aiming to build thriving homesteads. Manage resources, expand your home, and feed your family to win.

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  8. In the Year of the Dragon

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    In the Year of the Dragon is a strategic board game designed by Stefan Feld, set in ancient China around the year 1000. The game is known for its challenging gameplay that combines resource management, strategic planning, and crisis management.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for In the Year of the Dragon
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Tribune: Primus Inter Pares

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    In Tribune: Primus Inter Pares, players embody powerful patrician families in ancient Rome, striving to attain the high office of the tribune. This strategic game, designed by Karl-Heinz Schmiel of Die Macher fame, masterfully blends worker placement and set collection mechanics. Players use their followers to collect cards, achieve objectives, and vie for control over various factions. Control is gained and maintained by playing specific card sets from those factions, with leadership changing hands when a stronger set is presented.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tribune: Primus Inter Pares
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Cuba

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    Cuba is a strategic board game set in pre-revolutionary Cuba, where players compete as leaders of various villages on the island, striving for wealth, influence, and ultimately victory points. The game captures the essence of this historical period with a focus on economic management, trade, and political maneuvering.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cuba
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Hamburgum

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    Hamburgum transports players back to 17th century Hamburg, immersing them in the strategic depths of trade and city development during a prosperous yet tumultuous period. As heads of Hamburg families, players navigate a richly thematic and strategic environment, aiming to amass wealth and, more importantly, prestige through diligent production, trade, and church donations.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hamburgum
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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