All "Spiel des Jahres🇩🇪 1979" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres 🇩🇪1979 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 1979. But which are really the best games of the 1979 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year 🇩🇪 1979 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 1979 (Game of the Year):
    Hare & Tortoise
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 1979 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 1979 (Children's game of the year):
    (exists only since 1989)

All other "Spiel des Jahres" years & awards

The Spiel des Jahres has been awarded since 1979, we have created several other lists for you:

Spiel des Jahres nominations and recommendations are also excellent

In our "Spiel des Jahres"-1979 list you will find not only the winners, but all games of the recommendation list as well as the nomination list.

List with all Spiel des Jahres 1979 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 1979 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

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

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    In Acquire, players strategically invest in businesses, aiming to secure a majority of stock. As tile placements drive business growth and mergers, majority stockholders receive significant bonuses. These bonuses can be reinvested into other chains, creating a race among players to accumulate the greatest wealth.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Hare & Tortoise

    All details for the board game Hare & Tortoise and similar games

    Hare & Tortoise is a classic board game and the first recipient of the prestigious Spiel des Jahres award in 1979. This game ingeniously combines strategy and arithmetic in a race format. Players must carefully manage their 'fuel' – represented by carrots – to ensure they practically run out (but not completely) as they cross the finish line. Adding to the strategic depth, players also need to spend three lettuce cards during the race. Movement costs carrots, and various spots on the track offer opportunities to gain or lose carrots, making each decision crucial.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Hare & Tortoise
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Alaska

    All details for the board game Alaska and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Seti

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Seti
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Twixt

    All details for the board game Twixt and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Shogun

    All details for the board game Shogun and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Shogun

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

    All details for the board game Merlin and similar games
    • 1 - 2 Players
    • 1 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Simon

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Simon
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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