All "Spiel des JahresšŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2012" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ2012 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2012. But which are really the best games of the 2012 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year šŸ‡©šŸ‡Ŗ 2012 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2012 (Game of the Year):
    Kingdom Builder
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    Village
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012 (Children's game of the year):
    Schnappt Hubi!

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"-2012 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 2012 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2012 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 29 board games for this list and selected the top 26. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Las Vegas and similar games

    Las Vegas is a lively, dice-based game that combines luck, strategy, and the joy of thwarting your opponents. Developed by Stefan BrĆ¼ck at alea, it's designed to be an easy and interactive game, full of schadenfreude moments.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Rhino Hero is a dexterity-based card game that combines elements of building and strategy. Players take turns constructing a skyscraper with walls and roof cards, while moving a heroic rhino figurine up the building.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Pictomania

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    Pictomania turns the conventional drawing game on its head by combining drawing and guessing into simultaneous, frenetic action. This game, perfect for those who pride themselves on either their quick sketching or sharp guessing skills, ensures a level playing field and promises high energy from start to finish. Over five rounds, players are challenged to draw a word or phrase indicated by randomly assigned cards while also guessing what their opponents are drawing to earn points. Missteps can lead to becoming the round's "black sheep," affecting scores negatively, making each stroke and guess a calculated risk.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Pictomania
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Targi

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    Targi is a strategic board game set against the backdrop of the Tuareg culture in the desert. Players assume the roles of leaders of Tuareg tribes, engaging in trade and seeking to expand their families and influence.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Targi
    • 2 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ‘ Good price!14ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Targi

    • YouTube Review for the game "Targi" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Butterfly Garden

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    Indigo is a captivating tile-laying game that combines strategy with a touch of competition, as players maneuver to guide precious gemstones to their goals. This game, reminiscent of classics like Metro, Tsuro, and Linie 1, challenges players to construct pathways on a shared board, where the twist lies in moving gems towards objectives for points, rather than simply building the longest route.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Butterfly Garden
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Friday

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    Friday, part of Friedemann Friese's Freitag-Project Series, unfolds the tale of Robinson Crusoe and his loyal partner, Friday. Stepping into Friday's shoes, players navigate the challenges of Robinson's arrival on the island, disrupting your peaceful existence. The objective is clear: assist Robinson in surviving the island and prepare him for a showdown with incoming pirates.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Friday
    • 1 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. Cheating Moth

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    Cheating Moth is a mischievously fun card game where cheating isn't just allowed, it's necessary to win! Players aim to get rid of all their cards, but traditional card play is only part of the strategy. You'll also need to cleverly cheat by secretly dropping cards without getting caught. Each round begins with players holding eight cards and trying to play a card onto the discard pile that is exactly one number higher or lower than the top card. But here's the twist: certain cards, like the Cheating Moth cards, can't be discarded normally and must be slyly disposed of through cheating.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!8ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  8. Schnappt Hubi!

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    ā­ļø Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Schnappt Hubi!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ‘ Good price!37ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  9. Kingdom Builder

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    Kingdom Builder is a strategic board game where players shape their domains by building settlements, with the ultimate goal of earning the most gold by the end of the game.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Kingdom Builder
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    šŸ”„ Great price!42ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  10. Kulami

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Kulami
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  11. K2

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    K2 is a board game that simulates the challenging and perilous experience of climbing the second-highest and one of the deadliest mountains on Earth, known as the Savage Mountain. It combines strategy and survival elements in a competitive mountaineering adventure.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for K2
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  12. Dirty Pig

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Dirty Pig
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Kalimambo

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. EselsbrĆ¼cke

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for EselsbrĆ¼cke
    • 3 - 12 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Village

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    Village is a board game that captures the essence of life in a medieval village, where each player manages a family's journey through generations, seeking fame and glory in various ways. The game is renowned for its innovative handling of the passage of time and the inevitability of death, making it a unique and tactically rich experience.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 7.

    ā­ļø Kennerspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Village
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Village

    • YouTube Review for the game "Village" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  16. CLACK!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    šŸ”„ Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for CLACK!
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!12ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  17. Broomsticks and Backflips

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Broomsticks and Backflips
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Rapa Nui

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Spinnengift und Krƶtenschleim

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Spinnengift und Krƶtenschleim
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    šŸ”„ Great price!17ā‚¬ atAmazon.de*
  20. Miss Lupunā€¦und das Geheimnis der Zahlen

    All details for the board game Miss Lupunā€¦und das Geheimnis der Zahlen and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Miss Lupunā€¦und das Geheimnis der Zahlen
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Hawaii

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    In Hawaii, a tactical board game, players take on the role of active strategists rather than idle vacationers. The challenge lies in efficiently using limited resources over five rounds to build and enhance villages on the Hawaiian islands. Players, acting as chieftains, navigate the board to acquire new tiles, making strategic purchases with three different currencies. The game requires careful management of these resources as they deplete over time. Success in Hawaii hinges on the ability to provide for the people while adapting to a diminishing income, demanding a balance of various point-scoring strategies.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Hawaii
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Santa Cruz

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Santa Cruz
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Coraxis & Co.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Die kleinen Drachenritter

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    ā­ļø Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Die kleinen Drachenritter
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Ora et Labora

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    Ora et Labora, designed by Uwe Rosenberg, is a resource management and strategy board game set in the Medieval era. Each player takes on the role of the head of a monastery, aiming to develop their land, construct buildings, and create valuable items.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ora et Labora
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 180 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  26. Flossen hoch!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Flossen hoch!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old

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