All "Spiel des Jahres๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 2018" game award winners & nominees in comparison 2024

The "Spiel des Jahres" jury has determined the winner for Spiel des Jahres ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช2018 - they also published the list of nominees for the year of 2018. But which are really the best games of the 2018 vintage? We compared all the winners and nominees and sorted them by quality.

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In our "Spiel des Jahres"-2018 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 2018 games

Enclosed you find a comparison of all Spiel des Jahres 2018 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. Azul

    All details for the board game Azul and similar games

    Azul invites you to step into the captivating world of Portuguese artistry and craftsmanship. This board game draws inspiration from the introduction of azulejos, originally white and blue ceramic tiles, by the Moors. The tiles found a new home in Portugal when King Manuel I, during a visit to the Alhambra palace in Southern Spain, was enchanted by the exquisite Moorish decorative tiles adorning its interior. Filled with awe and inspiration, the king promptly ordered the embellishment of his own palace in Portugal with similar decorative tiles. As a skilled tile-laying artist, you are tasked with the prestigious mission of adorning the walls of the Royal Palace of Evora.

    Nominated for 30 awards and won 19.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Azul
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Azul

    • YouTube Review for the game "Azul" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  2. The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    All details for the board game The Quacks of Quedlinburg and similar games

    Become a cunning charlatan or a quack doctor in the whimsical world of The Quacks of Quedlinburg. In this quirky board game, each player concocts their own secret brew, one ingredient at a time. But beware, for a careless addition could spoil the entire mixture!

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 12.

    โญ๏ธ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for The Quacks of Quedlinburg
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for The Quacks of Quedlinburg

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Quacks of Quedlinburg" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  3. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Rhino Hero: Super Battle is a captivating 3D stacking game that sees the return of Rhino Hero, this time joined by fellow super-heroes Giraffe Boy, Big E., and Batguin. Players engage in an exciting challenge of building a wobbly skyscraper while navigating fierce battles among these charismatic characters. The game adds an extra layer of fun with the presence of mischievous spider monkeys that players must contend with during their skyscraper construction and superhero battles.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. That's Pretty Clever!

    All details for the board game That's Pretty Clever! and similar games

    That's Pretty Clever is a strategic dice game where players must make thoughtful choices to optimize their score. The game's title, Ganz schรถn clever in German, aptly describes the need for cleverness and tactical thinking.

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for That's Pretty Clever!
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  5. Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure

    All details for the board game Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure and similar games

    Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure is an exciting board game where players become daring thieves, sneaking into a dragon's lair to steal artifacts while avoiding making noise to prevent waking the dragon.

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  6. Santorini

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    Santorini is a beautifully re-imagined strategy game that combines abstract elements with accessible gameplay, suitable for a wide range of players.

    Nominated for 7 awards.

    More details for Santorini
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  7. 5-Minute Dungeon

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    5-Minute Dungeon is a fast-paced, cooperative, real-time card game that challenges players to escape a dungeon within a five-minute time limit. The game is characterized by its intense pace and the need for quick thinking and effective teamwork.

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for 5-Minute Dungeon
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  8. The Mind

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    The Mind is a unique card game that combines elements of cooperation, intuition, and silent communication. It is as much an experiment in group dynamics as it is a game.

    Nominated for 20 awards and won 9.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for The Mind
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  9. Memoarrr!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Memoarrr!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  10. SOS Dino

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Dragon's Breath

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Dragon's Breath
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Luxor

    All details for the board game Luxor and similar games

    In Luxor, players embark on an adventurous quest through the legendary temple of Luxor in search of treasures and the ultimate prize: the tomb of the pharaoh. This game stands out for its ever-changing path to the tomb, ensuring a unique experience in each playthrough.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Luxor
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Majesty: For the Realm

    All details for the board game Majesty: For the Realm and similar games

    Majesty: For the Realm is a strategic board game set in the Middle Ages, where players vie for the crown by building the most prosperous domain. The game revolves around recruiting a variety of characters from the medieval society, each contributing to the growth and wealth of your kingdom in different ways. Players must make tactical decisions to assemble the most effective combination of subjects to outmaneuver their rivals and claim supremacy.

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Majesty: For the Realm
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  14. Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    All details for the board game Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 and similar games

    Pandemic Legacy: Season 2 is an epic, cooperative board game that continues the narrative and innovative gameplay of its predecessor. This game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity struggles to survive after a devastating plague. It offers a unique gaming experience, where players' decisions and actions have long-lasting consequences, making each playthrough distinct.

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    โญ๏ธ Spiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Medium difficulty

    Video reviews for Pandemic Legacy: Season 2

    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Pandemic Legacy: Season 2" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  15. Facecards

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    • 3 - 7 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Speed Colors

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ‘ Good price!Check for best price now atAmazon*

    Video reviews for Speed Colors

    • YouTube Review for the game "Speed Colors" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Dino World

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Shaky Manor

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Deal: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Shaky Manor
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    ๐Ÿ”ฅ Great price!Check for best price now atAmazon*
  19. The Legend of the Wendigo

    All details for the board game The Legend of the Wendigo and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Legend of the Wendigo

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Legend of the Wendigo" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. Emojito!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Emojito!
    • 2 - 14 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Emojito!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Emojito!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Heaven & Ale

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    Heaven & Ale is a strategic board game set in the intriguing world of monastic brewing. Players take on the roles of monks in charge of ancient monasteries, tasked with brewing high-quality beer. The game combines resource management, timing, and competitive elements, challenging players to skillfully balance the upgrading of their monastery's garden with the efficient harvesting of resources necessary for brewing.

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    โญ๏ธ Nominated for Kennerspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Heaven & Ale
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  22. Pioneers

    All details for the board game Pioneers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  23. Woodlands

    All details for the board game Woodlands and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 40 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Woodlands

    • YouTube Review for the game "Woodlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Woodlands" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English

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