All "Spiel des Jahres๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 2020" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช2020 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2020. But which are really the best games of the 2020 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

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Spiel des Jahres nominations and recommendations are also excellent

In our "Spiel des Jahres"-2020 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 2020 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2020 games, which you can still buy in 2024:

This list was last updated on July 8, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine

    All details for the board game The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine and similar games

    The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine is a cooperative trick-taking game that takes players on an adventurous space journey, filled with challenges and strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 26 awards and won 13.

    โญ๏ธ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  2. Zombie Kidz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Kidz Evolution and similar games

    Zombie Kidz Evolution is a pioneering legacy-style board game designed specifically for children. Building upon the foundation of the 2013 game Zombie Kidz, this version introduces a dynamic and evolving gameplay experience. Set in a school under siege by zombies, young players must navigate through rooms and entryways to fend off the undead and prevent them from overrunning the school. The objective is to lock all four entryways of the school, a task complicated by the absence of the custodian. As players progress and improve their skills, they can undertake missions and earn trophies and stickers, similar to achievements in video games. The game also features envelopes that, when opened, add new elements to the game, including challenges, powers, and heroes, keeping the gameplay fresh and engaging.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 5.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Pictures

    All details for the board game Pictures and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Pictures
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Pictures

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pictures" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Cartographers

    All details for the board game Cartographers and similar games

    Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale transports players to a realm where they take on the roles of mapmakers, tasked by Queen Gimnax to chart the northern territories for the Kingdom of Nalos. This game combines elements of strategy and creativity, challenging players to create the most efficient and aesthetically pleasing maps.

    Nominated for 10 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Cartographers
    • 1 - 100 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  5. Draftosaurus

    All details for the board game Draftosaurus and similar games

    Draftosaurus is a charming and quick drafting game where players aim to build the most attractive dinosaur park. The game stands out for its use of dino meeples and unique placement restrictions, making it an engaging experience for all ages.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Draftosaurus
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Draftosaurus

    • YouTube Review for the game "Draftosaurus" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. My City

    All details for the board game My City and similar games

    My City is a groundbreaking competitive legacy game where players develop their own city across multiple epochs. This game uniquely blends city-building with the evolving challenges and narratives of a legacy format.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 4.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for My City
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for My City

    • YouTube Review for the game "My City" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. Spicy

    All details for the board game Spicy and similar games

    Spicy is a vibrant bluffing card game that captures the fiery competition among three big cats who, tired of their constant battling for supremacy, decide to engage in a spicy hot eating contest. This setup serves as a backdrop for a game filled with deceit, strategy, and quick thinking, designed for 2-6 players. The game's core mechanic revolves around players announcing their card plays without revealing them, allowing for a high degree of bluffing as cards are played face down.

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Spicy
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  8. The Fox in the Forest

    All details for the board game The Fox in the Forest and similar games

    The Fox in the Forest is a captivating two-player trick-taking card game that brings a unique twist to a classic genre with its enchanting fairy tale theme and strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for The Fox in the Forest
    • 2 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. The King's Dilemma

    All details for the board game The King's Dilemma and similar games

    The King's Dilemma presents a captivating blend of narrative storytelling and strategy, set in the fictional Kingdom of Ankist. As players, you step into the roles of leaders of various noble houses, each with your own agendas and influence, making critical decisions that shape the fate of the kingdom.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for The King's Dilemma
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for The King's Dilemma

    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "The King's Dilemma" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  10. Nova Luna

    All details for the board game Nova Luna and similar games

    Nova Luna is an abstract tile-laying strategy game that focuses on careful planning and decision-making. Players are tasked with fulfilling objectives by placing tiles strategically, creating a unique and engaging gameplay experience.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Nova Luna
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Nova Luna

    • YouTube Review for the game "Nova Luna" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  11. Res Arcana

    All details for the board game Res Arcana and similar games

    Embark on a mystical journey into the enchanting world of Res Arcana, where mages harness the powers of Life, Death, Elan, Calm, and Gold to shape their destiny. Prepare your place of power and engage in a strategic contest to achieve victory.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 2.

    More details for Res Arcana
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  12. Go Slow!

    All details for the board game Go Slow! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Little Town

    All details for the board game Little Town and similar games

    Little Town is a charming and strategic board game where players take on the roles of architects with the goal of developing their own little town over four rounds. Through careful placement of workers on the game board, players gather essential resources, construct buildings, and earn victory points. The game challenges players to make the most out of their workers each round, strategically planning to gather resources, and cleverly positioning themselves in relation to buildings for optimal gain.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Little Town
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Slide Quest

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Slide Quest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  15. Zoo Run

    All details for the board game Zoo Run and similar games
    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Hedgehog Roll

    All details for the board game Hedgehog Roll and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Hedgehog Roll
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Kitchen Rush

    All details for the board game Kitchen Rush and similar games

    Kitchen Rush immerses players in the bustling atmosphere of a newly inherited restaurant aiming for success. This innovative, real-time, cooperative board game captures the essence of kitchen management through a unique worker placement mechanism that uses hourglasses as workers.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Kitchen Rush
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Kitchen Rush

    • YouTube Review for the game "Kitchen Rush" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. Colourbrain

    All details for the board game Colourbrain and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Colourbrain
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Foto Fish

    All details for the board game Foto Fish and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Foto Fish
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Magic School

    All details for the board game Magic School and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Underwater Cities

    All details for the board game Underwater Cities and similar games

    Underwater Cities is a strategy board game where players become the world's brightest minds, tasked with creating the most livable underwater habitats. The game is notable for its card placement mechanism and offers a richly strategic experience that scales in duration with the number of players.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Underwater Cities
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 80 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Underwater Cities

    • YouTube Review for the game "Underwater Cities" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. Puzzle-Memo

    All details for the board game Puzzle-Memo and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Hans im Glรผck

    All details for the board game Hans im Glรผck and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Robots

    All details for the board game Robots and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Robots
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Paladins of the West Kingdom

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

    Paladins of the West Kingdom is a compelling strategy board game that transports players to the tumultuous era of West Francia around 900 AD. The game beautifully blends historical themes with deep strategic gameplay.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Paladins of the West Kingdom
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Hard to learn

    Video reviews for Paladins of the West Kingdom

    • YouTube Review for the game "Paladins of the West Kingdom" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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