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 March 2, 2021. We compared 79 board games for this list and selected the top 35. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Codenames

    All details for the board game Codenames and similar games

    Nominated for 27 awards and won 15.

    Spiel des Jahres 2016

    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Codenames
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  2. 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
  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

    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. 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
    💸 Too expensive!30€ atAmazon.de

    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
  7. 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!42€ atAmazon.de
  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
  9. 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
  10. 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
    😕 Questionable price13€ atAmazon.de
  11. 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
  12. La Boca

    All details for the board game La Boca and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for La Boca
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime40 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. 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
  14. Blokus

    All details for the board game Blokus and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 4.

    More details for Blokus
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  15. Tokyo Highway

    All details for the board game Tokyo Highway and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Tokyo Highway
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 50 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!34€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    💸 Too expensive!60€ atAmazon.de
  17. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!25€ atAmazon.de
  19. 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
  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!70€ atAmazon.de
  21. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: 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

    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. 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
  24. 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
    💸 Too expensive!62€ atAmazon.de
  25. Mini Curling Game

    All details for the board game Mini Curling Game and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Mini Curling Game
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Labyrinth

    All details for the board game Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Labyrinth
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Labyrinth

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Labyrinth" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Labyrinth" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  27. GiftTRAP

    All details for the board game GiftTRAP and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for GiftTRAP
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!26€ atAmazon.de
  28. 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
  29. 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!19€ atAmazon.de
  30. 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!10€ 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    💸 Too expensive!60€ atAmazon.de
  32. 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
    💸 Too expensive!50€ atAmazon.de
  33. 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
  34. 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
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  35. 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
    💸 Too expensive!17€ atAmazon.de

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