All "Spiel des Jahres๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 2016" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช2016 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2016. But which are really the best games of the 2016 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

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In our "Spiel des Jahres"-2016 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 2016 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2016 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. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Codenames is a captivating and popular party game that involves clever wordplay and deduction. Two teams compete, each led by a spymaster who knows the secret identities of 25 agents, represented by cards bearing single-word codenames like "disease," "Germany," or even "carrot." The objective is for each team to be the first to correctly identify all their agents based on clues given by their spymaster, while avoiding the dangerous assassin.

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!18โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  2. 7 Wonders Duel

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders Duel and similar games

    7 Wonders Duel takes the essence of the classic 7 Wonders and refines it for an intense two-player experience. It retains the thematic elements of building a civilization through acquiring various types of cards, but it introduces unique mechanics suited for a duel.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 9.

    More details for 7 Wonders Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!22โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for 7 Wonders Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "7 Wonders Duel" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 and similar games

    Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 offers an extraordinary gaming experience as a cooperative campaign game, immersing players in an overarching story-arc that unfolds over 12-24 gripping sessions. The duration depends on your group's performance and the fate of the world. Here's an overview of this thrilling journey:

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!50โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 1

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 1" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Karuba

    All details for the board game Karuba and similar games

    Karuba is a tile-laying race game that combines strategy with a touch of luck, as players navigate their explorers through a dense jungle to reach temples and collect treasures. Each player's decision-making skills are put to the test as they create paths and vie to be the first to explore the riches of Karuba.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Karuba
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 40 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei

    All details for the board game Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei and similar games
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!70โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei

    • YouTube Review for the game "Krazy Wordz: Nicht 100% jugendfrei" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Spyfall

    All details for the board game Spyfall and similar games

    Spyfall immerses players in a unique party game experience where they step into the intriguing roles of spies, navigating through various scenarios to decipher their surroundings. In this engaging game, participants aim to uncover the spy in their midst while the spy endeavors to blend in and discern the secret location.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spyfall
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 13+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Spyfall

    • YouTube Review for the game "Spyfall" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  7. Qwinto

    All details for the board game Qwinto and similar games

    Qwinto offers a refreshing twist on the roll-and-write genre, engaging players in a simultaneous play experience where quick thinking and strategic number placement are key to victory. In this game, players race to fill out their scoresheets with ascending numbers in three colorful rows, while navigating the constraints of overlapping columns and avoiding duplicates to maximize their scores.

    More details for Qwinto
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Time's Up! Kids

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Time's Up! Kids
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Blood Rage

    All details for the board game Blood Rage and similar games

    In the midst of Ragnarรถk, the cataclysmic end of the world, seize your opportunity for glory in Blood Rage. Each player commands a Viking clan, complete with fearless warriors, a formidable leader, and a mighty ship. As the world crumbles, it's the Vikings' last chance to seek Valhalla, to be forever remembered at Odin's side. In this epic battle, there are myriad paths to honor, from plundering the land and crushing opponents to fulfilling quests, enhancing your clan's strength, or embracing a glorious demise.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 2.

    More details for Blood Rage
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!72โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  10. Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King

    All details for the board game Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King and similar games

    Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King is a strategic tile-laying board game set in the stunning landscape of Isle of Skye. In this game, 2 to 5 players take on the roles of chieftains from different clans, each aspiring to expand their territories and build their kingdoms to gain the most points.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    โญ๏ธ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!32โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  11. My First Stone Age

    All details for the board game My First Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    โญ๏ธ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for My First Stone Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "My First Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. Imhotep

    All details for the board game Imhotep and similar games

    Imhotep invites players into the ancient world of Egypt, where they compete as builders trying to leave their mark on history by constructing notable monuments.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Imhotep
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!29โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  13. Leo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Leo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. T.I.M.E Stories

    All details for the board game T.I.M.E Stories and similar games

    T.I.M.E Stories is a unique narrative-driven board game that blends elements of role-playing, exploration, and puzzle-solving. It offers an immersive experience as players take on the role of temporal agents sent on missions to prevent disruptions in the space-time continuum.

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for T.I.M.E Stories
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for T.I.M.E Stories

    • YouTube Review for the game "T.I.M.E Stories" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Harry Hopper

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Harry Hopper
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Die Fiesen 7

    All details for the board game Die Fiesen 7 and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!9โ‚ฌ atAmazon.de*
  17. Sleepy Castle

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Animals on Board

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Animals on Board
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Mein Schatz

    All details for the board game Mein Schatz and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Mmm!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Mmm!
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Die geheimnisvolle Drachenhรถhle

    All details for the board game Die geheimnisvolle Drachenhรถhle and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Jungle Party

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Jungle Party
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Mombasa

    All details for the board game Mombasa and similar games

    Mombasa is a deep and strategic Euro-style board game set in 18th century Africa, revolving around economic expansion and investment in trading companies. Players work to spread their influence across the continent by investing in companies based in key African cities and engaging in various trade activities.

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 4.

    More details for Mombasa
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  24. Castle Flutterstone

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Castle Flutterstone
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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