The best "Årets Spel"🇸🇪 game award winners and nominees 2021

We have compared all the games that have been awarded or nominated with the Swedish game award "Årets Spel" 🇸🇪 and listed them clearly.

What is the "Årets Spel"

Årets Spel ("Game of the Year" in Swedish) is a Swedish game award similar to the German "Spiel des Jahres" - so not an audience award but one with a fixed jury. From 1984 to 2002 it was awarded to the best family game and the best children's game (except 1991: here no children's game was awarded). Since 2003, the best game for adults has also been awarded.

Large wooden game piece as a trophy

It has the symbol of a golden cube, and the award is called Guldtärningen (The Golden Cube). The jury is selected by Lek-och Babybranschen (The Toy and Baby Industry) in Sweden. The physical object of the award is a huge wooden stamp (about 12x3 cm) with gold-colored cores, mounted on a wooden block.

For more info, visit the official Årets Spel Game Awards homepage.

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List of the best winners and nominees of the Årets Spel 🇸🇪 game award

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 77 board games for this list and selected the top 35. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. KLASK

    All details for the board game KLASK and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for KLASK
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de
  2. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Codenames
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 14+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  3. Patchwork

    All details for the board game Patchwork and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 3.

    More details for Patchwork
    • 2 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Patchwork" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. Las Vegas

    All details for the board game Las Vegas and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Las Vegas
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review for the game "Las Vegas" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Ticket to Ride

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 11.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ticket to Ride" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  6. Diamant

    All details for the board game Diamant and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Diamant
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Carcassonne

    All details for the board game Carcassonne and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for Carcassonne
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  8. Perudo

    All details for the board game Perudo and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1993

    More details for Perudo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Smart10

    All details for the board game Smart10 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Smart10
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 - 120 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Ghost Blitz

    All details for the board game Ghost Blitz and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    More details for Ghost Blitz
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  11. Anomia

    All details for the board game Anomia and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Anomia
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  12. Second Chance

    All details for the board game Second Chance and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Second Chance
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Second Chance" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Blokus

    All details for the board game Blokus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Blokus
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Nacht der Magier

    All details for the board game Nacht der Magier and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Nacht der Magier
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. The Enchanted Tower

    All details for the board game The Enchanted Tower and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Tokyo Highway (4 player)

    All details for the board game Tokyo Highway (4 player) and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tokyo Highway (4 player)
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 50 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Ave Caesar

    All details for the board game Ave Caesar and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    More details for Ave Caesar
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Ubongo

    All details for the board game Ubongo and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ubongo
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Abandoned Cabin
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 60 - 120 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
  20. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Château Roquefort

    All details for the board game Château Roquefort and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Château Roquefort
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  22. Planet

    All details for the board game Planet and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Planet
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Planet

    • YouTube Review for the game "Planet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Planet" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. A la carte

    All details for the board game A la carte and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for A la carte
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Da ist der Wurm drin

    All details for the board game Da ist der Wurm drin and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Da ist der Wurm drin
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Gift Trap

    All details for the board game Gift Trap and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Gift Trap
    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Balderdash

    All details for the board game Balderdash and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Balderdash
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Dream Factory

    All details for the board game Dream Factory and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dream Factory
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 60 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  28. Zoowaboo

    All details for the board game Zoowaboo and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Zoowaboo
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Braintopia

    All details for the board game Braintopia and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Braintopia
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Good & Bad Ghosts

    All details for the board game Good & Bad Ghosts and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Good & Bad Ghosts
    • 2 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  31. Manhattan

    All details for the board game Manhattan and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1994

    More details for Manhattan
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 10+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  32. The Mole in the Hole

    All details for the board game The Mole in the Hole and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

    More details for The Mole in the Hole
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  33. Niagara

    All details for the board game Niagara and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Niagara
    • 3 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  34. Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Secret Lab
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 45 - 150 Minutes
    • 12+ years old
    • Medium difficulty
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  35. Maze Racers

    All details for the board game Maze Racers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Maze Racers
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de

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