All "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2020" 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 2020".

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 2020 winners and nominees:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

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    The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine is a cooperative trick-taking game that takes players on an adventurous space journey, filled with challenges and strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    ⭐ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Cartographers

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    Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale transports players to a realm where they take on the roles of mapmakers, tasked by Queen Gimnax to chart the northern territories for the Kingdom of Nalos. This game combines elements of strategy and creativity, challenging players to create the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing maps.

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. PARKS

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    PARKS is a visually stunning board game that celebrates the beauty and splendor of U.S. National Parks. With artwork from Fifty-Nine Parks, this game offers players a unique blend of strategy and adventure as they embark on a journey through nature.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for PARKS
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Glen More II: Chronicles

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    Glen More II: Chronicles is a sequel to the original Glen More game, offering a richly expanded gameplay experience. It transports players into the roles of leaders of Scottish clans from the early medieval ages to the 19th century.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Glen More II: Chronicles
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  5. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Andor: The Family Fantasy Game
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  6. Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan

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    Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan is an exciting standalone sequel to The Voyages of Marco Polo. This time, the adventure takes a new turn as players retrace Marco Polo's steps back to the West, acting in the service of the Khan. The game tasks players with exploring the farthest reaches of the Khan’s expansive empire, seeking both wealth and fame.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Marco Polo II: In the Service of the Khan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Paladins of the West Kingdom

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    Paladins of the West Kingdom is a compelling strategy board game that transports players to the tumultuous era of West Francia around 900 AD. The game beautifully blends historical themes with deep strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Paladins of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Paladins of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paladins of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Maracaibo

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    Maracaibo is a strategy game for 1-4 players, crafted by the renowned game designer Alexander Pfister. Set in the vibrant backdrop of the Caribbean during the 17th century, it promises a rich blend of strategic depth and thematic immersion. Over four rounds, taking approximately 40 minutes per player, you'll navigate the complexities of influence and power among three different nations.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 1.

    More details for Maracaibo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Barrage

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    Barrage is a strategic resource management board game set in the 1930s, during a time when the industrial revolution has pushed the use of fossil fuels to its limits. The game revolves around the theme of hydroelectric energy generation, where players compete to build and manage efficient hydroelectric dam systems.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Barrage
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
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  10. Crystal Palace

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    In Crystal Palace, players are transported back to the vibrant atmosphere of London in 1851, at the dawn of the first World Fair. Here, nations compete not with military might but with the power of innovation and influence, showcasing spectacular inventions and securing the support of notable figures from the era. This dice-placement game stands out by allowing players to set the values of their dice at the start of each round, presenting a strategic dilemma between aiming high for better outcomes and managing the cost of ambition.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Crystal Palace
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  11. Cooper Island

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    Cooper Island is a strategic board game set during the age of exploration, where players set out to colonize a newfound island. Through careful placement of landscape tiles, players unlock resources necessary for building structures with unique abilities and removing barriers to further explore the island. The game stands out for its innovative victory point tracking method, where players advance ships around the island to mark progress, discovering smaller islands along the way that provide additional benefits.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Cooper Island
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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