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 July 13, 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!15€ 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Patchwork

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Patchwork" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Las Vegas

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Las Vegas" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Las Vegas" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Ticket to Ride

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

    Nominated for 16 awards and won 10.

    Spiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Ticket to Ride
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ticket to Ride

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ticket to Ride" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!35€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  9. 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
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. Smart10

    All details for the board game Smart10 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Smart10
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. Anomia

    All details for the board game Anomia and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    More details for Anomia
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  12. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Second Chance

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Second Chance" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. 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

    🔥 Deal: 12% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!22€ atAmazon.de
  15. 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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  17. Tokyo Highway

    All details for the board game Tokyo Highway and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    🔥 Deal: 14% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Tokyo Highway
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de
  19. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!85€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Planet

    All details for the board game Planet and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Planet
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Planet

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planet" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Planet" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  23. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  24. 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
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Balderdash

    All details for the board game Balderdash and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Balderdash
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Braintopia

    All details for the board game Braintopia and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Braintopia
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. 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
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  30. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  31. 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
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  32. 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
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  33. Maze Racers

    All details for the board game Maze Racers and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Maze Racers
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  34. Zapp Zerapp

    All details for the board game Zapp Zerapp and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2001

    🔥 Deal: 49% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Zapp Zerapp
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!25€ atAmazon.de
  35. Exit: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb

    All details for the board game Exit: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Exit: The Game – The Pharaoh's Tomb
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    🔥 Great price!9€ atAmazon.de

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