All "Spiel des Jahres๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 1997" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2022

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช1997 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 1997. But which are really the best games of the 1997 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 1997 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 1997 (Game of the Year):
    Mississippi Queen
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 1997 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 1997 (Children's game of the year):
    Leinen los!

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"-1997 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 1997 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 1997 games, which you can still buy in 2022:

This list was last updated on September 6, 2022. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Bohnanza

    All details for the board game Bohnanza and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Bohnanza
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Visionary

    All details for the board game Visionary and similar games
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Show Manager

    All details for the board game Show Manager and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Dimenticato

    All details for the board game Dimenticato and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Mississippi Queen

    All details for the board game Mississippi Queen and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1997

    More details for Mississippi Queen
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Expedition

    All details for the board game Expedition and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Expedition
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Expedition

    • YouTube Review for the game "Expedition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Expedition" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Leinen los!

    All details for the board game Leinen los! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1997

    More details for Leinen los!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Leinen los!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Leinen los!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Catan Card Game

    All details for the board game Catan Card Game and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Catan Card Game
    • 2 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Aztec

    All details for the board game Aztec and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1997

    More details for Aztec
    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. Lรถwenherz

    All details for the board game Lรถwenherz and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Lรถwenherz
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Manitou

    All details for the board game Manitou and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Comeback

    All details for the board game Comeback and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Husarengolf

    All details for the board game Husarengolf and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 1997

    More details for Husarengolf
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old

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