All "Spiel des JahresđŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2008" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres đŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș2008 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2008. But which are really the best games of the 2008 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year đŸ‡©đŸ‡Ș 2008 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2008 (Game of the Year):
    Keltis
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2008 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008 (Children's game of the year):
    Whoowasit?

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"-2008 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 2008 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2008 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 30 board games for this list and selected the top 28. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Jamaica

    All details for the board game Jamaica and similar games

    In the swashbuckling world of 1675 Jamaica, Captain Henry Morgan, after a notorious career in piracy, becomes the Governor of Jamaica. In a surprising turn of events, he invites his former pirate comrades to join him in retirement, celebrating their plundered treasures in the annual Great Challenge – a thrilling race around the island. The cunning Captain with the most gold at the end of the race claims the title of Grand Winner. Jamaica is a pirate-themed tactical race game that combines strategic ship movement, treasure hunting, and player interaction.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Jamaica
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  2. Stone Age

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    Stone Age catapults players into the challenging era of our ancestors, a time when survival hinged on the relentless pursuit of progress. In roles as hunters, collectors, farmers, and toolmakers, players will experience the hardships and triumphs of this prehistoric age. Here's an overview of the game:

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Stone Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Galaxy Trucker

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    Galaxy Trucker is a fast-paced, tile-laying board game that combines space adventure with ship construction and navigation challenges.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    More details for Galaxy Trucker
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Marrakech

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    Marrakech is a strategic board game where players take on the roles of competing rug salespeople in the vibrant and bustling market of Marrakech. The aim is to outsmart your competitors through careful placement of carpets and savvy financial decisions.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Marrakech
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. TZAAR

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    TZAAR is a compelling abstract strategy game that emphasizes the delicate balance of weakening your opponent versus strengthening your own position. With 30 pieces each, divided among Tzaars, Tzarras, and Totts, players navigate a game of tactical decisions where every move counts. The core challenge lies in managing these three distinct types of pieces, each essential to the game's strategy, as players aim to either deplete one type of the opponent's pieces or trap them in a position where they can't capture anymore.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for TZAAR
    • 2 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. Linq

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Linq
    • 4 - 8 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Witch's Brew

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    Witch's Brew is a captivating card game that introduces players to a world of magic, potions, and strategic role selection. As the fourth installment in the Alea medium box series, this game by Andreas Pelikan challenges players to assume constantly changing roles, from the wise druid Drax to the diligent assistant Gemalher, navigating a dynamic play environment where timing and strategy are key.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Witch's Brew
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Whoowasit?

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Whoowasit?
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  9. Cockroach Salad

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    Cockroach Salad is a fast-paced card game where players work together to create a salad but not always truthfully. With 128 cards representing different vegetables and the dreaded "taboo" vegetables with cockroaches, the aim is to deceive your way to victory. The game becomes a test of quick thinking and deception as you navigate through the rules of when to tell the truth and when to lie about the vegetables you're adding to the salad.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    đŸ”„ Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Cockroach Salad
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    đŸ”„ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Cockroach Salad

    • YouTube Review for the game "Cockroach Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  10. Didi Dotter

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Didi Dotter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Metropolys

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    Metropolys is an engaging strategy game where players take on the roles of ambitious urban planners competing to leave their mark on a developing cityscape. The game combines elements of bidding, spatial strategy, and secret objectives. Players vie to construct their buildings in prestigious locations to gain the most prestige and win the game.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Metropolys
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Big Points

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Ghost Hunters

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Ghost Hunters
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Keltis

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    Keltis is a multi-player board game that evolves from the principles of Lost Cities, with some unique rule changes and elements. It was later published with Reiner Knizia's original rules and theme as Lost Cities: The Board Game. Keltis invites players to embark on a journey along mystical stone paths by strategically playing cards, managing risks, and earning points.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Keltis
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  15. Agricola

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    Agricola is a strategic board game where players become farmers aiming to build thriving homesteads. Manage resources, expand your home, and feed your family to win.

    Nominated for 25 awards and won 14.

    ⭐ Spiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Agricola
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  16. Wicked Witches Way

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Wicked Witches Way
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Alles Tomate!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Alles Tomate!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  18. The Hanging Gardens

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. RattleSnake

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for RattleSnake
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Lascaux

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  21. Wild Vikings

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Wild Vikings
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Wild Vikings

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wild Vikings" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Wild Vikings" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. In the Year of the Dragon

    All details for the board game In the Year of the Dragon and similar games

    In the Year of the Dragon is a strategic board game designed by Stefan Feld, set in ancient China around the year 1000. The game is known for its challenging gameplay that combines resource management, strategic planning, and crisis management.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for In the Year of the Dragon
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 75 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    đŸ”„ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  23. Blox

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2008

    đŸ”„ Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Blox
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    đŸ”„ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  24. Capt'n Sharky: Abenteuer auf der Schatzinsel

    All details for the board game Capt'n Sharky: Abenteuer auf der Schatzinsel and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Capt'n Sharky: Abenteuer auf der Schatzinsel
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Kleiner Teddy

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    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Fluss der Drachen

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    ⭐ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2008

    More details for Fluss der Drachen
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Pino Sortino

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Die kleinen Regentropfen

    All details for the board game Die kleinen Regentropfen and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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