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 December 6, 2021. We compared 23 board games for this list and selected the top 22. 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 12 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for MicroMacro: Crime City
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 45 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Point Salad

    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Point Salad" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. 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
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  4. Zombie Teenz Evolution

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

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  5. Dragomino

    All details for the board game Dragomino and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Dragomino
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  6. Aeon's End

    All details for the board game Aeon's End and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards.

    More details for Aeon's End
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Aeon's End

    • YouTube Review for the game "Aeon's End" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  8. Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion

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

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    More details for Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  9. Inspektor Nase

    All details for the board game Inspektor Nase and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  10. Paleo

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    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Paleo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 45 - 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  11. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Biss 20

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Storytailors

    All details for the board game Storytailors and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Storytailors
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land

    All details for the board game The Key: Sabotage at Lucky Llama Land and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  15. Chakra

    All details for the board game Chakra and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Riftforce

    All details for the board game Riftforce and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  18. Switch & Signal

    All details for the board game Switch & Signal and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Switch & Signal

    • YouTube Review for the game "Switch & Signal" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Barrage

    All details for the board game Barrage and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 7.

    More details for Barrage
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
  20. Käpt'n Kuller

    All details for the board game Käpt'n Kuller and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  21. Swip'Sheep

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Swip'Sheep
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
  22. Tapikekoi

    All details for the board game Tapikekoi and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old

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