All "Spiel des JahresšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2000" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ2000 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2000. But which are really the best games of the 2000 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2000 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2000 (Game of the Year):
    Torres
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2000 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2000 (Children's game of the year):
    Arbos

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"-2000 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 2000 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2000 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. Citadels

    All details for the board game Citadels and similar games

    Citadels is a dynamic game where players step into various roles, embodying characters they've hired to aid them in amassing wealth and constructing grand buildings. The game unfolds with a quest for dominance, culminating when a player successfully erects their eighth building. Let's delve into the key features of this intriguing game:

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Citadels
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Frank's Zoo

    All details for the board game Frank's Zoo and similar games

    Frank's Zoo is a lively card game that challenges players to strategically rid themselves of all their cards across multiple hands, with scoring based on how quickly players can empty their hand each round. The game can be enjoyed in two modes: with consistent solo play or with alternating partners, adding a layer of strategy in team play.

    More details for Frank's Zoo
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  3. Arbos

    All details for the board game Arbos and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Arbos
    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Web of Power

    All details for the board game Web of Power and similar games

    Web of Power is a strategic board game that immerses players in the quest for dominance over various European regions during the medieval period. The game cleverly combines area control with a simple yet profound placement mechanic, emphasizing monasteries and advisors as the primary tools for influence. The dual-layer strategy involves securing majorities in regions through monasteries and strategically placing advisors, whose presence is capped by the leading player's monastic influence in each region. This dynamic creates a tense and competitive atmosphere as players vie for control while navigating the limitations imposed by their opponents' monastery placements.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Web of Power
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 50 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Metro

    All details for the board game Metro and similar games

    Metro is a strategic tile-placement board game where players build rail lines to score points. It shares similarities with games like "Streetcar," "Tsuro," "Tantrix," and "Spaghetti Junction," but distinguishes itself with unique gameplay elements.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Metro
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
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  6. ZƈRTZ

    All details for the board game ZƈRTZ and similar games

    ZƈRTZ, the third installment in the GIPF Project series, is an abstract strategy game that involves players competing to collect sets of multi-colored balls. The gameplay takes place on a hexagonal board and incorporates elements reminiscent of Checkers. Players jump over balls to capture them, with the added twist of placing new balls on the board and strategically removing empty spaces from the edges.

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for ZƈRTZ
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  7. Taj Mahal

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    Taj Mahal is a strategic board game set in northwest India during the early 18th century, a time when the power of the Grand Moguls was declining. This historical setting provides a rich backdrop for a game of influence and palace building.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Taj Mahal
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  8. Torres

    All details for the board game Torres and similar games

    Torres is an abstract strategy game centered around the themes of castle building and strategic pawn movement. It is known for its deep tactical gameplay and resource management elements.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Torres
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Torres

    • YouTube Review for the game "Torres" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Vinci

    All details for the board game Vinci and similar games

    Vinci draws inspiration from games like History of the World, challenging players to navigate through various European civilizations to amass the most points. Each civilization comes with its unique powers, allowing players to expand their empires and strategically outmaneuver their opponents. The essence of the game revolves around the judicious management of civilizationsā€”knowing precisely when to let one decline in order to adopt another more advantageous one. This tactic is key to accumulating points and achieving victory.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Vinci
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  10. Carolus Magnus

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    Carolus Magnus is a strategic board game where players vie for control over a medieval landscape using mercenaries represented by wooden blocks. The game's board consists of hexagonal clusters arranged in a circle, creating a dynamic battlefield where control shifts with each move. Players deploy their mercenaries to gain dominance over different types of lands and to consolidate their power by constructing towers, which serve both as markers of control and as the primary means to achieve victory.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2000

    More details for Carolus Magnus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. Kardinal

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. La CittĆ 

    All details for the board game La CittĆ  and similar games

    La CittĆ , set in the picturesque Italian countryside, is a strategy game about city-building and population management. Players compete to grow and develop their city-states, starting with two cities each. The game's focus is on expanding various city aspects to attract and sustain a larger population.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for La CittĆ 
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Port Royal

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    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Port Royal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Port Royal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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