All "Spiel des JahresđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 1998" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres đŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș1998 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 1998. But which are really the best games of the 1998 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year đŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 1998 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 1998 (Game of the Year):
    Elfenland
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 1998 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 1998 (Children's game of the year):
    Chicken Cha Cha Cha

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"-1998 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 1998 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 1998 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

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    Chicken Cha Cha Cha is a delightful and engaging memory game that combines the whimsy of chickens learning to dance with the challenge of strategic movement and memory. Players become chickens vying to out-memorize and outmaneuver their opponents around a circuitous path, aiming to collect the tail feathers of their rivals by accurately recalling the images hidden on octagonal tiles.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  2. Through the Desert

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    Through the Desert is a strategic board game where players guide caravans through the desert to claim oases and territory. Often compared to the classic game Go, it combines strategic planning with a visually appealing setup featuring colorful plastic camels.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Through the Desert
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Basari

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Basari
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. David & Goliath

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Tigris & Euphrates

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    Reiner Knizia's Tigris & Euphrates is a highly regarded strategy board game, often considered his masterpiece. It's set in the ancient fertile crescent and involves building civilizations through strategic tile placement.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tigris & Euphrates
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Tigris & Euphrates

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tigris & Euphrates" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  6. Elfenland

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    Elfenland is a redesigned version of the original Elfenroads game, set in a mythical elven world. Players, as young elves, embark on a journey across the land to visit as many of the twenty Elfencities as possible. The game is uniquely characterized by its variety of whimsical transportation methods and strategic movement across a network of interconnected cities.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 1998

    More details for Elfenland
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Caesar & Cleopatra

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    In Caesar & Cleopatra, a two-player card game, participants step into the roles of these iconic historical figures, with Caesar advocating for Rome's invasion of Egypt and Cleopatra fighting for its independence. The core of the game revolves around influencing Roman officials - Aedils, Quaestors, Senators, Pretorians, and Censors - using agent cards numbered 1 to 5. Players must strategically decide whether to play these agents face-down for secrecy or face-up for greater influence. Additionally, action cards like Assassins and Scouts add layers of strategy, allowing players to remove opposing agents or reveal hidden ones. The game progresses by revealing votes from the Roman officials, with the player having the most influence winning their support. The game concludes once all officials have chosen sides, with victory going to the player who has garnered the most support, factoring in bonus points for majorities in specific groups and certain hidden objectives.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Caesar & Cleopatra
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Canyon

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    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Tonga Bonga

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  10. GIPF

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    GIPF is a highly strategic two-player game that elevates the traditional concept of achieving four-in-a-row into a deeper tactical battle. The game stands out for its simplicity in rules but complexity in strategy, providing a rich tactical experience where players not only aim to create rows of four of their own pieces but also strategically capture their opponent's pieces, thereby altering the game state.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for GIPF
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
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  11. Minister

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Tycoon

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Die Macher

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    Die Macher is a deeply strategic board game centered around seven sequential political races in various regions of Germany. Players take on the roles of leaders of national political parties, tasked with wisely managing their resources to lead their party to victory across these regional elections.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Die Macher
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 240 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn

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