All "Spiel des JahresšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2005" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ2005 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2005. But which are really the best games of the 2005 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2005 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2005 (Game of the Year):
    Niagara
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2005 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005 (Children's game of the year):
    Das Kleine Gespenst

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"-2005 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 2005 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2005 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 26 board games for this list and selected the top 24. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    No Thanks! is a straightforward and captivating card game that offers a blend of strategy and luck. The game's simplicity makes it appealing and accessible to a wide range of players.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Incan Gold

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    The board game known as Diamant or Incan Gold unfolds as an exhilarating press-your-luck experience, offering players a quick and enjoyable journey into mine shafts and jungle paths. As participants flip cards from a deck, the gems discovered are evenly distributed, creating a shared bounty. However, the decision to venture deeper comes with the risk of encountering hazards like scorpions, snakes, poison gas, explosions, and rockfalls.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 4.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Incan Gold
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Animal Upon Animal

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    Animal Upon Animal (original title: Tier auf Tier) is a delightful and family-friendly stacking game that challenges players to carefully balance wooden animal figures to create an ever-growing pyramid. The game is designed for all ages, showcasing both fun and skill in a simple yet engaging format.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Ribbit

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    Ribbit (formerly known as Schildkrƶtenrennen or "Turtle Race" in its original version) offers a delightful, strategic race experience suited for families and players of all ages. This game is built around the concept of racing turtlesā€”or frogs, in the reprintā€”across a field to reach a tasty salad.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

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    More details for Ribbit
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
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  5. Wie ich die Welt sehe...

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    • 2 - 15 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. That's Life!

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    That's Life! (also known as Verflixxt!) revitalizes the traditional roll-and-move game genre with elements that give players more strategic control. In this game, players navigate a path laid out with tiles, aiming to collect as many positive tiles as possible while avoiding negative ones. The addition of guards and clovers introduces strategic depth, turning what could be a game of chance into one of tactical decision-making.

    Nominated for 8 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for That's Life!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Power Grid

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    Power Grid is a strategic board game that combines elements of network building and commodity trading. Players aim to supply power to the most cities as their networks expand.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 4.

    More details for Power Grid
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Power Grid

    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Power Grid" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Jambo

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    Jambo is a strategic card game that immerses players in the role of traders in Central Africa, competing to become the most successful merchant through savvy buying and selling. Set before colonization, the game captures the essence of traditional trading practices and market competition, with players aiming to earn wealth by dealing in various goods.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Jambo
    • 2 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Schildi Schildkrƶte

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Schildi Schildkrƶte
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Snorta!

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Snorta!
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Dance of Ibexes

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Piranha Pedro

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Piranha Pedro
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Boomtown

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    Boomtown combines the thrill of gold rush era mining with strategic gameplay elements, including auctions, dice-rolling, and tactical use of action cards. Players start as hopeful gold diggers and aim to rise to the status of wealthy tycoons by smartly acquiring mining concessions, becoming influential in local politics, and capitalizing on the economic opportunities of the era.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Boomtown
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Around the World in 80 Days

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    Around the World in 80 Days transports players into the adventurous spirit of Phileas Fogg's epic journey, as immortalized in Jules Verne's classic novel. This board game, adorned with Victorian-era decorations, challenges players to circumnavigate the globe faster than their rivals, using strategy, planning, and a bit of luck to outmaneuver one another and claim victory in this race against time.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Around the World in 80 Days
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 50 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Around the World in 80 Days

    • YouTube Review for the game "Around the World in 80 Days" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Niagara

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    Niagara is a captivating board game that transports players to the perilous and competitive world of 18th-century waterfall expeditions. Set against the backdrop of rushing Niagara Falls, players take on the roles of adventurers, directed by the Shawnee and Iroquois Indians, to discover hidden jewels. The game combines strategic planning with an innovative movement mechanism, all brought to life through a stunning three-dimensional representation of the falls.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Niagara
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  16. Mago Magino

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Mago Magino
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Daddy Cool

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Daddy Cool
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Das Kleine Gespenst

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Das Kleine Gespenst
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Himalaya

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    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Himalaya
    • 3 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. The Gardens of the Alhambra

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Up And Down

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Up And Down
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Krabbel-Trabbel

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Frantic Frogs

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Ene Mene Muh, gib mir deine Kuh!

    All details for the board game Ene Mene Muh, gib mir deine Kuh! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old

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