All "Spiel des Jahres๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 1979" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2021

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช1979 - 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 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 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 2021:

This list was last updated on July 13, 2021. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Acquire

    All details for the board game Acquire and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Acquire
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  2. Hare & Tortoise

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

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Hare & Tortoise
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  3. Alaska

    All details for the board game Alaska and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Twixt

    All details for the board game Twixt and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Seti

    All details for the board game Seti and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Spiel des Jahres 1979

    More details for Seti
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. Shogun

    All details for the board game Shogun and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Shogun

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shogun" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Shogun" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  7. Merlin

    All details for the board game Merlin and similar games
    • Players1 - 2 Players
    • Playtime1 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  8. Simon

    All details for the board game Simon and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Simon
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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