Our predictions for the Winners of the Spiel des Jahres🇩🇪 2022 Award 2024

The Spiel des Jahres jury announced the nominations and the list of recommendations for Spiel des Jahres 2022, Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022 and Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022 on 05/17/2022. Then, on 06/14/2022, the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022 Award was presented first - and finally, on 07/19/2022, the Spiel des Jahres 2022 and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022 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 2022. I.e. only games published in Germany from April 2021 to March 2022 can be included for the Spiel des Jahres 2022.

Our predictions: Winner of the Spiel des Jahres 🇩🇪 2022

  • Spiel des Jahres 2022 (Game of the Year): (wird am 19.07.2022 verliehen)
    Our prediction won: Cascadia
  • Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022 (Connoisseur's game of the year): (wird am 19.07.2022 verliehen)
    Our prediction won: Dune: Imperium
  • Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022 (Children's game of the year): (wird am 14.06.2022 verliehen)
    Magic Mountain (we wrongly predicted Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash)

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"-2022 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 2022, Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022 and the Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022.

Which game do you think will be nominated and who will be the winner in the different categories of Spiel des Jahres 2022? Write us at tibi+brettspiele@cephea.de.

List of our favorites for "Spiel des Jahres 2022"

Attached all our favorites for "Spiel des Jahres 2022" award in comparison:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. SCOUT

    All details for the board game SCOUT and similar games

    SCOUT is an innovative card game that blends elements of hand management and ladder-climbing mechanics. The unique twist in this game is the dual-indexed cards and the restriction on rearranging your hand, creating a challenging and strategic gameplay experience.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for SCOUT
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 9+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  2. So Clover!

    All details for the board game So Clover! and similar games

    So Clover! is a cooperative word-association game that challenges players to think creatively and work together. The essence of the game is to generate and guess keywords based on shared features, aiming to achieve the highest possible team score.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for So Clover!
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. Cascadia

    All details for the board game Cascadia and similar games

    Cascadia is a tile-laying and token-drafting board game that features the rich habitats and diverse wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. It combines strategic tile placement with wildlife conservation themes.

    Nominated for 24 awards and won 12.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Cascadia
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  4. Top Ten

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    Top Ten is a lively party game that challenges players to creatively rank responses based on humorous or bizarre scenarios. Each player’s task is to align their answer with a secret number they are assigned, ranging from worst (1) to best (10), according to the theme provided by the round's chief. The game combines elements of comedy, strategy, and social deduction as players try to guess and assign the correct rankings to each other's answers.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Top Ten
    • 4 - 9 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. Dune: Imperium

    All details for the board game Dune: Imperium and similar games

    Dune: Imperium is a strategic deck-building game inspired by the iconic Dune universe, incorporating elements from both the recent film adaptation and the classic novels. Players lead one of the Great Houses in the interstellar political landscape of the Landsraad.

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Dune: Imperium
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  6. 7 Wonders: Architects

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    7 Wonders: Architects invites 2-7 players into a fast-paced race to leave a lasting legacy in the ancient world by constructing an architectural marvel. Each player starts with an unconstructed wonder and embarks on a journey to gather resources, develop their society, and achieve greatness.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 5.

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for 7 Wonders: Architects
    • 2 - 7 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  7. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

    All details for the board game Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  8. My Gold Mine

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for My Gold Mine
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Magic Rabbit

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 3 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Cryptid

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    Cryptid is a deduction board game centered around the intriguing theme of cryptozoology. Players take on the roles of cryptozoologists trying to locate an elusive creature known as the Cryptid, using a mix of clever deduction and strategic misdirection.

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Cryptid
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  11. Ark Nova

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    Ark Nova is a strategic board game where players take on the role of zoo planners, aiming to build and manage the most successful modern zoo.

    Nominated for 23 awards and won 11.

    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Ark Nova
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 90 - 150 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Hard to learn
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  12. Magic Mountain

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Magic Mountain
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  13. Trek 12: Himalaya

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    🔥 Deal: 32% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Trek 12: Himalaya
    • 1 - 50 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  14. Living Forest

    All details for the board game Living Forest and similar games

    Living Forest is a captivating board game where players become nature spirits, striving to protect a sacred forest and its tree from the destructive flames of Onibi. With the help of animal guardians, players work to save the forest through a combination of strategy, luck, and cooperation.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Living Forest
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  15. Honey

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Honey
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  16. Froggies

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Trek 12+1: A travel diary through the Himalayas

    All details for the board game Trek 12+1: A travel diary through the Himalayas and similar games

    🔥 Deal: 32% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Trek 12+1: A travel diary through the Himalayas
    • 1 - 50 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  18. echoes: The Dancer

    All details for the board game echoes: The Dancer and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Witchstone

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    Witchstone offers a rich blend of strategic depth and thematic magic as players step into the roles of powerful wizards gathering around the mystical Witchstone. This board game combines elements of area control, tile placement, and action optimization, creating a complex and engaging gameplay experience.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Witchstone
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Khôra: Rise of an Empire

    All details for the board game Khôra: Rise of an Empire and similar games

    Khôra: Rise of an Empire immerses players in the role of leaders of burgeoning city-states in the classical era of Ancient Greece. The game is a strategic exploration of governance, military might, cultural development, and economic management, all rolled into an engaging board game experience. Players must navigate the complexities of statecraft through a combination of strategic planning and adaptation to the outcomes of their dice rolls.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Khôra: Rise of an Empire
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 75 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  21. Golden Ei

    All details for the board game Golden Ei and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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