All "Deutscher SpielepreisđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2023" 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 2023".

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 2023 winners and nominees:

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

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. Heat: Pedal to the Metal

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    Heat: Pedal to the Metal is a dynamic and strategic racing board game that simulates the thrill and intricacies of car racing. It offers players a chance to experience the excitement of racing while managing crucial elements like speed, car upgrades, and varying track conditions.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 6.

    More details for Heat: Pedal to the Metal
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Dorfromantik: The Board Game

    All details for the board game Dorfromantik: The Board Game and similar games

    Dorfromantik: The Board Game transitions the charming and strategic essence of the beloved video game into a tactile family board game experience. Designed by Michael Palm and Lukas Zach, this game invites up to six players to collaboratively construct a picturesque landscape using hexagonal tiles. Players aim to satisfy community demands while strategically extending rivers and tracks, and optimizing points through clever area enclosure with flags.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2023

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  4. Planet Unknown

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    Planet Unknown is a competitive and strategic game for 1-6 players set in a future where Earth's resources are depleted. Players are tasked with developing the most efficient and habitable planet among a series of newfound worlds. Using polyomino-shaped tiles, each representing vital infrastructure, players work to efficiently cover their planets and build an effective support system for life.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

    More details for Planet Unknown
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Challengers!

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    Challengers! offers a fresh and dynamic deck-management experience, where 1-8 players engage in a tournament-style battle that lasts around 45 minutes, regardless of the number of players. This game stands out by allowing players to encounter a new opponent in each round, pushing the excitement and strategic planning to new heights with every match.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    ⭐ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2023

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Earth

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    Earth is an engrossing engine-building board game that celebrates the intricate ecosystems and diverse habitats of our planet. It invites players to dive into rich natural environments, crafting synergies that mirror Earth's extraordinary adaptability and abundance.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    đŸ”„ Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
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  7. Carla Caramel

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

    đŸ”„ Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Carla Caramel
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  8. Mysterium Kids: Captain Echo's Treasure

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 21 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Gigamons

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Marrakesh

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    Nominated for 6 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
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  11. Tiletum

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    Tiletum transports players back to the splendor of the Renaissance, a period marked by the flourishing of trade and the arts across Europe. In this game, players embody wealthy merchants traversing from Flanders to Venice, engaging in commerce, constructing cathedrals, and currying favor with noble families to establish themselves as preeminent figures of the era.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tiletum
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 100 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Woodcraft

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    Woodcraft immerses players in the enchanting world of forest inhabitants, each managing their workshop, crafting goods, and vying to establish the most successful operation. This game combines resource management, strategic planning, and dice manipulation, allowing players to gather materials, hire assistants, and upgrade their workshops for improved efficiency.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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

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