All "Spiel des JahresšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2009" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ2009 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2009. But which are really the best games of the 2009 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2009 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2009 (Game of the Year):
    Dominion
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2009 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    (exists only since 2011)
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009 (Children's game of the year):
    The Magic Labyrinth

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"-2009 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 2009 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2009 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    In Dominion, you step into the shoes of a monarch, much like your ancestors, ruling over a small, picturesque kingdom. However, your ambitions stretch far beyond the peaceful realm you've inherited. Your goal is to expand your territory, transforming these modest lands into a vast dominion filled with diverse landscapes and resources.

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ‘ Good price!32ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  2. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    The Magic Labyrinth is an enchanting board game that tests playersā€™ memory and skill as they navigate through a tricky maze. Designed for younger players, this game casts participants as little magician apprentices who must recover lost magical objects from within their masterā€™s labyrinth. The catch? The walls of the maze are invisible, and players must rely on their memory and careful maneuvering to avoid them.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Fauna

    All details for the board game Fauna and similar games

    Fauna is a captivating educational board game that invites 2-6 players to explore the animal kingdom. Each round, players are presented with a single animal, identified only by name and picture, and they must guess various aspects of its biology such as weight, length, height, tail length, and notably, the geographic regions where the animal resides. The game incorporates a strategic element where players place their tokens on a large map or on scales to indicate their guesses. Once a player places their token on a particular area or measurement, no one else can choose the same spot for that round, adding a competitive twist to the guessing game. Accuracy is rewarded with points, and even near misses can earn a player some credit, but incorrect guesses result in tokens being temporarily removed from play. The game proceeds through several rounds, each featuring a new animal, until a player reaches the predetermined score to win, typically after 8-12 rounds.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Fauna
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Pandemic is a highly acclaimed cooperative board game where players take on the roles of disease-fighting specialists. Their mission is to contain and cure four deadly diseases that have broken out across the globe. The game is set on a board depicting major world population centers and requires players to strategize and work together to manage the outbreaks and develop cures before the diseases spiral out of control.

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Poison

    All details for the board game Poison and similar games

    Poison offers a strategic yet straightforward card game experience where players navigate the challenge of managing cauldrons without letting them overflow. The gameplay revolves around avoiding the accumulation of cards from the central area, with a unique twist on scoring: if you collect the most cards in one suit, you can discard them, turning potential defeat into victory. This dynamic makes each round unpredictable and engaging.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Poison
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ‘ Good price!17ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  6. FITS

    All details for the board game FITS and similar games

    FITS (Fill In The Spaces) delivers a unique board game experience reminiscent of Tetris, where spatial reasoning and strategic planning take the forefront. This game differentiates itself with a physical, tactile approach to the classic video game's puzzle-solving mechanics, catering to a more social, multiplayer environment.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for FITS
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Finca

    All details for the board game Finca and similar games

    Welcome to the sun-soaked island of Mallorca, where the game of Finca unfolds against a backdrop of golden beaches, a light-blue sea, and abundant orchards. In this strategic board game, players take on the role of Mallorcan farmers as they endeavor to cultivate and deliver the island's finest fruits, including oranges, lemons, almonds, and grapes. The key to success lies in efficiently managing your resources and outpacing your competitors in the race to deliver your crops.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Finca
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Pack & Stack

    All details for the board game Pack & Stack and similar games

    Pack & Stack is a dynamic and engaging board game that challenges players to master the art of packing. In this game, players are tasked with loading trucks with various-sized goods, aiming to utilize space as efficiently as possible. The game cleverly combines elements of spatial reasoning, quick assessment, and strategic planning, making it an entertaining experience for players of all ages.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pack & Stack
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Hide the Kids!

    All details for the board game Hide the Kids! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Hide the Kids!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Curli Kuller

    All details for the board game Curli Kuller and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Curli Kuller
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Gift Trap

    All details for the board game Gift Trap and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Gift Trap
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Zoowaboo

    All details for the board game Zoowaboo and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Zoowaboo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!50ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  13. Polizei-Alarm!

    All details for the board game Polizei-Alarm! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. MOW

    All details for the board game MOW and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for MOW
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Klickado

    All details for the board game Klickado and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Klickado
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Hang in There!

    All details for the board game Hang in There! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Hang in There!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Space Alert

    All details for the board game Space Alert and similar games

    Space Alert is a thrilling cooperative game where players become crew members of a spaceship navigating dangerous parts of the galaxy. Unique for its real-time gameplay, each mission in Space Alert is a frantic race against time, lasting precisely 10 minutes. The game stands out for its use of a soundtrack that not only enhances the thematic experience but also functions as a timer for the game.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Space Alert
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    šŸ‘ Good price!42ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  18. Maori

    All details for the board game Maori and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Cities

    All details for the board game Cities and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Cities
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. 6 nimmt! Junior

    All details for the board game 6 nimmt! Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for 6 nimmt! Junior
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!7ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  21. Valdora

    All details for the board game Valdora and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Valdora
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ‘ Good price!39ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  22. The Suitcase Detectives

    All details for the board game The Suitcase Detectives and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Diamonds Club

    All details for the board game Diamonds Club and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Diamonds Club
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    šŸ”„ Great price!64ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  24. Einauge sei wachsam!

    All details for the board game Einauge sei wachsam! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Einauge sei wachsam!
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ”„ Great price!15ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  25. Tonga Island

    All details for the board game Tonga Island and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Tonga Island
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  26. Schwarzer Kater

    All details for the board game Schwarzer Kater and similar games
    • 2 - 9 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Der kleine Ritter Trenk

    All details for the board game Der kleine Ritter Trenk and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Hungry Wolves

    All details for the board game Hungry Wolves and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Finde die Tiere!

    All details for the board game Finde die Tiere! and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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