All "Spiel des Jahres🇩🇪 2019" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres 🇩🇪2019 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2019. But which are really the best games of the 2019 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

Game of the Year 🇩🇪 2019 Winners

  • Spiel des Jahres 2019 (Game of the Year):
    Just One
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019 (Connoisseur's game of the year):
    Wingspan
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019 (Children's game of the year):
    Valley of the Vikings

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"-2019 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 2019 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2019 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 28 board games for this list and selected the top 27. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Just One

    All details for the board game Just One and similar games

    Just One is a cooperative party game that combines elements of mystery and creativity. Players work together to guess as many words as possible, using unique clues provided by their teammates.

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Just One
    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Just One

    • YouTube Review for the game "Just One" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  2. Wingspan

    All details for the board game Wingspan and similar games

    Wingspan is a captivating, competitive board game from Stonemaier Games, masterfully designed by Elizabeth Hargrave. It's a medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building game that stands out with its unique theme and stunning artwork, featuring over 170 bird illustrations by artists Beth Sobel, Natalia Rojas, and Ana Maria Martinez.

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 16.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 40 - 70 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wingspan" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Werewords

    All details for the board game Werewords and similar games

    Werewords is a fast-paced word-guessing game blended with the intrigue of a hidden role mechanism. In this engaging party game, players work together to guess a secret word, while also navigating the deceit of a werewolf who knows the word but is trying to lead them astray.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Werewords
    • 4 - 10 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Belratti

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Belratti
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Concept Kids: Animals

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concept Kids: Animals" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. L.L.A.M.A.

    All details for the board game L.L.A.M.A. and similar games

    L.L.A.M.A. is a light and engaging card game that combines elements of strategy and luck. The game's title, an acronym for "Lege alle Minuspunkte ab" (German for "discard all minus points"), cleverly plays on the word "llama," adding a whimsical touch to the gameplay.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for L.L.A.M.A.
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Architects of the West Kingdom

    All details for the board game Architects of the West Kingdom and similar games

    In Architects of the West Kingdom, set against the backdrop of the late Carolingian Empire around 850 AD, players step into the roles of royal architects. Tasked with constructing important buildings and advancing the construction of the Archbishop's cathedral, this game uniquely combines resource management, worker placement, and moral choices into a rich strategic tableau. Players vie for the King's favor and maintain their noble status in a world where virtue and vice coexist.

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 5.

    More details for Architects of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 60 - 80 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!66€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Architects of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Architects of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Reef

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    Reef is an abstract strategy game where players embody the role of a coral reef, engaging in the growth and expansion of their reef through careful selection and placement of colors and patterns.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Reef
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Dizzle

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Monster-Bande

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monster-Bande
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Monster-Bande

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster-Bande" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Who Did It?

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Who Did It?
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de*
  12. Carpe Diem

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    In Carpe Diem, players step into the roles of wealthy patricians in ancient Rome, striving to build prosperous city districts and accumulate prestigious points. Designed by the accomplished game designer Stefan Feld, this board game offers a unique and engaging gaming experience.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Carpe Diem
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 75 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  13. Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    All details for the board game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game and similar games

    Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game immerses players in the role of true detectives, blending traditional board game elements with modern technology and storytelling. This game offers a unique and interactive experience, as players solve interconnected cases using both physical game components and an online database.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 120 - 180 Minutes
    • 16+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!32€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Imhotep: The Duel

    All details for the board game Imhotep: The Duel and similar games

    Imhotep: The Duel transports players back to the rich historical setting of ancient Egypt, where they engage in a strategic contest as two of Egypt’s most renowned figures, Nefertiti and Akhenaten. This two-player game is a standalone sequel to the acclaimed board game Imhotep, known for its deep strategy and engaging gameplay. Imhotep: The Duel focuses on the competitive dynamics between two players, offering a nuanced and tightly contested battle of wits and strategy.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Imhotep: The Duel
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Imhotep: The Duel

    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Imhotep: The Duel" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Valley of the Vikings

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Valley of the Vikings
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de*
  16. Monster Match

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monster Match

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Match" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Sherlock: Last Call

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Paper Tales

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    Paper Tales is a dynamic card game that blends elements of drafting and kingdom-building. Set in a mythical world, players guide their realms through centuries, facing challenges and opportunities as they emerge.

    More details for Paper Tales
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Paper Tales

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paper Tales" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Paper Tales" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Sherlock: The Tomb of the Archaeologist

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  20. Fabulantica

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Fabulantica
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de*
  21. Magic Maze Kids

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Magic Maze Kids
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Magic Maze Kids

    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze Kids" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Magic Maze Kids" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Barnyard Bunch

    All details for the board game Barnyard Bunch and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Sherlock: Death on the 4th of July

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    • 1 - 8 Players
    • 40 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  24. Newton

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    Newton is a strategic board game that immerses players in the era of the Scientific Revolution, a time of profound discoveries and intellectual advancements. Players step into the shoes of aspiring scientists, striving to achieve the stature of legendary figures like Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton himself. The game encapsulates the journey of knowledge, exploration, and scientific achievement.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    More details for Newton
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Newton

    • YouTube Review for the game "Newton" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Lowlands

    All details for the board game Lowlands and similar games

    Lowlands is a captivating board game that seamlessly blends strategic farming with cooperative dike-building to protect against floods. Players are thrust into a challenging environment where the balance between individual prosperity and community welfare is key. Here's a closer look at its gameplay, strategy, and thematic integration.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Lowlands
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 50 - 100 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Lowlands

    • YouTube Review for the game "Lowlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Go Gecko Go!

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Go Gecko Go!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Go Gecko Go!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Go Gecko Go!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Voll Verwackelt

    All details for the board game Voll Verwackelt and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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