All "Deutscher SpielepreisšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2012" 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 2012".

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 2012 winners and nominees:

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

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    Las Vegas is a lively, dice-based game that combines luck, strategy, and the joy of thwarting your opponents. Developed by Stefan BrĆ¼ck at alea, it's designed to be an easy and interactive game, full of schadenfreude moments.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Targi

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    Targi is a strategic board game set against the backdrop of the Tuareg culture in the desert. Players assume the roles of leaders of Tuareg tribes, engaging in trade and seeking to expand their families and influence.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Targi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Cheating Moth

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    Cheating Moth is a mischievously fun card game where cheating isn't just allowed, it's necessary to win! Players aim to get rid of all their cards, but traditional card play is only part of the strategy. You'll also need to cleverly cheat by secretly dropping cards without getting caught. Each round begins with players holding eight cards and trying to play a card onto the discard pile that is exactly one number higher or lower than the top card. But here's the twist: certain cards, like the Cheating Moth cards, can't be discarded normally and must be slyly disposed of through cheating.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  4. Kingdom Builder

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    Kingdom Builder is a strategic board game where players shape their domains by building settlements, with the ultimate goal of earning the most gold by the end of the game.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Kingdom Builder
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  5. Village

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    Village is a board game that captures the essence of life in a medieval village, where each player manages a family's journey through generations, seeking fame and glory in various ways. The game is renowned for its innovative handling of the passage of time and the inevitability of death, making it a unique and tactically rich experience.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    ā­ļø Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Trajan

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    Trajan is a sophisticated board game set in ancient Rome, where players aim to expand their influence across various aspects of Roman society. Renowned for its unique central mechanism and strategic depth, the game is a creation of acclaimed designer Stefan Feld.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Trajan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Trajan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Trajan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Africana

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Africana
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  8. Hawaii

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    In Hawaii, a tactical board game, players take on the role of active strategists rather than idle vacationers. The challenge lies in efficiently using limited resources over five rounds to build and enhance villages on the Hawaiian islands. Players, acting as chieftains, navigate the board to acquire new tiles, making strategic purchases with three different currencies. The game requires careful management of these resources as they deplete over time. Success in Hawaii hinges on the ability to provide for the people while adapting to a diminishing income, demanding a balance of various point-scoring strategies.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hawaii
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  9. Santa Cruz

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Santa Cruz
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Ora et Labora

    All details for the board game Ora et Labora and similar games

    Ora et Labora, designed by Uwe Rosenberg, is a resource management and strategy board game set in the Medieval era. Each player takes on the role of the head of a monastery, aiming to develop their land, construct buildings, and create valuable items.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ora et Labora
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  11. Helvetia

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Helvetia
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

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