The best "As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année"🇫🇷 nominations. 2021

Looking for a really good board game that was nominated for the As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année🇫🇷 but didn't win it? We have a list of the best.

The As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année 🇫🇷 is a French game award that has existed every year since 1988. It is meanwhile awarded in Cannes at the "Festival International des Jeux" to a board game that has been published within the last 18 months. As d'Or means "golden ace" (in the sense of the game card "As") and Jeu de l'année in German "Spiel des Jahres".

The award can be considered the French equivalent of the German Spiel des Jahres.

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The "French Game of the Year" has been awarded since 1988. Originally there were two different awards ("As d'Or" and "Jeu de l'Année") - but in 2005 they merged into one award. We have created separate lists for you for all years, all award types (family, expert, children's game) as well as all nominees:

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List of the best nominations for the As d'Or - Jeu de l'Année 🇫🇷 2021

In this list you will find the best board games that were nominated for the "As d'Or - Jeu de l'année" but didn't win it.

This list was last updated on May 14, 2021. We compared 109 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: 17% 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!13€ atAmazon.de
  2. Kingdomino

    All details for the board game Kingdomino and similar games

    Nominated for 17 awards and won 7.

    Spiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for Kingdomino
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Kingdomino

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Kingdomino" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. No Thanks!

    All details for the board game No Thanks! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for No Thanks!
    • Players3 - 7 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Flamme Rouge

    All details for the board game Flamme Rouge and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 2.

    More details for Flamme Rouge
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Flamme Rouge

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Flamme Rouge" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  5. Draftosaurus

    All details for the board game Draftosaurus and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    More details for Draftosaurus
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Draftosaurus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Draftosaurus" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Draftosaurus" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Splendor

    All details for the board game Splendor and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 12.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Splendor
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Splendor

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Splendor" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  7. King of Tokyo

    All details for the board game King of Tokyo and similar games

    Nominated for 19 awards and won 7.

    More details for King of Tokyo
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  8. 7 Wonders

    All details for the board game 7 Wonders and similar games

    Nominated for 33 awards and won 19.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for 7 Wonders
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  9. Loony Quest

    All details for the board game Loony Quest and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    More details for Loony Quest
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Loony Quest

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Loony Quest" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  10. Cockroach Poker

    All details for the board game Cockroach Poker and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Cockroach Poker
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Cockroach Poker

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Cockroach Poker" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  11. Strike

    All details for the board game Strike and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Strike
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Strike

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Strike" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Strike" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  12. Dominion

    All details for the board game Dominion and similar games

    Nominated for 32 awards and won 17.

    Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Dominion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  13. Jamaica

    All details for the board game Jamaica and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 2.

    More details for Jamaica
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!41€ atAmazon.de
  14. Pandemic

    All details for the board game Pandemic and similar games

    Nominated for 29 awards and won 8.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Pandemic
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Pandemic

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Pandemic" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  15. Riff Raff

    All details for the board game Riff Raff and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Riff Raff
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  16. Fiesta de los Muertos

    All details for the board game Fiesta de los Muertos and similar games
    • Players4 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de
  17. Ribbit

    All details for the board game Ribbit and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ribbit
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  18. Parade

    All details for the board game Parade and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Parade
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!28€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Parade

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Parade" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  19. Dice Forge

    All details for the board game Dice Forge and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dice Forge
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Dice Forge

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dice Forge" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Dice Forge" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  20. Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    All details for the board game Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game and similar games

    Nominated for 10 awards and won 5.

    🔥 Deal: 22% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 - 45 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!32€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  21. Twin It!

    All details for the board game Twin It! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Twin It!
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 - 10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Twin It!

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twin It!" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Twin It!" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  22. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sleeping Queens
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  23. 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
  24. Qwirkle

    All details for the board game Qwirkle and similar games

    Nominated for 12 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 2011

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

    More details for Qwirkle
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  25. Pluckin' Pairs

    All details for the board game Pluckin' Pairs and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Pluckin' Pairs
    • Players3 - 8 Players
    • Playtime50 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Indigo

    All details for the board game Indigo and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Indigo
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Cardline: Animals

    All details for the board game Cardline: Animals and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cardline: Animals
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!55€ atAmazon.de
  28. Machi Koro

    All details for the board game Machi Koro and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2015

    More details for Machi Koro
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Machi Koro

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Machi Koro" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  29. Small World

    All details for the board game Small World and similar games

    Nominated for 21 awards and won 4.

    More details for Small World
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 80 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Small World

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small World" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Small World" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  30. Abyss

    All details for the board game Abyss and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    More details for Abyss
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age14+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  31. Rise of Augustus

    All details for the board game Rise of Augustus and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 3.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Rise of Augustus
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Rise of Augustus

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rise of Augustus" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  32. Cheating Moth

    All details for the board game Cheating Moth and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Cheating Moth
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  33. Shadows: Amsterdam

    All details for the board game Shadows: Amsterdam and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!15€ atAmazon.de
  34. Puerto Rico

    All details for the board game Puerto Rico and similar games

    Nominated for 11 awards and won 7.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for Puerto Rico
    • Players3 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 150 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  35. Tobago

    All details for the board game Tobago and similar games

    Nominated for 15 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2010

    More details for Tobago
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

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