All "Deutscher SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2009" 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 2009".

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 2009 winners and nominees:

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dominion

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    In Dominion, you step into the shoes of a monarch, much like your ancestors, ruling over a small, picturesque kingdom. However, your ambitions stretch far beyond the peaceful realm you've inherited. Your goal is to expand your territory, transforming these modest lands into a vast dominion filled with diverse landscapes and resources.

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  2. Fauna

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    Fauna is a captivating educational board game that invites 2-6 players to explore the animal kingdom. Each round, players are presented with a single animal, identified only by name and picture, and they must guess various aspects of its biology such as weight, length, height, tail length, and notably, the geographic regions where the animal resides. The game incorporates a strategic element where players place their tokens on a large map or on scales to indicate their guesses. Once a player places their token on a particular area or measurement, no one else can choose the same spot for that round, adding a competitive twist to the guessing game. Accuracy is rewarded with points, and even near misses can earn a player some credit, but incorrect guesses result in tokens being temporarily removed from play. The game proceeds through several rounds, each featuring a new animal, until a player reaches the predetermined score to win, typically after 8-12 rounds.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Fauna
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Pandemic

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    Pandemic is a highly acclaimed cooperative board game where players take on the roles of disease-fighting specialists. Their mission is to contain and cure four deadly diseases that have broken out across the globe. The game is set on a board depicting major world population centers and requires players to strategize and work together to manage the outbreaks and develop cures before the diseases spiral out of control.

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Small World

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    Small World is a board game where players compete for control of a tiny world, using unique fantasy races and special powers.

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 4.

    More details for Small World
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 80 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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    Video reviews for Small World

    • YouTube Review for the game "Small World" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Finca

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    Welcome to the sun-soaked island of Mallorca, where the game of Finca unfolds against a backdrop of golden beaches, a light-blue sea, and abundant orchards. In this strategic board game, players take on the role of Mallorcan farmers as they endeavor to cultivate and deliver the island's finest fruits, including oranges, lemons, almonds, and grapes. The key to success lies in efficiently managing your resources and outpacing your competitors in the race to deliver your crops.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Finca
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Le Havre

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    Le Havre is a strategic board game that simulates harbor management, focusing on resource distribution, building construction, and economic development.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    More details for Le Havre
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  7. Mirror Mansion

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Mirror Mansion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Valdora

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Valdora
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  9. Diamonds Club

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Diamonds Club
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
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  10. Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

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    Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization is a complex and engaging civilization-building board game. Players guide their civilizations through different ages, focusing on resource management, technology development, leadership, military strength, and building wonders.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization

    • YouTube Review for the game "Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Sherwood Forest

    All details for the board game Sherwood Forest and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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