Our predictions for the Winners of the Spiel des Jahres🇩🇪 2021 Award 2021

The Spiel des Jahres jury announced the nominations and the list of recommendations for Spiel des Jahres 2021, Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021 and Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021 on 05/17/2021. Then, on 06/14/2021, the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021 Award was presented first - and finally, on 07/19/2021, the Spiel des Jahres 2021 and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021 Award will be awarded.

In the list below you will find what we think are the hottest candidates for the coveted German game award. The games must be submitted to the jury by the end of March 2021. I.e. only games published in Germany from April 2020 to March 2021 can be included for the Spiel des Jahres 2021.

Our predictions: Winner of the Spiel des Jahres 🇩🇪 2021

  • Spiel des Jahres 2020 (Game of the Year): (will be awarded on 19.07.2021)
    Our pick: MicroMacro: Crime City
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020 (Connoisseur's game of the year): (will be awarded on 19.07.2021)
    Our prediction: Fantasy Realms
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020 (Children's game of the year): (awarded on 06/14/2021)
    Dragomino (as we bredicted)

All "Spiel des Jahres" years listed individually

The German Award "Spiel des Jahres" (engl. "Game of the Year") has been awarded since 1979. We have therefore created separate lists for all years, all award types (game of the year, connoisseur game, children's game) and all nominees:

Spiel des Jahres nominations and recommendations also very good

In our "Spiel des Jahres"-2021 list you will find enclosed not only the expected winners, but all games of the recommendation list (longlist) as well as the nomination list (shortlist) for Spiel des Jahres 2021, Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021 and the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021.

Which game do you think will be nominated and who will be the winner in the different categories of Spiel des Jahres 2021? Write us at tibi+brettspiele@cephea.de.

List of our favorites for "Spiel des Jahres 2021"

Attached all our favorites for "Spiel des Jahres 2021" award in comparison:

This list was last updated on August 1, 2021. We compared 23 board games for this list and selected the top 21. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. MicroMacro: Crime City

    All details for the board game MicroMacro: Crime City and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. Point Salad

    All details for the board game Point Salad and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    More details for Point Salad
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Point Salad" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Zombie Teenz Evolution

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"Sprache
  4. Fantasy Realms

    All details for the board game Fantasy Realms and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Fantasy Realms
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

    All details for the board game Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  6. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    All details for the board game The Adventures of Robin Hood and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for The Adventures of Robin Hood
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  7. Lost Ruins of Arnak

    All details for the board game Lost Ruins of Arnak and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Lost Ruins of Arnak
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!59€ atAmazon.de
  8. Biss 20

    All details for the board game Biss 20 and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels

    All details for the board game Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Mia London and the Case of the 625 Scoundrels
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Paleo

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    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Paleo
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!37€ atAmazon.de
  11. The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land

    All details for the board game The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  12. Storytailors

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Storytailors
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Dream Catcher

    All details for the board game Dream Catcher and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dream Catcher
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. Chakra

    All details for the board game Chakra and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Riftforce

    All details for the board game Riftforce and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  16. Barrage

    All details for the board game Barrage and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    More details for Barrage
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: hard
  17. Switch & Signal

    All details for the board game Switch & Signal and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Switch & Signal

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Switch & Signal" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Switch & Signal" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  18. Käpt'n Kuller

    All details for the board game Käpt'n Kuller and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Käpt'n Kuller
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  19. Inspektor Nase

    All details for the board game Inspektor Nase and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
  20. Swip'Sheep

    All details for the board game Swip'Sheep and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Swip'Sheep
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
  21. Tapikekoi

    All details for the board game Tapikekoi and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old

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